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4 Rivers Smokehouse

#239 of 2,941 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
As featured in Orlando's Good Eats Guide
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11764 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817-2123
+1 844-474-8377
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Woodbury, Connecticut
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed the casual atmosphere of this restaurant. The brisket dinner came with three sides and it cost $14.99, which was reasonable for the amount of food they give you. The brisket was very tasty; however, I did not like any of the sides I ordered. My daughter, who had come to lunch with me, did not care for the... More 

Thank odh2014
4RiversSmokehouse, Guest Relations Manager at 4 Rivers Smokehouse, responded to this review

Good Morning Odh2014, Thank you for sharing about you recent visit to our East Orlando Smokehouse. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere and your brisket, but disheartened to hear that you were displeased with your side items. Our grits are Baked Cheese Grits with cheddar and velveeta mixed in, which is a twist on typical creamy... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing BBQ! Don't miss this place! Everyone we ran into suggested we eat here, from the hotel clerk to gals in the hotel lobby.

Thank heatherpr0
Sunny South Florida!
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was unimpressed with the smoked turkey sandwich. The mac and cheese was good, the fries were decent. The cashier was indifferent. This location is connected to City Hall, so no beer on hand. Also, they close at 3pm.

Thank Tracie73
4RiversSmokehouse, Guest Relations Manager at 4 Rivers Smokehouse, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Tracie, Thank you for sharing about your visit to our Downtown Smokehouse. We’re very sorry to hear that your meal and service was lackluster and over all disappointing. We’d never ask a guest to pay for meal they didn’t completely enjoy and we would at the very least like to refund your meal. We take great pride in... More 

Lisbon, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 19, 2017 via mobile

We walked here from the Doubletree Hilton Hotel and we were very pleased. It is set up like subway where you "build" your meal. It's a nice way to do it because you see them make it in front of you. The meat is amazing, but they also offer vegetarian options as well!

1 Thank etonn08
Northfield, Minnesota
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Our whole family loved everything about it! Delicious food, friendly service, great atmosphere! I'm not usually a bread pudding fan, but this one is amazing!

Thank Ratpack6
Orlando, Florida
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423 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2017

It is hard to choose what to order when you are staring at the big menu board at 4 Rivers. Fortunately, my husband is a great sport about sharing whatever I want and since I couldn't make up my mind, we shared two platters. We shared the pitmaster combo for $19.99 and a vegetarian sideboard for $6.99. That allowed us... More 

Thank Cathy H
South Florida, Florida
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

So who doesn't like BBQ done well. It's the best, try a sample platter and pick a favorite, hard to do. But don't forget to stop by the bakery and take something home for later. Personal favorite,the Coconut Layer Cake and yes my last trip to drop off kids at UCF I may have stopped in just to get a... More 

Thank mom978
1 review
Reviewed March 16, 2017

The food is great. Staff very friendly, great location. Right next to the hotel you can walk to. Love everything.

Thank NorthernGermany
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Good BBQ. Good portions. Good selection of drinks, fountain and bottled. There's also a cake & desert counter. Biggest drawback is the high noise level during lunch with all the people.

Thank Gregory S
Palm Bch Grdns, Fl
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017 via mobile

There is a lot to say about 4 Rivers, however you must try it to truly appreciate the quality experience that these restaurants have to offer. Our party had the brisket with 2 sides; the TEXAS DESTROYER, was a brisket, onion rings, jalapeños, provolone sandwich; the PITMASTER Combo, 4 meats and 2 sides; and a MESSY PIG, pulled pork, coleslaw... More 

Thank JVK084

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11764 University Blvd, Orlando, FL 32817-2123
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando
  • Phone Number: +1 844-474-8377
4 Rivers is a family-owned smokehouse specializing in 30-day aged brisket, homemade southern sides and fresh bakery items.

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