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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
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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  • 218
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
best ribs in town

Been here many times and have never been disappointed in the food or the service. The sides are tasty my personal favorite is spinich maria. I did have an issue with our to go order being correct but our waitress made sure every food item was there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Robert Y
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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509 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Been here many times and have never been disappointed in the food or the service. The sides are tasty my personal favorite is spinich maria. I did have an issue with our to go order being correct but our waitress made sure every food item was there.

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Curitiba, PR
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Nice view from the river and located besides an observation deck between two bridges. Internal deco in southern stile, and nice meals in a fair price. Definetly it's my recommendation at Knoxville.

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

This place had the best ribs I've ever had in my 23 years of life. Service was fast and fantastic, great view of the river on the huge deck. The food was amazing, well cooked and very tender. Delicious!

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Grenoble, France
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Great southern food. Fantastic location. The tables with view over the river are amazing. All barbecue stuff is good. The pretzels with cheese are a caloric bomb but are so good!! You can't miss this spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you are here, ask for Kelsey. You won't be disappointed! Great food, great atmosphere, and the river view is to die for!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

In town with NCAA basketball. This was the perfect spot for some BBQ. Was a nice day so seats on the deck overlooking the river were sunny and welcomed after a long northern winter! The service was friendly and quick and food was portioned well and tasty. The spinach side was a great suggestion by the waiter and we also... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The menu at this location seems to be the same as the one in Bearden. However, their bread selection is marginal at best at either, except that you can get beer muffins made from the brewry in Bearden that you cannot get on the river & they are very good. Great ribs, turkey creek salad, & sides like corn pudding... More 

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Charleston, SC
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130 reviews 130 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great service! You could tell that the staff was not only well trained but invested in their customers. Great job! The food is good. Being a bit of a BBQ connoisseur I can not give this place a 5 rating based on their sauce which is just not top notch. The brisket was great however and had a very good... More 

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Millersville, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had an amazing experience at Calhoun's On The River. From the moment we walked through the door, we knew that we were going to have a good time. We sat at the bar as we love to do - because (1) you get usually get better service; and (2) because there we like chatting with other folks. Our bartender,... More 

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La Follette, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

my family and i went there yesterday before the lady vols basketball game and had a wonderful time! our server (stephanie fetter) was one of the best that we have ever had, and we dine out quite a bit. the food was great and reasonably priced and their call ahead feature proved wise to be taken advantage of. all in... More 

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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, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
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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