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Calhoun's On The River

400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (321 reviews)
“spinach maria” (69 reviews)
“corn pudding” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed yesterday

Stopped in for a Sunday meal before the hockey game. Had heard lots of positives about Calhoun's and it did not disappoint. Excellent Prime Rib and Baked Potato. Friendly service. Will absolutely visit here again.

Thank Hokiechip
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Always love coming here!! Great food, great drinks and even better service! Michael R. is fantastic!! Definitely knows how to give excellent service.

Thank Shawna D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great food service, drinks and a great view! A must visit in Knoxville!! I will definitely come here next time I visit. Hopefully at sunset!

Thank Antoine T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and food!! Tina was great!! Southern hospitality and very attentive to us. If we are back in Knoxville will go again

Thank jarfeb2009
Reviewed 3 days ago

We have dined at Calhoun's for many years. The food is always excellent. We had a great server named Callie. She kept our drinks filled and the food was brought out quickly.

Thank Leighann111
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Found this place on TA while visiting UT. Looked like a neat place with a nice view of the river so we decided to go. We loved it so much! Our waitress was terrific!! We enjoyed her so much, I wish I could remember her...More

Thank MammaLax
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Ok, I have to admit that I love Calhouns! I was there for 2 of my best friends wedding. I have celebrated many birthday there including my daughter's 16th birthday where she was serenaded by her Daddy and some really great friends band. I have...More

1  Thank Vixie58
Reviewed 5 days ago

The last time I ate there was 33 years ago and the BBQ is still great. The sauce is different from Memphis BBQ but is great also.

Thank Loydu
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner very good. Partner said best prime rib ever. Ribs a little dry. Get spinach maria. Better than Ruth’s Chris

Thank Anne S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

J.D. and L.A. went above and beyond to give us a truly unforgettable experience. We have gone to many different restaurants and this one is one of the best. The ribs are amazing.

Thank jeff r
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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, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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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