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Calhoun's On The River

) #7 of 925 Restaurants in Knoxville €€ - €€€ American, , Barbecue
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (285 reviews)
“spinach maria” (62 reviews)
“corn pudding” (44 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 15 February 2017

I had eaten at Calhoun's several times. The atmosphere was great. The service was great too. It is family fun and the younger children loved watch the river and seeing boats going through the water. Calhoun's can also be a romantic place to dine. You...More

Thank Lauren D
Reviewed 15 February 2017

After a basketball game at UT, two of our friends dined with us at Calhoun's. Yes, the wait was long, but after a ballgame, you can expect that. They were nice and efficient which made our wait seem like less time. We were seated in...More

Thank slynetlewis
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Right on the water. We take our cruiser out and make a day of it. Dock right there and walk up the steps to a outstanding patio duck or if you don't like the sun you can go inside. Both are great. The service is...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We were in Knoxville for the weekend and made reservations for a party of 6 with the manager, Toby Winters for Friday night. Toby went above and beyond by setting up our table at the corner windows overlooking the river and our waiter, Anthony did...More

Thank bnrbar
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to eat here before going to a hockey game. It's so hard to find good kids menus but calhouns has the best one I've seen. Ribs and steak on the kids menu. Very nice. I had the chicken wings which were good. My...More

Thank Kenneth E
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Great steaks and great beer. Love it on the water . It's nice place but can be over packed with people

1  Thank Rae R
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I was not impressed at all even after having this place recommended. The ribs were dry and overcooked, like they had been sitting under heat lamps all day. The French fries came cold...I mean, actually cold.

Thank Scott_M_From_Utah
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a bite and was amazed at the size of this place. Great service. Great presentation and pretty good beer.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Great place. Casual, friendly, great food, pork plate, ribs, sauce, biscuits. Casual, fun place. Everyone we bring loves it. And there are locations downtown, West, at the Ft. Loudoun dam marina, others.

Thank HarveyRd
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The menu was varied and foods we all great, good service. Food was average to very good. We all wanted wings but they weren't available for at least a 40 minute wait.

Thank Sam C
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Questions & Answers
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.
Bill C
28 March 2016|
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Response from Scubachickemt | Reviewed this property |
It depends on which way your traveling : ) Calhoun's on the River is off of 321 right after the Loudon Dam bridge, take 1st Left after bridge, before you head into Lenoir City. There is a Calhoun's off of I-40 and Kingston... More
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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, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, 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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