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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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Williams, Arizona
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago NEW 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 

Thank bnrbar
Erwin, Tennessee, USA
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178 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We decided to eat here before going to a hockey game. It's so hard to find good kids menus but calhouns has the best one I've seen. Ribs and steak on the kids menu. Very nice. I had the chicken wings which were good. My wife had the soup which she really liked. Very nice atmosphere. Parking lot is a... More 

Thank Kenneth E
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great steaks and great beer. Love it on the water . It's nice place but can be over packed with people

Thank Rae R
Holladay, Utah
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146 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was not impressed at all even after having this place recommended. The ribs were dry and overcooked, like they had been sitting under heat lamps all day. The French fries came cold...I mean, actually cold.

Thank Scott_M_From_Utah
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a bite and was amazed at the size of this place. Great service. Great presentation and pretty good beer.

Thank Steven S

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
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?