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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 good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (348 reviews)
“spinach maria” (69 reviews)
“corn pudding” (46 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Love taking out-of-town family and friends here. The tables have room in between to actually get up and walk without feeling crowded. The view is outstanding and service is of highest quality - without fail. The menu is great and I haven't had anything that...More

Thank SherryK917
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was visiting from out of town. Great setting on the river. Good prices for a busy, upper-scale restaurant. Enjoyed my meal, as did all in my party. Would definitely go back.

Thank BeerVenturer
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good looking establishment. Nice menu with great sides and desserts (if you are in to desserts). Good service. Tasty meal. Great on the river view. If there's a downside....it's so popular that you might have a bit of a hike from the parking lot (which...More

Thank Kevin P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first visit to Calhoun's was outstanding! The food and atmosphere made the experience even more enjoyable. Our waitress, Andrea was so very friendly, informative of the area as it was our first visit to Tennessee and just a great deal of fun. We will...More

Thank Cleopawtra
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely location, great food, fabulous service! So much choice! Nice for easy eats and fun with family and friends!

Thank Rahul M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Okay meal with choices to satisfy each of us. Good service. Nice selection of drinks. Easy walk from downtown Knoxville if you do not mind a steep hill. Nice view overlooking the river.

Thank Vickie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went there for a quick lunch on our day of arrival in Knoxville. The service was quick and friendly. The food was really good. There were ample servings of food. Loved it!

Thank Hiwatha H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped here recently while touring downtown Knoxville. This restaurant sits on the Tennessee River and is right below the football stadium. I wouldn't recommend trying it while there is a home game but any other time would work. It's a large restaurant so you have...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our server J.D. Crutchfield was awesome!! He recommended several choices and really made our dinning experience complete. The ribs and spinach maria were delicious. (2) Thumbs up!!

Thank Evan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My last couple visits are showing that their quality of BBQ is slipping. I am not sure if it is their barbecue, which has been dry the last couple visits, or that the rest of the barbecue restaurants in the area are getting better. Calhoun's...More

Thank Brian C
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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, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View
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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