Ordered take out on door dash. Got the bbq chicken with mashed potatoes (specified in the comments needed to be gluten free due to celiac and please no gravy) also got the black beans and rice. Food arrived with sticker on the container specifying “gluten free”. Was great until I opened it and there’s gravy on the potatoes (which has gluten) called and was told I had to go through door dash for the refund. At least sides are packaged in individual containers so I could still have the rest of the meal. The chicken was good but I was not a fan of the black beans and rice. I’ve also had the salt potatoes on separate occasion and wasn’t a fan.
Great food and service. Our server was knowledgeable. Most of the menu is gluten free- all the meats and several sides. Cool atmosphere too.
I am leaving 3 stars as on my last visit i ordered off the gluten free menu, had meal prepared by manager and after eating part of my greens i found a pasta in it. I will not be ordering sides again but I do feel you would be safe ordering just a meat.
Barbecue sauce is gluten-free
Separate GF menu. The wait staff assured me that they were knowledgeable about cross contamination and that I could have a completely GF meal. I had 1/4 slab of ribs with coleslaw and bbq baked beans. It was brought out separate from my husband’s regular meal by the manager. It was delicious and I didn’t get sick.
Ribs were delicious and my server was very knowledgeable about cross contamination. Great meal!!
Ordered take out and specified it needed to be gluten free, specified no bread or gravy. When I got home my food had cornbread on top of all the meat and gravy on the mashed potatoes.
Excellent bbq, huge portions and many, many gluten free options! I would go back.
Great gluten free menu. All meats, sides, and sauces are gluten free.
Delicious ribs! Great Cole slaw too.
A great option and good food. Separate gluten-free menu, and they take cross-contamination seriously. Their daily specials are often also gluten free. Our party had 3 people with Celiac disease, and they were kind, courteous, and very helpful during the entire ordering process. When they brought the food out the manager also came out to explain their whole process for avoiding cross-contamination. I've eaten here twice now and it's been great each time. Portions are huge, sauces on the wings are great, and wait staff is friendly.
If you love barbecue, you'll love this place. Off the gf menu, I had the jumbo BBQ chicken wings with the garlic chipotle sauce - delicious. I only ordered 3, but could have made a meal of just them. I then had the tres ninos which is a sampler of the BBQ brisket, ribs, and pork with 2 sides - I had rice and beans, and a tomato cucumber sauce for a total of $20 before tax. I had a hard cider that was a bit spendy at $7.50. Note: call ahead for reservations, especially on Friday night or a weekend. I was there on Friday at 7:00 pm and there was a 45 min wait for a table and it was packed with people waiting. It's a fun, boisterous place. I'll add some pictures.
Great restaurant with a specifically gluten free menu. Most foods are available gluten-free and had the best barbecue I've ever had!
Server was extremely helpful (thanks Maria!) Great selections and the gluten free chocolate cake was delicious.
LOVE the salmon!!! And that we can go here and get a fantastic gluten free meal - to go!
Mmm mmm mmm- that's all I have to say
Amazing food, very knowledgeable staff, a great GF dining experience!
Great food! They say all meats are gf bc their sauce is gf! yes!
Not dedicated gf facility BUT all staff is very knowledgeable of food allergies and take your request seriously. Very good protocols, gf clearly labelled and food comes out on different-colored allergen dedicated plates.
— Separate gluten-free menu
Ugh. I am leaving this review feeling very conflicted. I LOVE dinosaur bbq and have eaten safely at their other establishments (Syracuse&Brooklyn) numerous times. We even had them cater our wedding!! This review is specifically related to my experience at the Troy location. I ate there last Sunday, specified that I have Celiac Disease and was halfway through my meal when I noticed a small piece of cornbread mixed into my mashed potatoes! I am 3 months pregnant, was a 4 hour drive from home and was a total mess worrying about the possible aftermath. The waitress and manager were very apologetic and kind but the damage was done and I refused their offer of a new dish. Obviously there was some carelessness in the kitchen that day and I worry about how strict their GF protocol is at this location. This may be an isolated incident and I know accidents do happen, but I’d advise anyone who eats at this location to be extremely careful, maybe request the manager to oversee your plate and inspect your food before you eat it!
— Not at all
They have a separate fryer and took the proper steps to make sure everything was gluten free. Their wings are amazing.
Keep in mind that the Dinosaur website is explicit that they can't guarantee no cross-contamination and they're not responsible for any issues a diner may experience. I've been to this location many times and usually have felt safe as a celiac and enjoyed the bbq but unfortunately this time left me less supportive. The waiter was thoroughly clueless about celiac and I had to be forceful to impress upon him how serious celiac is and that the kitchen needed to be careful. He was polite and appeared to listen but I was nonetheless worried.
The real disappointment was that the quality of the food has gone down. The brisket was loaded with globs of fat, the greens were mushy, and the coleslaw loaded with unmixed mayonnaise.
To be clear, I didn't have any reaction so my rating is based on the poor quality of the food and the fear of possible contamination. There is better and safer bbq in NYC.
There were few gluten free options and I got the pulled pork and it was terrible. The menu was limited and the sandwiches on the gluten free menu didn’t have any bread. It was not my favorite and I don’t suggest going.