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Calhoun's On The River

€€ - €€€American, , Barbecue
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (312 reviews)
“spinach maria” (68 reviews)
“corn pudding” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We have been to Calhoun's on the River multiple times since we moved to Knoxville, we always request the same waitress Taylor Smiley cause she always gives great service and comes with a Smile(y)!

Thank VMusick333
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

JD was fast, courteous & pleasant! Service was excellent and the food was good. Good variety of choices on the menu at lunch.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was such an exceptional surprise. Met some family for dinner as we were driving through Knoxville and they suggested Calhoun’s. Needless to say we were blown away with the food. The absolute best chicken tenders we have ever had and the ribs and pulled...More

Thank Catherine B
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I eat Sunday Lunch on a regular basis. Like any restaurant some visits are super and some other visits can be less that excellent. When Calhouns has prime rib or prime rib and shrimp on their Sunday special menu....ORDER IT. It is...More

Thank Doug S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We always get good food and good service at Calhouns on the River. We sometimes go early, walk along the river before eating. I always get salad which is fresh and cold, my husband frequently gets the ribs. They are great.

Thank mullie09
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard good things about this restaurant, so I was excited to try it. Sadly, it did not live up to the hype in the least. I ordered the steak and shrimp and couldn't finish it. I had ordered the steak medium, and it...More

Thank Caltex77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I visited this Calhoun's on our way to Gatlinburg. Our food for lunch this day was absolutely delicious. The view of the river is gorgeous. We thoroughly enjoyed everything about this restaurant.

1  Thank 7SharonJ7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered Thanksgiving takeout for 25 people. The turkey was moist, the stuffing and gravy delicious, the peas and extra fixings yummy, The pumpkin cheesecake was to die for. The serving portions were generous, and our food was ready at the exact time we were...More

Thank JustBreathe525600
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service was slow and the atmosphere was aqckward. The food is pretty good but after waiting over an hour for it it would have to be good to even get 3 stars.

Thank Samuel-Tracy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Calhoun's BBQ. Great ribs, coleslaw and burgers. The fried pickles are not good though. Service is great and atmosphere is fun.

Thank crothste
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Questions & Answers
19 September 2017|
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Response from Jeff B | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe this Calhouns has ever accepted reservations any day of the week, and I've been going there 24+ years. Call them as they may accept "call ahead" seating. Another option is nearby Ruth Chris. They usually... More
Kelsey H
3 August 2017|
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Response from LTCJJFOODIE | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. You will have difficulty parking with a trailer. you will have to park atop the hill on the West side of the river and walk down.
4 November 2016|
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Response from Brenda H |
Calhoun's on the River does not take reservations on Game Day. Please remember also, there is a parking charge which is refunded if you move your car before kickoff.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-673-3355
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