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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%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (272 reviews)
“spinach maria” (56 reviews)
“corn pudding” (40 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:30All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

My wife had a ride for kids event with the final stop being at Calhoun's on the river. The wait staff was remarkable and management was out of this world and was more than willing to help out with our event. They even let us...More

Thank Keith W
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Popular spot. Like BBQ, chicken, ribs and burgers. Nice selection: ribs, fish, burgers, salads, sandwiches. Monday is $5.00 burger night. Good family restaurant. Walking distance to downtown. Friendly waitstaff.

Thank Knoxvilleshopper
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I love to go for the prime rib and fried okra. Great patio with a beautiful view of the river. Great for date night or a family outing.

Thank Melissa L
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

This place is consistently good with an awesome menu and friendly service. It's a must for game day or weeknight after work fun.

Thank Rachel H
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Calhoun's is a Knoxville staple and one of the longest running bbq places in town. The menu is large and consistent, and offers all of your barbecue favorites plus burgers, salads, apps, etc. They also brew their own beer. This location has an awesome deck...More

Thank smiley1236
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch yesterday and were impressed! The view, the food and the service were all excellent. We sat on the outside deck with typically has a limited menu however our server brought us the full menu when we asked. Char Grilled shrimp with...More

Thank Jimberly S
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Calhoun's is a great place to eat. I had the Hickory Burger and my wife had the grilled chicken. Not only the food is excellent but the restaurant is on the Tennessee River which makes for great scenery.

Thank Steve Kimberly M
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This place has some of the best ribs I have ever had. The chicken and catfish is not too shabby either, right on the river and just down from the riverboat. If you are going on the the weekend you should probably make reservations

Thank frannie1155040
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

Food and service was excellent, we sat overlooking the lake. The girls enjoyed watching the ducks and carp swimming in the water. We often eat at Calhoun's in Knoxville and Gatlinburg, and this one is fantastic.

Thank Stacey W
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The view is perfection! It was packed but we still were told the wait was only 30 minutes. We didn't think that was bad at all. We went outside to the patio and its first come first serve. So we actually found a table quickly...More

Thank Melissa D
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do I need to make reservations on game day?
4 November 2016|
Answer Show all 5 answers
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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
  • E-mail
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