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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%
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“ribs” (321 reviews)
“spinach maria” (69 reviews)
“corn pudding” (48 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed 2 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 3 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 4 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 4 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 6 days 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 6 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in Tennessee for week and were looking forward to this restaurant. We had a late dinner here, about 8pm ish. We sat in the water front area. There was only one other table in our section. Our order for 2...More

Thank Benjamin H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to dock your boat and head up to eat! Beautiful view of the river, service was good, and casual atmosphere.

Thank Bobbie93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice location being on the water and close to the walking paths for a stroll after dining or while waiting for a table. However the food is not the best we were a little disappointed after our 3rd visit trying different selections from the...More

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my God there beer batter muffins are divine!!! The rest of their food is pretty awesome to!! Service was good and the atmosphere nice there sweetie need to leave it more sugar for my taste But all in all it is a definite recommend

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