Over the years, Pitmaster Rivers has curated and perfected BBQ techniques from around the world, from fall off the bone St. Louis Barbeque Ribs to California Tri-Tip, the absolute best Pulled Smoked Chicken to Smoked Chicken Wings better than anywhere, Memphis Pulled Pork to Kansas City Burnt Ends, and 4 Rivers’ signature Smoked Texas-style Brisket, the philosophy behind 4 Rivers BBQ is in taking the time to get it right every time.
Once you have decided on your meats, then pick how you want it: get it as a heaping sandwich, maybe sample them all as sliders, try our Cuban Sandwich, maybe some Street Style Tacos, our amazing BBQ Quesadillas, or just get that favorite BBQ or yours by the Pound.
BBQ Sauce can be a touchy subject with barbecue purists. 4 Rivers not only lets you choose if you want sauce but make award-winning sauces that make the debate even more intense. Try our 4R Signature Sauce, the Hot 4R Signature Sauce or the Carolina styled 4R Mustard BBQ Sauce. Or just order the BBQ Chicken. BBQ purist that just can’t seem to bring themselves to sauce our smoked meats, we understand…but do at least try it on some french fries to see what all the talk is about.
Home-style sides at 4 Rivers get the same treatment as our award-winning BBQ. Curating, testing and improving upon the best of the best down home southern favorite recipes like Sweet Potato Casserole, Fried Okra, Smokehouse Corn, Baked Cheese Grits, BBQ Baked Beans, Mac & Cheese, Collard Greens, Coleslaw, Biscuits, and Cornbread.
For the little ones, we have a kids menu sure to please any tots and plenty of treats afterward to tempt even the pickiest eaters. Some people are surprised at the array of Vegetarian options such as our mouthwatering Vegetable Quesadillas, incredibly popular Smoked Portobello Sandwich, or one of our southern favorites Veggies ‘N Grits. We also have a ton of gluten-free options. Just ask.
Leave room for dessert in our Sweet Shop! Or if you’re already full, pick some up to take home. We make fresh bakery items daily like cake balls, cakes, seasonal cupcakes, bread pudding made from scratch with Krispy Kreme doughnuts, dessert bars, or our amazing slices of cake.
Every day, except Sundays, we’re striving to be the best BBQ Tallahassee has ever had. We’re located on Thomasville Road in Midtown Tallahassee, just north of Old Town and Florida Governor’s Mansion, minutes from the Capitol, Downtown, Florida State University, Florida A&M University and I-10 (Exit 203), making easy to get to from anywhere in Central Leon County. On game day, stop in on your way into town and have lunch or get it to go on your way to the game or your tailgate!
Come in to dine with us, order ahead for quick takeout pickup, get delivery through your favorite app, or let us cater your next family or work event.
4 Rivers Catering and takeout are the perfect pick for gatherings, game days, or special events. From appetizers, to smoked meats and homestyle sides, even desserts, nobody does catering in Tallahassee like 4 Rivers, on Game Day or any other day…except Sundays. We’re always striving to be Tallahassee’s Best Caterer, and we love catering Leon County events!
See what others have had to say about 4 Rivers Smokehouse Tallahassee
“Real deal BBQ”
“Best Bbq in town.”
“Best BBQ around!”
“Best bbq ever . I love the burnt ends!!”
“The BEST BBQ EVER!! Customer Service is ALWAYS GREAT!”
“Best BBQ in Tallahassee”
“Great BBQ & great sides! Always delicious!”
“Best BBQ I’ve had in Tallahassee.”
“Best barbeque in town, sides are good and so many to choose from.”
“Best BBQ in Tallahasse. The food quantity you get is worth the price. Better than many other places in Tally. The service is also great. Fried Okras are special here.”
“We go here every couple of weeks because it is that good. Best BBQ in Tallahassee. Try the stuffed peppers.”
“Some of the best BBQ in Tallahassee. The brisket is always cooked to perfection and all the sides are so good I wish I could get them all.”
“Excellent service and very consistent on every visit. I love this food. Best BBQ I’ve had in Tallahassee.”
“Everything we have eaten at 4 Rivers so far has been exceptionally well prepared and fresh. You should try their catering, it is fantastic!”
“As a Texan I am a bit of a brisket snob. I have attempted to find decent brisket outside of Texas with no success. 4 Rivers has managed to do it right. I was impressed by my first visit and have been back many times. Excellent sides as well!”