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American, Barbecue
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed September 21, 2021

we have enjoyed 4 rivers in winter park and orlando, this venue near our family new home in longwood is better, seems more spacious, clean, food just as good, and service friendly and quick, still giving free kids meals on mondays! a good christian organisation....texas destroyer for 3 of our 7 diners. very tasty as is bread pudding side1More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 5, 2021 via mobile

I have been living in the area all summer and am just now getting around to trying 4 Rivers. It was delicious and my only regret is not trying this place sooner! Some of our favorites are the pulled pork, green beans, corn, and salted...caramel brownie! So good! If you aren’t familiar with 4 Rivers, you order in a line and take your food and sit down. It’s the best of both worlds.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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4RiversSmokehouse, General Manager at 4 Rivers Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2021

Hi Chloe! Thank you so much for the amazing review! We are so thrilled you enjoyed your first experience! Can't wait to see you again soon!

Reviewed July 4, 2021

Messy Pig with Burnt Ends, you guys! Hold the bun, substitute corn bread. Add a side salad. One other reviewer says the baked beans and corn bread are "just average". HUH? You must have been somewhere else to eat. The cornbread and the baked beans...are THA BOMB!! Well, everything is great. Everything! Now... let's talk about the customer service. When you walk into this place, you feel like family. Everyone is smiling and nice, and you get a wonderful greeting as soon as you enter! Garrin, who prepared our meals, feels like you've known him all your life! Genuine, attentive, just a great human! We also had a terrific experience with Luke, a server in the dining room. What a nice young man! Even saw him wrangle a toddler before he escaped through the front door! This is our go-to, no-nonsense, good-eats spot. We LOVE 4 Rivers, and everything about it!! Great history about the beginnings of this restaurant, too!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed July 3, 2021 via mobile

First time here. Excellent BBQ. The smoked turkey was moist and good portions. Had the fried okra and also coleslaw. Both were very very good. Wife had the moist brisket with collared greens and fried okra. She said all were excellent. All portions were good...amounts. If in the area try it.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed March 28, 2021

Had a wonderful lunch at 4 Rivers In Longwood. The cheese grits are my favorite and are always good. The ribs were very tasty and tender, and the brisket never fails to be delicious! The smokehouse is very clean, well organized and everyone was very...friendly. The GM at this location does an outstanding job!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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4RiversSmokehouse, Agency / Consultant at 4 Rivers Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2021

Hi there! We are thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful experience at our Longwood location. Ribs, Brisket and Baked Cheese Grits – YUM!! Excellent choices! Our team will be so happy to read your kind words, especially Brian our General Manager! Thank you...More

Reviewed February 17, 2021

My husband and I ordered for delivery. We had St.Louis ribs and they were very good and meaty. We didn't care for all the side dishes, but the sweet potato dish was good. We didn't like the beans or corn bread. So to us it...was average.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 7, 2021

We ordered on-line and had the meals delivered. Brisket dinner was very good. Rib dinner was also. Sides of collard greens, cornbread, BBQ beans, dinner rolls, cole slaw, and fried okra was tasty. I would highly recommend 4Rivers. We will have this again.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed October 12, 2020

Was visiting friends who live in the Orlando area. I live outside Philadelphia. We were all hungry and wanted to have lunch. As 4 Rivers is a favorite of theirs we went there. I had some of the best pulled chicken I have ever eaten....So tender and flavorful. My friends had their favorite burnt ends sandwiches and raved about them as well. And the cornbread was so good. Prices very reasonable and service was quick even for as large an order as we had. Will be returning in January and will head straight here for lunch again.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 28, 2020 via mobile

Always a great place for lunch or dinner with the family. 4Rivers is one of those places that if we can’t decide what to eat, everyone can find something there and it ends up being our go to spot. We don’t mind waiting in line...to grab a tray full of tasty bbq. I personally love the pulled pork, pulled chicken, or burnt ends. My favorite sides are macaroni and cheese and the sweet potato casserole. If they have the bread pudding that day, I typically get that as well. The Bananas foster bread pudding is such a rich treat. Come here with family or a group of friends, there’s room for everyone even if it seems busy. The outdoor seating is nice in the evening too.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed September 20, 2020 via mobile

