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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 #34 of 144 restaurants in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $4 - $22
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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55 reviews 55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

After the numerous disappointing restaurant adventures in this area it was nice to get some good food for a change. Many of the items are listed as homemade and the taste dictates that they very well could be. My wife and I were very happy with the quality of the food. The staff was very friendly as well.

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Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The menu was limited. There really wasn't much in way of bbq selection. The ribs were just average with too much sauce, and what was called the bbq pork sandwich had no sauce. Our server was very nice but the service was slow considering how empty the place was for lunch time.

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Dayton, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Ate at Calhouns in Pigeon Forge for lunch one day and it was so good we ate at the one in Gatlinburg for dinner another night!! I had the Ale Syeak and it was so good!! loved the marinade!! ALso had the best baked potato ever there!!!!! Staff was also so very nice at the one in Pigeon Forge!! We... More

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Smithsburg, Maryland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

While on vacation me and my girlfriend ate at Calhouns everything was genuine bbq nice smoke ring very good then have a smoky mountain brewery beer

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Townsend, Tennessee
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Great food and outdoor seating area, next to a lot of different activities, will be back! Service was excellent also!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Went on the first night of our vacation in Pigeon Forge. We were looking for a BBQ place. Everyone was friendly. The place was clean, but had an odd smell. Gave you a lot of food however, it was just OK. The BBQ sauce tasted like vinager. 2 of us got the trio which was 4 ribs, 2 chicken fingers... More

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Temple, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place was DELICIOUS! I had the famous ribs with a side of mac & cheese. Absolutely wonderful. Best ribs and mac I've ever eaten! My husband ordered the pulled pork sandwich with fresh fried okra. He said that the sandwich was so delicious it didn't even need sauce. The okra was AMAZING. I wish we had had room for... More

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Michigan
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were recommended by a local to this restaurant. We were not impressed with food nor our service. First, our food did not have a very good flavor. I did not order unseasoned food, so this was disappointing. Second, the food was over priced. The value was not worth it. Lastly, our service was not good. We had to ask... More

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Pittsburgh
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We just had chicken salads and we did not feel well afterwards! Kids had a kids meal and chicken sandwich. Took forever to get a drink due to bar being backed up. Then the drink was not that good at all. We will not be back.

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Willoughby, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The sign on the building says "America's Best Ribs" (or something to that effect), they weren't. They were OK, but I've had better. Everyone seemed satisfied with what they ordered, but no one was blown away. Still better than the franchise restaurants.

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