4 Rivers Atlanta BBQ

It might surprise some to hear the best BBQ Atlanta has to offer originated in Florida of all places. But that’s just where 4 Rivers had its humble beginnings. It didn’t take long for one store to explode into the family-owned award-winning restaurant chain we see today. With a de-regionalized take on barbeque, 4 Rivers bucks the notion that one state knows the “right way” to smoke and serve delicious meats. From St. Louis Barbeque Ribs and Smoked Texas-style Brisket to California Tri-Tip and Memphis Pulled Pork the 4 Rivers Menu spans the culinary map from East to West and North to South. Before the restaurant’s start, John Rivers traveled the country honing his taste and skills and learning varying barbecue techniques. Pitmaster Rivers pulled inspiration from all of his travels and created a menu that features the best of all BBQ worlds.

After notching 8 years of BBQ restaurant excellence and 13 Florida locations under his belt, Rivers set his sights to the north. There he found a west side firehouse in Atlanta, Georgia that was in desperate need of renovation. Located near Georgia Tech in the Marietta Street Artery, 4 Rivers Atlanta is a marvel of past and present. During renovation they took great care in maintaining the original building’s integrity, while also modernizing it with all of today’s conveniences. The old fire station that used to serve the Bellwood neighborhood in northwest Atlanta now serves up delicious tender meats and sides instead, and the reviews are absolutely glowing.

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822 Marietta St NW
GA 30318


Mon-Thurs: 11am to 8pm
Fri-Sat: 11am to 9pm
Sun: Closed

Holiday Hours

New Year's Day Closed
Thanksgiving Day Closed
Christmas Eve Closes at 5 pm
Christmas Day Closed

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