Big Lee’s – Serious About Barbecue

2611 SW 19th Avenue Rd, Ocala, FL 34471, USA

About Big Lee’s – Serious About Barbecue

4.5 / 5

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    Bianca Norris
    February 02, 2024

    We stopped by for lunch. As usual we were very happy with our food. We had "The Deacon" - seasoned fries topped with pulled pork. So yummy! Their customer service is top notch. From the patient young lady taking our order, to the manager, and then owner making sure that we were completely satisfied. Do not skip on this local favorite!

    Dan Caputo
    February 07, 2024

    Wow, wow, WOW!! It's so exciting to have a local BBQ place of this caliber open. The atmosphere is great, reflects the inspiration that's behind it all. The food.....OUT OF THIS WORLD..... but we already knew this from being blessed to enjoy his food for years now! The staff definitely knows what they're doing and you are sure to not be disappointed!!

    Dana Lounders
    February 09, 2024

    I believe in rating establishments qualitatively, not quantitatively, so in other words; it doesn't really matter if the service was good if you came there to eat and the food was bad. You are rated on your purpose of patronizing the establishment. It's the same thing as if you took your car in to get new tires and they washed your car instead. With this in mind, I decided to take my wife here on February 8th to eat, because we were running behind on our shopping. The place seemed mostly clean, except for the walls, which could use some attention, as when BBQ sauce dries, it tends to look like dried blood. The place was pretty loud with people ordering up front and when attempting to move towards the back of the restaurant, we were bombarded by the loud music, as the place seemed like an echo chamber. They do have outside tables; however, it was a bit cold and we didn't have our jackets. We were greeted immediately upon entry and were informed they were running a special on large plates for $15, but after leaving later on discovered they only charged us that way on one plate and the other two were $17 & $18. I attempted to add chicken to my ribs plate and the lady informed us they don't do that, so we ordered three large plates of chicken, ribs and brisket. Each plate came with two sides; however, they didn't have enough sides to choose six to our liking. So in other words, you have to order six sides when getting three plates instead of being allowed to add chicken to a rib plate or a different combination. This practice is a ripoff and just another way of getting you to order more than you actually need. When we received the food, the (5) ribs (large plate?) were luke warm, straight out of the smoker and had no BBQ on them and the chicken was colder than the ribs, with mushy and greasy skin, not crisp. The brisket (less than two small handfuls), was colder still and cut into half inch cubes, as if to serve it to your dog. The Macaroni & Cheese was rubbery, fries were cold, which may have tasted better if served hot and cole slaw could have been less dry. Not to mention, all were served in very small containers, the least of which was the cole slaw, which was served in a ramekin sized container, which is smaller than the smallest baby food jar. The meals came with Hawaiian rolls, which were not fresh baked, but purchased from a company and they did not have options for either corn on the cob, corn bread, or biscuts. They do have containers of BBQ sauce to choose from, but I came here to eat BBQ, not smoked meats and slather BBQ sauce on them. Not everyone likes to do this. Even our cat turned its nose up at the leftovers. I cannot believe this place is rated higher than Pig and Cattle up the street on SR 200. They have great food, plenty of sides to choose from and are in larger portions for less. Out of the three BBQ extablishments we have been, this one comes in a distant third. I would recommend allowing customers to add items to their plate, have larger portion sizes on the side items, serve the food hot and put bbq sauce on the ribs. Also, don’t say there is a special and not charge the customer appropriately. This will be a don’t bother for us, but by all means, they have enough cold meat and ramekins to go around.

    Gene Hinders
    January 24, 2024

    BBQ some great bbq and a chance to meet the man himself...Rashad Jones, thanks for taking the time for a quick photo! The ribs were outstanding, corn nuggets a surprise, the "Kathy" mac&cheese beyond expectations...killer chicken, baked beans and green beans solid!

    A. Ellis
    October 06, 2023

    In Florida visiting from Memphis,TN and I just HAD to make the drive to try Big Lee's!!! If I could give Big Lee's 10 Stars, I would!!!! Great customer service & the food was absolutely DELICIOUS. The story of Big Lee was amazing & beautiful. U could tell the amount of time, effort & love that Rashad puts into making sure everyone that eats Big Lee's has an unforgettable experience! Thank you & I will be back😉 p.s. Get the sampler!!

    Big Lee’s – Serious About Barbecue

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    2611 SW 19th Avenue Rd, Ocala, FL 34471, USA

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