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Calhoun's On The River

) #8 of 917 Restaurants in Knoxville ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Barbecue
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed yesterday

Average calhouns, I dont know if they save the outside eating area to clients without kids, but I do know they had all the families in the far back corner...which is crappy. Our service wasnt great and there is no way in heck I am...More

Thank Megan C
Reviewed yesterday

We drove 3 hours to visit this restaurant and it was well worth it. The food was amazing. Better yet, the service was OUTSTANDING!! Lindsey was our waitress, she was super attentive and very friendly. I wish we had a Calhoun's in Georgia.

Thank gramsx2boys
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a very good time at Calhoun's. We had a waiter named JD and he was simply awesome. Tool great care of us, very polite and always carried a smile.

Thank Sourav D
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for letting us know about your dining experience! We'll give JD a high-five for doing such a good job!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Was seated outside on a beautiful afternoon. Directly above was a table of servers "chatting". We waited for fifteen minutes and NO SERVICE. I was so mad that I approached the young servers to mention the lack of service. They looked and ignored my comment....More

Thank Deb P
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

I'm really sorry to hear about this; this is not the "Tennessee Hospitality" that we teach nor is it good business. We definitely appreciate your feedback because without it, our team wouldn't be able to learn and grow. We would like for you to contact...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Relax at downtown Knoxville's riverside restaurant only a brisk walk from the University of Tennessee's Neyland Stadium and Thompson Boling Arena! For lunch or dinner Calhoun's on the River provids a great dining experience whether you are seated among family and friends, or the raucous...More

Thank 563francesh
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

We do tend to get a little rowdy when it comes to our Tennessee Football! But we are a family-oriented restaurant first! GO VOLS!!!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

All the Calhoun's locations are just amazing but this one has to be my favorite. The location is gorgeous, the food is great and the service is always impeccable. They have patio music on certain evenings and that's a great addition to the already wonderful...More

Thank Lisa W
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

We try to have something for everyone! Thank you for such positive feedback, I'm sure we'll see you very soon!

Reviewed 5 days ago

Had dinner last week on the deck. While there is a limited menu on the deck, service was still very good, as was the food. Only drawback on this lovely summer evening was the 3 piece band was a little too loud for me. Hard...More

Thank Jane H
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the service and your meal! We will keep the volume of our bands in mind. We want to make sure everyone is comfortable and happy! Thank you!

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Calhoun's on the river was an amazing choice for dinner on my overnight stay in knoxville. Great food, great view and great service (Thanks JD!!). Next time I am in town I will definitely be back.

Thank pick9000
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

We would love to have you back! Hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate there this weekend for Father's Day and we sat outside on the deck where they make all their own food! It was great because there was no wait! We could see the water, but it was shaded from a big umbrella and they...More

Thank Angie P
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing your family's awesome Father's Day experience! Y'all are welcome back anytime!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The big windows and good views of the river are what make this location unique! The views are worth a visit, I love dining with a great view. Came here with 3 friends because we were attending a charter event with the local steam train,...More

Thank TLinATL
Management response:Responded 3 days ago

We're quite happy that you were happy with the location over-looking the beautiful Tennessee River and your Ale Steak and Shrimp combination! We're sorry to hear about the service though. However, we always appreciate the feedback and we are going to cover your review, as...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do I need to make reservations on game day?
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.
Bill C
I'm looking for the Calhoun"s closest to Alcoa Highway
29 March 2016|
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Response from Scubachickemt | Reviewed this property |
It depends on which way your traveling : ) Calhoun's on the River is off of 321 right after the Loudon Dam bridge, take 1st Left after bridge, before you head into Lenoir City. There is a Calhoun's off of I-40 and Kingston... More
Jesse M
Do you offer a gluten free menu?
22 March 2016|
Response from Bryan M | Property representative |
Yes. Ask your server when you sit down or the hostess if there is a wait
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
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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