City: New York
Address: 700 W 125th St.
Website: dinosaurbarbque.com

Dino is a Greek word that can mean “fearfully great.” With eight barbecue places under their reptilian belts, Dinosaur BBQ is becoming one of the most fearfully great barbecue places on the East Coast. The chain started in 1983 as a mobile concession stand and over thirty years later became a nationally-acclaimed barbecue joint that has been featured on Good Morning, America, the Food Network, and more.

The menu is varied, but the best thing there is obviously the barbecue including spice-rubbed jumbo chicken wings, BBQ salmon fritters, and Korean style BBQ beef ribs. The Pork and Brisket plate is the sort of meal that would turn any herbivore into a carnivorous beast.