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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 968 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Barbecue
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

I took a few co-workers out in order to celebrate one of their birthdays. Calhoun's On The River was the Birthday recipient's favorite restaurant, until the fiasco we experienced that night! First we had a table of 7, with 2 children. The waiter failed to deliver the kids menus after being asked numerous times, we finally just ordered without the... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Wow, this place was beautiful, the staff was so friendly and the food...DELICIOUS!. We had a beautiful view of the river as well. What a lovely way to spend my birthday. I will make sure I visit again soon.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Good time, good food, in a great place, take a stroll along riverfront after eating walk off the good eats

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Lenoir City, Tennessee, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Took my kids here while on break and we ate lunch, I had a chicken salad, my kids burgers and fries (which I ate a couple) the service was great, the views were great and the food was very good. I'll definitely go back.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Enjoyed the beautiful river view while dining. Glad we went early bc tables near water very close together. Literally back to back with neighbor. Not a great thing with very small curious kids. Ribs good-smoky flavor, great sides. Excellent friendly service.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Excellent Food, Excellent Service, Great Location, Reasonable Price. Located on the Tennessee River next to the University of Tennessee this dinner was superior. We had a full rack of ribs and split the order. The ribs were cooked to perfection with great flavor---different than Texas ribs. The service was very fast and the waiter was knowledgeable and engaging. We had... More 

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Cranberry Twp.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Atmosphere was great. Good beer selection. Food was fantastice.My only wish is that it was summertime and we could enjoy the outside dining and river view. I will be back!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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194 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

If you are a rib conosouier, make sure you got to Calhoun's. The food is excellent and service good. Great ambiance seating overlooking the river. Ask for it.

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Clinton, Tennessee
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

I like Calhoun's very much, and this visit was almost as great as always...except we went on Christmas evening. SO, I guess it was pretty good considering. Our wait was about 50 minutes, but being on the river and a sunny day, we had plenty to do while we waited. Mostly fed the gulls in the water. The service was... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were traveling on Christmas and needed somewhere to eat. This was the only place open. It was clear they weren't happy to be open. Hostess was rude and when we found seats at the bar they took almost 30 minutes to clear the dirty dishes that were there. We were basically ignored and the food was not good. Save... More 

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Additional Information about Calhoun's On The River

Address: 400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone Number: 865-673-3355
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisine: Barbecue

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