Fodor's Expert Review 4 Rivers Smokehouse

$ Florida Barbecue Fodor's Choice

What started as a tiny business in a former tire-repair shop has turned into a 15-location dynasty, with an urban farm and educational center. The popular 4 Rivers turns out slow-cooked barbecue standards like pulled pork and Texas-style brisket, as well as more unusual items such as bacon-wrapped smoked jalapeños, the Six Shooter with cheese grits, and a sausage-filled pastry called kolache. Old-time soft drinks such as Frostie Root Beer and Cheerwine are for sale, along with desserts like the Chocolate Awesomeness—an indulgent layering of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, Heath Bar, whipped cream, and chocolate and caramel sauces. Some branches have Sweet Shops that sell whole oversize cakes.

Barbecue Casual Lunch Dinner $ Fodor's Choice Family Dessert Quick Bite

Quick Facts

1600 W. Fairbanks Ave.
Florida  32789, USA


Known For:
  • Slow-smoked ribs, brisket, and chicken
  • Sweet Shop bakeries
  • Old-time soft drinks
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Sun., Reservations not accepted

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