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Calhoun's

2532 Parkway, between stop lights 2B and 3, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-868-1500
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Ranked #32 of 139 restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $22
Cuisines: American, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Evansville, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Checked this out because a friend had been there the week before we were in Pigeon Forge. They had a $22 feed five carry out special that was mentioned online. This included pulled pork, a bottle of sauce, baked beans, cole slaw, and buns. It was excellent although the sauce is more vinegary than sweet like we have in our... More

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South Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Calhoun's has been a family favorite for almost 20 years, but the past couple of times I've been there, I've been disappointed...the quality and the quantity just aren't what they used to be. This time, several disappointing things happened. First, the bread was cold at dinner time. How is that possible? Second, I ordered a BBQ chicken sandwich. The bun... More

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Middle Ga
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Family ate there last night. The ribs were the best I've eaten away from home! The barbecue sauce is great! Our family of seven enjoyed the meal of burgers, ribs, chicken & steak (a little chewy). Waitress could have been nicer but all in all it was a good experience. Really liked their cole slaw also.

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Madison, Indiana
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My wife and I were kinda let down after eating BBQ from hungry bears#2 in Gatlinburg. . Calhoun's has all the flash of a mainstream establishment, but the food was just average for the price. My wife and I both had the BBQ sampler meal and felt it could have been better. I would recommend saving your cash and going... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

A place actually underrated for a change. Best place outta of 7 I had while in Pigeon Forge. Prices good with a large drink selection for adults. Kids also have some cool mixed soda favors they would love. Ribs were great. The mixed breads they give are a nice touch. Desserts are HUGE. Really good bang for buck IMO.

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Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Food was AMAZING, but kinda of high priced for the amount you get. We loved the Atmosphere. We will be back but next time without the kids...

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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We have given the place 3 different chances at winning our business and I'm sorry to say that we are done with this place....ordered sirloin and it came out with what appeared to be a dry rub of seasoning on it which the menu NEVER MENTIONED.....ribs are not "BEST IN AMERICA" as advertised...I could go on and on but I... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Our hotel package offered a gift card here, and my family enjoyed this restaurant. It is large, although not noisy, so we were quickly seated. The appetizers were delicious, and there breads were wonderful. I had a steak, which was excellent; however, my teenage sons and husband had the ribs and BBQ the menu boasted and found them dry and... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Calhoun's is always a great place. The food is excellent and the staff aims to please. This is a must when going to the area and it is walking distance from the hotel where we usually stay.

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Milledgeville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Delicious food and huge servings. A kids meal would have filled me up. The ribs were so tender and the Tennessee corn pudding is a must have side dish.

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