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Calhoun's On The River

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400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Maryville, Tennessee
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208 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a little bit of everything in our group . Everything was very good . The service was great . I love the fried green tomatoes . The steak calhoun was very good . Bread is great . Sit out over the river if you can .

Thank marlin61
Indiana, United States
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to lunch at Calhoun's on the River during the SEC conference swim meet in the middle of the week. I'm sure it is nuts during a football season. Our waitress was great. The hostess not so friendly. Food was quite delicious. The spinach casserole is amazing. Ribs were enjoyable too.

Thank 497katrinat
Trophy Club, Texas
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60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here for business dinner tonight and had a pleasant experience. We arrived at 5:30 PM without a reservation with a party of 6, only had to wait about 5 minutes and we were able to get a table. The table looked out over the lake and was a very pleasant view. The water was calm, and the fog was... More 

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Ozark, Missouri
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is great. Good proportions. Priced sufficiently. The best to me is that when you sit outside along the water you have the view. The "Columbus" ships were parked there when I ate, but the tours just kept coming. I was amazed. I'd go back again, but preferably when the ships weren't there so I could watch the ducks and... More 

Thank gayle f
Williams, Arizona
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time we tried this, we ate on the deck where the menu is limited and I was sure I was going to be disappointed. I wasn't. The boneless wings with Thunder Road sauce and Ranch are so beyond good that good just doesn't begin to describe them. The ribs are fall off the bone tender, no fat, excellent flavor,... More 

Thank Kristin and Nic A
College Station, Texas
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85 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice set up in a large banquet room overlooking the river. Went with a large group, but was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the selections and the preparations. Started with a very good house salad and garlic bread. Main courses were grilled shrimp skewers, grilled chicken and carved beef - all were delicious and not dried or over-cooked. Nice... More 

Thank macnjac89
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 can dine on the outside and watch the moonlight reflect on the water, or just... More 

Thank Lauren D
Knoxville, Tennessee
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a great area overlooking the water which was very nice. We'd never eaten in that... More 

Thank slynetlewis
Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 normally very good and the food is very good too. Not bad on pricing. You... More 

Thank Jerry C
Denver, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 a terrific job! We enjoyed our dinner so much that we returned again Saturday night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Soups
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?