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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice staff. Food was good. Had the ribs plate and pulled pork plates. Portions were big enough we had extra to go. The green beans hit the spot.

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Big Lee’s for the first time last weekend it was a 2 hour motorcycle trip from NSB and well worth it I had the pulled pork sandwich which was delicious and melt in your mouth tender with baked beans...on the side also delicious and the sides are very generous my wife had the brisket sandwich and said that it was amazing with fried okra on the side the staff were very friendly and Ke ‘Zhana helped us out with choosing our sides we will definitely be back thanx jtMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After our 7 day Disney cruise, where we were fed by world class chefs, we stopped at Big Lee’s new restaurant. The service was fantastic, even though we stood there and looked at the menu like we had never seen one before. I had the...Mac & Cheese and Brisket ( the Kathy), it was amazing. and my hubby had the brisket sandwich with mac & cheese as a side. Rashad’s brisket is unparalleled! Truly the best we have ever eaten. We rounded out the meal with banana pudding and sweet tea. Don’t hesitate to stop, it’s not far off the highway!More

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed April 7, 2024

Waited in line for 15mins was lady infront of me that's it I seen was gonna be there for ever since only 1 person was actually taking orders and getting the food ready but I walked out I kinda wanted to try Actual restaurant amd...not a food truck cuz I was never Impressed bye the food from the truck at all wasn't anything Special the prices are kinda high I don't mind spending on good food but the 2 times I've tried the trucks Was very disappointed ..More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed January 24, 2024

Pulled pork and brisket were amazing. Hours here are incorrect. Open 11 to 7. Don’t miss this restaurant if you’re in Ocala!

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed January 15, 2024

Arrived late on Sunday and they were out of everything but ribs. The team was excellent and gracious - can't day enough about them. So we had ribs and sides. Ribs were excellent - not too smokey and huge. The $17 dinner was enough for...two people.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed November 11, 2023

Service is very slow. Hosts are distracted with personal conversation instead of their patrons. Ribs and brisket were good but not worth the price. Bathroom was not clean and definitely not enough seating for eat in as if it is preferred patrons do not.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 16, 2023 via mobile

1st visit - was excited to try Big Lee’s. Although we planned for take out, I’m glad we did as there did not appear to be clean tables to sit at the time. I ordered the BIG burnt ends plate and the BIG pulled pork...plate. The food was good but not great. The reason for the 3 stars is the portion size. I would not have imagined when I got home and opened my box, that this was what I paid for.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed October 15, 2023 via mobile

Went to the new restaurant tonight for first time. Food fantastic. Brisket tender and delicious. The help are in desperate need of training or retraining. Disorganized, walking into each other, difficulty keeping orders straight. If this restaurant doesn’t make it, it will be the staff...at fault, certainly not the foodMore

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed September 25, 2023 via mobile

Husband and I visited restaurant location, 09/24/23. Ribs and brisket were too fatty both, lacked smoked flavor.👎👎

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 18, 2023

Everything great we'd heard about this place and more! The brisket was the best we've had since our aunt brought authentic Texas brisket from Texas. And even the half orders were enough for another meal. We can't wait to go back for more brisket and...try the chicken and pulled pork. Sonny's look lame in comparison. But we still think Longhorn Steak House has the best ever ribs.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed September 5, 2023

The friendly service is outstanding! The food is amazing! Tried the tacos, and they did not disappoint. Can't wait to go back!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed September 4, 2023 via mobile

Popular BBQ business that went from a food truck to restaurant. Order at the counter then pick-up at pay station. Orderly process and friendly servers. Several self-serve sauce choices. Prices reasonable, good food. Not THAT special to drive from Gainesville (where David’s BBQ is also...good), but worth a stop if in Ocala. Near Asia Pop. Indoor and patio seating.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed August 31, 2023

1st time we went they had run out of ribs. 2nd time we went they were out of chicken. Lol. My hsb was there for the ribs and I wanted chicken. So, I opted for chopped brisket, which was tender but bland. Hubby liked the...ribs. We missed out on the macaroni. They were out of that, too. A man & his son gave up theirs to give to us. Wow. Thanks! Didn't care for the cole slaw at all. It needs a redo. This place may be ok in a pinch, but I don't need to go back.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed August 30, 2023

Went in after really wanting to try this place for a while thought this was a good opportunity after seeing your post on a hurricane special .. . I can say I will NEVER be back . ... First is the bait and switch routine....If you have a limited menu then SAY THAT in your Facebook posts and put a sign on the door it's not a special if its the WHOLE MENU for that day.Second The crew running this place today was MISERABLE . not friendly not ONE smile from any of them it goes a long way to smile and be pleasant. Third you have an industrial space cranking the music LOUD to echo so bad that the employees and the customers cant even hear each other .. not pleasant for anyone. Now on the food we did get ! Overpriced for starters the okra was soggy the fries were soggy the wings were the worst the dry rub were burnt so burnt we had to throw them away . the blueberry moonshine wings .. bobby flay should be EMBARRASSED to have lost to these wings they just tasted like jam spread on them otherwise tasteless and also dry and overcooked . we have had better wings at every other place in town that serves them. came to a bbq joint for good food and spent 85.00 on what went in the trash very disappointing . If I wanted a greasy tasteless burger I would go to 5 guys .. you need to do better . I think it might be the miserable manager and kids on duty but they represent you and they are ruining your name as a Chef .More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Hello! Thanks for the question. We do offer pulled pork in lieu of whole hog.
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BIG LEE'S - SERIOUS ABOUT BARBECUE, Ocala - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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