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Calhoun's On The River

400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good32%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (312 reviews)
“spinach maria” (68 reviews)
“corn pudding” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was overall better than expected. The atmosphere (including the 80s music) was nice and very comfortable and the wait staff very helpful and most were very friendly. The food is very good and the prices were reasonable. This establishment is kid and family...More

Thank Jaronica B
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

There with friends. Three of us ordered the same salad. They were all different. One just had greens and strawberries one had goat cheese and one was done according to the menu description. It took 3 wait staff and 2 managers to decide that the...More

Thank rcztn1
Reviewed 19 May 2017

I really wanted to like this place! Beautiful view, right on the Tennessee River. The restaurant itself was pretty and clean. However, the service was very slow. We sat outside and there appeared to be two waitstaff for about 8 tables. What should have been...More

Thank Patty H
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great spot to get close to the river, have couple drinks & soak in the view. The food is average, nothing spectacular. BBQ, ribs. This is a place you for for the atmosphere & view.

Thank smashmouth98
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

It was our 40th reunion and I was looking forward to seeing friends for the first in many years. The meeting room was upstairs with a wonderful view of the riverfront. The chef presented a fabulous selection of appetizers, pastas and meat courses on the...More

Thank designerofhotels
Reviewed 17 May 2017

This restaurant overlooks the Tennessee River and the Riverwalk. The food is good. Loved the fried pickles. They offer complimentary bread, but sometimes you have to ask. The food is good. The service was good the evening we were there. If the weather is nice,...More

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