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Big Lee's Beach Bar

Casetta #8 on the Malecon | American, Canadian and Union Jack flags visible from street., Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
+1 829-868-0017
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  • Excellent90%
  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (137 reviews)
“onion rings” (21 reviews)
“burger” (35 reviews)
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Casetta #8 on the Malecon | American, Canadian and Union Jack flags visible from street., Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We wanted to get out of our resort for a night and looked on trip advisor for close by burgers. The staff and owner are very friendly but the food was sub par.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Big Lee's is small gringo Oasis on the beach family run by Big Lee,his wife and her sister.Limited basic gringo food but I recommend the Fish and chips.Big Lee (formerly from Chicago) holds court daily from 3pm!

Thank MOBILJIM
Reviewed 6 days ago

Having read the generally glowing reviews on here, a visit to Big Lee's was absolutely on our list of 'things-to-do' whilst at Puerto Plata. We saved it until a couple of days before the end of our stay &.......WERE NOT DISAPPOINTED!!! The welcome, the service,...More

1  Thank Aled H
Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks so much Aled. So glad you met Gus & Sarah and Keith at your resort and came in on their recommendation. It was GREAT meeting your group. A lot of fun and I enjoyed talking with everyone. So glad you were not disappointed. Great...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My first trip (of many to come) to the Dominican and my family took me to Big Lee’s for dinner. It was the BEST fish & chips I have ever had and the “Happy Juice” was incredible! Great place with an amazing view and wonderful...More

1  Thank MaciasFamily3
Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you so much for your beautiful review. So glad you loved our Fish & Chips... and our Happy Juice... and our amazing views. Our staff is so friendly... and I like to meet as many guests as I can to make everyone feel right...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had 3 evenings here out of our 7 night stay in Puerto Plata. We’ve actually lost count now how many visits we’ve had at Big Lee’s over the years! Still the best fish and chips you will find anywhere and ice cold beers too....More

1  Thank DomRepTwo
Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Awww thanks Sarah & Gus. What a fantastic week... seeing you here 3 evenings out of your 7 days here. Thanks for the "to do" recommendation!!! We do have great food, especially our fish & chips. Yesssss, and below freezing beer, too! I is so...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Showed up to Big Lees Beach Bar as it was recommended by a fellow traveler at our resort. We were shocked to see Big Lee was the one who actually greeted us when we arrived! He then sat with us and told us amazing stories...More

1  Thank Sarah H
Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Sarah... yes, I remember your group of friends... what a great time with you. So glad you enjoyed my bar and grill. Happy that you loved so much... food, scenery & views, staff... I want to meet as many guests as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything was perfect .. the food the service the atmosphere and the REALLY COLD Beer I love knowing that if the weather happens to turn poor , that we are NOT going to get wet under the beautiful new roof ! Thanks Lee for yet...More

1  Thank Cynthia C
Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much Cynthia... so glad you thought everything was perfect. We always want satisfied customers, lol. Ture that I keep our beers below freezing, yep. And with our new full roof, no problems with the weather. Always a pleasure Cynthia, Big Lee

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

THE BEST fish n chips ever. That’s a huge compliment as I’m from the North West of the UK, where we invented fish n chips haha!! Lee is the most lovely guy and makes every one he meets feel instantly at home. He cares immensely...More

2  Thank SapphireDebs
Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow,.. best ever... thanks so much!!! I want to meet and talk with as many of my guests as possible to make everyone feel right at home. So glad you enjoyed our food, cold drinks, our family friendly atmosphere and our sweet wait staff. Hope...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Only found this place 2 days before coming home. What a mistake. Super friendly owner, marvellous staff,fresh fish and chips and a view to die for.coldest beer we had all holiday.If you get a chance to speak to the owner do so he cares about...More

1  Thank steveelliott65
Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much... I remember you saying how you were so disappointed you found us "late" in your vacation, lol. Our wait staff is so friendly... and I try to make everyone feel right at home. Fish & Chips are spectacular... and our beers are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This casitas though facing the malecon, looks out into the crystal azul agua of Puerto Plata. Great place to grab a bite to eat and share some laughs. Big Lee is from Chicago so american 60's - 80's light rock is king music... Stop by...More

1  Thank Revvierev
Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks Tomas... great to meet you yesterday. So glad you both enjoyed our little bar and grill. And yes, what views of the ocean, islands and Neptune. Great getting to know you... always enjoy meeting new guests... and catching up with returning vacationers, too. We...More

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happy05
February 24, 2018|
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Response from Big Lee P | Property representative |
yes... just a small difference in height of our deck and sidewalk.
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federicoalvar
February 10, 2018|
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Response from J0anC66 |
you are very welcome and honestly great food great prices!
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930Hazel
December 24, 2017|
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Response from Big Lee P | Property representative |
Hello... thank you for your questions. Yes, my bar and grill is open 7 days a week, 9 am to 11 pm. Serving food 11 am to 8 pm. Playa Dorado is close. Take a resort taxi one way as that are more expensive... but your only... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$3 - $9
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
Meals
Brunch, Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Casetta #8 on the Malecon | American, Canadian and Union Jack flags visible from street., Puerto Plata 57000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  Puerto Plata Province  >  Puerto Plata
  • Phone Number: +1 829-868-0017
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Description
Great Bar ON the ocean, spectacular views. Rated #1 of over 100 Places to Eat in Puerto Plata. World-Famous fish & chips and great cheeseburgers & fries... and other sandwiches, too. We are a bar, first and foremost... with simply fantastic food. We have a new, extended roof... that means there is never a problem when it rains!!! Check us out by using the website link, too. I look forward to meeting, greeting you and making you feel right at home. I am at my bar, 6 days a week (not Sundays) from 3 pm to nearly 11 pm, our normal closing hour. Big Lee
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