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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 good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (318 reviews)
“spinach maria” (69 reviews)
“corn pudding” (48 reviews)
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American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is our favorite Calhoun’s. The food was great. The ribs are always good. Be sure to try the banana pudding, the best. Our server JD was great, very helpful and friendly.

Thank boonesp
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an I will nice place to visit. We have taken visiting friends and family here often. One of my favorite sangrias, hubby enjoys the Cherokee Red. And if you like prime rib, their hickory smoked is a must have. My three go to...More

Thank jims_lanie
Reviewed 3 days ago

Thank you for the hospitality and all the great food. We had taken our Florida neighbors out for a great meal and we were not disappointed.

Thank Margie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed eating our appetizers with the view of the river, which was fantastic. However, I work in the medical field and the waitress was obviously a uses with track marks up and down her arms. This did give me an opportunity to show my...More

Thank K A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 4 dined there on 1/5/17 and was very disappointed in the taste of the food. It wasn't that it was prepared wrong or the temp was cold, it was the taste. The BBQ sauce in not good at all! If you sample...More

Thank TNgal26
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to have a meal in a perfect weather, while looking at the TN river, this is the place to go. The ribs are delicious! but the salads are not really better than average, so aren't the rest of the menu!

Thank Mohammad R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve eaten at all the Calhoun’s family of restaurants, totaling all of them over the years easily over 500 visits. Always great Tennessee-style barbecue, and their craft beers are some of the best in Knoxville. I highly recommend any one of them.

Thank Don H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great stop after a bike ride on the greenway or an afternoon out on the boat. We enjoy the food and drinks and have even made it a tradition to dock here to watch the fireworks every year.

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eaten at Calhoun's several times and I think because it was Christmas Day, the B staff must have been working. Ordered Green Fried Tomatoes that were so greasy, you could see a puddle on the plate. Did not get our basket of bread until...More

Thank hhinaz1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say about Calhoun’s on the River? It’s wonderful. From the view on the river and the big balcony to the amazing food - we love this place. Some things to note - if you’re going on game day you better get there...More

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