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Calhoun's On The River

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$$ - $$$
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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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Sublette, Illinois, United States
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Our server was Haley and she is a great waitress. The place was packed but we were seated immediately. They claim the best baby back ribs in the USA and they were. The cocktails were generous, the beer good, and the house root beer great. Our food was out in minutes, and they bring bread to the table.

Thank Kelly_Hicks_1963
Downers Grove, Illinois
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54 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to visit by the river. We were able to obtain outdoor seating, which overlooks the river. The outdoor seating area had a limited menu available, compared to the indoor restaurant. The food was tasty.

Thank HLaw97
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing and so was the view. They do need more handicapped parking. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely go back and take visiting friends to eat here.

Thank Suzy S
Duarte, United States
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118 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent along with a view that was pleasant. We sat on the deck and they had air spray to keep you cool in the sun. The banana pudding was excellent.

Thank Sue B
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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76 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

One of our favorites when we come to Knoxville. Laid back atmosphere on the riverfront with patio, outside music, dock for boats, and a great variety of food. Cat fish, burgers, chicken, bbq, salads, and desserts, something for everyone. Decent prices too, our two meals and app was $40. Nice area around the river to walk before and after as... More 

Thank tnbelle2016
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

Calhoun's is a great venue for business meetings, seminars and luncheons. They have good American food including: great ribs, salads and sides. The view of the river is amazing. They have a great deck and bar. The restaurant is family friendly. Try the fried okra.

Thank Sawldw
Knoxville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I've never been a big fan of Calhoun's only go there if others make the plans. I think their food is mediocre at best. Although I'm not a big BBQ person.

Thank KashiCat
Indianapolis, Indiana
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

They pride themselves on ribs but they are not good... Nothing really is good here except their bbq chicken salad if they manage to make it right ... The views is the only reason why we go here.

Thank glr16
Winter Haven, Florida
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83 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Stopped for a beer and a light lunch. They serve a local beer that we enjoy. Sat outside for the view along the river, nice. It does get quite hot in the afternoon without a breeze. The food is always consistent as is the service. The Steak Salad was tasty and enough that we split it.

Thank davidm34746
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Do NOT miss this place. Food and service are A+++. Only complaint...when are you going to open a restaurant in Chattanooga?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • 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
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
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?