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Big Lee's - Serious About Barbecue

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My passion for smoking meats developed years ago when I first witnessed our uncle Leon (aka "Big Lee"), and his incredible skills on the smoker in the Mississippi Delta, Greenwood to be exact. The quality of the food he made was unparalleled and I couldn't get it out of my mind. But beyond his sheer talent, Uncle Leon had such a joy for cooking and, moreover, for sharing his amazing food with others. We lost Uncle Leon in October of 2012 and his passing has made me more conscious of not only my deep passion for barbecue, but also how many people I share this gift with. He was an amazing man and he still inspires us today. Thanks, "Big Lee"!
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Lunch, Dinner
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Barbecue
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is hands-down one of the best barbecue place in all of Florida. Everything they make is fantastic. Get there early as they will run out of several things. It’s all to go but you can sit outside at a picnic table. This is a...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Can’t beat the quality of big Lees BBQ, try there side dishes like Mac n cheese. Also they now have Tacos.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Basilk616
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Golfgator Vince says come here. Absolutely the best BBQ in the south. Highly recommend the burnt ends and baked beans 😋

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

Big Lee’s is family owned and it is hands down the best BBQ you’ll ever eat! People travel from everywhere just to eat here, if you’re not a local, you’ll definitely find it worth the trip, it’s the best!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank D0lphins1972
Reviewed April 3, 2019

This is the real deal. We went for a late lunch and arrived just in time before the food supply ran out. My wife and I shared the Mr Yes, and yes it was good and plentiful. Mom and Uncle got the Lunch box,and quality...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 26, 2019

2 people ahead of me still took over 15 minutes to get just a sandwich. Owner should do more work and less talking to customers Its nice to be friendly but he really pours it on never got off his chair to help in kitchen...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank David B
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Decent bbq place with large portions. Nothing fancy but the food and portions make up for that. Not my go to place but i couldn't turn it down if in the area.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank asmith352
Reviewed March 12, 2019 via mobile

This little spot is amazing. The pulled pork sandwich had great flavor and the brisket melted in my mouth. Best BBQ in Ocala in my opinion.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rob B
Reviewed February 28, 2019 via mobile

We were looking for a quick bite for lunch, checked Trip Advisor and Big Lee’s BBQ was 4 miles away. We had the burnt end brisket sandwich and it’s delicious. Hope to return soon.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

My husband & I are Kansas City BBQ Society Master Judges. We travel all over the east coast judging BBQ. Whenever we visit a town, we seek out great BBQ Restaurants. I was coming back from a yoga class one Saturday morning when I came...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Yes! We do offer gift cards.
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