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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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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ribs” (302 reviews)
“spinach maria” (64 reviews)
“corn pudding” (46 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 30 March 2017 via mobile

Loved the atmosphere here! The food was delicious and our waitress Tina was fantastic! We would definitely recommend!!!

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Visited Knoxville for business and met friends at Calhoun's on the river. Friendly fast service casual atmosphere. We enjoyed setting at a table on the river edge. The ribs were vey good tender and not to fatty. I ate the whole half slab and I...More

Thank wandersfar
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

If in Knoxville try Calhoun's on the River. Calhoun's is right on the river, adjacent to downtown and just a few blocks from the UT stadium and has a spacious deck, a lively bar and room for private parties. It offers wonderful ribs and chicken...More

Thank Gary M
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We had a large group of 13 and was seated quickly with great service the entire night. Our group had a variety of selections and everyone was pleased. Highly recommend Calhoun's for anyone that wants a casual dinner in downtown Knoxville.

Thank TarHeelsareBest
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Great food, great prices, beautiful views. Some of the best food in town. Very reasonable prices!! Some of the best food you'll ever experience!

Thank Cody L
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great evening at Calhoun's on the river. Celebrated my birthday with my family. We had the pretzels with beer cheese as an app and they were terrific. Salads were great. I had the chicken tender meal and the spinach Maria as a side,...More

Thank jduncan3in1
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

I could eat at Calhoun's weekly. No really I could. Smokehouse salad is the best. The atmosphere is awesome.

Thank LaTosha P
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We like Calhouns' ribs - have ever since we stumbled across the restaurant in Knoxville, years ago. Lately, while we still like the ribs, we've been disappointed in the sides, service and overall ambiance of Calhoun's in other locations. It was with some reluctance that...More

1  Thank comunikat
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Calhoun's on the River is a Knoxville institution, especially before, during and after UT football games. We chose to go in a less hectic time, post football season, on a Monday night. It was still busy, with about half the tables occupied, but with people...More

Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Inattentive service. Uninterested bartender. Dry ribs. We really don't care about you because we're Calhoun and people come here for the view

Thank Dhillman60
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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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View
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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