Memorial Day BBQ – Dinosaur BBQ NY
Corner of 12th Ave and W131st Street
(1 block south of Fairway Supermarket)
212 694 1777
Tues – Thurs 11:30am-11pm
Fri and Sat : 11:30am – midnight
Sun : Noon – 10PM
Memorial Day BBQ? Try Dinosaur BBQ (on Sunday cause it’s closed on Monday’s)
Went down to Dinosaur BBQ today over in West Harlem (across the street from Fairway). Dinosaur BBQ is a biker bar with serious selection of BBQ ribs, chicken and briskets. Dinosaur BBQ was started by bikers back in 1983 and over the years they evolved their BBQ recipies to award winning status. Considering how cold it was today it was welcoming to sit down to a enourmous plate of ribs, chicken and cornbread. We got the three meats traditional sampler for $14.95 (1/4 Chicken Leg Thigh, 1/4 Rack of Ribs, Texas Beef Brisket (sliced), cornbread and two sides – simmered greens and home fries. It was plenty enough for 2 people.
On the menu are all sorts of BBQ plates with some interesting names such as “Big Ass Pork Plate” $12.95 which is pork shoulder smoked low and slow . Hand pulled and piled high. or Tres Hombre – spirited serving of Bar B Que pork, Texas Beef Brisket (sliced) and BBQ fries $15.95.
Dinosaur BBQ is great BBQ all around. Sometimes you go to a BBQ joint and maybe their ribs are great but the chicken is not. But Dinosaur has definitely got it down all around. I would love to try a taste comparison with my San Diego BBQ favorite Phil’s BBQ.
Although Dinosaur BBQ is originally a biker bar, we saw all types of folks come in some dressed in suits even. Families with kids and the table next to us was celebrating a birthday. There’s also lots of locals. A mix of people you would expect at any great BBQ joint. There’s also live music every Friday and Saturday. Check the website for showtimes and listings.