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Reviewed April 28, 2020

Best burgers and fries around!! Foos is always hot and delicious. Owner is a wonderful person and so are her employees

Date of visit: April 2020
Reviewed January 30, 2020

We stopped in for lunch while I was visiting some friends down here and I felt right at home. This is a first class burger joint. The cheese burger was cooked to order, medium rare and the fixings were fresh. The fried pickles were tasty...with just a little kick. The fried okra was delicious and the onion rings were excellent. Friendly folks, Great food, and exceptional service.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed December 12, 2019

We live in the area and Lee’s Almost by the Lake is one of the many reasons why. Food is fresh and great, service is how it should be...and was everywhere around here 50 years ago: friendly, down to earth, and they treat everyone well....Jeanine the owner is super nice. Dog friendly on a/c enclosed porch. Homemade soups and ice cream a bonus. Call in at lunchtime, it gets busy. Great after a day on the water. Fascinating stuff tacked to the walls. Have a meal here. You’ll be glad you did.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 20, 2019

This is the kind of place time forgot; ;the kind of place you won't find in the more homogenized suburbs even though it's only 2 miles off Rt 71. The owners and staff were genuinely friendly; they clearly enjoy what they are doing. I'm originally...from Philly and while the cheesesteak won't make me forget the hometown version, it was great beef mixed smartly with cheese, onions, peppers, and mushrooms on a fresh roll. Based on other reviews, I got the onion rings which were fine, but pretty standard. Topped off with a scoop of homemade ice cream, this place will transport you back in time as far as your memory can go. Probably draws in the boat people on weekends, but when I visited on a Tuesday night, the patrons all looked to be long-time locals (not new Texans like me) and that's a good sign.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 6, 2019

This is a very laid-back, relaxed kinda place. The first part of the restaurant allows dogs inside ~ very nice! It is air conditioned too! We had CheeseSteak and fries. The CheeseSteak was very, very good; fries just ok, but would definitely go back get...another CS! Would try other foods too, because the place did smell really good! Menu is not large, but what is on it all sounds good. Staff was very friendly and nice; even brought a water bowl over for our babies ~ our kinda place. If you like relaxed comfortable atmosphere with good food would recommend you try it!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed September 4, 2019

I've been telling neighbors about Lee's for years, and it tuns out that everyone knows about it -- but haven't tried it. OK, I admit that from the outside it is clear this is not a fine dining place. And really the inside isn't a...lot better (but it is clean). So what? I always do take-out and the food is fantastic. Service is also great. The first time I went in that day's special included Beef Stroganoff Soup. Never heard of that at any other place, and it was fabulous. I have also taken out Philly Cheese Steaks -- and they are unbeatable. This is truly a hole-in-the wall gem.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 5, 2019

Pretty much what all 4 & 5 stars wrote, but I loved the Onion Rings with Chili-Cheese. Also, the hamburger was perfect for me. Wasn't too keen on the fried long puffy desert, but over all very happy, very full and amazed what a fun...place (simple as it may appear) to have when headed out this part of the lake. The locals are lucky to have a pizza & down-home comfort grub! It was nice to see Gyro's and other stuff on the menu too! I appreciated this place and would return, if visiting friends in the area, fishing or boating on the lake. The fact they're not pretentious is a plus! I hope they stick around for some time to come so I can take my daughter here. . . Note: I wrote another review on Google (read more extensively there) about this wonderful place in detail.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

When we go fishing at Pace Bend and come out empty handed, we go to Lee's and order the fried catfish dinner. If you can't catch 'em, buy 'em. They also make an excellent cheeseburger. The place is small, old & quaint. It's an old...school dive bar style eatery. Nothing fancy, but feels like home.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

Good home cooking, comfort food and great specials. The owners are there everyday and very friendly. Always asking how they can improve.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We regularly order to go at Lee's and they always answer promptly and cheerfully. Burgers, Philly cheese steak, and fries taste great and good portion size for the price. One suggestion, ask for toasted buns on both sides, makes burger taste even better.

Date of visit: June 2018
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the best bsby back is st All Good Barbecue. on higway 71on lft side going up.the hill past the rivrr going towards austin. I have ate there several times
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Lee's Almost By The Lake is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5