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“Great food and atmosphere”

Calhoun's On The River
Ranked #9 of 1,219 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed January 8, 2013

All the staff here are very friendly, food is amazing and the atomosphere is great. Love sitting out in the atrium. Can't wait to check this place out in the summer. The patio looks fun

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Reviewed January 2, 2013

My kids love to eat out on the waterfront deck, and you can toss some crumbs over the railing to feed the ducks and fish. Calhoun's is a knoxville Icon, and this location is my favorite for the atmosphere in the summertime. Great BBQ, excellent fish, and my favorite side dish called Spinach Maria (spinach and cheese and a touch of spice baked in it's own dish). I don't drink beer very often at restaurants, but Calhoun's owns thier own local microbrews so you can't go wrong getting a large frosty mug of thier amber ale.

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Thank Robert B
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Great views from the deck on the river. The food was excellent and the waitstaff was outstanding. Very tasty and quick service. Large portion sizes and great pricing

Thank vacatraveler12
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

Calhouns advertises that it's ribs have been voted the "Best Ribs in America" ... And while their ribs did win some contest many years ago they are average bbq fare .... as are most of their menu selections. Pricing is also a little high for the value received. Not a fast food type restaurant, has regular plates and tableware.

Thank Robert H
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

I live in Knoxville, and worked at this restaurant for a good while. The steaks are excellent, and all of the food is very good. For people who are not big steak eaters, things like the Chicken salad entree's are very large and delicious. It has a fun atmosphere, and a very large, nice outdoor patio overlooking the Tennessee river. Good cocktails, and a large beer selection. It can get quite crowded on weekends, especially if there is a home UT sports event. Make reservations. Again, a very fun place with great food, and service.

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Thank Tom O
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