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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 - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A fun experience, but a little pricey.

The location for Calhoun's on the River is pretty special. It is right on the river. So close, in fact, our friends invited us on their boat and we docked at the restaurant. The atmosphere inside is pretty interesting as well. There was a little bit of a wait, but not too bad. The waiting area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Aer0n
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Rockford, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best Spinach Maria in town (although Chesapeake's is awesome too!). Great nearly outdoors dining where food can be enjoyed while watching river activities below.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The location for Calhoun's on the River is pretty special. It is right on the river. So close, in fact, our friends invited us on their boat and we docked at the restaurant. The atmosphere inside is pretty interesting as well. There was a little bit of a wait, but not too bad. The waiting area could have been a... More 

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Thank Aer0n
Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love to go and eat on the deck during the spring when the weather is good. The food and craft beers always make for a great experience.

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Thank johnkerr8888
Chicago
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'll start with the railroad crossing because everyone should take heed! At the bottom of the entrance to the parking lot is a railroad crossing, without bars or lights or even a stop sign. There's a wall between the entrance ramp and the railroad so you can't see a coming train, and there's a sharp turn across a nearly unmarked... More 

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Thank alira
Seymour, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love their BBQ pork plate and their mac n cheese. I just about order it every time that I am there. Service is always good, Food is always good, value is always good.

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Thank AmberRN29
Essex, Maryland
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very good meal. I loved the atmosphere, it sits right on the river. The food is typical bar food, nothing really blew us away but it was good. The waitress was very friendly and our food came out quickly. I bet this place is really crowded when school is in session since it is near the university.

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Thank Markoshannon
Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice casual restaurant on the Tennessee river next to Neyland Stadium, home of the University of Tennessee Vols. Great ribs! Good drinks.

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1 Thank mcdavis37777
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our company presidential dinner here, so we reserved the large room upstairs, we had a buffet type dinner, with prime rib, BBQ ribs, shrimp and chicken, this was by far the best meal I have ever had, the service and the food was fantastic.. We will diffidently be back here again.. Thanks Calhoun's for a great time!!

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Thank Mark C
Calhoun, Georgia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Calhoun's is located on the banks of the Tennessee River combining lovely waterfront views and savory barbeque flavors including all the traditional sides. Their barbeque sauces are tangy, sweet or spicy hot. All are delicious. Calhoun's is nice, but not too fancy so eating ribs straight off the bone with you fingers is totally acceptable! Portions are healthy and prices... More 

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1 Thank Jennifer T
Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Calhoun's help sponsor New Year's day 5K and help feed almost 1000 runners they didn't awesome job will go back and eat there many more times.

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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: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?