4 Rivers Smokehouse Brisket and smoked jalapenos. Photo credit- Mia Yakel.
Photo: Bob Townsend/Atlanta Restaurant Scene
Photo: Bob Townsend/Atlanta Restaurant Scene

4 Rivers Smokehouse shutters on Marietta Street after three years

A Florida-based barbecue restaurant has closed the doors on its only Georgia location.

4 Rivers Smokehouse closed its location at 822 Marietta St. late last week, Tomorrow’s News Today first reported.

The restaurant confirmed the closure on its website

We want to thank all of our loyal customers who have supported 4 Rivers Atlanta for the past three years. Unfortunately, we have made the decision to close this restaurant. We have received strong guest and community support in Atlanta from day one, and for that, we are very grateful. Although we have no immediate plans, we remain optimistic that eventually, there will be a Smokehouse in the greater Atlanta area.
- The 4 Rivers Team

The Atlanta location of 4 Rivers opened in 2017 in an old brick firehouse building on Marietta Street on Atlanta’s booming Westside. The eatery from founder John Rivers has more than 10 locations in Florida.

The menu offered Texas-style brisket and other smoked meats including pork, chicken, turkey, burnt ends, pork and beef ribs, tri-tip, sausage and wings.

Other offerings included sandwiches, Southern-style sides and vegetarian options.


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