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“Delicious Food!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 4 Rivers Smokehouse

4 Rivers Smokehouse
11764 University Blvd., Orlando, FL 32817
855-368-7748
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Ranked #163 of 3,168 Restaurants in Orlando
Cuisines: Southwestern, Barbecue, Family Fare
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Pembroke Pines, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Delicious Food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

There is a line at the door to indicate how popular this place is. Make sure to read the menu as you wait in line, and then you will get an opportunity to place your order with a couple of side dishes. They serve you good portions, so come hungry. I loved the baked beans, sweet potatoes and bread pudding. The beef brisket is my husband's favorite... really, really good. The prices are very affordable and it is a casual, family environment. Very yummy food!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Orlando, Florida
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64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Yummy!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Got there at peak dinner time on a Friday. Long line to stand in to order, but that gives you time to read the menu, see what other people are ordering, and plan your strategy. Line moves quickly. Good sized portions. Hub and I split the dinner plate (about 2 cups of pulled meat a large biscuit and 3 nearly cup sized sides). Son had 3 sliders, each with a different meat with 2 sides, filled that teenager up! Great tastes, baked beans awesome, so was corn and sweet potato casserole. Only downside is finding a place to sit.

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Orlando, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“The beef brisket is Awesome!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

I've eaten here three times and got take out once. The beef brisket is pretty awesome; combine it with a side of coleslaw and baked beans. Probably my favorite meal in central Florida; price considered. For the beef brisket sandwich and two sides it's only $8.59; Great deal. My wife gets the pulled pork and thats pretty darn good too. It's only $7.99 with two sides. They serve crinkle cut fries; which are good. The wife and kids have gotten cup cakes from the bakery; yes 4R has it's own cup cakes/cake bakery. They liked the cup cakes; I thought they were so so; definitely not Sprinkles. That's a different review. I'm talking about the barbecue here... The lines can get pretty long; so come prepared and relax. Because if your waiting for the brisket; it's worth the wait. Highly recommended!!

Visited May 2014
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Manchester, England
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“An All American Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is one heck of a place to visit when in Orlando Florida - just to experience the "Smokehouse Style of Cooking" along with all the families from around Winter Park. The aromas that hit you while your in line waiting to be served - this an experience itself, all the food is fresh from the smokers and served to you on a tray - no ceremony - plates yes - plastic cutlery - and the fries/chips are loaded onto the tray(there is a liner underneath). The menu is very extensive all with a smokehouse style, and various sides. I had their "Brontosaurus Rib" - this was one rib the size of which I have never seen before, with enough tender lightly smoked lean meat on which could have satisfied three people - and the servers were well a bunch of comedians but very knowledgeable about what they served.
You've got to get here!!!!!!!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Believe the buzz!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Growing up in Memphis, I'm used to different style, but I have to give big props to 4 Rivers TX BBQ! Burnt ends/pork was amazingly moist, with a sweet/salty/smoky taste. Also tried the brisket that was so juicy and flavorful. Everything is fresh and homemade, including the sides. Cheese grits were yummy! And where else can you get bananas foster bread pudding as a side--crazy good! Napkin dispenser is on the table, and you'll need it! Don't let the long lines keep you away. They move you through the cafeteria style serving line quickly.
My only complaint? They had a heavenly sweetshop, but there was no room left!

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