Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Gowanus, Brooklyn

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que - Gowanus, Brooklyn
What I Ordered
  • Original Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Dino Poutine
  • 1 rack of Bar-B-Que Pork Ribs
  • BBQ Beans with Pork
  • BBQ Fried rice
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Crispy Cole Slaw

In Short: This is a great pub style barbecue place to meet up with friends over beer and good comfort food. Very long wait so be sure to make a reservation ahead of time especially if it is in a large group.

We had a very lazy Saturday and were getting hungry by dinner time but too lazy to make anything. So, we did what any good New Yorker in this situation would do. We went out. We decided to try Dinosaur Bar-B-Que which is relatively new in Brooklyn and has been on our list since it opened. We made a quick reservation on Open Table and were seated immediately when we got there. I have to say that our waiter, Teddy, was really cool and friendly. He made us feel very comfortable on a really crowded Saturday night.

I love fried green tomatoes so I could not wait to try those and they did not disappoint! They were so crispy and delicious, especially sprinkled with the Parmesan shreds. I couldn’t help but eat all of our tomatoes and then when the Dino Poutine arrived I was pretty much already stuffed.

The Poutine was good but after my great experience with the dish in Montreal, I had really high expectations and I have not been able to enjoy Canadian poutine quite as much ever since. That being said, however, you really can not go wrong with a big mound of French fries, barbecue sauce and pulled pork. I was super stuffed already by the time the ribs came out but I was not going to back down now.

The ribs were the best part of the meal, and rightly so – they’re what this place is known for! They were so juicy and succulent and fell right off the bone. They were so good that I almost forgot about the sides that come along with them. Key word, almost. The BBQ rice was my favorite, the mac n cheese could have been a bit cheesier,  but the side of corn bread that comes out with your meal is really good.

For the most part, the experience was a great Southern style meal with great hospitality in the middle of Brooklyn. I am looking forward to going back again.

Make a reservation at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que.

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