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Calhoun's On The River

400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
865-673-3355
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Ranked #32 of 940 restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Barbecue
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Of all of the Calhouns restaurants this one is probably our favorites. The food is always good. I recommend the pork dinner or the ale steak. Wife loves the Blount Co tomato. Good bread fast delivery of your food and consistent service adds up to a pleasant dining experience. The only negative is the parking. It is very narrow so... More

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GREENVILLE
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed a peaceful lunch outside by the river on a recent trip to Knoxville. Not impressed by univ of ten campus, but enjoyed our food here. My son said it was the best bacon cheeseburger he ever had!

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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My family and I toured the University of Tennessee and asked our guide to recommend a place to eat. Glad he sent us to Calhoun's.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I enjoyed the BBQ. The view of the river was very pleasant. The staff was courteous and the restaurant was clean. My friend had the BBQ steak and would not recommend it.

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Kodak
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I eat at this location often and have ALWAYS been very pleased with the setting, the food, and the service. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone! Reasonable prices for an excellent dining experience.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This restaurant is right next to the river, and there was a band playing in the patio, cool place and very busy. Not the best BBQ I have tried, but it was pretty good. Service was good and fast, except they run out the beer we ordered:(

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Laramie, Wyoming
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Day before yesterday we enjoyed a nice meal at this Calhoun's location. We were 30 minutes late arriving for our reservation, but were seated right away on a pretty busy evening. They may be used to non-locals being late as it is not easy trying to figure out how to find them. We ordered their special smoked prime rib with... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We got seated in the bar area quickly and got our orders in just as fast. The food was totally worth the wait. I highly recommend the BBQ pork plate with their BBQ sauce. The bread was fantastic and so were their side items (Cole slaw, baked potato, fries).

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Charlotte, NC
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118 reviews 118 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Four of us ate at Calhoun's and found the food quality very good. Our meals consisted of several salad options (for the ladies) and ribs and smoked chicken for the guys. The side offers were excellent and the smoked chicken and ribs moist and smoke kissed. The bread baskets contained decent corn muffins and Italian Cheese sprinkled rolls. The BBQ... More

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Bristol, Virginia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Went for the first time based on a friend's recommendation we we were not disappointed! Great food! The have to try their potato skins appetizer... Awesome! Very friendly staff and such a fun view!! If the weather is nice take advantage of the nice patio!!!

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