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Calhoun's On The River

400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
+1 865-673-3355
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (286 reviews)
“spinach maria” (62 reviews)
“corn pudding” (44 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very good meal. Ribs and pork platee was awesome. Smoked wing great. Large portions. Service was great. Waitress was very friendly.

Thank Cyndy B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Calhoun's On The River has never been one of my favorite places. I've been there many times through the years. It seems that was the place everyone wanted to go when in town for business. It had probably been 10 years since my last visit....More

Thank MamaGCPA
Reviewed 5 days ago

we usually go to Calhoun's on our visits to Knoxville. The menu is extensive, sure to please everyone. Ribs are the main dish and they are always good. It can get pretty busy, so be sure to pick the right moment to go.

Thank KVandIV
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I always get the white chicken chili! I crave this stuff in the fall and even have a copy cat version that I make at home, but theirs is SO amazing! Also, try the fried okra...just like momma made!

Thank Nomad2922
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a Knoxville locals' favourite. The ribs are out of this world good. Go hungry, grab yourself a huge beer or a mojito, and chomp down on delicious food. Very friendly place, excellent value. Zero complaints.

Thank RamblingEconomist
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a recent business trip to Knoxville. Met my local rep for lunch at Calhouns on the river..Great location, great food. I had the smokehouse salad and it was fantastic. Looking forward to my next visit to Knoxville to go again.

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had lunch at Calhoun's on the River with a group of ladies today that included 2 visitors from Germany. They had eaten at this restaurant when they visited years ago and loved it and wanted to return. Tina was our server and she did...More

Thank lfmonroe2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are here for lunch on the patio. Great service limited menu when seated on the patio. Great BBQ nachos and boneless tenders. Will definitely return.

Thank Heather B
Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been here several times over the years, and while it is nice to eat out on the patio and watch the river, and scenary, the food is terrible. I ordered a burger there, and the bun had ice in it still. The other...More

Thank brads532
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Let's start with the good: The view and location is amazing Plenty of free parking Fantastic view A fun place. Our server, Derrick is reason enough to go to Calhouns! He's personable, attentive and spot on. The view of the river is soothing, pretty and...More

Thank Rob C
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Kelsey H
4 August 2017|
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Response from LTCJJFOODIE | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response. You will have difficulty parking with a trailer. you will have to park atop the hill on the West side of the river and walk down.
4 November 2016|
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Response from Brenda H |
Calhoun's on the River does not take reservations on Game Day. Please remember also, there is a parking charge which is refunded if you move your car before kickoff.
Bill C
29 March 2016|
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Response from Scubachickemt | Reviewed this property |
It depends on which way your traveling : ) Calhoun's on the River is off of 321 right after the Loudon Dam bridge, take 1st Left after bridge, before you head into Lenoir City. There is a Calhoun's off of I-40 and Kingston... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
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: 400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-673-3355
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