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Calhoun's On The River

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400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My family visits this location frequently. We enjoy having dinner on the covered patio watching the ducks & the boats float by. The menu supports many sandwiches, BBQ & salads. Personally my fav is the Southern Salad :) There are many TVs in the bar area for game watching. If you aren't into game watching or have the little ones... More 

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Thank KBeddingfield
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Calhoun's on The River is a place you won't soon forget. We not only used to go there a lot, many businesses in the area host their holiday luncheons and business meetings there. It is RIGHT ON THE RIVER, so you feel as if you were floating, depending on where you sit, of course. There is a nice little boardwalk... More 

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Thank renadria2016
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Calhoun's on the River is an excellent place to taste the tradition of BBQ or homecookin' Volunteer style. The river side restaurant has the pleasant current where you can sit outside or inside in a relaxing atmosphere.There is also a river walk to stroll after dinner. Don't forget to get your souvenir growler! The strawberry pecan salad is fantastic too!

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Thank UtAhjudy
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

I visited K-town for the weekend and wanted to meet local friends for lunch after checkout from my hotel. Being a wise traveler, I took measures to keep myself on a time table but the issues were not in my favor. * I called ahead to be told reservations for lunch were all taken... * arrived to see a packed... More 

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Thank Deana S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Calhoun's has very good smoked meats, that's there specialty so stick with it. What the rest of the menu lacks in creativity, it makes up in comfort food. So, if you're looking for a beautiful setting and good BBQ, especially brisket then go and set on the water!

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Thank Kay R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

I visited Calhoun's the frost time several months ago. This is my third trip to Knoxville in a short time and this would have been my 3rd visit if I had time. The food is good and the service is good. It's the kind of place you don't expect 5 star dining or exceptional service but you do get good... More 

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Thank Warren K
Knoxville, Tennessee
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My middle school daughter celebrated her birthday here with her friends. This is a fantastic location for family, large parties, or even business meetings. The wait staff was very accommodating and the food was excellent, as usual. Great ribs, steak, and chicken. And the corn pudding cannot be beat! Good grief... Just writing this review is making me hungry!

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Thank jttrey3
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Love having dinner in the atrium. Looking over the river always creates a relaxing meal. Great food service and atmosphere. Dylan is the best. The whole team is very attentive to our needs while dining.

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Thank JasonBHicks
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Food and service both were excellent! It was laid back and very clean and neat. We always go there for date night once a week! It's mine and my husband's get away spot!

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Thank proudmom865
Greeneville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Exceptional as usual Great food and service Burgers and BBQ best in town Fried chicken and country ham salad is a must but you had better be very hungry!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Barbecue, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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?