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Calhoun's On The River

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400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good service, attentive servers, good food. Always love the atmosphere. It has a good view of the river and the gaystreet bridge.

Thank trinaneeloy
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed the night. Food and staff were excellent. Great location. Really nice and roomy spot to host a rehearsal dinner. Beautiful spot on the river.

Thank Kmcalvert
Knoxville, Tennessee
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Gathering place on home football game weekends. Lots of activity in their parking lot. Great locale on the river and frequented by Vol Navy. We actually prefer the other Calhoun's locations in Knoxville for other times during the year, but this is great place in the fall.

Thank 914ej
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225 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have written excellent reviews on this restaurant in the past and they were well-deserved. Unfortunately, this one is justified as well. I had talked with a friend recently who ate there and they said things weren't nearly as good as they used to be. I chalked that up them having an off night and didn't really let it color... More 

Thank Ragerdy
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83 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great location close to downtown. Situated on the river with scenic views from tables near the large windows on the river side. Food and service were "factory like." Nothing special.

Thank Suetooyoo
bonita springs,fl
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is ok but heavy. If you are on a health kick this is not the place to go to Flavors good but too much fat

Thank cranberryflash
Knoxville, Tennessee
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 was seating in a nice sized booth. Ordered burgers & fries. Good food! Nothing special in my opinion

Thank April C
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Read the reviews and went to there web site was expecting to have awesome BBQ . This place is far from a BBQ . Had pulled pork , it tasted like it had been microwaved . The portions of the sides I should say bite size . This visit was on a Friday afternoon not busy and with that said... More 

Thank SN1960
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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623 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our server had the personality of a head of cabbage. There was a sign in the window that read "we are always hiring hospitality minded people" I guess they are grasping at straws. The food was good, not great and not bad.

Thank BethlehemPaUSA
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Calhouns expecting great food and great service based on previous reviews. Service was the worst I have ever had in Tennessee. Food is mediocre at best. Met some friends and wanted to relax and enjoy our time but the server disappeared and no one came to ask if we needed anything. Would not recommend.

Thank Shelley C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?