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Calhoun's On The River

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400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
865-673-3355
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 73
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  • 23
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Like Calhoun's, but LOVE CALHOUN's On CUMBERLAND SO MUCH BETTER!

We have always enjoyed Calhoun's, but most especially on Cumberland Drive in the center of K-town. Not necessarily this location....sorry, just telling the truth! Keep up the great Caesar salads....it's what we come back for!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
dustinmyshoes
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North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Hagerstown, Maryland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

After waiting well over an hour for a table, we were placed amidst 8 empty tables. Granted it is scenic. However the Manager was extremely rude when I complained about the needless wait and did not even offer a discount or free appetizer as our family including older children were famished. After I complained to their corporate office, they had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great find!! Bypassing through Knoxville and HAD to try some authentic Tennessee BBQ. Great meal and the service was fantastic. We'll definitely be back!!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

My wife took me to Calhoun's today for my birthday. We went early enough so that our favorite server Shelley was still there. She waited on at least 3 tables in our area, with a view of the river, and all seemed to enjoy Shelley and the food. Shelley is efficient and delightful and makes eating a real pleasure. The... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Great place to go for dinner or lunch. Good place for Friday night dinner on the deck. Also good place to go for a drink.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Recently I had a chance to eat at this restaurant with my family and extended family. The food was wonderful and even the small kids enjoyed it. After dinner, we fed the ducks by the river and listened to a cover band that was impressive. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone because of the wide selections to choose from.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

My friends an I had a great time listening to the music of Kitty Wampus Friday night. Unfortunately, I can't say the same about our experience with Calhoun's management and staff. The waitress accidentally dumped a whole tray of drinks on one of the ladies in our group. She apologized an brought new drinks. The rest of the evening was... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I took my kids here for lunch one day when I had some work in the area, what a great lunch, service was fantastic, the view of the Tennessee River was great and we even saw one of the paddle boats go by.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We have always enjoyed Calhoun's, but most especially on Cumberland Drive in the center of K-town. Not necessarily this location....sorry, just telling the truth! Keep up the great Caesar salads....it's what we come back for!

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Jacksonville, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Saw good reviews on Trip Advisor and decided to give it a try, was not disappointed. The best tables look out over the river and just add to the experience. The food was excellent, had the rocky top potato skins, fried pickles, fish sandwich, teriyaki chicken, ribs, bbq pork, everything was awesome. Value for the price was good. In addition... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Party of 4 celebrating a birthday dinner with a great view of the river and constant water sports outside. Three had Coho Salmon and I enjoyed Prime Rib. We shared a wonderful desert called Red White & Blue Shortcake, a summer version of Strawberry Shortcake to include blueberries -- yum! Hannah was our server again and she does a great... 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-673-3355

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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

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