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4 Rivers Smokehouse

4 Rivers Smokehouse

BBQ Joint, Sandwich Place, and American Restaurant$$$$
Winter Garden
  • The barbecue at 4 Rivers Smokehouse is a can't miss
  • Lynne U.
    "Always get burnt ends because they're so awesome."(11 Tips)
    Emily H.
    "Texas Destroyer."(4 Tips)
    Keith G.
    "The Messy Pig is superb - and try the smoked jalapeño..."(3 Tips)
    "Get the brisket and add another meat for a great value!"(14 Tips)
91 Tips and reviews
  • barbecue
  • brisket
  • messy pig
  • fried pickles
  • Southern food
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  • Chris A.
    Without question it is the best BBQ joint in Central Florida.
  • Linda A.
    Linda ArmbrusterFebruary 27
    Four Rivers has great bbq served very casually. Prefer the Winter Park location to this one, which is small with tight seating.
  • Jim S.
    Jim SelfFebruary 18
    Pitmaster combo, choice of 4 meats (I had brisket, pulled pork, burnt ends, and prime rib) and 2 sides, (I had mac n cheese and beans) all outstanding. Highly recommend this place!
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BergNovember 29, 2016
    Bacon wrapped jalapeños are just about the only thing good here. Get those, skip the rest.
  • Diego F.
    Diego FloresJune 17, 2016
    Excellent place, great ribs and grill. The sides are also great. Highly recommended and very good price
  • Stephen N.
    Stephen NelsonJune 10, 2016
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SwisherMay 29, 2016
    Try the fried pickles or fried Oreos.
  • Samantha B.
    Samantha BronsteinFebruary 20, 2016
    Ribs were fall off the bone soft and succulent awesome coleslaw tried fried okra for the first time was amazing
  • rrj0717
    rrj0717January 21, 2016
    Roast turkey....
  • Olivia B.
    Olivia BlackJanuary 11, 2016
    AMAZING outdoor joint- brisket is unbelievably juicy. everything is made extraordinarily well
  • Ginger B.
    Ginger BlissJanuary 6, 2016
    Brisket, ribs, green beans, fried pickles
  • Matt H.
    Matt HahnAugust 10, 2015
    Great BBQ and sides!
  • Grant
    GrantFebruary 7, 2015
    Been here 25+ times
    Started as a small bbq joint in Winter Park and quickly grew into a successful chain and easily the best BBQ in FL. You can't go wrong with anything, but get the Bronto Rib for something special.
  • Rezza K.
    Rezza KhanFebruary 2, 2015
    I hate buying brisket sandwich in this location un consistent little amount of meats I never get any ends that's the best all brisket sandwich should be mixed with a little of all the the desire
  • Rania
    RaniaJanuary 11, 2015
    They got my take out order wrong. Slow service. Didn't even apologize. And they were out of Mac and cheese. Blasphemy.
  • Yumiko M.
    Yumiko MatsunagaDecember 21, 2014
    Best commercial bbq.
  • Keith D.
    Keith DeanDecember 19, 2014
    The Longhorn should be a crime for how delicious it is.
  • Patrick
    PatrickDecember 4, 2014
    Get the brisket and add another meat for a great value!
  • Jill O.
    Jill OgletreeNovember 16, 2014
    Deep fried Oreos. Say no more.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RilveriaNovember 9, 2014
    Get the messy pig or Texas destroyer with double sides of baked beans.
  • Mooney M.
    Mooney MjOctober 13, 2014
    It's all excellent at 4R! Try burnt ends, prime rib, bacon-wrapped jalapeños, sweet potato casserole, and mac-n-cheese. Delicious!
  • Colby
    ColbyOctober 3, 2014
    Pulled Pork
  • Bret S.
    Bret SandersMarch 17, 2014
    Nice atmosphere, good service, large menu. The moist brisket was tender but the rub/bark was so salty it was almost in edible.
  • Andre B.
    Andre BohrerJanuary 26, 2014
    Although technically a side dish, the crispy creme bread pudding makes for excellent dessert. Ask for extra glaze on it, too; you won't regret it!
  • George R.
    George RayDecember 7, 2013
    Use the To Go area. Fast friendly and you avoid the huge line.
  • Keith G.
    Keith GNovember 11, 2013
    The Messy Pig is superb - and try the smoked jalapeño side - delicious!!
