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“BBQ gold on a plate”

4 Rivers Smokehouse
Ranked #3 of 331 Restaurants in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 4 Rivers is a family-owned smokehouse specializing in 30-day aged brisket, homemade southern sides and fresh bakery items.
Maitland, Florida
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89 reviews
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“BBQ gold on a plate”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

They have a few items that do not appeal to me, but what these people can do to an ugly pig cannot be surpassed. Best way to avoid the line is to call ahead for a take out order, pick it up at the counter and eat it there. Otherwise you will be standing and waiting for about 20 minutes.

Visited January 2013
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Orlando, Fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“The best food in town!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

BBQ at it's best! Can't say anything bad about the food in the many times that we have been there. Cafeteria style ordering so don't let the long lines discourage you. Great place for families, very casual, reasonably prices. An Orlando locals favorite. Check for hours because they close earlier than most restaurants. Great carry out service as well.

  • Visited January 2013
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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“Great BBQ, but even better Bread Pudding!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

I love their brisket! So good. If you get the sliders ... you can try three types of meat, which is cool. They have a great menu for kids. My son is so picky ... only wants McDonalds and french fries, but he loves 4Rivers BBQ. Now, I picked the bread pudding by default, it was next to the empty bin of corn that I always get that is awesome. I didn't want to wait, so I picked the bread pudding and it was sooooo good, I went back for a second cup! AMAZING! The french fries are great, the sides are great, the meat is cut per order ... the wait is not all the time, usually in the summer on the weekends. I went last weekend and walked right in and sat down. You have to try this restaurant.

  • Visited February 2013
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Tofino, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Loved it!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

We are so happy we found this place. Fantastic food, fair prices and great variety. We only regret not having enough time in Orlando to sample more deserts! But we did get a few chances to enjoy dinner at the Smokehouse a few nights and everything we ordered was awsome. The staff was also first rate - big smiles and great attitudes all around. Go try it! you will not be disappointed!!

  • Visited January 2013
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BirminghamAL
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“Understand Why this is #1 BBQ in Orlando”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This restaurant moved about 6 months ago from 2103 W. Fairbanks to 1600 W. Fairbanks Ave. It is a new building that is much larger than the old one a few blocks away. It is a bit hard to find because the front of the building doesn't face the front of the street and their logo on the sign is hard to read. The food is served in a cafeteria type line. The dining room has wooden plank tables and benches. One nice "extra" is their sink beside the soft drink dispenser for washing your hands (a must after eating BBQ).

I was back in Orlando for another business trip and came here with several of my colleagues for supper. When we arrived about 5:30 there was only a short line. When we left the line was out of the door and all the way across the front of the building.

This is about the best BBQ I've ever eaten. What makes this place even better are their choice of vegetables available. Besides the standard baked beans (which I thought were too sweet) and cole slaw (just right), they have an assortment of others like greens, corn on the cob, and mac and cheese). The corn bread is extremely good. The large size of the servings will surprise you.

It is nothing fancy, but a good place to eat with business colleagues and/or family that won't break your wallet. Even if the line is out of the door, it moves quickly.

  • Visited January 2013
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