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Calhoun's On The River


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
American, Bar, Barbecue
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thank you Sandy for the excellent service and making my grandma feel very special for her 80th birthday. Crown by Sandy

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 989alyssas
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Such an inviting atmosphere, great food, drinks, and live music. Great location. The BBQ ribs were out of this world delicious.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank I9201DPmonicaf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Prime rib cooked perfectly, and Nicole C was a phenomenal server! Service has always been stellar here and not a single dish a disappointment.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tennesseepride
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a party of 6 stop and have lunch on the river. The service was outstanding and the food was awesome. We ordered off the Lunch Special Menu and had the Grilled Chicken Salad and others had the Chicken Tenders. The salads we fresh, crisp...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 250jesseb
Reviewed 1 week ago

Service was okay, food was cold when it came out, it was an okay visit just wish it didn’t seem as if the waitress was rushing us to finish

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 416brandij
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great location, solid choice for a BBQ restaurant. About the best Chicken strips I've ever had, really good ribs, tasty pulled pork,, very well done fresh breads and awesome Spinach Maria! All right on the river downtown. Always a good choice.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank dean s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We met some friends for an early dinner last Friday. We were seated quickly. Service was ok. The food was awful. Everyone’s. Steak, chicken, ribs, potatoes, beans. It was either cold, undercooked or completely flavorless. Beer glasses were dirty.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ariesstevens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was with an older friend (95 yrs) who chose the restaurant. After a five minute wait we were seated along a trafficway from kitchen to dining room. It was quite noisy, but that is expected at any Calhoun’s. The basket of breads came quickly...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank bikerbinky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had Jennifer R and she was fantastic! So much personality in her serving style and kept us laughing. Ribs and drinks were awesome as well. We loved it.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tripgal212
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicole C. was our waitress this time, and she made the experience even better! We have been to this location multiple times and never had anything but excellent service and food. Went here for a family dinner and we were very pleased again with the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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September 19, 2017|
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Response from 606jeffb | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe this Calhouns has ever accepted reservations any day of the week, and I've been going there 24+ years. Call them as they may accept "call ahead" seating. Another option is nearby Ruth Chris. They usually... More
Kelsey H
August 3, 2017|
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Response from kennith0 | Reviewed this property |
It is located between the river and Neyland drive. We always park in one of the parking garages and walk. If I remember correct the parking is really tight. There may be some parking close by. I don't think you will be... More
November 4, 2016|
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Response from Brenda H |
Calhoun's on the River does not take reservations on Game Day. Please remember also, there is a parking charge which is refunded if you move your car before kickoff.
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