  • Dustin S.
    Dustin S.November 2, 2013
    Triple X root beer is great! It's on the assorted drink shelf
  • Dustin S.
    Dustin S.November 2, 2013
    Excellent pulled pork!! It beats the vinegar base in North Carolina and I'm from there!
  • Angela W.
    Angela WestSeptember 1, 2013
    Brisket is the best I've ever had and fried pickles are worth a try if you've never had them. Excellent place!
  • Jaimon L.
    Jaimon LyonsJune 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Pulled Chicken Sandwich #Winning
  • trestar *.
    trestar *May 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    I wish I realized my pudding was past its shelf life before I ate it.
  • Seann G.
    Seann GraddyApril 6, 2013
    Call ahead. Always. Or suffer the insane lines.
  • Liesl F.
    Liesl FontaineMarch 23, 2013
    You won't be disappointed! Everything is amazing!
  • Mark L.
    Mark LFebruary 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Real BBQ! This isn't Sonny's! Great friendly service.
  • John Bryan I.
    John Bryan IadelucaFebruary 18, 2013
    I like everything here! An as an official fat kid you must get a slice of Red Velvet cake! It's such a yummy way to end you BBQ feast.
  • Ally M.
    Ally MartinJanuary 10, 2013
    If you are in Orlando this place is a must burnt ends
  • Cinthia L.
    Cinthia Liriano-PDecember 29, 2012
    Amazing food
  • Emilio C.
    Emilio CDecember 15, 2012
    Best BBQ place I've been to in the US. Pappy's in St Louis has nothing on this place. Great prices as well.
  • Lynne U.
    Lynne UutinenOctober 27, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Always get burnt ends because they're so awesome. Tonight I have a new favorite- 6 shooter. To die 4!
  • Brie N.
    Brie NorcrossOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Love eating outside on a breezy night -- their BBQ is great but usually a little sweet for my taste. Try the vinegar/mustard sauce on the tables for a yummy bite to your BBQ!
  • Sean R.
    Sean RouseJuly 25, 2012
    Try one of the classic bottled sodas
  • Shannon B.
    Shannon BehrendtJuly 24, 2012
    OMG! If they have a big kids version of the kids corral turkey slider..u gotta try it! It's like warm Thanksgiving day after sandwiches! Yum o! And the Mac and cheese is heavenly!!!!!
  • Harmoni-Lee M.
    Harmoni-Lee MarzoJuly 13, 2012
    The line is sooooo long... But im sure the food will be awesome!
  • Bℓanca ß.
    Bℓanca ß.June 13, 2012
    Don't get the potato salad!! If you don't like a side, let them know..they'll let you switch it out!
  • Rey L.
    Rey LunaJune 5, 2012
    Signature angus brisket sandwich with fried pickles, BBQ beans, and fried oreos!
  • Christy P.
    Oh my goodness... Best BBQ I have put in my mouth in forever... Brisket was awesomely tender.... If you're around, go try it....
  • T M.
    T MillerMay 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Texas Destroyer, hold the heat, fries & krispy kreme bread pudding! #thebest
  • Ken C.
    Ken CruiseApril 7, 2012
    Doesn't even come close to Lexington North Carolina BBQ. Overpriced too. Come to NC, we do it right!
  • Caleb L.
    Caleb LaughlinMarch 31, 2012
    Try whatever you like, but don't skip the brisket and you won't leave disappointed.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HouchenMarch 14, 2012
    Burnt end sandwich is awesome.
  • Brad H.
    Brad HouchenMarch 14, 2012
    Wow, this place is off the chart
  • Marcus D.
    Marcus D'amelioMarch 13, 2012
    If this is your first time savoring 4 Rivers Smokehouse, I highly suggest the sliders. It gives you the opportunity to taste three of the four favorite meat offerings at a great price.
  • Arlene H.
    Arlene HardMarch 4, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Mix the baked beans and potato salad, great combo.
  • Anthony G.
    Anthony GiffenMarch 2, 2012
    The pulled pork is like an orgasm in your mouth. Wait...I mean...
  • Cody B.
    Cody BollingFebruary 2, 2012
    The brisket! Hands will make your young uns be born naked!
  • Jennifer C.
    Jennifer CouchJanuary 24, 2012
    We have amazing food and a great staff come in for good food and an enjoyable time!
