4 Rivers UCF

John Rivers and his mother at the ribbon cutting
11764 University Blvd
Orlando, FL 32817

(855) 368-7748
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Its not every day that I get to have a nice platter of BBQ for breakfast...in fact its pretty rare. That's why I was excited to attend a BBQ brunch of sorts to officially celebrate the grand opening of 4 Rivers newest location at 11764 University Boulevard.

If you are not familiar with the 4 Rivers brand and are new to the area, please go here to see my review of the Longwood location. Its from 2012, but very detailed and covers the menu very extensively.

As the saying goes, 4 Rivers is 4 Rivers, and that's  what makes it special. The menu at 4 Rivers is the same at all six locations with only slight variances in what the sweet shop offers. You will be able to find the same quality ingredients and menu favorites at the newest one just as you would at the Longwood or Winter Park locations. 

The new UCF location as it's being called, being so close to the University, is 6,900 square feet and can seat 126 diners with indoor and outdoor seating. 

The UCF location has the traditional red brick outside and a more modern and open feel on the inside.

So far, in my opinion, John Rivers has managed to maintain quality and consistency at all of his locations...and I've been to all of them in Central Florida. It's because of his dedication to quality and customer service, that the official opening for the UCF 4 Rivers broke every opening day record set previously by other locations. When you have people lining up at 6:00 am waiting for a noon opening...you must be doing something right.



We started off our morning with a sampling of pastries from sweet shop and plenty of coffee. 

After the ribbon cutting by John Rivers and his mother, it was time to eat some BBQ. 



No trip to 4 Rivers is complete without the Bacon Wrapped Smoked Jalapenos.
These are so good, even at 10:30 am.
I was more than thrilled to get myself a big plate full of Beef Brisket, Pulled Pork, Smoked Turkey, Cheese Grits and Backed Beans for breakfast. 

Everything was delicious and tasted just as good as I've had at all the other 4 Rivers restaurants.

So, if you happen to find yourself on the east side of town...stop in and check out John Rivers newest Smokehouse on University Boulevard...you will not be disappointed


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