In a world that is ever changing, it is a comforting feeling that some things remain the same. It was time to “Feed The Beast” and Lee’s Tavern was calling. For those not in the know, Lee’s Tavern is a legendary pizza joint in the Dongan Hills section of Staten Island. It first opened it’s doors in 1940 and in the late 1960’s was purchased by the Palemine family who still own it today. Those that grew up eating here, know that as you pass through the doors it is like taking a step back in time. Gratefully not much has changed over the years. Everything from the bar with their name etched in the mirror, a mounted deer head on the wooden walls and the tin ceiling are still as they were. They remained true to what has made Lee’s such a fantastic landmark.
Their menu consists of a handful of appetizers, a few sandwiches and entrees. However, their claim to fame is their pizza. All their pizza’s are available in two sizes. You can either get a bar pie or large pizza. It’s a thin crispy crust made with a fresh tomato sauce. In addition to the traditional toppings, they are known for the chicken and hot peppers pie and their clam pie. Many argue that their clam pie is the best on the island. It is by far one of the best “The Beast” has ever had.
Lee’s also has a full bar with several ice cold beers on tap. If you are looking for a place filled with a nostalgic feel, go to Lee’s pull up a chair, order a beer and enjoy a pie or two at this fantastic joint.