John Rivers painstakingly curated and perfected the best BBQ techniques from around the country, from Kansas City Burnt Ends to Memphis Pulled Pork, to fall off the bone St. Louis Barbeque Ribs, and the best Pulled Smoked Chicken anywhere, and of course, hands down to 4 Rivers’ signature Smoked Brisket, and many more, the philosophy Pitmaster Rivers’ Smoked Meats is taking the time to get it just right.
After that, you decide how you want it: as a heaping sandwich, sample them as sliders, Street Style Tacos, or BBQ Quesadillas, maybe even try our favorite BBQ by the Pound.
To sauce or not to sauce, that’s always the question in traditional barbecue circles. 4 Rivers kicks the debate up a few notches with our award-winning sauces. Try the Signature 4R Sauce, Hot 4R Signature Sauce or 4R Mustard BBQ Sauce. If you’re a bbq purist and just can’t seem to bring yourself to sauce your meats, we get it but do at least try it on some french fries.
At 4 Rivers, we take the same approach to our homestyle sides as with our award-winning BBQ. Searching for, testing and improving upon the best of the best recipes for downhome southern favorites like BBQ Beans, Mac & Cheese, Collards, Coleslaw, Baked Cheese Grits, Sweet Potato Casserole, Fried Okra, and Cornbread. There’s a kids menu for the little ones. We have a ton of gluten-free options, too! Just ask.
You can’t miss the Sweet Shop! You may not have room left, but you should take some to go. We make fresh baked goods daily like dessert bars, cake balls, cakes, and seasonal cupcakes.
At your next gathering or event, give 4 Rivers Catering or takeout options a try. You can get full meals with meats and sides, with desserts and even appetizer trays, you can have us deliver and set it up or pick it up yourself, either way nobody does catering in Jacksonville like 4 Rivers. We’re always striving to be one of Jacksonville’s Best Caterers because we love catering Jacksonville events!
Every day we’re working hard to serve you the best BBQ in Jacksonville on Baymeadows Road, just off I-95, just east of the St. John’s River and inside the I-295 loop on the Southside, we’re only fifteen minutes from UNF, twenty-five minutes from Downtown Jacksonville. Saint Johns, Fruit Cove, Orange Park, or Ponte Vedra. Even if you’re just headed through town on I-95, do yourself the favor and join us for a quick lunch or dinner, and pick up some treats to go with you. You won’t be disappointed.
See what others have had to say about 4 Rivers Smokehouse Jacksonville
“The best barbecue ever!”
“This has been The Best Dining Experience Ever!!”
“The best Bbq restaurant in the south”
“Best BBQ in Jacksonville”
“Best brisket in Florida!!!”
“Best place for barbecue in Jax!”
“Absolutely the best BBQ in Jacksonville”
“This is the best place to get BBQ in Jacksonville hands down.”
“The best barbecue in Jax hands down. Do not pass up an opportunity to go here.”
“Best BBQ in Jacksonville. Very reasonable prices. Go hungry!”
“Best BBQ in Jacksonville by far. Try anything with Brisket!”
“Best BBQ in Jacksonville. The burnt ends are my favorite.”
“Best BBQ in town. Very generous portions.”
“Best barbeque in Jacksonville… IMHO. Don’t forget the sweet shop either.”
“One of the best Smokehouse’s in the south.”
“five star bbq all the way”
“My favorite BBQ in JAX.”
“Authentic Texas BBQ. The burnt ends are to die for. Go there hungry!”
“Excellent barbeque! Decent sized portions. Some of the best brisket ever. Friendly staff. Very clean.”
“I am from Texas and love my barbeque. This place is right up there with Rudy’s.”
“Real. Southern. Barbeque. Fantastic food.”
“The barbecue and the sweets are both absolutely amazing!”
“Some of the best barbecue in Jacksonville. The different sides offered are some of my favorites, and the meats are always done perfectly.”
“This is the best BBQ in Jacksonville Fl, and they have great desserts. Great staff and great food, what else can you ask for.”
“I’ve been to all “the best” bbq places in Austin, Memphis, Kansas City, and those famous spots are very good. But, 4 Rivers is my favorite bbq spot of all. It is just great bbq.”
“Brisket lovers will not be disappointed and even vegetarians have plenty of options with the side board variety.”