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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 good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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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 26 June 2017

Stopped in for lunch Burgers are excellent. Had a good view of the river. Can get loud during peak times.

Thank TonyBR549
Management response:Responded 7 July 2017

Thanks for the feedback! It is a big restaurant, that seats a lot of people, if the music is too loud, please let is know so we can lower the volume. We want to make sure that you are comfortable!

Reviewed 26 June 2017

Average calhouns, I dont know if they save the outside eating area to clients without kids, but I do know they had all the families in the far back corner...which is crappy. Our service wasnt great and there is no way in heck I am...More

Thank Megan C
Management response:Responded 7 July 2017

We're really sorry to hear that you weren't happy with the service. Our outside deck is open seating, just sit wherever you like a server will come to you! We're here for our guests, if you're unhappy with the table we pick, just ask us...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

Had a very good time at Calhoun's. We had a waiter named JD and he was simply awesome. Tool great care of us, very polite and always carried a smile.

Thank Sourav D
Management response:Responded 24 June 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your dining experience! We'll give JD a high-five for doing such a good job!

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Was seated outside on a beautiful afternoon. Directly above was a table of servers "chatting". We waited for fifteen minutes and NO SERVICE. I was so mad that I approached the young servers to mention the lack of service. They looked and ignored my comment....More

Thank Deb P
Management response:Responded 24 June 2017

I'm really sorry to hear about this; this is not the "Tennessee Hospitality" that we teach nor is it good business. We definitely appreciate your feedback because without it, our team wouldn't be able to learn and grow. We would like for you to contact...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Relax at downtown Knoxville's riverside restaurant only a brisk walk from the University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium and Thompson Boling Arena! For lunch or dinner Calhoun's on the River provids a great dining experience whether you are seated among family and friends, or the raucous...More

Thank 563francesh
Management response:Responded 24 June 2017

We do tend to get a little rowdy when it comes to our Tennessee Football! But we are a family-oriented restaurant first! GO VOLS!!!

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

All the Calhoun's locations are just amazing but this one has to be my favorite. The location is gorgeous, the food is great and the service is always impeccable. They have patio music on certain evenings and that's a great addition to the already wonderful...More

Thank Lisa W
Management response:Responded 24 June 2017

We try to have something for everyone! Thank you for such positive feedback, I'm sure we'll see you very soon!

Reviewed 21 June 2017

Had dinner last week on the deck. While there is a limited menu on the deck, service was still very good, as was the food. Only drawback on this lovely summer evening was the 3 piece band was a little too loud for me. Hard...More

Thank Jane H
Management response:Responded 24 June 2017

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and your meal! We will keep the volume of our bands in mind. We want to make sure everyone is comfortable and happy! Thank you!

Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Calhoun's on the river was an amazing choice for dinner on my overnight stay in knoxville. Great food, great view and great service (Thanks JD!!). Next time I am in town I will definitely be back.

Thank pick9000
Management response:Responded 24 June 2017

We would love to have you back! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 19 June 2017

We ate there this weekend for Father's Day and we sat outside on the deck where they make all their own food! It was great because there was no wait! We could see the water, but it was shaded from a big umbrella and they...More

Thank Angie P
Management response:Responded 24 June 2017

Thank you for sharing your family's awesome Father's Day experience! Y'all are welcome back anytime!

Reviewed 18 June 2017

The big windows and good views of the river are what make this location unique! The views are worth a visit, I love dining with a great view. Came here with 3 friends because we were attending a charter event with the local steam train,...More

Thank TLinATL
Management response:Responded 24 June 2017

We're quite happy that you were happy with the location over-looking the beautiful Tennessee River and your Ale Steak and Shrimp combination! We're sorry to hear about the service though. However, we always appreciate the feedback and we are going to cover your review, as...More

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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, 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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