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Calhoun's On The River

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400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food was good but not great. Ordered plenty of appetizers for the group and most interesting was the pretzels and beer cheese. BBQ was not as good as here in AL. The locals rave on this place but I got to say it reminds me of college food, fun and edible but not like home or a really good... More 

Thank Z2620LGmarcs
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I've always loved Calhouns. The bread especially the garlic rolls are my favorite. I've tried a little bit of everything and love everything I've tried. But the view. You can't beat the view from the window seating. Good place to take out of town people.

Thank Sarah T
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have visited Calhoun's on the River many times and, while it certainly isn't fine dining, they have consistently provided good service and good food. Although they promote their Bar-B Q, the other menu items are also consistently tasty. If you enjoy riverside casual meals, try Calhoun's.

Thank dfh01
San Diego, California
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a nice lunch at Calhoun’s, overlooking the Tennessee River. Our server, Tina, was ebullient and attentive and helped us with our selections – great catfish, burger ad potato skins.

Thank MikelJWilson
Spring Lake, North Carolina
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great place to eat dinner! Sitting on the river in the middle of downtown couldn't ask for a much better view. The food was fantastic as well as the staff. We stayed for the live music on the deck and had a blast! All around a very enjoyable experience and great food.

Thank Sandra S
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had dinner here tonight. Sat outside and our waitress Kelsey was wonderful. Great service and very good food. I would definitely recommend stopping here

Thank KAKA62
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the best places in knox for ribs and authentic southern cuisine!Nice view of the river..too bad the live music on Sat is always awful!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Burlington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Clahoun's is known best for great ribs during football season since it sits on the river across from Neyland Stadium. The secret is that it is a great restaurant year round with an awesome menu and a great staff. Try it ... You will love it!

Thank Jimbcar
Knoxville, Tennessee
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The view here is nice. The deck is nice, but the menu is very limited and not very good. The indoor dining room has a full menu and tastes much better. Usually crowded and parking can can be difficult.

Thank luckyduck2016
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not only do you get to sit overlooking a beautiful local river, but the food is excellent! Every family member has a favorite, but we've each tried them all, and there's not a bad choice on the entire menu.

Thank sandrakP514QR

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Scenic view, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
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 Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
  • 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?