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“Pleasantly surprised ”
Review of 4Rivers Smokehouse

4Rivers Smokehouse
Ranked #13 of 617 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Description: 4 Rivers is a family-owned smokehouse specializing in 30-day aged brisket, homemade southern sides and fresh bakery items.
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Description: 4 Rivers is a family-owned smokehouse specializing in 30-day aged brisket, homemade southern sides and fresh bakery items.
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

From the moment i walked in it was a good experience. The young man at the order area, although making another order, happily greeted me and gave advice on menu items depending on what i specifically like. Also what ppl most generally order. The young lady also was very nice and knowledgeable about product and what all was in a specific food choice. When i asked how old a particular side order was she made it fresh add brought it to my table. Even warned of the temperature. The food was extremely good. The brisket melted in my mouth. The fries were crispy but not overdone (hard to achieve).. the cole slaw was some of the best I've ever had and that's truly saying something( on cole slaw, im a very tough judge..).. restaurant was very clean. All tables were wiped and cleared. Floor was spotless. Definitely would come again.. 2 thumbs up!!(i believe her name was Kay.. his i didn't get) the cupcake shop inside was adorable and the young lady was very knowledgeable on their product as well. Packaging a cupcake to go was very carefully done so no "accidents " happen and i absolutely recommend the peanut butter cup ones.. Rivers family made a homerun with this "branch"..

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

It's okay, nothing special. Hard to get over they don't use plates and serve up a glop of BBQ on a piece of wax paper as you pass downline. Not worth a second trip for me. Seems the college students like this place.

Thank H3487AQmarya
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4RiversSmokehouse, Guest Relations Manager at 4Rivers Smokehouse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Good Morning H3487AQmarya,

Thank you so much for reaching out and your review off our Gainesville Smokehouse. We’d welcome the chance to talk to you over the phone and gather some more details about your visit that made it “just okay”. We strive to be excellent in everything that we do and guest feedback allows us to make sure we are always improving. If you’re willing, please send a good contact number to guestrelations@4rsmokehouse.com and we’ll be in touch promptly. Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

4Rivers Smokehouse is a terrific place and food. The brisket is amazing, the BBQ pork is excellent. Overall, a great place and always fantastic and fresh food. My friends/family when they visit always ask me to take them to 4Rivers! Glad to have one in Gainesville!

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Thank Teresa A
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Husband and I just running errands and ran into this place. What a great decision. The BBQ pork and baked beans were awesome. The slaw on the pork was nice and not too overwhelming! Really recommend this place if your in the area.

Thank Suzanne W
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Stopped in at the recommendation of a local shop owner and we were not disappointed. This is a great place for bbq and sides, and coming from Texas where BBQ is King, this was a nice surprise since you usually don't find good BBQ outside those TX boarders. The restaurant was nice, clean and friendly and had it's own bakery!! Yes, sweets and BBQ; a great combo. The service was good. You stand in line, order and seat yourself. Luckily it was after lunch rush so it wasn't crowded and we didn't have to wait. Looks like this place is very active in the community as well. Love the prayer bulletin board. Only missing a star as the bathroom could have used some cleaning up. My pic is of the pulled chicken sandwich with bbq beans and smokehouse corn. Excellent!! Pic your sauce to pour all over that yummy goodness. Hope to visit when back in FL sometime.

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Thank SweetCLV
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