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“Best BBQ - beats them all!”

4 Rivers Smokehouse
Ranked #5 of 354 Restaurants in Winter Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$0 - US$15
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Takeout
Description: 4 Rivers is a family-owned smokehouse specializing in 30-day aged brisket, homemade southern sides and fresh bakery items.
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Having traveled 46 of the 50 states, sampling BBQ in every region, I judge this to be the absolute best BBQ anywhere. The Brisket is unsurpassed. The setting is not fancy, but who eats the "setting"? The cornbread and the salads are acceptable, but the meat is the star. If you have room, their desserts are both unique and incredible. Every tried a Mountain Dew / Dorito cupcake? If you close your eyes, you will be convinced you are getting genuine Texas food. You have to try this place, you will be back.

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

Our American friends know that we enjoy 'real American' experiences, so after taking us to see a baseball game we went to the Four Rivers. They were spot on!!

The food is tasty and plentiful, and unbelievably cheap. We all ate and drank (soft drinks) ourselves senseless, and still came in under $65 for the four of us.

One tip is to get there before the rush if you can. We got there just before 5pm and it was quiet. 20 minutes later, the line was right out of the door.

Make sure you know what to order before you go to the counter, as it's a little frenetic there, even when they're not busy.

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Thank TOM-C--LIVERPOOL
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Reviewed 16 April 2012

We visited Orlando and enjoy eating all kinds of food, so we looked up some recommended barbecue restaurants and when we were visiting this part of town we stopped at 4 Rivers for dinner. We all had a great meal and I think it is the best barbecue restaurant I have visited.

We didn't have to queue for our food, as we ate quite early (5pm); there are a few tables inside, but more seating outside on the patio and we had no trouble getting a table at this time (on a Friday). Between us, I think we tried all the different types of meat and all were excellent. We also tried loads of the side dishes and these were really tasty, too. I loved the corn, but the green beans and collared greens were great, too, and the sweet potato casserole was like nothing I have had before.

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Reviewed 8 April 2012

One word, "Awesome!"

Be aware, they aren't a sit down, be waited on restaurant. You go through the line, choose your food to take out or eat at communal tables outside. Parking situation not the best but the food is so great I can forget about that. We had the pork ribs and the brisket both were fabulous. We ordered assorted side dishes, coleslaw, bbq beans, john's potato salad, corn and sweet potatoes, all were delicious. Our only regret is we didn't find 4Rivers Smokehouse sooner. Don't miss this place

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Reviewed 7 April 2012

Four Rivers addiction has become an epidemic in Central Florida. The style of barbecue at 4R is not exactly a specific stylle (Texas or NC for example.) It is a unique flavor that stands entirely on it's own. At 4R you will find the best beef brisket, and smoked turkey that can be found. The sandwich selections are very creative and absolutely irresistible. My personal favorite is the Texas Destroyer. You will get southern side options like corn bread and fried okra.
I offer you this warning. It only takes one taste for the addiction to settle in. Next thing you know you will be on the side of the road selling tricks for for 4R food. You might sell everything you have, and lose your house and job just to get that BBQ fix.

Thank doug t
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