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Calhoun's On The River

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400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Jasper, Alabama
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109 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food could not have been better!! We had steaks, salmon, ribs and different salads and veggies. Everything that was ordered was excellently prepared, very good. However, we did have to wait awhile for drinks, then our waitress disappeared, we were busy talking/visiting is the only reason we didn't complain to management.She finally showed up and said she had spilled... More 

Thank Loretta L
Rome, Italy
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193 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Would highly recommend this restaurant for the rack of ribs and the great service. Lots of variety of beers offered along with a good selection of well priced wines.

Thank michaelcanada
New Bern, North Carolina
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To start your meal, share a plate of pulled pork BBQ nachos. One plate is plenty for a party of six, at least. Can't make up your mind? Get the sampler and have a little of it all. Great sides to pick from. I recommend getting a bowl of baked apples with your BBQ.

Thank R_Seagle
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for lunch on a hot day. A nice breeze came off the river and made it quite enjoyable to sit outside and dine. The food is very good. We opted for burgers and they were quite tasty. This is a relaxing dining experience and the wait staff is quiet friendly. This is not somewhere to eat if... More 

Thank Michelle N
Oneonta, New York
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here on a business dinner on a Monday. Great seats overlooking the Tennessee river. The waiter was very prompt and friendly. I enjoyed the micro brew that they had. Good selection of beers. The ribs were decent. Very good flavor. Not the best I've had but very good. The cheese and sausage app was average. Nothing spectacular. The only... More 

Thank chad s
Rocky Top, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I recently held a bridal shower at Calhoun's at Turkey Creek. The manager made reserving and decisions on food easy. The waitresses were more than accommodating to our guests. This is definitely the place to hold a gathering of friends.

Thank 884boyds
Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Calhouns has great food, house brewed beer, and wonderful views of the Tennessee River. Oh, and it is super convenient for Tennesee football fans to visit before or after cheering on the Vols.

Thank btconner712
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87 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This restaurant is the right one to have a taste of Tennessee. I tried the green fried tomatoes and the fried pickles. The nachos were also ok. As a main dish the fried catfish with spinach Maria and the corn pudding. The taste was great and the service really fast, considering that the place was packed. This restaurant is clean,... More 

Thank Arnoldo84
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great I recommend this place for American and BBQ ,the steak is great as well ,right on the water everything we had was awesome ,we had ribs ,steak ,shrimp,wings burger everything was tasty and we love the location

Thank wrench O
Lake Mary, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here before, each time we arrived by my brothers fishing boat and tied off on the water. Very nice location. The staff was friendly, seated quickly, super super nice lady was our server, all those things were great. The food on the other hand was not. The beans taste like burnt bbq scraped off a pan that sat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Barbecue, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
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 - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Neyland Drive, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: 865-673-3355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?