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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Bar, Barbecue
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6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4826
+1 865-673-3377
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Collinsville, Illinois
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I can honestly say that I've never had a bad meal or a bad experience at Calhoun's on Bearden Hill (or on the riverfront). Two years in a row, I've gone there for Thanksgiving Dinner, and they've been fantastic in all respects. The people are friendly and easy to deal with. The service is up to par even when the... More 

Thank RouxTheDay
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Met my adult son for lunch including fried green tomatoes appetizer followed by Chicken Chili soup. Bread was hot. Service was great!

Thank Catherine S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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183 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Stopped in today for lunch and had a chicken salad sandwich with bacon and cheese. Very tasty! Friend ordered Turkey Creek Salad which looked good.

Thank Wayne C
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I can honestly say I've eaten at all the Calhoun's locations and this location it right at the top with Calhoun's on the river. Great quality food, atmosphere and service. Fresh juice in all the adult beverages, always a great place to gather with family and friends. No one has to ask me twice if I want to go to... More 

Thank SassyRedGal
Columbia, Maryland
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428 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

I met my buddy at Calhoun's for dinner. It was a Sunday night and the place was mostly empty. Our waitress was pleasant but was a little standoffish. I had the pulled pork sandwich. There was plenty of meat on the bun and it was moist and delicious. The side of beans was noteworthy because they were delicious. I also... More 

Thank TooOldtoRun
Knoxville, TN
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151 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We brought out of state guests here as the food and the muffins are outstanding. The whole slab was either over cooked or left over from a prior day as they were very dry. The small rib on the 3 meat plate however was just fine. Mashed potatoes and muffins were great as always.

Thank GrandPenguins
Chattanooga, Tennessee
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were excited to eat here after eating at the one in Gatlinburg and loving it! This Calhoun's, however was disappointing. Both mine and my husband's food was rubbery. I couldn't even finish mine. The service was great though! Wouldn't recommend it based on the food quality. I felt like we wasted our money.

Thank Brittany B
Naples, Florida
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016 via mobile

We are in the area for work and love to explore the restaurants. We actually came here accidentally and were met with great friendly service, Happy Hour pricing...$6 appetizers at the bar....and the food was delicious. Our server Matthew was sweet, funny and very attentive. Thank so much for a nice meal...with leftovers!! P. S. Try the Fresh Peach Daquiri🍹...YUM!

Thank Jimberly S
Knoxville, TN
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151 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Calhoun's has a special menu in addition the the normal on Friday and Saturday that has the Smoked Prime Rib on it. We had the Prime Rib a year ago and the same thing occured last evening as the last Prime Rib visit. The "special" sheet says the cost is $23.50 and when the check comes it it billed at... More 

Thank GrandPenguins
Stafford, United Kingdom
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174 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

Visited with colleagues for a casual dinner. Our UBER driver missed the turn and it took an age to get back there, so beware. The service and the restaurant building were great and we sat out back near the river (bring insect repellent). Wings were good but all the mains were very average and portions seemed on the small side... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
American, Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4826
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-673-3377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?