4 Rivers Smokehouse | Is It The Best BBQ in Central Florida?

I love a good BBQ….meat in the smoker, good friends, and cold beers. Brisket, ribs, smoked chicken and pork, of course! And please don’t forget the burnt ends or delicious sides! Give me that fried okra, cornbread, and mac and cheese! Yes, please!

But let’s face it, it’s a lot of work. If I’m being honest, I actually don’t know how to make any of those things (it’s my husbands smoker). So when I’m hungry for some quick BBQ, my go to place is 4 Rivers Smokehouse, here in Longwood, FL. If you’re not familiar, they have 13 of these restaurants in Florida. For my Disney people, you may have seen their food truck at Disney Springs, “4Rivers Cantina Barbacoa Food Truck”. It’s a must-try quick service spot when you’re looking for something quick and delicious in Disney Springs. But let’s talk about their brick and mortar spot in Longwood, Fl.

4rivers store front in Longwood, fl
Inside tables at 4Rivers BBQ in Longwood, FL

My husband usually gets the Ribs but favorite thing to get is the Brisket Sandwich with Fried Okra and Mac and Cheese. It’s so good! But if I’m feeling really hungry, I’ll go for the Messy Pig. And it is a messy pig!! That’s pulled pork between 2 layers of Coleslaw, topped with pickles and jalapeños on a brioche bun with 4Rivers signature sauce! It’s over the top…prepare to get messy! But don’t worry, they have some lighter fare…New Barbacoa Bowls, Smoked Turkey and Chicken as well as Vegan Burnt Ends. I haven’t tried the Vegan Burnt Ends, and probably never will! But it’s an option for those who go meatless.

Check out their menu:

4 rivers paper menu
4 rivers menu

They even have a bakery for all you with a sweet tooth! Cakes, cupcakes, bars, and cookies! They have also expanded the bakery and now do specialty cakes and desserts. Click here to learn more.

Maybe you’re planning a party?! They even offer full service catering for all your small or large events. So, if you’ve never visited a 4Rivers Smokehouse BBQ, you should go! Or go to their website to order online for delivery or pickup at one of their many locations. And if you’re not visiting Florida anytime soon, you can use the Goldbelly app for nationwide shipping! It’s all on their website: https://www.4rsmokehouse.com

If you’re on the hunt for more BBQ joints, check out my review of Pig Floyd’s Urban BBQ!

Thanks for reading!

Xo Autumn

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