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4 Rivers Smokehouse

1047 S Dillard St, Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 474-8377
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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Cent FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

There are plenty of chain BBQ restaurants around Central Florida (some better than others). That said, most chains are only going to be authentic to a point; eating BBQ at chains is usually more about the sauces than the actual cooking process. Lately I've been craving some 'real' BBQ...'low and slow' as they like to say, and this need wasn't... More

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Mauston, Wisconsin, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Food is excellent and the portions are huge! Never go away hungry! Like the relaxing atmosphere and all the great selections!

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Gibraltar
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

2 weeks ago me and my wife flew to Florida to get Married from the UK. We rented a beautiful manor House and were looking around the area for some caterers to provide some great BBQ food for our wedding day! We are so pleased that we had chosen 4 rivers - they were fantastic from day 1 always getting... More

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Orlando, Florida
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242 reviews 242 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The food and service have been much improved since my last visit. Everything was of excellent quality and taste, although we had to wait 15 minutes for a whole chicken. That being said, the hostess walking around the dining room helping out with orders is a huge improvement and resolved an issue with my daughter's brisket without any fuss or... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Went with friends to 4 Rivers for the first time tonight. Thought they were crazy for wanting to drive an hour away for BBQ. But it was very much worth the drive. Delicious food!! Large portions. Plenty of sides to choose from. Cafeteria style restaurant. Enjoyed sitting on the porch at a large picnic table with friends. Line was out... More

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Orlando, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Talk about sides sides sides! And not just cheap sides like corn and broccoli! They have bread pudding and sweet potatoes casserole grits. And their old fashion soda cooler is nostalgic!

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I have always been convinced that Fat Boys in Kissimmee was the best BBQ in the Orlando area until now. 4 rivers changed my mind. Portions are big and the meat is simply outstanding. I had burnt ends and pulled pork, along with beans, Mac and cheese and fries. All were fantastic. This is a Texas type BBQ joint. Cafeteria... More

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Gotha, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I don't get why so many people like this so much. Yes, it's tasty, but it's so expensive! There are better barbque places in Winter Garden. Harry and Larry's, literally five minutes away, is far better, better tasting and better prices. There's such a long line and no seats inside. You have to eat outside, which in Florida, means sweltering... More

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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I'm going to be honest: I actually don't like barbecue. When i agreed to eat at 4 Rivers I just figured they might have a few sides I could cobble a meal together from. Well they do have amazing sides (cheese grits!) but I was convinced to try the beef once and it was amazing. I did mix it with... More

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Clermont, Florida
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170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Brisket dinner with additional half chicken for $2 with fries, cheese grits, collards, biscuit and grape Nehi which fed four lunch well. The brisket was juicy and hard to beat for it's consistently good flavor. 4R you have done it again with a simple call and pickup at the drive up window... Wow how easy.

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