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Calhoun's On The River

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Barbecue
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (348 reviews)
“spinach maria” (69 reviews)
“corn pudding” (46 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed yesterday

silverware was nasty, look like dried egg yoke on fork, others sent theirs back too.. Chair had to be exchanged, arm rest very nasty with spilt food...

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Found this place on TripAdvisor and we weren’t disappointed. Great atmosphere and really good ribs. This is a must visit when in Knoxville.

Thank Chris B
Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived in Knoxville and decided to walk to Calhoun's On The River on a beautiful sunny day to sit outside and have a beer and an appetizer. We were greeted by Caitlyn our waitress and boy did she make our experience a great one....More

Thank Gary W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Table dusty and spills (?). Food average. We had BBQ chicken sandwich and ribs. Coffee not hot, barely warm. Nice server, but slow. Nice view of river, variety of outdoor seating choices.

Thank beckyw872
Reviewed 4 days ago

Pretty views of the Tennessee River, unfailingly good service, American food prepared well every time I've been, beautiful banquet facilities upstairs . . . . I've eaten most items on the menu, and everything has been perfect every time. They make the best baked beans...More

Thank llshore
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Wait was extremely long so we ask about doing on the outside and was told we could because it was self sweating but they didn't inform us that if you go outside the menu doesn't offer some of the items as inside because of an...More

Thank KassandraTee48
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had the smoked wings and was not disappointed. If you're into wings you should put these on your todo list. Wife had the bbq trio and was also happy. Was a nice lunch. Also had a house lager which was also enjoyable.

Thank mediumspw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place and fun atmosphere. Kelsy took care of suggesting the best they had to offer. The brisket was lean, the ribs fell off the bone and the Mountain Brats were full of flavor. Even the mashed potatoes were perfect! Try the Spinach Maria and,...More

Thank Chris H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere was nice, the staff was friendly. I was expecting more from the quality of the food. It was explained to me the corn muffins were Jiffy. This was from the waitress. I guess that sums up my write up here. I expected some...More

Thank Gordon F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with a school sport group for dinner. Food was Luke warm. There are supposed to be known for there barbque. The sauce choices were ok. Staff very nice. THEY CHARGE AN ADMINISTRATION FEE on each check, then tips are extra.

Thank Traveler22316
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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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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