A Jacksonville native, Founder John Rivers, curated the best of BBQ styles from around the world and perfected them over time, from Memphis-style Pulled Pork to Kansas City-style Burnt Ends, California-styled Tri-Tip to St. Louis-styled Barbeque Ribs, the best ever Pulled Smoked Chicken and Wings anywhere to 4 Rivers’ own signature Texas-style Brisket, 4 Rivers takes the time to get it right.
Once you decide on your meats, pick how you want it: get a heaping sandwich, sample them as sliders, try a Cuban Sandwich, BBQ Street Tacos, or BBQ Quesadillas, get yourself a Brontosaurus Beef Rib, or just order your favorite BBQ by the pound.
Vegetarian options are available, which surprises most folks. That is until they try our Smoked Portobello Sandwich, Vegetable Quesadillas, or Veggies ‘N Grits. Plenty of BBQ items for the kids as well.
BBQ Sauce can be a touchy subject with Barbecue purists. Regardless of your position on the debate, try our Signature 4R BBQ Sauce, the Hot 4R Signature Sauce and the 4R Mustard BBQ Sauce for yourself, if even just on your fries. Or just settle the debate by ordering the Smoked BBQ Chicken with 4R White BBQ Sauce.
4 Rivers takes the same painstaking approach to perfecting our homestyle sides as we do with our award-winning BBQ. We discover, test and improve the best recipes for down home southern favorites like Buttermilk Biscuits, Cornbread with Jalapeno, BBQ Baked Beans, Creamy Mac & Cheese, Savory Collards, Fresh Coleslaw, Sweet Potato Casserole, Fried Okra, John’s Special Potato Salad, Baked Cheese Grits, Smokehouse Corn, and French Fries.
Leave some room for desserts from our Sweet Shop such as cakes and seasonal cupcakes, cake balls, dessert bars, Bananas Foster, Fried Oreos, bread pudding made from scratch with Krispy Kreme doughnuts, or our chocolate cake sundae that goes by the name “Chocolate Awesomeness.”
Located on Park Avenue in Orange Park, just south of I-295, on the west bank of the St. Johns River, 4 River Smokehouse Orange Park is right next to the Jacksonville Naval Air Station, and a short drive from Fleming Island, Lakeside, Middleburg and the Doctors Lake area.
A quick lunch spot, an afternoon meeting spot for clients, or a family dinner favorite, dine in with us, take it to go, call ahead for takeout pickup, order on the new 4R app, get it from your favorite delivery service or call us for catering larger meals.
4 Rivers Catering and takeout options can handle your next event or large gathering. We have it all from appetizers to full meals with meats and sides, and of course desserts, all of which we can deliver and set up or you can pick it up yourself. However you get it, nobody does catering in Jacksonville and Orange Park like 4 Rivers. We’re always striving to be one of Jacksonville’s Best Caterers because we love catering Orange Park and Jacksonville events!
See what others have had to say about 4 Rivers Smokehouse Orange Park
“Best bbq ever!”
“Best bbq in Jacksonville”
“Best BBQ in Jax!”
“Best in town!”
“Best barbecue in town.”
“Best BBQ around here”
“Best Bbq… period. Great portions, excellent flavor, consistent and courteous staff.”
“Some of the best BBQ in Jax.”
“OMG that place is so good”
“Everything is great.”
“Highly recommend this best Bar-B-Que in Jax!”
“Great bbq, decent prices, fantastic sides.”
“Always fast and delicious…absolutely love 4 Rivers”
“I’m never disappointed with this place, best brisket in town!”
“Best BBQ I’ve ever had. This place is kid friendly and the bakery is to die for. The food isn’t just BBQ too. Something for everyone.”
“Been to BBQ joints across Texas, this spot is right up there with ’em. Vegetarian options as well which was a surprise”
“4 Rivers has kept its quality as it has branched out to new locations. This Jacksonville location is just as good as the original in Orlando.”
“The food was delicious, especially the barbeque sauce.”
“Best bbq in northeast Florida”
“Best pulled pork I’ve ever had. Sides are great and the bakery is to die for!”
“I absolutely love this place. The people are awesome!! Best BBQ in town.”
“Best barbecue in the area. Finally somewhere that has fresh, home style sides and quality meat!”
“The best barbecue that I’ve had in 15 years.”
“Awesome atmosphere and great food. Unlike any BBQ place I have ever been. Got the Brisket Street Tacos. Delish.”
“Collard greens were the best I’ve ever had, even better than my own.”
“Wonderful BBQ and fast service.”
“Amazing bbq. Felt like I was back in Texas.”
“Best bbq in the world!! Everything off the menu is absolutely delicious!!”
“The best bbq in the area. We love it!”
“Stunning BBQ goodness!!! Menu worthy of the most discerning tastes. Huge, rustic dining room.”
“Carefully constructed meals made the way they should be.”
“This place is delicious, the employees are really nice. The price is good and there is a military discount.”
“I suggest this to anyone, even if you dont like barbecue, this will change your mind.”
“Great food and wonderful desserts. If you like smoked ribs chicken and pulled pork this place is a must try!”
“I am very picky about my barbecue. 4 Rivers is absolutely outstanding! Highly recommended.”
“Great food smoked jalapenos are great! Brisket is off the chain! Call in is quick!!!!”
“Absolutely love this place. Food is tasty and the staff is always polite, happy, walking around and engaging customers as if though you are a guest in thier home.”
“Because smoking meat is a hobby of mine, I’m extremely picky on eating out at bbq joints but this is one thee best smokehouses I’ve ever eaten at. Passion clearly goes into what they do.”
“Great food, fast service, friendly staff. A favorite for my family!”
“I have had 4 Rivers cater two holiday parties. The food is always a hit. Everyone always raves about how amazing the macaroni and cheese, and baked beans are. The cornbread is never dry and the brisket is cooked to perfection. Also, they supply plastic ware, plates, and tongs for cater orders. Highly recommend.”
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