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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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Cincinnati, Ohio
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We were in town visiting family and had dinner at Calhoun's on the River. We originally chose Calhoun's because we like the Smoky Mountain Brewery beer on tap, it's fantastic! The food was what you'd expect, burgers, wings etc, a little more upscale bar food. The real winner was being able to sit at a table out on the enclosed... More 

Thank Cincygirl3boys
Wrexham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fantastic food and brilliant service I would highly recommend this restaurant. I had steak which was cooked to my choice perfectly and the service was quick also the drum is we ordered they came within minutes.

Thank mike e
Columbia, South Carolina
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69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Looking for a place to eat Thanksgiving afternoon. Only place that was open! We could see it from the bridge and there were people going in!!! Lo and behold they had a Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner special! Wait time 15minutes!! Meal as very good with a well cooked turkey breast . Very pleasant surprise.

Thank MRRomanSC
Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went there last November 27 to eat dinner. The restaurant was so busy but still the staff were so accommodating and helpful especially our server Chris F. He did a great job. The food was excellent and on time. There was also a server that was cleaning near our area and refilling bbq sauces on each table that he... More 

Thank MJPejante
Lewisville, North Carolina
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104 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My son visited Calhoun's a while back and was pleased so driving through Knoxville on our way home Thanksgiving seemed like a perfect time to try it out. It was most definitely worth the drive out of our way. We got BBQ, salad with home made dressing and an wonder corn side. They brought an array of bread and the... More 

Thank Tony W
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Calhoun's can be quite busy at times but well worth the wait when they are. Great serving staff and excellent food. They have their own beers on tap. Their red ale is great. To top it all off, if you are a Vet the serve free meals to Vets on Veterans day.

Thank billsG2990GD
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

After enduring 8 hours of holiday travel, my husband and I needed a break! Trip Advisor led us to Calhoun's for excellent service (big shout out and thank you to Hannah ) , great food and a perfect beer pour! Everything we tasted was "the best ever"- baked beans (better than my mothers), corn pudding (better than my own special... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate at calhouns one Friday night in November. Decent food but the server was excellent. I would return if in Knoxville again. Great views of the river

Thank Medollawines
Burlington, Vermont
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first time to Knoxville and seeking out BBQ came across Calhouns. What a nice atmosphere and location on the Tennessee River. The food was fabulous, service great and very reasonable prices!!!! Ordered a full rack of baby back ribs and the meat falls off the bone and their own brand BBQ sauce is excellent. Bottles available for... More 

Thank David S
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The locals rave about Calhouns, however, I think they are about average. Just normal southern style food. I've visited to attend a private anniversary party as well as a family dinner and while everything was good, I would prefer more creative food.

Thank Michele J

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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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?