Fodor's Expert Review 4 Rivers Smokehouse
What started as a tiny business in a former tire repair shop has turned into a multistate dynasty. The popular 4 Rivers, now with 14 locations and more on the way, turns out slow-cooked barbecue standards like pulled pork and Texas-style brisket. More unusual items like the addicting bacon-wrapped smoked jalapeño peppers, the Six Shooter with cheese grits, and a sausage-filled pastry called kolache feature. Old-time soft drinks such as Frostie Root Beer and Cheerwine are for sale, along with desserts like the kiddie favorite Chocolate Awesomeness, an indulgent layering of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, Heath Bar, whipped cream, and chocolate and caramel sauces. Some units have a Sweet Shop that sells whole oversize cakes.
1600 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Winter Park, Florida 32789, USA
- Giant portions
- Sweet shop bakeries
- Bacon-wrapped smoked jalapeños
- Slow-smoked ribs, brisket, and chicken