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“Good Lunch and Location”

Calhoun's Gatlinburg
Ranked #23 of 195 Restaurants in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $22
Cuisines: American, Bar, Soups
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Calhoun's is a local, fresh, casual dining establishment specializing in hickory smoked BBQ, hand-cut steaks and seafood, and fresh ground hamburgers. We offer something for every taste. We also have a kids menu, and free parking with receipt. Eat Local, Eat Good!
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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160 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good Lunch and Location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

This place offers a relaxing spot for your walk along the main drag in Gatlinburg. We got in without wait shortly after noon on a crowded weekend and enjoyed a great lunch of ribs and burger that were tasty alongside a good assortment of draft beers. The service was excellent.

Seated in the front area, you can muse the future of the couples being married in a wedding chapel across the street, comment on the passerby, or just concentrate on the person that you are with. Either way, there's just something about that hickory smell in the atmosphere that makes this place a comfortable place to be at the right time and moment.

  • Visited March 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Calhoun's is the 1 place you Must eat when visiting Gatlinburg!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Calhoun's is by far the best place in town to eat. Their Ale Steak is fabulous and always so tender. Their variety of rolls will leave you wanting more. I have eaten there 15+ times and have never had bad service. If I had anything negative at all to say it would be that you may have a wait to get in because it is so good and popular. Just go and Enjoy!!

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Myrtle beach,SC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

freat food, tables by fireplace. Good bbq. Service was fast and pleasant. Not too busy, but none of the restaurants were that night...

Visited February 2013
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Germantown, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“This place is just "so-so".”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I probably won't be going back. It was a quick decision when we discovered the sushi place right down the road was closed. Their BBQ sauce is VERY vinegar based, and I'm just not a fan. The pulled pork sandwich was edible, but nothing special. I don't understand all of the awards claimed. The service was lackluster. The sides were obviously out of a can, however, I have to say the "corn puddin'" was pretty good. Just stop at TGI Fridays about a half block down and I'm sure you'll be happier.

Until the next time!

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familylovestotravel
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112 reviews
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“Best BBQ Ribs”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

I love this place. Great ribs and good service. I visit Gatlinburg several times a year and I always eat here.

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