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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Bar, Barbecue
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6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4826
+1 865-673-3377
11:00 - 22:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Crossville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went there with a friend of mine and we loved those hot wings. To top it off we even loved the ribs. Our server was very helpful and friendly. Atmosphere at the restaurant is amazing. Great job to the staff and management for up keeping of the restaurant.

Knoxville, Tennessee
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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met a friend for light dinner and was pleased to learn Calhouns offers a veggie plate. It's not on the menu, you have to ask for it! A selection of 3 sides for $8! Excellent value. Service was excellent and attentive. Didn't know until this visit, this was the Original Calhouns!

Thank soundtrvl
Knoxville, Tennessee
Level Contributor
109 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

Nice place for Brunch with lots of good things to chose from. Good food and good service, Omelets, burgers, bbq and good rolls and biscuits etc.

Thank Halsie
Johnson City, Tennessee
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229 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This restaurant had good food and service. It wasn't too busy on a week-day night; we were taken to a table almost immediately. The food was great. Everything was reasonably priced. There was plenty of parking. Overall, good experience.

Thank USAtemples
Lenoir City, Tennessee
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280 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We love all of our choices that we make. Consistent in taste, friendly and helpful staff. Location is great for our our particular needs. SWEET TEA always great!!

Atlanta, Georgia
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85 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Ate here during the lunch hour on a Friday. Service was good and food was timely. Enjoyed the fresh garlic rolls. Our dinner portions were large and everyone enjoyed their food. Do wish there had been more choices on the BBQ sauce. The sauce they offer has a very strong vinegar base.

Thank mjorg2015
Pall Mall, Tennessee
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

The best place for ribs in the South.....they are perfect. The slaw is very good and the creamed spinach is wonderful. I love the cornbread with a touch of honey.

Thank JimbuckTootle
Collinsville, Illinois
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2016

I can honestly say that I've never had a bad meal or a bad experience at Calhoun's on Bearden Hill (or on the riverfront). Two years in a row, I've gone there for Thanksgiving Dinner, and they've been fantastic in all respects. The people are friendly and easy to deal with. The service is up to par even when the... More 

Thank RouxTheDay
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Met my adult son for lunch including fried green tomatoes appetizer followed by Chicken Chili soup. Bread was hot. Service was great!

Thank Catherine S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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191 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Stopped in today for lunch and had a chicken salad sandwich with bacon and cheese. Very tasty! Friend ordered Turkey Creek Salad which looked good.

Thank Wayne C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
American, Steakhouse, Brew Pub, Bar, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6515 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919-4826
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-673-3377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?