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Calhoun's On The River

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$$ - $$$
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

It's been five years since I was last here, but the restaurant is just as I remembered it. The service was excellent and the food was even better. From chicken to burgers to ribs, everyone with me enjoyed their meals. My prime rib was tender and cooked perfectly. The spinach Maria was fantastic. The mashed potatoes, horseradish sauce, and even... More 

Thank Richard B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We like to try different places when traveling for our daughter's tourneys. The atmosphere was great. Our waitress was wonderful. I wish we would have sat outside but my daughter over ruled me. We found the food portions to be a little small but with great taste. We are very glad we came.

Thank Connie L
Knoxville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Ate at Calhoun's for lunch and the River location is ideal for business meetings. BBQ & Ribs are always great. plenty of solid choices in the service was impeccable. For full service BBQ, THIS IS THE BEST place in knoxville.

Thank gil c
Brewton, Alabama
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Amazing bread. Be sure to try adding garlic rolls. I had the Specialty Steak and Caesar salad. Also had great strawberry lemonade

Thank hray123
Front Royal, Virginia
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Ask to sit so you can see the water. Seating is in or out but menus for outside was not as large as the one for eating in. Waitress was knowledgeable. Ribs were good and Calhoun's bbq sauce was on the table!! Shrimp was well seasoned and steak was cooked just right. Baked beans were spicy but I loved them.

Thank pecks1
Indianapolis, Indiana
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We experienced great service from the waitresses who were helping our large group. They took the time to explain the menu options and were patient with some of the older members of our group. The food was good and was a good value for the cost. We were told that if we had been seated outside that we would have... More 

Thank steveb0619
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

You can't beat sitting and watching the life around you on the water. It "lowers your blood pressure" so to speak! The service is good...waiters are tuned in and attentive to their patrons. We found plenty of free parking.

Thank Puccini8
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The view is incredible! The service is great! The food is everyone's opinion. I don't have a favorite here, although the Rocky Top potato skins is my "go to" when I can't make up my mind. If you've never been, you need to go at least once.

Thank Magic1987
Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Calhoun's on the River has great food, good craft beers that they brew at their brewery and an excellent view of the waterfront. It's a great place to go after a UT game or a movie downtown.

Thank Ed_Pritchard2014
Knoxville, Tennessee
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247 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

My brother-in-law was in town visiting and wanted to go to the "famous" Calhoun's On The River. The first thing we noticed upon arriving was the very limited parking on Volunteer Landing. We were seated at a table overlooking the Tennessee River. The view was great and the atmosphere of the restaurant was elegant. The meal began with a basket... 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
View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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?