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“great food, nice views”

Calhoun's On The River
Ranked #23 of 1,231 Restaurants in Knoxville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is a place you have to visit in Knoxville. They serve great barbecue and country style items. Calhoun's has a few locations in the area, but this one is especially nice. It's well decorated inside, and a large portion of the restaurant has a view of the river. Depending on where you sit, you can get an up close look at ducks. The service and food have been great every time I've visited. It's a good place to take kids, because they stay occupied coloring and looking at ducks while the adults can enjoy some conversation and barbecue.

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

Always serve great food in a pleasant atmosphere and good view of the Tennessee River. I have been pleased that it is a family environment and good selections for children as I sometimes visit with my grandchildren in tow. I especially like the shrimp served on a skewer with a side dish of spinach casserole. Yummy!

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Reviewed January 25, 2013

This was our second visit to this Knoxville icon, and I ordered the grilled, marinated pork chop - which did NOT disappoint on second tasting. The food here is really good, basic barbecue-type cuisine, and the setting is fun - noisy, but festive. We had excellent service, and out table overlooked the Tennessee River, which gave our visit a special flavor.

Thank Elena G
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Calhoun's is a must have for great BBQ. Good food can be had at any location, but the Calhoun's On The River is special. I've never had a bad food and the service is always good. Families can take advantage of the Family Pack for take-out. It's suppose to be food for five, but we usually eat three more meals the next day. Great price too, $25. If you don't feel like BBQ, I recommend the White Chicken Chili...Awesome!

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Thank WaltR62
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

The location along the Tennessee River combined with the atmosphere and fine food makes a great dining experience! The beer and dessert selection is second to none.

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