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2532 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
865-868-1500
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Special occasions

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food large portions

We are vacationing and were sight seeing in Pigeon Forge. Stopped into Calhouns for a quick lunch. My husband and both felt they offered good food at a very good value! Our waitress was very nice and we received good service as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
Lynn K
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Tampa, Florida
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
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Bedford, Indiana
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72 reviews 72 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

I have eaten here twice; about two years apart. Both times the staff seemed unorganized and our waiters were not trained well. For the price and local reputation, I would expect more. Maybe I just got lucky with new folks both times. A good barbecue selection, if you're into that food. The atmosphere and building is beautiful. For a local... More 

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Cold Spring, KY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Yummy, yummy food, familiar dishes but well prepared. I had the catfish. Good service, cozy atmosphere, and convenient to hotel.

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Tampa, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We are vacationing and were sight seeing in Pigeon Forge. Stopped into Calhouns for a quick lunch. My husband and both felt they offered good food at a very good value! Our waitress was very nice and we received good service as well.

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reedgrluf
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We came in and sat at the bar which is beautiful set up. The bartender was very attentive. I got the trio of pork, chicken, and ribs. The ribs could have had more meat on them but still were good. The pork and the chicken tenders were fantastic. Very welcoming atmosphere. Would recommend.

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KY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I've always loved to eat at Calhoun's. I typically go for the prime rib, but was sad to find out it is only offered on the weekend. Our food was great (wife got a filet, I got marinated sirloin). Service was good, but a little slower than normal. Overall, it was a good experience.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The food was served by a friendly staff, was appealing and tasty. Good choices to choose . We were staying at a nearby hotel and walked there. Not a lot of parking when busy with the parking lot shared by other shops, etc

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We came to calhoun's with my sister and her family. I had the ale steak on my sister's recommendation and it was excellent! I would order it again. I wouldn't have normally ordered a steak at a location like this but I was pleasantly surprised. My husband ordered a pork bbq and ribs combo. The ribs were good and the... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We typically love Calhouns but tonight it was average. Both our plates had cold food. The restaurant seemed busy but not overwhelmed. Somewhat disappointing for a usually over the top place.

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

We are disappointed to hear that your most recent visit did not live up to the standards we have set and you have enjoyed before. Please let me apologize for this aberration. All feedback is appreciated and important to us in our quest to be the best restaurants in Tennessee. Thank you for your review. More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We were VERY disappointed with our visit. From the moment we walked in and were "greeted" by a grumpy hostess, to waiting forever to have our bill run. The food was just average, certainly not the best ribs in America! I did however enjoy the TN corn pudding. For good BBQ, get off the strip and look local!

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

I am very sorry to hear that your visit with us did not live up to your expectations or our reputation. We take great pride in our hospitality and our BBQ, especially our ribs, and we would like to hear more about what you did not like about them. Were they dry or tough, or maybe you didn't care for... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

... It was decent. The bread variety was nice. My kids enjoyed sampling them. I ordered the ribs with no sauce, which wasn't the best idea. I didnt get the smoky taste i was hoping for. They were good with sauce, but the sides left something to be desired. Not bad, but not great.

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

It is unfortunate to hear that our ribs did not live up to your expectations. I am glad you enjoyed them with the sauce, but disappointed to hear that they did not have enough "smoky" flavor to them. I assure you that we do true BBQ by slow smoking them in our Southern Pride smokers burning seasoned Tennessee Hickory wood.... 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: 865-868-1500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 4 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?