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4 Rivers Smokehouse

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$$ - $$$
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1600 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4604
+1 407-474-8377
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sorrento, Florida
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Heard lots of great things about this place and we finally got a chance to visit. The long line was not worth the wait. The pulled pork meat in the sandwich as well as the burnt tips were cold. Guess I was expecting food off the grill/ smoker and sitting in warmers to be somewhat hot....silly me. I ordered the... More 

Thank Jeni S
Romford, England, United Kingdom
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200 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Came to 4R on a Saturday night in Mid September. I Had been told by a few that this was THE place for BBQ. I was not disappointed. I opted to share the 'Pitmaster Combo' option with my uncle and it hit the spot! Epic flavours and the smoke was on another level. I love a traditional Texas style BBQ... More 

Thank Shamit P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Met family members at this location. Did not realize it did not have wait staff. With 6 in our party, it was easier for 2 to stand in line to place orders for everyone while the others saved table space and seats. The food is well worth this hassle, but next time we'll place a takeaway order. The brisket can't... More 

Thank Sharon V
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a transplanted Texan, I pined for good Texas BBQ for many years. My family has been fans of 4Rivers since they opened. This is real Texas BBQ. I especially love the "burnt ends", and the brisket. Don't waste your time on fries, try the corn, the bacon-wrapped jalapeños, the greens or beans. If you love Texas BBQ, or ever... More 

Thank weezytravelbug
Lake Mary, Florida
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall this a wonderful BBQ place. Simple and good The lines move fast and the employees are always friendly.

Thank Tom S
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had been told that we should visit 4 Rivers whilst in Orlando. We decided to visit the new branch at w.osceola parkway even though it was out of our way. I'm not going to lie we thought this was a classic steakhouse and were quite surprised by the canteen style service however I am soooooooo pleased we stayed... More 

Thank Ray-JayS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The BEST Brisket I have ever ate! This was my First Visit to Florida in Over 20 years and Im so Happy that this Restaraunt was recommended!! When I go back to Florida I will be eating here again!

Thank Michelle L
Altamonte Springs, Florida
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite BBQ place. They're consistently good. Always packed, so we order takeout. The Brisket, pulled pork, burnt ends, smoked wings are delish! We go to the the original location on Fairbanks, which thankfully has moved to a better location.

Thank MorngStar
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you know "real" BBQ this isn't it. Maybe when there was only one restaurant. Now, brisket tasted like pot roast, tender, bad flavor, ribs were so dry couldn't eat. Been this way past 3 visits. I don't get the hype. Style over substance? There's better out there. Even the sides quality has dropped. Not a big fan anymore. Won't... More 

Thank R V
Orlando, Florida
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74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

It's VERY good, no questions. Not a big fan of their sides. I never have luck with their fries, always taste way too oily or taste old. Love their drink options and desserts are pretty good too.

Thank Bruna B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
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: 1600 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4604
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Park
  • Phone Number: +1 407-474-8377

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