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Calhoun's On The River

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400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:30
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Oxford, Michigan
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only was there a nice view of the river but the food was outstanding! The prime rib and grilled shrimp had a wonderful flavor. Usually I use lots of aujus but the flavor was so delicious it was not needed. Staff very friendly. Prices reasonable

Thank kc8sty
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spend the night in Knoxville,TN on our cross country road trip as we stumbled into Calhoun's by the river. We sat right by the window for the view and enjoyed the most amazing BBQ. Our waitress was also GREAT! My honey and I will definitely be back when we visit Tennessee again. Loved every bit of it.

Thank Galie J
Erin, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Fast friendly service and great food!!! Will return next time we are in town. We went on a Saturday night the parking lot was packed and we were figuring an hour wait by the number of cars and our wait was less than 20 minutes!! Great job

Thank kartmom4275
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Have business meetings and Knoxville all day long and I last meeting the local people we were meeting with recommended this restaurant. So I grabbed a cited to go to this restaurant and all of us enjoyed it. The people that worked for the restaurant where very helpful and kind to our trip and explained the different things on the... More 

Thank Blindbowler
Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My group returns to Calhoun's every January during our annual show. Very fun, good food, good service... And I order the same thing every time...the pork chop. It was as delicious as ever...though I had to scrape off the seasoning this time. Way too much...

Thank Elena G
Bradenton, Florida
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41 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Three times and every time the food was awful. Undercooked chicken. Soured pork and got sick. Beer only place. Staff is nice.

Thank teresah6
Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The food is good, solid, fill you up food. Really good barbecue with all the fixings. Lots of other choices as well. Most people I know go there for the atmosphere, the view of the river, the outdoor patio area and it closeness to downtown. It is a top notch resturant with lots of places to look out on the... More 

Thank Charles S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Calhoun's On The River is a relaxing, comfortable place to enjoy a great meal. Although it is large in size, the layout allows for quiet conversation while enjoying the view of the river. The staff is attentive but not bothersome. It's like they are watching from afar while respecting your privacy. The food is served hot and delicious!

Thank vivster37922
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of Knoxville Local restaurant 's . One of the best overall for food , atmosphere, everything in between. I especially like the Oriental chicken salad . And there BBQ is one of the best in town .

Thank Robin Y
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12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Calhoun's on the river in Knoxville enjoys a great scenic location. I've been an occasional patron for 15 years. I ordered the catfish dinner substituting the spinach maria for the coleslaw and getting a potatoe for my side dish. The catfish was heavily breaded and a bit over fried, the potatoe had spent a little too long in the warmer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Barbecue, Soups
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
View, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?