I finally made it up to Dinosaur BBQ this past weekend. Let me just preface this by saying that I am not an expert on bbq, but did have the pleasure of having some really fantastic bbq on vacation last month.
I've read a lot of discussion on these boards about the BBQ at Dinosaur and I had fairly low expectations. Even so, I agree with everyone complaining about the quality of the BBQ. The brisket, pulled pork shoulder and chicken were all very boring and not particularly smokey or tender. I suppose the pulled pork was the best of what I tried but even it seemed to lack complex flavor. When I left I noticed that the kitchen was finishing items on the grill. Was the food I tried par-cooked instead of smoked?
The selection of beer, the price and the service were all pretty good. All in all, if I lived 10 minutes away I would go back every once in a while, but definitely not worth a trip.