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Calhoun's Restaurant

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4550 City Park Drive, Lenoir City, TN 37772
865-988-9838
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: In the 30 years that we have operated and grown, we have attempted to pour...
In the 30 years that we have operated and grown, we have attempted to pour our passion for great food, atmosphere and hospitality into every dining occasion in our restaurants. We are proud to be the Taste of Tennessee.
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  • 51
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  • 40
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 10
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Marina Setting and Some Good Menu Choices

Calhoun's is a noted BBQ restaurant chain in the Knoxville area, but after one not-so-good BBQ experience (at the Lenoir City location) I'll stick to their seafood, which is excellent. When we first came to this area we wanted to try Calhoun's for their highly touted BBQ. I ordered the pulled pork... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Larry M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Calhoun's is a noted BBQ restaurant chain in the Knoxville area, but after one not-so-good BBQ experience (at the Lenoir City location) I'll stick to their seafood, which is excellent. When we first came to this area we wanted to try Calhoun's for their highly touted BBQ. I ordered the pulled pork plate and was amazed to find as much... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We sat in the bar area on a busy Saturday night. Service was slow, I think our waitress was stretched beyond her limits. We ordered drinks and an appetizer, but the appetizer never showed. Our dinners eventually made it, and tasted pretty good for being luke warm to cool. The manager offered to bring new plates, but we declined as... More 

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Louisville
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The 119th Command and Control Sq of the local Air National Guard holds in reunion at Calhoun's May each year . very good service. food is delicious and very well prepared! The staff makes us feel welcomed and valued! Great location on TVA lake above the dam. Calhoun's honors the veterans with free meals on Veterans Day each year. I... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We've been here a couple of times, the first I thought maybe they were having a bad night, but after the second time I found they were consistently less than average, the only reason I gave them 3 stars is the Calhoun's restaurants are traditional good. Maybe this one could use a shake up in management.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Had the BBQ chicken, was dry, sides were good, cinnamon apples were AWESOME. She had the fish special, was OK too. Good atmosphere but nothing special, no redeeming qualities to the place.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Nice spot on the lake near the dam. If you are from Knoxville, it's a bit of a trip. The "Tiki Deck" makes for a nice music venue on Friday/Saturday nights in the summer. Good Happy Hour crowd on Friday, if you seeking a 40's + age group.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

Went for a class reunion and gathered outside on the deck! Lots of seating and a great band (Friday night.) Service a little slow but waitresses were very nice! Drinks and food were as expected ~ very good!

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Harriman, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The barbecue is very good. Most other eats are pretty good but the bbq is the specialty. We love going to sit outside and watch the boats. The service is also normally very good also

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SteelKnuckles, Manager at Calhoun's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You Charlene. Come try our Hickory Smoked Brisket available only on Wednesdays. See you soon! More 

Seymour, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Enjoyed our dinner after coming in off the lake. Marina was clean and well kept. The ducks were a friendly touch without being dirty. Our servers were accommodating and friendly. I requested spinach instead of romaine lettuce for my turkey creek salad and they got it perfect! Delicious as always and priced accordingly for lakefront atmosphere.

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SteelKnuckles, Manager at Calhoun's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You Susan A for dining with is. Come back and see us soon. More 

Cincinnati
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Energetic fun atmosphere on Louden Lake. Several venue options for dining inside or outside. Music provided on some evenings. Wide selection of menu items. Good ribs, shrimp and quesadillas. Friendly service staff. Ample docks for boat visitors.

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Thank You macnmiles. We are glad that you had a good visit. See you soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4550 City Park Drive, Lenoir City, TN 37772
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Lenoir City
  • Phone Number: 865-988-9838

Description

In the 30 years that we have operated and grown, we have attempted to pour our passion for great food, atmosphere and hospitality into every dining occasion in our restaurants. We are proud to be the Taste of Tennessee.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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