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4 Rivers is a family-owned smokehouse specializing in 30-day aged brisket, homemade southern sides and fresh bakery items.
$10 - $20
Lunch, Dinner
American, Barbecue
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed November 21, 2020 via mobile

Got there at 11:30. No menus out to look at. No smoked turkey for an hour. No Smokey Tomato dressing anymore, but still showing on the menu & board. (Please don’t advertise things you don’t have.) Drink machine overflowing, water everywhere. My friend left her...phone. We called but you get an answering machine for all the 4 Rivers. 24 hours later they still have not returned our call. She’s driving 25 miles back to see if they have it. Gee thanks. Management needs to light a fire under their folks in Tallahassee.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed November 11, 2020 via mobile

I grabbed dinner at 4 Rivers Smokehouse in Tallahassee recently. The brisket with macaroni & cheese and fried okra was so delicious! The meat had a good smoked flavor and was a good portion for the price! The washed it down with unlimited Cheerwine from...the soda fountain. The indoor and outdoor seating options are excellent and made for a great place to finish up a book while enjoying dinner.More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed October 24, 2020

The Brisket, Yams, and Service 5s across the board. I rated 4/5 because the macaroni was meh and the cornbread needs a revamp. Both need recipe changes. Other than that the other food choices were delicious and their customer service was on point. Helpful and...friendly staff. I'll be back. We'll be back.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2020

Delicious meats in a cafeteria style fast food, very casual atmosphere. A short wait after we ordered our food. The only issue is some of the meats had a bit much fat on them but all in all they were very good despite. The pulled...pork, St Louis ribs were very tasty. Very clean and well run.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 21, 2020 via mobile

Obscenely delicious meats and the sides did not disappoint either. We qued up when we walked in, ordered our food paid, picked up our drinks in the back and then minutes our smoked ribs, juicy brisket & barbecued pork were brought to our table. The...coleslaw & bread pudding were the best I e ever had! Clean, well run & very delicious. My only complaint was the brisket and roast pork were pretty fatty.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed July 3, 2020

Yesterday I had a hankering for BBQ and so grabbed a friend and drove 35 minutes across town, bypassing several other favorite restaurants. I had called 4River's telephone line right before leaving the house --can't be too careful nowadays-- and got a recording that assured...me they were open for business albeit with limited seating capacity. Fair enough. We arrived, got in line at the counter, waited...waited...waited....and nobody seemed to be at home. We yelled to get some attention and some college kid chick stuck her head around the corner and cheerfully announced they were closed. I. AM. Pissed! If you're going to close due to exigencies, fine, that's understandable. But don't keep the traps baited when you can't deliver. That's dirty pool. Put importnant info like that on your dammit message machine. I'm normally a fan, but now I very much regret the gift cards I bought at Costco.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed December 23, 2019 via mobile

It’s more like a fast food place. They have beer and whiteclaw. The food is good. I think it’s a bit pricey. The main reason I say that is there wasn’t much meat on my sandwich. It did have plenty of other stuff on it...though. I had the Messy Pig. We ordered the smoked chicken kids meal for my grandson. You get a decent size piece of chicken, a side and a small drink. That meal is reasonable. The only downfall was the chicken was extremely Smokey tasting for a toddler. Fast and friendly service at the counter.More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed November 24, 2019

If you want some good vegetarian (not vegan) dishes they have a good selection on their menu. My husband loves their BBQ. Not a place to get bar drinks as everything is bottled.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed August 24, 2019 via mobile

Great barbecue. Friendly service. Delicious menu. Can’t wait to go back! They provide a welcoming environment. We elected to take out. Can’t go wrong either way.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed August 7, 2019

Yes. Super barbeque. Good sides. Convenient location. Streamlined take-out. Always a good choice. Closed Sundays.

Date of visit: August 2019
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