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Calhoun's On The River

400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (323 reviews)
“spinach maria” (70 reviews)
“corn pudding” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

HANNAH WAS GREAT!!! She made us feel better than being at home. We'll most definitely be back to see Hannah =)!!!

1  Thank Jersey L
Management response:Responded July 7, 2017

That's great news! We'll let Hannah know to keep a lookout for you!

Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

You can never go wrong eating at Calhoun. My favorites are potato skins, pork nachos, oriental chicken salad, corn pudding, spinach maria, pork plate. I could go on & on. Obviously I have visited many Calhouns through the years. Lol On this occasion, my birthday,...More

Thank Teresa L
Management response:Responded July 7, 2017

Everything IS good! We're happy to hear that you chose to celebrate your birthday with us! Happy Birthday!

Reviewed July 3, 2017 via mobile

A trip to Knoxville isn't over until we visit Calhouns on the River. Food is wonderful and service is great!

Thank Jenny B
Management response:Responded July 7, 2017

Glad to hear it! We'll see you next time you're in town!

Reviewed July 3, 2017

Went 2 nights in a row, got a nice view of the River on Saturday. Had full rack of ribs Friday, couldn't finish them. Saturday I got the Turkey Creek salad, same result. They offer 4 breads with your meal. I loved the Spinach Maria...More

Thank Hushai
Management response:Responded July 7, 2017

Two nights in a row! We're happy that you enjoyed everything! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Reviewed July 3, 2017

Love sitting where you have a view of the river and the riverboats. We got seated immediately for lunch and the server was attentive.Steak and ribs were delicious. Perfect!

Thank 296debbiea
Management response:Responded July 7, 2017

Awesome! Come back anytime!

Reviewed July 3, 2017

We enjoyed Calhouns very much. We arrived earlier than our reservation, but we were seated right by the windows by the river. The food was very good, we had not had Tennessee barbecue before. The bread was amazing, although it took a long time to...More

Thank amygibbs2518
Management response:Responded July 7, 2017

We're happy to hear that you enjoyed The taste of Tennessee!

Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

We sat at the bar. The bartender Lucas was awesome. Great food and drinks, great atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank dmac582
Management response:Responded July 7, 2017

Thanks for the recommendation! We agree that Lucas is a wonderful bartender!

Reviewed June 30, 2017

Scenic beauty and awesome food, what else could you ask for? Food and service were excellent, very little wait time, just all around a good time and a great meal. I would not try to eat here during a football game, Tennessee Stadium just a...More

Thank ChattaElder
Management response:Responded July 7, 2017

We're glad you enjoyed everything! Game days are actually very fun at Calhoun's! (if you don't mind to wait a little bit)

Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

We had Olivia as our server and she was awesome!!! She was very attentitive and nice. I will definitely ask for her next time!!

Management response:Responded July 7, 2017

We'll let Olivia know that she's doing a great job building her clientele! See you soon!

Reviewed June 29, 2017

We have been waited on by Hannah several times and every time she has gone above what was asked. She knows what we want and how we want it. She does an excellent job when she is training other servers. She is truly one of...More

1  Thank Nancy D
Management response:Responded July 7, 2017

Hannah is one if a kind and we're lucky to have her! I'll let her know that she's doing a great job! Feel free to ask for her anytime!

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Questions & Answers
September 19, 2017|
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Response from Jeff B | 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 LTCJJFOODIE | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. You will have difficulty parking with a trailer. you will have to park atop the hill on the West side of the river and walk down.
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Scenic view, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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 - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-673-3355
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