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Monday, December 11, 2023

Have you tried Big Lee’s BBQ new location in Ocala?

During its first month at its new brick-and-mortar location in Ocala, Big Lee’s BBQ has seen visitors from all over the world, including Germany and France.

The restaurant officially opened for business during the first week of July and added new signage last week to its building, which is located at at 2611 SW 19th Avenue Road.

Big Lee's opens new brick and mortar in Ocala
Big Lee’s BBQ at 2611 SW 19th Avenue Road in Ocala

Owned and operated by Rashad Jones, who claimed a victory over Food Network’s Bobby Flay on the same day as the restaurant’s opening, Big Lee’s BBQ has been a staple in Ocala for several years through Jones’ food truck.

The location previously housed Big City Grill Co. and has been completely renovated and redecorated from top to bottom with quotes, memorabilia, and murals that illustrate Jones’ life and success.

Find Your Spark. Light Your Flames Quote at Big Lee's BBQ
Inspirational quotes and memorabilia fill the walls at Big Lee’s BBQ in Ocala

Despite its new digs, the restaurant still cooks up its classic sandwiches and plates, which feature smoke meats including sausage, brisket, pulled pork, and ribs.

Brisket plate at Big Lee's in Ocala
Brisket plate at Big Lee’s BBQ

In addition to the meats, the restaurant serves a bevy of classic sides like baked beans, coleslaw, and mac and cheese, to name a few.

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