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Calhoun's Restaurant

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4550 City Park Drive, Lenoir City, TN 37772
865-988-9838
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: In the 30 years that we have operated and grown, we have attempted to pour...
In the 30 years that we have operated and grown, we have attempted to pour our passion for great food, atmosphere and hospitality into every dining occasion in our restaurants. We are proud to be the Taste of Tennessee.
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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good location - a favorite of locals!

Great place to go because of the atmosphere and, of course, the food. Tuesday night was "trivia" night and Wednesday night is half off the appetizers! Friday is the buffet which is a treat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
kathrync634
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We go there all with our friends quite often because of a weekly group. However they can not make a med rare burger to save their lives. Its very hit and miss some days its fine some days everything is well done. spoke to manager before and he was extremely rude.

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Thank Lori S
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to go because of the atmosphere and, of course, the food. Tuesday night was "trivia" night and Wednesday night is half off the appetizers! Friday is the buffet which is a treat.

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Thank kathrync634
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

I've been here a number of times over the years. It just keeps getting worse. Yesterday's buffet was a couple of notches above the average Shoney's. And BBQ? Ribs cooked to a crisp. Pulled pork dry. Sliced pork? Shoe leather would be better. Why do I go back? I'm obliged to go with the group.

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Thank JupiterLou
Oak Ridge, Tn
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320 reviews
219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Late evening on a weeknight and the restaurant was not that busy. We were seated promptly and the waitress took our drink order. (The restaurant does have a full bar available.) We started with an appetizer of their loaded potato skins. A large platter with at least eight potato skins topped with their pulled pork barbecue, bacon, scallions and sour... More 

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Thank Bryan L
Athens
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141 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015 via mobile

Great location and favorite of Calhouns. Wonderful steaks and ribs. Great dinning on water and great location for a large function.

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Thank Bradboy2014
Loudon, Tennessee
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Food is excellent. Location is on the water. Service is good. They don't accept reservations, so there may be a bit of a wait for a table.

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Thank jhntenn
SteelKnuckles, Manager at Calhoun's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You. Come back soon. More 

Lenoir City, Tennessee
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

WE had an awesome Dinner at Calhouns as always it was wonderful and no surprises!!! Ribs Superb. Ale Steak also Superb . River view Beautiful. Great BAr area. and outdoor space as well as Covered and Heated OUtdoor for Enjoying Lake atmosphere.

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1 Thank Paula M
SteelKnuckles, Manager at Calhoun's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for all that you do. See you soon. More 

Lenoir City, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Thank you Calhoun's for the best meal we've ever had!! Couldn't believe it when the waitress said that Calhoun's would take care of my husband's meal. No place pays for a buffet all you can eat meal and drink, but they did. Thank you from Fred & Rosemary Farmer in Lenoir City

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2 Thank msrosie1966
SteelKnuckles, Manager at Calhoun's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for your services. We were glad to do it. More 

Washington, NJ
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Beware what you order. Ribs dry. Tasteless. The food overall subpar. Prices are with in range. Service was good and helpful. Overall fair.

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57 Thank FINDFOOD
SteelKnuckles, Manager at Calhoun's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank You for your feedback. More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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132 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We had another nice family meal here. The draw is the quiet dockside setting, viewed from the large and well heated outdoor deck. Great place to relax and talk and have a quality dining experience. Varied menu. My smoked chicken was good but predictably a bit dry. The Calhoun's special plate with three meats and outstanding fries was a great... More 

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Thank 2395Deb
SteelKnuckles, Manager at Calhoun's Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Come back soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4550 City Park Drive, Lenoir City, TN 37772
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Lenoir City
  • Phone Number: 865-988-9838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

In the 30 years that we have operated and grown, we have attempted to pour our passion for great food, atmosphere and hospitality into every dining occasion in our restaurants. We are proud to be the Taste of Tennessee.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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