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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Entertaining clients

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    Very good
  • 60
    Average
  • 21
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  • 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
Good food, good service

Our party of three had a great dining experience here. We were greeted by all the staff at the door and on the way to the table. Our waiter was very good and answered all our questions. All the entres were tasty - I had the ribs and they were really good. The one thing not 100% positive - my... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
irumley
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Our party of three had a great dining experience here. We were greeted by all the staff at the door and on the way to the table. Our waiter was very good and answered all our questions. All the entres were tasty - I had the ribs and they were really good. The one thing not 100% positive - my... More 

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Rochester, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

we had a group of twelve in from indiana last week and went three times. ale steak and shrimp was delicious and the service was awesome..

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Seymour
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51 reviews 51 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped by last night and sat outside on the deck looking over the river and the bridge that was beautifully lit up. We got the Ale Steaks which were absolutely amazing!! Our server was Katt, and she was literally the best server we have had in a very long time!!! So incredibly sweet and helpful! We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Best Calhoun's by far.....all of my family enjoys eating there and nothing beats their Ale steak or hickory smoked prime rib! :)

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Bryan M, Manager at Calhoun's On The River, responded to this review

We work very hard to make each dinning experience excellent. Glad to hear you had a great dinning experience! More 

Westlake, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stop here every time we're in Knoxville. Delicious ribs. Awesome location and Riverside dining. Right on the river walk with an awesome location, decent staff, and really good food

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

One of my favorite business lunch spots. You can't beat the Smokehouse Sald. Almost as much meat as salad!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The food was decent, and the service wasn't so great. There was some issue with one of the orders either not being submitted or ready with the rest of them. One person's food didn't arrive until the rest of us were finished. The restaurant offered her a free dessert to make up for her order coming out so late and... More 

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Bryan M, Manager at Calhoun's On The River, responded to this review

I am truly sorry for your experience with us. It is not our goal to give anything other than great service. I hope when you are in town again you will give us another chance. My email is bmerryman@coppercellar.com. If you decide to come please shoot me an email and I will make sure your experience is awesome. Thank you... More 

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

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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Bryan M, Manager at Calhoun's On The River, responded to this review

It's always great to here are ribs are still the best in town! If you ever need anything else or have any questions let me know. Here is my email, bmerryman@coppercellar.com. Thanks for the time. Bryan Merryman More 

Curitiba, PR
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?