4 Rivers Smokehouse ranks No. 3 in South's Best BBQ Joints by Southern Living

ORLANDO, Fla. – If you love barbecue, you’re in luck, as there is a gem among us here in Central Florida. 

4 Rivers Smokehouse is on Southern Living’s list of the South’s Best BBQ Joints for 2019.  

The local barbecue chain comes in at No. 3 on the list. 

Southern Living’s readers played a part in the vote with more than 65,000 people surveyed according to a news release.

The magazine said of 4 Rivers, “In the span of just a decade, 4 Rivers Smokehouse has grown from a single restaurant in Winter Park into a burgeoning barbecue empire. Slow-smoked brisket anchors a broad menu at the chain’s 14 locations, joined by wide-ranging selections such as Memphis-style pulled pork and California tri-tip.”

Here’s the rest of the top barbecue restaurants on Southern Living’s list:

  • Southern Soul Barbecue, St. Simons Island, Georgia
  • Lexington Barbecue in Lexington, North Carolina
  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse, Winter Park, Florida
  • Dreamland Bar-B-Que in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
  • Mac’s Barbecue in Skiatook, Oklahoma
  • Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas
  • The Salt Lick BBQ in Driftwood, Texas
  • B’s Barbecue in Greenville, North Carolina
  • Central BBQ in Memphis, Tennessee
  • So if you’re really into barbecue, here’s your summer road trip list. 

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    Stacy is a Social Media Producer for ClickOrlando.com and has been with News 6 since 2018. She graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in advertising and a Masters in social media/mass communications.