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Big Lee's - Serious About Barbecue

3925 SE 45th Ct, Ocala, FL 34480-7431
+1 352-304-9105
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  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (55 reviews)
“brisket” (111 reviews)
“rib tips” (16 reviews)
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3925 SE 45th Ct, Ocala, FL 34480-7431
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have been in silver spring for the last three months trying different restaurants and I am happy I came here. tried an assortment of meats the rating our burn ends the best 4 stars, brisket 3/3/4 stars, ribs 3/1/2 stars, pull pork 3 stars,...More

Thank Albert C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got the Mr. yes and it is out of this world good. It comes with 5 different meats and all of them are delicious. And I got the Carmel vanilla pudding and it was spectacular. Best bbq around.

Thank kitchel97
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once again, Big Lee's succeeded in nailing it. Burnt ends absolutely mouth watering. Ribs fall off the bone tender. Chicken moist and meaty. Well worth an hour wait. Owner very hospitable. So very proud to say LEE'S started right here in my backyard. All American...More

Thank Leslie C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the BEST BBQ ever ANYWHERE. We make the trip to Ocala in our way home from vacation every year just for Big Lee’s BBQ. The Cathy is AMAZINGLY YUMMY!! It’s ALL GOOD. Just simply AWESOME BBQ

Thank Sherryl B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ribs brisket and burnt ends! Only open two days but well worth the wait in line! Highly recommend!

Thank James C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bar-B-cue is tender & the staff is cordial - sometimes the wait is extensive & the wait is outside, often in inclement weather

Thank Vivian L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big Lee's Words cant express how awesome your BBQ is. please ship to Cali. 'The meat so tender fall off bone juicy.. Best i have ever eaten!!

Thank nostam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I travelled here from QUEENS NY let me tell you, you DONT know what BBQ is till you try BIG LEE'S BBQ. OUTSTANDING. A++++. 5☆☆☆☆

Thank Will T
Reviewed 10 February 2018

Went there today 2/9/18. I ordered the "Lunch Box" with sausage and added the burnt ends. Absolutely Delicious!! For sides i had the Mac&Cheese and the Coleslaw. Both were very good but the coleslaw was one of the best I have had. I also went...More

Thank mrmchute
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

I went to Big Lee's today for the first time and was absolutely shocked. The food was everything I had thought of and more. I ordered the burnt ends and the Kathy and still can't explain the goodness it put into my soul. Haha. Not...More

Thank Josh L
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant 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
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 5:30 AM
11:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3925 SE 45th Ct, Ocala, FL 34480-7431
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Ocala
  • Phone Number: +1 352-304-9105
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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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