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Calhoun's On The River

400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
865-673-3355
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Ranked #30 of 931 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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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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117 reviews 117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

My wife and I had dinner here while stopping over in Knoxville, TN. Our waitress was a blond who was extremely sweet and personable, both giving us info and suggestions. We briefly talked about the city and Nashville as we just got into Knoxville at the time and were headed on to Nashville the next morning. At the moment I... More

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Atlanta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was decent The waiter was a very quippy and curt for some reason. Once our food was delivered, he never came back to check us. We had to get our check from another waiter. Maybe he was having a bad day. Outside seating is available, but in need of attention.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Went here a few weeks ago on a Wed. night. One of the specials was beef brisket, delicious. Wife is on a diet so ordered the Blount County Tomato and just went on and on about how she enjoyed it. Friend who was with us also ordered the brisket and was also very impressed. Service was also very good friendly... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We had a family birthday dinner at Calhoun's on the River and enjoyed it very much. The food was good & the view of the river plus the area nearby where you can take a stroll afterwards is nice.

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Fallbrook, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Nice looking place in a great location on the river, not too far from downtown area. We were told by the hotel that this was one of the best places in Knoxville for Kentucky Barbecue. Let's just say that if this is the best in Knoxville, the folks around here are in trouble. Wait staff was attentive and good service.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

During my recent visit to Knoxville, TN. I stopped and had lunch at Calhoun's on the River. The restaurant is easy to get to with ample parking and the atmosphere there is very cool with great southern hospitality. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and was up on what was going on locally. The meal was well prepared... More

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London, Kentucky
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Our group of 4 ate lunch at Calhoun's Saturday. We did not have reservations but were seated immediately. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. We ordered fried green tomato's and cheese sticks for appetizers and they were great. Our entree's were ribs which were average due to the sauce only, teriyaki chicken which was excellent and BBQ Chicken. Again... More

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