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4 Rivers Smokehouse

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1600 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4604
+1 407-474-8377
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2016

My goodness, you would have thought this place was the holy grail in our area, but we tried it twice...very crowded, have to stand in line to get your food, which we don't like....the food honestly was just average BBQ...nothing that we noted was exceptional. In fact there are smaller out of the way places locally that are far better.... More 

Thank Doglover51
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2016

Great BBQ-- I ordered the ribs as take out and the food was great. I ordered the rack of ribs and it was enough food for my daughter and myself. I loved it but she wanted extra BBQ sauce. The staff was very friendly. I would go again!!

Thank HUnrish
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3 reviews
Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

The food coming out of 4 Rivers Smokehouse is just simply delicious. The smell of the smoked meat cooking wafts through the neighborhood beckoning people to stop by and it does not disappoint. There is always a line of people waiting outside for the food. 4 Rivers provides self serve refreshing lemonade and water for customers as they wait. I... More 

Thank DWil38
Glen Rock, New Jersey
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Good BBQ in Orlando? Establish in 2009, 4 Rivers Smokehouse has quickly made it into the national BBQ rankings. The book 100 Best BBQ Joints in America ranked them #4 overall and #1 for Brisket. So, we had to give them a try. The brisket is good - but not anywhere near as good as the versions you find in... More 

Thank TokyoAndy54
Holland, Michigan
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2015

We stopped by after reading the TA reviews. It was excellent! My wife and oldest son got pulled pork which was excellent! I ordered a half rack. They were also excellent! It was great with or with out sauce. The traditional sauce was terrific. For what ever reason my 6 year old wanted pbj with apple sauce which is on... More 

Thank Bryan L
Orlando, Florida
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 27, 2015

BBQ is a highly personalized thing and everyone has their own style or preference and fortunately, Orlando has other BBQ joints that cater to specific styles (like Cecil's and Pig Floyd's), but overall 4 Rivers remains my favorite. We've eaten there since their first days in Winter Park and queued up on many occasion to eat there (and I'm not... More 

Thank adugan1
Orlando, Florida, United States
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015

Well being from the South you get to know good barbeque pretty quickly. I grew up eating Barbeque at Jacks in Clermont with my father, my grand father and my Great grand father so I guess you could say that I was well schooled in what constitutes good barbeque. It is my opinion that there is no such thing as... More 

Thank JkenyonG
Orlando, Florida
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

If they would run two cash registers, the line wouldn't be sooo damn long!!!! The food is good but not worth the 30 minute wait!!!

Thank TravelZipper
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4 reviews
Reviewed December 15, 2015

The place to go for most for Q and brisket. Usually a line, dining room plain, communal picnic tables, cheerful and a bit noisy.

Thank Robert F
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212 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

I love the burnt end's meal- they are tasty and addictive. The meal comes with two sides and I enjoyed the fries and baked beans. We also ordered the brisket, and it was very good. The meat seemed high quality and cooked very well. There are dessert options; however, we did not order any. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank jlm456

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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: 1600 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789-4604
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Winter Park
  • Phone Number: +1 407-474-8377
4 Rivers is a family-owned smokehouse specializing in 30-day aged brisket, homemade southern sides and fresh bakery items.

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