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Travellers' Choice2022
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US$5 - US$11
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American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I can't say enough about this beachside fish and chip Restaurant in Puerta Plata! When I told them I was gluten free, and offered to bring my own gluten free flour, and gluten free beer, could they do a batter for me. There was no...hesitation! So today we came and I had DELICIOUS gluten free fish and chips, for the first time in years!! Thank you so very much! You know we will be back... Often!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I cannot say enough... I am SO GLAD we could help you enjoy our fish and chips Gluten-free! It was my honor to help you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to enjoy a meal along the Malécon. Wonderful view, great staff, great food and drinks. It was also great to meet the owner Big Lee

Date of visit: November 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

So glad you enjoyed it all... our food, our service, our ocean scenery and our friendly atmosphere. I always want to meet our guests to make everyone feel right at home. Thank you Jason, Big Lee.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Was great to get to met lee and have fish and chips. Very good I'll be back as soon as I can beautiful view of the ocean great location easy to find right on the melacon thank you service was great food was great. Everthing...was just perfectMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It was great to meet you Gordon. So glad you enjoyed it all... our food, our family friendly atmosphere and our service. Thank you for your review. Big Lee

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We couldn't wait to come back to Big Lee's and as usual were not disappointed. The onion rings and fish& chips were delicious and the beer was cold. Big Lee and his staff are wonderful! We will see you again.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I love your title, "Like coming home". I try to meet all our guests and make everyone feel welcome and at home! Glad you enjoyed all our food and cold beer again! And thank you so much for your review! Big Lee

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travelled as a couple, and I discovered this place through TripAdvisor and I am so glad I did. Its a hidden gem in the boulevard of Puerto Plata. If you are reading reviews right now, I can assure you that this place is worth visiting....We will definitely come again in the future :)More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So glad you enjoyed our restaurant, bar and thank you for your recommendation. We try to provide great food at affordable prices with a friendly, family atmosphere! Thank you, Big Lee.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to lunch here and it was the best meal we had on the island. The hamburger tasted like a real American hamburger and the fried fish and French fries were great. The prices were very reasonable. Big Lee (Originally from Chicago) even came...over and chatted for a while.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

SO happy that you loved our food that tastes like home and at reasonable prices. NO tourist trap here, lol. And I always want to meet my guests and make Everyone feel right at home! Big Lee

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First of All Big Lee and his Stuff very friendly as always and my Double Cheeseburger and the Orangejuice really delicious. Service exzellente. So why then only 4 instead of 5 Points? Easy, all of our French Fries and the Fish and Chips were still...stained in (fresh) Fat from the Pan/Friteusse and its very easy to avoid that circumstance, that the ground of the Plate is full of that fat. How ? Let it drip and drop after its made. It still Hot and fresh enough after 2 or 3 minutes more. Next time (will be for sure) better please... Thank You and Kind RegardsMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Joe for enjoying our service and friendly atmosphere. And thanks for your cooking tips. Look forward to seeing you again, Big Lee

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've lived in Puerto Plata a year now and have finally found a great place to have fish and chips. Very hard to find in the Dominican Republic. Big Lee even has Malt vinegar! Other good food on the menu also. Big Lee is from...Chicago and brings a taste of the USA here which after a year abroad you get a craving for. Hes a great guy also. TOURISTS LISTEN. the tour buses take you past Big Lees to a restaurant 2 minutes away. They are both on the Malecon. They get a kick back for bringing you there and you pay high tourist prices. Take the short walk to Big Lees for a better experience and better food. don't be tourist trapped!!! Anything you heard about it being dangerous here is not true. it's much safer. I love leaving here.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Fantastic review Kevin! Now that you live here and have found us... you'll always know where to come for great 👍 food that tastes like home! And definitely NOT a tourist trap... having great food at reasonable prices. Thank you! Big Lee

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow. A Big Lee Personality and Big food. Great conversation and the Fish and Chips are A++++ Crispy not greasy, piping hot, soft and delicious fish. Get the large order. Promise there won’t be any left. The Chips: Lee told us how he peels and...slices the potatoes for each order. Why? It’s chemistry. Lee is is a chemist by trade and it’s about the perfect chip. So glad we stopped by 👍🏻More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great meeting you and your wife. So glad you loved our beer-battered fish and chips. And a great afternoon of conversation. I look forward to your return. Thank you Dean! Big Lee

