Calhoun's on the River

Calhoun's on the River

400 Neyland Dr (Walnut St SW), Knoxville, TN 37902, United States
Hours:
Open until 11:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu, Sun
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri–Sat
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.0/10

Based on 154 votes

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  • ribs
  • kickback burger
  • turkey creek salad
  • Southern food
  • chicken wings
  • steak
  • beer
  • great value
  • banana pudding
  • scenic views
  • family-friendly
  • pretzels
  • cheesecake
  • romantic
  • frozen margaritas
  • pulled pork sandwich
  • chili
  • good for a late night
  • martinis
  • mojitos
  • Mitch N.

    Calhoun's has good food, but it is the atmosphere that makes this restaurant list worthy. When the weather permits, you can sit outside overlooking the river, and on game day it is the place to be.

    Mitch Norton · January 1, 2012
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  • Roby R.

    Ask for some honey and butter with those biscuits.

    Roby Robinson · May 10, 2010
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  • Katy H.

    Hanging at calhouns on the river on a beautiful day is hard to beat! Their ribs are awesome and I love the beers they brew! Always a favorite place to go in Knoxville

    Katy Hodges · April 7, 2013
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  • Emily M.

    Servers are real hot here

    Emily Medley · November 9, 2012
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  • Jack

    The Servers are REALLY HOT. Excellent service.

    Jack · October 13, 2012
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  • Bryan M.

    UT FOOTBALL Read more

    Bryan Merryman · September 2, 2011
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  • Sean M.

    You have to have the ribs, best I have ever had!

    Sean Mathena · March 23, 2010
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  • Susanna N.

    They have SO many flavors of frozen margaritas.

    Susanna Nickell · October 30, 2011
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  • Lisa P.

    Excellent BBQ. Much, much better than we get in New Jersey.

    Lisa Porcello · December 31, 2010
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  • Jesse H.

    The ribs are the best baby backs I've ever had. There's no point in ordering anything else.

    Jesse Harris · July 16, 2010
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  • Chad R.

    Good but doesn't live up to the hype of the "famous" Calhoun's.

    Chad Rasnake · May 1, 2010
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  • Stephanie G.

    Go and have the seasonal wheat beer!!

    Stephanie Guptail · February 27, 2010
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  • BoatPro

    Get there early on UT Game Days... Go by boat and enjoy the Vol. Navy!

    BoatPro · October 3, 2011
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  • Tanner S.

    Fried green maters!!!

    Tanner Swafford · July 20, 2011
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  • Off The Quad

    Calhoun's proudly boasts the best ribs in America- and they're not afraid to throw some of their special BBQ seasoning in their bloody's. Definitely worth trying!

    Off The Quad · April 6, 2011
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  • Jeremy F.

    Do yourself a favor. Order the Kickback burger. You're welcome.

    Jeremy Floyd · May 1, 2012
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  • Rob H.

    Talk about how good the garlic rolls are, so you get to grab the biscuit first!

    Rob Howard · April 12, 2012
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  • Chad B.

    Kickback burger

    Chad Beerstopherson · August 16, 2011
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  • Bryan M.

    Kick ass come football time!! Read more

    Bryan Merryman · July 21, 2011
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  • Phil M.

    Ale steaks r top notch here

    Phil Miller · December 18, 2010
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  • Rob K.

    They give you a big piece of cheesecake, yo!!!

    Rob King · September 26, 2010
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  • Keith T.

    A great place to take the team after a tough soccer match. Nice breeze over the river and great food! We all had fun. The waitress was a little forgetful, but smokin hot so we overlooked it.

    Keith Tatum · April 28, 2014
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  • Kimberly E.

    Great food and$5 mojitos!

    Kimberly Evans · August 6, 2013
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  • Jennifer Leigh W.

    Pulled Pork Sandwich with ALL the BBQ sauce, Cherokee Red Ale, and Banana Pudding. The BEST.

    Jennifer Leigh White · July 26, 2013
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  • Barney M.

    Pretzels and beer cheese

    Barney Mac · January 21, 2013
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  • Kimberly G.

    Great food, incredible atmosphere & ask for "Brandon" #bestserver!

    Kimberly Glenn · December 18, 2012
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  • Dalton K.

    Nothing beats calhouns on a nice fall evening

    Dalton Kizer · October 13, 2012
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  • Nikki

    Yes, their ribs are fabulous, but you can't go wrong with the steak Calhoun either. Also, love the 1st come 1st serve area around the bar. Works great for parties of 4 or less.

    Nikki · September 16, 2012
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  • Kayla Y.

    Cucumber basil martini is awesome. Worth trying for sure.

    Kayla Yancey · July 10, 2012
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  • Linda R.

    Ribs are amazing!!!

    Linda Riffle · February 29, 2012
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  • Tyler J.

    The baked beans are legit

    Tyler Jones · October 28, 2011
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  • Brad S.

    Delicious corn puddin' - Get at it!

    Brad Stephens · September 10, 2011
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  • Charles R.

    Awesome Ribs!

    Charles Rogers · September 4, 2011
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  • Atlee M.

    Service has been terrible tonight.

    Atlee Mcspadden · May 8, 2011
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  • David K.

    It's a nice place for lunch or dinner, but go to a hole in the wall joint if you want better barbecue.

    David Kristy · January 20
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  • marc d.

    Great location on the river.... Nice selection of their own micro brews on draft, plus bottles of everything else. Go for the ribs... Some of the best I've had!

    marc dotson · October 21, 2014
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  • Brad P.

    Ribs are incredible. Enjoy the location on the river.

    Brad Patrick · August 10, 2014
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  • Amanda L.

    Limited menu on the deck. Just eat inside. :(

    Amanda Lowe · June 16, 2014
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  • Debbie H.

    White chili and naked wings....great!

    Debbie Hilliard · March 15, 2014
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  • Chad H.

    Full slab. Do it

    Chad Hanson · January 17, 2014
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  • Josh L.

    Ribs are fantastic. If you order a side salad don't fill up on it

    Josh Lucas · January 13, 2014
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  • National C.

    We hope you're a Tennessee football fan! Be sure get to here before kickoff for a great place to watch the game.

    National Car Rental · November 15, 2013
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  • Asher W.

    Great ribs but the spinach maria was the awesomeness.

    Asher Wunderl · August 10, 2013
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  • Hugh A.

    Meat. It's what's for dinner.

    Hugh Austin · August 4, 2013
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  • Barney M.

    Great view ....Mike Chase is the best proprietor in the restaurant business in Knoxville

    Barney Mac · June 29, 2013
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  • Deborah H.

    Great place to eat and enjoy looking over the water.

    Deborah Hulsey · June 9, 2013
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  • Natalie E.

    Worst service ever. Went 2 patio 2 wait for a table inside and servers everywhere, but not one asked if we needed a drink. Also, after getting a table 35 min later, took 15 mins 2get drinks/bread.

    Natalie Emmett · June 8, 2013
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  • Jean B.

    Service was so fast. My food came out within mins and was delish.....

    Jean Barclay · November 28, 2012
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  • Jessi C.

    Go in the summer when the band " the shoeshakerz" are there.... they are awesome ... new and old music....

    Jessi Cates · April 30, 2012
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  • Jacob S.

    I had the calhoun's trio and everything was amazing. Everyone was right about the ribs. Way better than the BBQ in Ohio.

    Jacob Sharp · March 18, 2012
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