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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” (276 reviews)
“spinach maria” (59 reviews)
“corn pudding” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
American, Bar, Barbecue, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
400 Neyland Dr, Knoxville, TN 37902-2408
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Calhoun's brisket was superb to say the least. But I'm really only writing this review because of the service I received from the waitress (Cassidy Martin). She took care of me in ways no other waitress has. I left there with a new standard of...More

Thank Dalton E
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Me and my wife and our friends meet here last night and the service was awful.1st my wife ask for well dine steak it was medium well. 2nd they forgot to bring me my fries with my hamburger. My friend husband ask for the fish...More

Thank Charles D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Excellent food and service! Great atmosphere. Tabitha, our waitress, was wonderful! They accommodated our large party with ease.

Thank sfrailey17
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful setting right on the Tennessee River. Food is very good as well. Try that Southern Salad or any burger--you won't be disappointed or hungry. Service is good. The only tricky thing about this restaurant is the parking lot. There is ample parking, but since...More

Thank Unionsuit
Reviewed 3 days ago

No matter what you're doing, this location is a great spot. Whether it's date night, a lunch meeting, wedding reception (upstairs), or even sitting on the patio for the 4th of July fireworks, I love coming to Calhoun's on the River!

Thank Alison H
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I visited this restaurant for the first time last Sunday! Great food and service! Highly recommended! I ordered the 7oz "ale steak" with mashed potatoes! Everything was soooooo good! For dessert, a piece of Keylime Pie...the best I've ever had!

Thank Terry P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We tried this popular spot on a mid-afternoon on Saturday in the winter. The wait was terribly long, I think because they were obviously short staffed. Most places are these days. The food was very good, but because they are located in a beautiful spot...More

1  Thank Polly D
Management response:Responded yesterday

We're sorry to hear that you had to wait a while back in the winter. We like to think our Award-winning Ribs, Waterfront Dining, and friendly staff is worth the wait!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ahh the famous Calhoun's On The River, where the only thing more disappointing than the chain owned beer (Smokey Mountain Brewing Co.) is the food. Seriously, I want to like this place, most people in the area do. I have tried most of the food/drink...More

Thank JB_kcco
Management response:Responded yesterday

We're sorry to hear you feel this way. We have many national awards including, "Best Ribs in America". We also have many other awards such as "Best Waterfront Dining" -Knoxville News Sentinel... That's something that you won't find in fast food chains... Is there something...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Discovered this little gem a couple of weeks ago near our home. It's right on the water and the atmosphere is great. We were there with our grandchildren but will be going back by ourselves. Food was great and service was good as well.

Thank Brenda C
Management response:Responded yesterday

We look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped on the way to Florida from Indiana. The food was good but the experience was amazing. Stephanie Fetter was an exceptional waitress and went above and beyond to make our lunch memorable.

Thank parkasteph
Management response:Responded yesterday

Stephanie F. is great! We're so happy you enjoyed your visit with us!

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Questions & Answers
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
Jesse M
23 March 2016|
Response from Bryan M | Property representative |
Yes. Ask your server when you sit down or the hostess if there is a wait
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Groups, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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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