Calhoun's is a Knoxville staple for a reason. Their burgers and barbecue are a treat for anyone visiting the area. They offer great salads and soup, as well. Give yourself a lot of extra time, because they are always a hit or miss when it comes to service or food. Some days a one-hour lunch break is more than enough time to eat, pay, and return to work. Other days one hour is how long it takes for the food to arrive at the table. Calling ahead is always dicey as well because it can take five or 45 minutes for a salad to be ready.
The service can be great, overwhelming (being asked 4 times what I would like to drink), or terrible (having the server forget my drink and then never refill it).
But if you can spare the time, having lunch/dinner overlooking the river can be a treat!
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