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Calhoun's On The River

400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (302 reviews)
“spinach maria” (64 reviews)
“corn pudding” (46 reviews)
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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 16 May 2017

We went there after my mother in law passed to get all of our minds off of that great place fast service and friendly great atmosphere as well to out and look over the water so peaceful definitely would recommend trying if you have not

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

They were recommended to us by the staff of the Marriott--enjoyed every morsel. Waitress was very attentive and cordial. It was prom night so it was fun to see all the kids dressed up for it. It was on the river so had pretty views...More

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Over the past month, we have eaten here three times while in Knoxville for softball. We have eaten here three times because the food was excellent. The Lemon Chicken served over a bed of rice is really good. Others in our party really enjoyed the...More

Thank Austin D
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I had a negative experience at this restaurant a couple of months ago and thought I would never return. However, I did used to love the place and felt like I should give it another chance (anyone anywhere can have an off night0. However, this...More

Thank Ragerdy
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Located right along the Tennessee River and easily accessible by an elegant pedestrian bridge if coming on foot from the nearby Hampton Inn, this restaurant looks lively and inviting as one approaches and definitely did not disappoint. We enjoyed delicious Tennessee BBQ ribs and pulled...More

Thank sylviedE6545AD
Reviewed 1 May 2017

A co-worker and I went in to grab lunch. The cafe at the Arena is closed for the summer. I saw on the website that they served $5.00 burgers all day on Monday. The server went to get the manager. He told me they are...More

Thank Robin S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Great location with a pretty view of the river. Parking is abysmal. Had to park across the highway. Beer was good. However, our waiter was so stoned that he had to return to ask again what we had ordered. When he didn't give us our...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 29 April 2017

When we have guests here in east TN, this is one of our go-to places to share the whole TN experience. Great views of the river. The appetizers are by far the best food, but it has a really friendly atmosphere and southern food staples.

Thank MF S
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

The service was fast. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND the Calhouns Trio.Good portions of Chicken Tenders,Barbeque,and ribs served with slaw and naked potatoe.

Thank ecr2015
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We visited Calhoun's on the River in April 2017 during an anniversary trip. The view and atmosphere is fantastic. Our waitress was very friendly and kept our drinks and anything we needed plentiful. The food was just ok. Nothing special. We had the ribs, pork...More

Thank georgia-traveler95
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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
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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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