Calhoun's on the River

Calhoun's on the River

400 Neyland Dr (Walnut St SW), Knoxville, TN 37902
Hours:
Open until 10:00pm (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 (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
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People talk about:

  • "Eating the Turkey creek salad!" (2 tips)
  • "... a favor. Order the Kickback burger. You're welcome." (2 tips)
  • "Ale steaks r top notch here" (2 tips)
  • 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 N. · January 1, 2012
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  • Roby R.

    Ask for some honey and butter with those biscuits.

    Roby R. · 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 H. · April 7, 2013
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  • Emily M.

    Servers are real hot here

    Emily M. · 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 M. · September 2, 2011
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  • Sean M.

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

    Sean M. · March 23, 2010
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  • Susanna N.

    They have SO many flavors of frozen margaritas.

    Susanna N. · October 30, 2011
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  • Lisa P.

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

    Lisa P. · 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 H. · July 16, 2010
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  • Chad R.

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

    Chad R. · May 1, 2010
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  • Stephanie G.

    Go and have the seasonal wheat beer!!

    Stephanie G. · 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 S. · 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 F. · 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 H. · April 12, 2012
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  • Chad B.

    Kickback burger

    Chad B. · August 16, 2011
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  • Bryan M.

    Kick ass come football time!! Read more

    Bryan M. · July 21, 2011
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  • Phil M.

    Ale steaks r top notch here

    Phil M. · December 18, 2010
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  • Rob K.

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

    Rob K. · September 26, 2010
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  • Kimberly E.

    Great food and$5 mojitos!

    Kimberly E. · 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 W. · July 26, 2013
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  • Barney M.

    Pretzels and beer cheese

    Barney M. · January 21, 2013
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  • Kimberly G.

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

    Kimberly G. · December 18, 2012
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  • Dalton K.

    Nothing beats calhouns on a nice fall evening

    Dalton K. · 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 Y. · July 10, 2012
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  • Linda R.

    Ribs are amazing!!!

    Linda R. · February 29, 2012
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  • Tyler J.

    The baked beans are legit

    Tyler J. · October 28, 2011
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  • Brad S.

    Delicious corn puddin' - Get at it!

    Brad S. · September 10, 2011
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  • Charles R.

    Awesome Ribs!

    Charles R. · September 4, 2011
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  • Atlee M.

    Service has been terrible tonight.

    Atlee M. · May 8, 2011
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  • Debbie H.

    White chili and naked wings....great!

    Debbie H. · March 15
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  • Chad H.

    Full slab. Do it

    Chad H. · January 17
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  • Josh L.

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

    Josh L. · January 13
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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 C. · November 15, 2013
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  • Asher W.

    Great ribs but the spinach maria was the awesomeness.

    Asher W. · August 10, 2013
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  • Hugh A.

    Meat. It's what's for dinner.

    Hugh A. · August 4, 2013
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  • Barney M.

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

    Barney M. · June 29, 2013
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  • Deborah H.

    Great place to eat and enjoy looking over the water.

    Deborah H. · 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 E. · June 8, 2013
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  • Jean B.

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

    Jean B. · 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 C. · 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 S. · March 18, 2012
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  • Beverly D.

    Eating the Turkey creek salad!

    Beverly D. · March 17, 2012
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  • Jeff H.

    I had the Ale Steak and cried. Delicious.

    Jeff H. · March 9, 2012
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  • Susan M.

    Ribs are great! Not to mention the margaritas, no sweet & sour mix from a bottle here. The bartenders treated us so well!!

    Susan M. · January 22, 2012
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  • Hank M.

    Just like WWE Diva Sunny says... EAT SOME RIBS!

    Hank M. · December 16, 2011
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  • Tiffany B.

    Best ribs ever!!!

    Tiffany B. · November 6, 2011
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