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We invited Lewani, the young girl we sponsor, and Elvis from Elbia tours to come and have dinner with us at Biglee Beach bar, the onion rings, the fish and chips and what about the chicken wings, the sauce is very tasty. Everything was delicious....It was a very nice meeting. Very friendly people. The personal restaurant is very nice. I advise you, we will not be disappointed ** If you want to know more about sponsoring a child for his school, I'm sure Lee will be happy to answer you. Make a big difference in a child's life for so little.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So happy you enjoyed my restaurant/bar, our food and our friendly atmosphere. Great to finally meet you and your husband. But spectacular that after 4 years of supporting Liwaini, you got to meet her in person!!! Absolutely fantastic 👏. Thank you for your support and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We tried many restaurants in the area, but Big Lee is by far the best fish & Chips place with great food, fair prices, and a friendly atmosphere. We've also had a nice chat with the owner. We are definitely coming back again. Chris &...Violetta from CanadaMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So glad you've tried so many... and love our food, reasonable prices and friendly atmosphere! I always enjoy meeting first time guests and returning friends, too! Thank you, Big Lee

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big Lee’s is a must stop while in Puerto Plata. Lee is a character you have to meet. Great friendly staff. Fantastic view of ocean and statue of Neptune. Five star delicious fresh food.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So great to meet you, your husband and your friends yesterday. Great conversation 👌. So glad you enjoyed our friendly atmosphere and ocean scenery. Big Lee

Reviewed 23 October 2022

My fiancé Sandra and I had lunch at Big Lee's. We ordered a couple dish's of "Fish and chips". We were really happy with the meal. Tasty fish served warm and rather quickly, Chips were tasty, And as advertised freshly cut, and you can taste...this. Two portion options with the fish and chips. Comes with a large salad really fresh, with tomatoes. Service came with a smile, and very polite, friendly and attentive. Right on the beach, real nice breeze, whistling through the tropical palms. Quite and serene, beautiful view of the beach. Clean, and front row seat to the beautiful ocean. Two small islands right in front of the restaurant, One with a statue of "Neptune". Great story about this neptune statue. We got the history of the statue right from Big Lee himself. When you go, ask him for the story, you will love the story of this statue. BIG Lee is incredibly friendly and kind, and cares very much for his place. And it shows, as our visit was wonderful! Do yourself a favor, and get over there when you get the chance, I know we will be back. Big Lee himself has an incredible smile, great service, great food, great atmosphere, and great prices. Thanks Big lee. See you soon. Kind regards Michael, the Maui surfer!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Wow, thank you! So glad you enjoyed it all! It was great meeting you... and so glad your fiancé brought you for her second time coming here. I sincerely thank you for your fantastic review. Big Lee

Reviewed 21 October 2022 via mobile

Friendly staff and awesome food. Had a nice chat with Lee while we enjoyed the fish and chips. Their fries were just as advertised, peeled fresh after you order. Truly a great place you must visit.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2022

Thank you Brian for your review. So glad you enjoyed my restaurant, bar... and our staff and our food, especially our freshly peeled French fries! Big Lee

Reviewed 13 October 2022 via mobile

After reading reviews about Big Lee’s, we wanted to give it a try on our cruise stop. It was about a two mile walk along the water from the port to Big Lee’s. Sooo glad we decided to try it out. Lee sat and talked...with us the whole time. We learned so much about the island … he was so interesting. We had a few local beers and the fish and chips. The beer was cold and the food was delicious! We’ll be back if we ever stop in Puerto Plata again.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Big Lee P, Owner at Big Lee's Beach Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 October 2022

What a great afternoon meeting you both. Thank you for finding us on the Internet and coming by! Glad you enjoyed our food and friendly atmosphere 😊. Thank you for your review. Big Lee

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Yes your dollars will be converted to the current Dominican Peso rate which is around 56 pesos.
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Hello Karen... great to hear from you after all these years. I believe that resort is in Punta Cana, not here in Puerto Plata.
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Big Lee's Beach Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5