I'm originally from KC...so I enjoy some good Q. I've tried a couple places here in FL and been disappointed. Looked online at shipping some KC Joe's or Jack Stack down here. Decided not to give up. Tried 4R. Was mostly pleasantly surprised, overall flavor...was good. Had the brisket and burnt ends. Great smoke flavor on the brisket. Was overdone, had too much fat on it and was a bit salty but the flavor was good. Was happy they carried burnt ends, but I have no idea why you would put pulled pork in with the burnt ends. Was sort of a violation. Maybe it's a FL thing. Flav was good again but they were tough and dry. Regular sauce was good with the touch of vinegar. I'd try it again.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

We used to live in Orlando and we know that 4 Rivers has the best barbecue! Back for a visit, we stopped at the Longwood location twice in 10 days. I must commend Garen (gentleman that cuts the brisket) for being so personable and for...having the BEST attitude! He only has a short time to make an impression and both visits he was exceptionally engaged. He saw that my husband was wearing a MN Vikings hat and in 30 seconds connected about football. I hope you have a team member recognition award, if so, Garen is deserving. Oh, and we love your brisket!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 27, 2020

Came here because they have outdoor sitting. They have a sign at the door that's says masks are greatly appreciated but it was disappointing to see most people in line waiting to order were not wearing any masks and definitely not observing social distancing! This...is despite the fact that there were markets in the floor! What is wrong with people!!! Tables inside and outside were spaced out to follow social distancing guidelines. Food is always excellent as always. Ribs, chicken and brisket are all moist and tender. Green beans and collard green sides are also delicious. Bread pudding is fantastic!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed May 7, 2020

Originally from NYC, I thought I knew real BBQ.....until I moved to Texas. I gained a whole new apreciation for BBQ in the Lone Star state because those folk are SERIOUS about their bbq! I've had some great bbq there and have not had great...bbq since I left. Recently, we had a family dinner at 4 Rivers Smokehouse and to be completely honest I did not expect much. Boy, was I wrong! As soon as I entered the establishment, I felt transported back to Texas due to the yummy smells and the picnic table seating. They have nice ambiance and great food. The employee's were all helpful and the manager was awesome. He overheard a member in our party complain about the temperature of her Mac-n-cheese and quickly brought her out a brand new side that was nice and warm. We ordered the pulled pork sandwhich and a half pound of their moist brisket. Both were tender with that good ol' smoked flavor that I love. The sides were mac-n-cheese (ok), BBQ baked beans (excellent) and the collard greens (different than I'm used to). The cole slaw and the corn bread were both good as well. All I know is, the next time I'm in the mood for some good ol' BBQ, I know where I'm heaed back to!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed March 18, 2020

Wife and I had lunch here after attending a car show in Longwood. It was our first visit to a 4 Rivers. We each got the pulled pork sandwich, which comes with 2 sides. She had french fries and cole slaw, and I got baked...beans and grits. The meat was tender almost to the point of being mushy, but I loved it. There are a few different sauces on the table, and they were very good too. Fries and slaw were good, and the baked beans were excellent. I wasn't too impressed with the grits - it was cheese grits actually, but compressed into a little brick, and I found it kind of bland, and wasn't really hot enough. You order in line like at Subway, and fill up your own drinks. I'd do it again.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

Came here on 3-12-20 was not very busy at the time me and my friends got here placed order got my sides and drink the St. Louis ribs were very meaty and tender not much fat on them like at other bbq places that i...have been to my friends had the pulled pork plate and it was very tender and looked very good as well the service was very good was greeted right away the only thing that was not good was the Mac & cheese had no flavor at all very bland and over cooked for my taste but other than that everything was delicious will be coming back very soon and will bring more friends and family with me the texas cornbread was also very yummyMore

Date of visit: March 2020
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4 Rivers Smokehouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4