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Calhoun's On The River

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 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were here for UT Homecoming 2017, IT had been 25 years since my boyfriend had graduated. He said it hasn't changed a bit... except the food was really delicious (he didn't remember ever eating here, just partying a bunch, apparently). So we were both...More

Thank 777jennya
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you haven’t been in a while, you need to stop. We stopped for the Southern catfish, and it was just as good as we remembered. It’s the best in town, and so is the creamed spinach. The banana pudding was unbelievable. Eileen was a...More

Thank Insight02
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A local classic. We ate here prom night, so it was very busy - but we enjoyed the show. We could not be guaranteed a table but we went anyway, by miracle found a parking place and ate at the bar. Decent food, good martinis...More

Thank susan_0002
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Thursday night. Eileen was our server and was absolutely perfect. The food was delicious. Reasonably priced entrees. We arrived around 7:45 and were seated right away. Service was prompt but not hurried. It was a really nice dinner experience.

Thank jc-in-the-nc
Reviewed 6 days ago

silverware was nasty, look like dried egg yoke on fork, others sent theirs back too.. Chair had to be exchanged, arm rest very nasty with spilt food...

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and we weren’t disappointed. Great atmosphere and really good ribs. This is a must visit when in Knoxville.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived in Knoxville and decided to walk to Calhoun's On The River on a beautiful sunny day to sit outside and have a beer and an appetizer. We were greeted by Caitlyn our waitress and boy did she make our experience a great one....More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Table dusty and spills (?). Food average. We had BBQ chicken sandwich and ribs. Coffee not hot, barely warm. Nice server, but slow. Nice view of river, variety of outdoor seating choices.

Thank beckyw872
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pretty views of the Tennessee River, unfailingly good service, American food prepared well every time I've been, beautiful banquet facilities upstairs . . . . I've eaten most items on the menu, and everything has been perfect every time. They make the best baked beans...More

Thank llshore
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wait was extremely long so we ask about doing on the outside and was told we could because it was self sweating but they didn't inform us that if you go outside the menu doesn't offer some of the items as inside because of an...More

Thank KassandraTee48
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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, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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