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625 Turkey Cove Lane, Knoxville, TN 37934
+1 865-288-1600
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Knoxville, TN
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

First of all, the burgers and sides were delicious. So what was the problem? Service! We went to this restaurant around 7pm during the week. Let's just say our patronage did not seem appreciated. All that the staff at that hour seemed interested in was getting cleaned up and closing for the night. We were treated coolly, it took forever... More 

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Rockwell, North Carolina
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

My wife and I discovered Calhoun's almost by accident a year ago. We now stop in each time we are going through Knoxville. The food is delicious. The service has always been very good. There are very generous servings of food. And yes, the next time we are through Knoxville, we do plan to stop again and enjoy that "Taste... More 

Thank H Warren C
Honolulu, Hawaii
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211 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

So, the fried catfish, baked beans and creamed spinich was great. The chicken and ribs were just ok. If you want sweet pies then this will serve you well too. The service was pretty slow, forgot a couple of drinks twice and was just not very sharp, although they were friendly.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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251 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

Some friends and I gathered at this restaurant for drinks and some "munchies" while we discussed some business. I was pleased when our server said that the restaurant had onion rings. I LOVE onion rings, but not the ones that were delivered to me. The other items on the menu may be excellent, but the onion rings most definitely are... More 

Thank BaldEagle1776
Knoxville, Tennessee
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23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

I'll start with the good-the white sangria is delicious and so are the fried pickles and bread. Also, the restaurant is clean and the decor is very cute. Now the bad-my husband got a burger and said it was the worst burger he's ever had in his life and he never complains about food. The bun had vinegar on it,... More 

Thank bear27780
Knoxville, Tennessee
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Food is always hot, cooked to your specifications, and delicious! Customer service is "Outstanding!" Don't forget to order the Banana Pudding! There is nothing about this restaurant that I dislike...I always take family & friends new to TN to this restaurant!

Thank ccrider13
West Dover VT
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65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

I had eaten at Calhoun's on the River a few times several years ago and remembered it had great ribs. So we tried this one on our way through Knoxville. The ribs are still wonderful. I prefer this dry type of rib- lots of flavor that seems to melt off the bone. I tried a Calhoun's Trio which includes ribs,... More 

Thank Holli S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Had an early lunch appointment today and decided to meet at Calhoun's in Turkey Creek. Helped them open the doors at 11:00 a.m. Drinks and hot bread in 2 minutes. 10 minutes and we had the most tender chickens strips (5) possible, hot fried out of the oil. With the chicken, slices of crisp bacon, shredded mozzarella cheese and crumbled... More 

Thank Dale H
Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Always a family favorite of ours. You get all the yumminess of smoked BBQ but with the a atmosphere of an upscale dining establishment. Wood paneled walls, dark decor and open seating add a flare of masculinity to the restaurant. Despite the decor, the food is genuine BBQ and southern favorites. Amazingly enough the sides and appetizers are just as... More 

Thank Stacy B
Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

All of the Calhoun's in the Knoxville, TN and surrounding areas have a slightly different atmosphere like in Turkey Creek you are near lots of shopping, while other locations are on the river, at the dam or in the mountains, etc. but one thing you can count on is the food is always good. Highly recommend if you are in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$23
Bar, American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Turkey Cove Lane, Knoxville, TN 37934
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-288-1600

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?