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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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  • Excellent94%
  • Very good2%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“burnt ends” (79 reviews)
“brisket” (137 reviews)
“rib tips” (19 reviews)
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Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
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3925 SE 45th Ct, Ocala, FL 34480-7431
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Top of the line service. Nice quantity of food for the price. Excellent flavor. Well worth a trip and the price. Plan on leftovers for most people.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank DenPatWall
Reviewed 2 days ago

Read the reviews last week and decided to check it out. My thoughts heading out in the rain was this better be worth it and it was. The locals that know about this place will tell you to get there early since the frequently run...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Russ-Bonnie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stopped by to Big Lee’s last weekend and man was it good. We love BBQ and Rashad serves up some of the best we’ve ever had. The brisket was so tender, sausage and pulled pork was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back and try some...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Tdgator1
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Big Lee’s last Sat and got the Mr Yes box and a slab of ribs. Rashed has changed his ribs to a bigger and more meaty slab. They are so big and meaty he has to put them in a metal pan....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Picked up a smoked Turkey from Big Lee's for Thanksgiving. Absolutely incredible! Thank you to Rashad and his crew for putting in the work and making the day easy on others.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Scott W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Big Lee's is the best BBQ your mouth will ever enjoy. Just bypass the sauces and let Rashed's attention to slow cooking the meat do the talking. FYI, the Brunswick Stew is pretty awesome as well.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gsquaredphoto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Rashad and his team are amazing!!!! They make sure everyone is treated special and Rashad comes out and says hi to everyone. You want good bbq then go see them.. it’s worth the wait!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Getaway10527362949
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I used to be obsessed with Sonnys BBQ until they changed owners and ever since I made the decision to give up on BBQ all together. However, today I lost my Big Lee’s virginity after driving by several times a week for the last 6...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bamsellsocala
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the pleasure of taking four (count'em FOUR) beautiful women out to Big Lee's introducing them to Rashed and real BBQ! What a fun time standing in line, meeting new people, and kibitzing strangers. The staff there does a wonderful job, and it wasn't too...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Gary U
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place opens at 11:30 AM. When I arrived at 11:45 AM, they were already out of the rib tips my wife wanted. This should tell you how much people love this place. I tried the burnt ends for the first time and they were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Kristopher B
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Yes! We do offer gift cards.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 05:30
11:30 - 17:30
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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