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Calhoun's

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2532 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
+1 865-868-1500
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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 - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 534
    Excellent
  • 294
    Very good
  • 164
    Average
  • 56
    Poor
  • 51
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always good

Been to many locations on Knoxville but this was first visit to this one. Everything met our expectations, good food, good beer and good service, just what you expect from a Calhouns.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Don B
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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Harrodsburg, Kentucky
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very great food. Can't wait to go back. Very nice atmosphere. Great service. You can see the big Ferris wheel while you are eating.

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Thank Rachel S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was excited to try this restaurant, as I love ribs, and seeing the sign on the building that says Best Ribs In America made my mouth water. I will just keep my review short, and say that the ribs I had were some of the worst Ive had. They were overdone and tough, and the sauce flavor was ok... More 

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Thank Tim J
Manager P, Manager at Calhoun's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your dining experience with us. We too are disappointed. No matter if we are having a bad day or not, there is no excuse for serving cool and tough chicken. Please let me apologize. May I ask you a few questions so we may better address your concerns? When was the date and time... More 

Montrouis, Hati
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm guessing this place has great barbeque and steaks and such, but their grilled chicken salad was very unimpressive. A severely overcooked (hard and almost inedible) piece of grilled chicken over a bed of iceberg lettuce with a small handful of cheese, limp bacon pieces, and 3 massive onion slices does not a good salad make. My husband ordered the... More 

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Thank ihearthispaniola
Manager P, Manager at Calhoun's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your dining experience with us. It's great to hear your husband enjoyed his salad so much and you both enjoyed the service and atmosphere so much. I am sorry to hear about your salad though. Which one did you order and what was the date and time of your visit? You can contact us... More 

Kingsport, Tennessee
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Been to many locations on Knoxville but this was first visit to this one. Everything met our expectations, good food, good beer and good service, just what you expect from a Calhouns.

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Thank Don B
Manager P, Manager at Calhoun's, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your review of your dining experience with us. As one of the newer stores to have the honor of wearing the Calhouns name, it makes us feel great hearing that we live up to the hard-earned reputation of our long established partners. Thanks so much and we hope you visit us up here in the Smoky Mountains... More 

Seymour, Tennessee, United States
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are local and love Calhoun's. It is in the Walden's Landing complex and always hits the mark. Very nice server and staff, delicious food and good local microbrews. We had turkey creek salad, fish chips and ribs. Everything was great and we will be back. Highly recommend. Love the atmosphere and the warm fireplace on this cold day.

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Thank Susan A
Manager P, Manager at Calhoun's, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate your review of our establishment. It's great to hear from some locals and receive some local love. It's great seeing familiar friendly faces in our place. We may be biased, but we love the atmosphere too, and the fireplace on a cold wintery day like today is such a great spot to enjoy lunch or dinner. Thanks... More 

Fort Wayne, United States
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten at this Calhoun's many times. It is usually good. The last time we had dinner there was a bad experience, poor service, dirty and sub par food. I stopped to speak with the manager about it and was told that they knew it was bad...period. I'm not sure how to take that. Even though I have had... More 

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Thank Susan J
Manager P, Manager at Calhoun's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your latest dining experience with us. We are a bit confused though. While I am glad you gave us a good ranking, some of your comments make it sound as if you didn't enjoy your experience this time. Please if you would, answer a few questions for me to clear it up. First, what... More 

Level Contributor
22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time visiting and can't say enough good things. Awesome service, menu, atmosphere, and delicious food. Will be back ASAP.

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Thank Brett M
Manager P, Manager at Calhoun's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your dining experience. We totally understand your frustration. Between your travel time and wait at the door, which sounds like it must have been a very busy night, we can empathize with your let-down after so much anticipation. First, let me apologize. We are embarrassed that you what you were served did more than... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Level Contributor
33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I drove into town and started sight seeing as soon as we could. By the time dinner rolled around we decided to eat at Calhoun's which was in walking distance to our lodging. We called to see if they were packed or took reservations. The nice young man on the phone said that the did not taker... More 

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Thank ChefWhitaker
Manager P, Manager at Calhoun's, responded to this review

Wow! I don't know what else to say, you covered it all. We're ecstatic you had such a great time with us and chose to share your experience with everyone on Tripadvisor. If you don't mind, would you care to share the names of the bartender and server who took such great care of you if you can remember. We... More 

East Tennessee
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Calhoun's for our anniversary dinner. We were immediately seated. The restaurant was very clean and the service was great. My wife ordered ribs, fries, and corn pudding. My wife says that Calhoun has the best ribs (she loves ribs so that is saying alot). She really enjoyed her meal. I had the prime rib... More 

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Thank tnRevelator
Manager P, Manager at Calhoun's, responded to this review

First, Happy Anniversary to you and your wife. We really appreciate your glowing review of our establishment. We too love the smoky flavor that slow-burning wood adds to meats. This is the basic tenet of true bbq, low heat provided by slow burning wood over a long time. Low and slow is the way to go and were so glad... More 

Elizabethton, Tennessee
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at the Calhouns at 9:00 o'clock and were seated within 5 minutes. Our waitress took our drink orders and returned quickly with the drinks and an appetizer that we had ordered. She went to get our bread but didn't return with it. Then we noticed that we didn't have silverware. I finally went to the area where silverware... More 

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Thank DAN S
Manager P, Manager at Calhoun's, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your dining experience at our restaurant. While I am glad to hear your initial service was prompt, it sounds as if you didn't enjoy the rest quite so much. I can understand your frustration hearing that we had run out of our two fresh green vegetables and smoked turkey as well so please let... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2532 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Sevier County  >  Pigeon Forge
  • Phone Number: +1 865-868-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, 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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