  • Shun S.
    Shun ShigaJanuary 22, 2012
    Have first-timers check out da menu outside, so da rest of us can get in and get our BBQ on!
  • Kristi K.
    Kristi KwiatkowskiJanuary 21, 2012
    Try the Texas sausage. It's amazing.
  • Traveler F.
    Traveler FoodieJanuary 20, 2012
    Can't go wrong with any combinations or items. They are all smokilious! Read more
  • Pat D.
    Pat DJanuary 19, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the S'mores brownie if they have it. It's heavenly!
  • Traveler F.
    Traveler FoodieJanuary 13, 2012
    Try the Cream Soda
  • Emily H.
    Emily HitchJanuary 13, 2012
    Texas Destroyer. ...get destroyed!
  • Heather L.
    Heather L.January 8, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the PitMaster Club card. It's free and you earn points for free sandwiches or dinner platters!
  • Zach
    ZachJanuary 2, 2012
    Crispy Cream Bread Pudding, nuffsaid.
  • Virgil M.
    Virgil MorarDecember 28, 2011
    Get the Six Shooter, but instead of the pull pork, have them put the Burnt Ends on it. Yummy!
  • Sommer A.
    Sommer AmerDecember 17, 2011
    Texas destroyer! Don't be scared!
  • Robbie C.
    Robbie ColeDecember 9, 2011
    Best baked beans in the world... Better order 2!
  • Regina M.
    Regina ManaliliDecember 6, 2011
    You have to get the ribs!!
  • John D.
    John DingfelderNovember 26, 2011
    So the pulled pork / burnt ends are too dry for me. Great smoke flavor just not tender and juicy.
  • Leticia C.
    Leticia ClineNovember 13, 2011
    This place surprised me! It's like a soul food version of the NYC Shake Shack. Very good food in a fun communal style setting. Fast and delish!
  • Scott S.
    Scott StoneOctober 14, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Baked Cheese Grits are da kept secret!
  • Big Daddy R.
    Big Daddy ROctober 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Brisket is the bomb!
  • Nick G.
    Nick GraziadeiSeptember 17, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the fried pickles! Also, mix the cheerwine and coke for a tasty cherry coke!
  • Darren E.
    Darren EvansSeptember 10, 2011
    Burnt Ends Sandwich! Can't go wrong!
  • vicki m.
    vicki maxwellSeptember 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Definitely get the fried pickles
  • Brad P.
    Brad PSeptember 2, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the cheese grits!
  • Bethany T.
    Bethany TheobaldSeptember 2, 2011
    The Messy Pig
  • Holly P.
    Holly P.August 23, 2011
    The brisket and mac & cheese is awesome, but what isn't awesome here?
  • Jeff L.
    Jeff LAugust 1, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The Prime rib is Fantastic
  • Music B.
    Music BrunettoJuly 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    They have stuff you wouldn't normally find in this part of the country like tri-tip and cheerwine!
  • Pat D.
    Pat DJuly 21, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Gotta try the Fried Oreos if you haven't already!
  • Sherri S.
    Sherri SmithJuly 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Call your order in ahead of time and pick up at the window to skip the line.
  • David D.
    David DunbarJune 24, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Go before lunch or dinner rush and be hungry Read more
  • Trina D.
    Trina DayJune 1, 2011
    The SixShooter is AMAZING! Cheese grits, coleslaw, pulled pork, jalapeños, pickles! YUM.
  • Taryn L.
    Taryn LaneMay 4, 2011
    Pulled pork is delicious!
  • 4sqORL
    4sqORLMay 4, 2011
    The best BBQ in Central Florida! Get the bread pudding if you want to get your grub on! Also, the bathrooms are located on the porch.
  • Jason W.
    Jason WolfordApril 22, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Food tastes just as amazing here as it does in Winter Park... Burnt End sandwich & bread pudding are musts!
  • Erica M.
    Erica MullerApril 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The pulled chicken quesedilla w/ corn is amazing!!
  • Marques R.
    Marques RobinsonApril 8, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    Burnt Ends Sandwich is the bomb!
  • Becca H.
    Becca HawleyApril 8, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    The bread pudding is awesome but they run out of it quickly.
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KunsterApril 5, 2011
    Burnt ends is delicious. So glad I don't have to drive to WP for the best BBQ in central Florida.
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