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££ - £££
American, Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Bar, Barbecue
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6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4826
+1 865-673-3377
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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234 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love all of our choices that we make. Consistent in taste, friendly and helpful staff. Location is great for our our particular needs. SWEET TEA always great!!

Atlanta, Georgia
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate here during the lunch hour on a Friday. Service was good and food was timely. Enjoyed the fresh garlic rolls. Our dinner portions were large and everyone enjoyed their food. Do wish there had been more choices on the BBQ sauce. The sauce they offer has a very strong vinegar base.

Thank mjorg2015
Pall Mall, Tennessee
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The best place for ribs in the South.....they are perfect. The slaw is very good and the creamed spinach is wonderful. I love the cornbread with a touch of honey.

Thank JimbuckTootle
Collinsville, Illinois
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75 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I can honestly say that I've never had a bad meal or a bad experience at Calhoun's on Bearden Hill (or on the riverfront). Two years in a row, I've gone there for Thanksgiving Dinner, and they've been fantastic in all respects. The people are friendly and easy to deal with. The service is up to par even when the... More 

Thank RouxTheDay
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Met my adult son for lunch including fried green tomatoes appetizer followed by Chicken Chili soup. Bread was hot. Service was great!

Thank Catherine S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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191 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Stopped in today for lunch and had a chicken salad sandwich with bacon and cheese. Very tasty! Friend ordered Turkey Creek Salad which looked good.

Thank Wayne C
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I can honestly say I've eaten at all the Calhoun's locations and this location it right at the top with Calhoun's on the river. Great quality food, atmosphere and service. Fresh juice in all the adult beverages, always a great place to gather with family and friends. No one has to ask me twice if I want to go to... More 

Thank SassyRedGal
Columbia, Maryland
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446 reviews
308 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

I met my buddy at Calhoun's for dinner. It was a Sunday night and the place was mostly empty. Our waitress was pleasant but was a little standoffish. I had the pulled pork sandwich. There was plenty of meat on the bun and it was moist and delicious. The side of beans was noteworthy because they were delicious. I also... More 

Thank TooOldtoRun
Knoxville, TN
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153 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We brought out of state guests here as the food and the muffins are outstanding. The whole slab was either over cooked or left over from a prior day as they were very dry. The small rib on the 3 meat plate however was just fine. Mashed potatoes and muffins were great as always.

Thank GrandPenguins
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were excited to eat here after eating at the one in Gatlinburg and loving it! This Calhoun's, however was disappointing. Both mine and my husband's food was rubbery. I couldn't even finish mine. The service was great though! Wouldn't recommend it based on the food quality. I felt like we wasted our money.

Thank Brittany B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
American, Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4826
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-673-3377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?