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Calhoun's

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625 Turkey Cove Lane, Knoxville, TN 37934
865-288-1600
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 108
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Late dinner

We arrived in Knoxville late and found this Calhoun's only 1 mile from our hotel. We did not have to wait to be seated. Our server was friendly. My date had the pork barbecue plate with baked beans and I had the Calhoun's trio with a baked potato. The server brought us bread while we waited and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Lynn C
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Cleveland, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Farragut, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Jody is an amazing, hard working lady who provided fun and timely service. I will definitely return because of this and the great ribs!!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Not from around here and wanted to find some southern bbq. Food was average. Nothing special. Maybe because it was a chain. Friendly service. Portions small to average except salads good size.

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We arrived in Knoxville late and found this Calhoun's only 1 mile from our hotel. We did not have to wait to be seated. Our server was friendly. My date had the pork barbecue plate with baked beans and I had the Calhoun's trio with a baked potato. The server brought us bread while we waited and the cornbread muffins... More 

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knoxville, TN
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is our 3rd visit to this specific Calhoun's where we have had a bad experience. We sat in the bar area to help better our chances of good service. Service started out slow but the bartender was friendly. At the time where she was slow she only had 3 people at the bar and 2 tables. Eventually what appeared... More 

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Dover
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This restaurant does not have very many healthy choices especially for vegetarians! I ordered the spinach salad with strawberries and pecans. Alas, the pecans had been processed with oils and sugar making them like candy. What a waste! Also, there was no whole wheat bread available. Patricia, our server, did a great job. It's unlikely that I would go back!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great Pina coladas. Also, the banana pudding is the best around. I did not care for the prime rib but can't go wrong with the ribs or pork. Ashley H is an awesome server-bartender.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the front desk agent at the hotel we were staying at in Knoxville. The BBQ was awesome and our waitress Britney was absolutely fabulous. We'll be sure to go there again when in the area.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Visited for a lunch, a treat for us! Food was affordable and very tasty and service pretty good except the moment the server had our credit card, she forgot about us. Struggled to get her attention for the "doggie" bag she promised us. Strange that she wouldn't even look our way once we paid the bill.

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Colonial Heights, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved by Vols fans, this nice spot down on the Tennessee River has all you would want in a local eatery! Good atmosphere, indoor and outdoor seating and great food! Calhoun's is definitely a taste of Tennessee!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This was our last meal of our vacation and my sister in law told me to eat here. Lindsay was our server. She was very nice. My family said the steak and BBQ salad was great! I wanted to order off the kids menu because I wanted something small to eat. I was disappointed that I was going to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 Turkey Cove Lane, Knoxville, TN 37934
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-288-1600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups
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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?