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Calhoun’s Turkey Creek, Knoxville, TN

Calhoun’s Turkey Creek

4.2
4.2
44 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Calhoun’s is located at 625 Turkey Cove Lane in heart of Knoxville’s premier shopping district – Turkey Creek. We’re just across from Regal Cinema’s Pinnacle 18 on the corner of Parkside Drive NW and Turkey Cove Lane. Calhoun's has become a place where friends and family gather to celebrate what’s good in their lives while they sample some of Tennessee’s best BBQ, ribs, steak, and sandwiches. So come on down and experience the best hospitality and BBQ around.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Burgers
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    (865) 288-1600
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Turkey Creek
  • Cross Street
    Parkside Drive
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 44 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Good for groups

  • Knoxville

    Good for groups

  • Knoxville

    Lively

44 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice meal and attentive server! Large portions and high quality food. I’ll be back!

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  2. AyseG

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was cold and disappointing though Turkey was good

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  3. JimC

    Nashville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy eating at this Calhoun's location on gameday weekends. It is located close to shopping that our family enjoys in the Turkey Creek area.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Really rather disappointing. Very slow service. The restaurant was very noisy and communication with members of our small table was nearly impossible. The waitstaff were undertrained and overwhelmed. The food was subpar. The restaurant does offer gluten free options, but our server was not very knowledgeable. The manager came to our table to offer some clarification, which reduced food choices even more. We ordered a few appetizers, the potato skins were good, but the shrimp skewers were overcooked, chewy and without flavor. When the main courses finally arrived, some of the plates were dry and overcooked, while other family members received items that were still frozen. In the past , I have enjoyed good meals at other Calhoun's locations, but we did not enjoy this experience. I do not plan to return to the Turkey Creek location.

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  5. RhondaF

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed the Thanksgiving Meal which was smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, dressing, peas, cranberry sauce, and the best pumpkin cheesecake. Love the ambiance of the restaurant and the wait staff were very good.

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  6. HaroldR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great food and service. Portions were large enough for a take home dinner.

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  7. CharlotteL

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect for holidays. Quick in and out, with good food and great waiter

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  8. HaroldR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great service, on time for our reservations. Food was wonderful.

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  9. ScottD

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience, good food, good Booth, they let us stay and talk, catch-up and visit. Enjoyed it.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Salmon was tasteless and was “wild” but what type unsure We sat in the bar area and it was very uncomfortable- AC was weak Next time will upgrade and spend more $ somewhere else

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  11. MommaKnox

    Austin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Never again. I think to each their own. I do plan on contacting the manager and sharing the details of our experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 June 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    It would have been a more pleasant experience if there had not been a large dog in the dining area. It didn’t not have on a service dog vest. I had to tell the gentleman to pull his dog back because it was getting in front of our booth. As we were leaving my husband noticed that the dog had his head and front paws in the other gentleman’s lap and was licking the table. I don’t think that leads to a very sanitary environment.

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  13. JohnL

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good and the service was excellent

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I think the bartenders name was Isaiah, but I’m not 100% sure. Anyway, he was very attentive and professional. The food was good as always.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the brisket and i can say it was average. Not overly juicy and it seemed like it had maybe been smoked awhile ago. Sides were Ok. Service was good and atmosphere was good.

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  16. kristyl

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great and waiter was very attentive!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it. Great food & great service.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service! Food was fresh and hot.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    While the service was good. The food was poor. I got the prime rib and shrimp. The prime rib was fatty and overcooked. The shrimp were burnt and inedible. My wife's ribs were dry and not very flavorful. Will not return.

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  21. Gypsyjms

    Raleigh

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Christmas night so it was chaotic and hostess seemed inexperienced. It took 25 minutes to get us seated. However when we were seated it was to a large corner booth which was perfect with grand children. Nick, our server was great. The bar was slow so he brought water and a basket of assorted rolls. He handled a spilled glass of wine calmly and kept the children happy with Shirley Temple’s when the food was slow. The food was pretty good but the kitchen ran out of several entrees and also several desserts despite the fact that our reservation was for 5:15. I have no idea what they fed later customers! Still, despite the shortcomings, we all were fed and had a good time. Management and staff are still not up to pre pandemic level of service but that seems to be common. I appreciated that fact that they one a few restaurants open on Christmas Day.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    We understand it was Christmas. Our server was absolutely great and we enjoyed our meal! We were upset with the management on the flow of Christmas Day. We had reservations for 4:15. Showed up at 4 and were not seated to after 5 because the kitchen was backed up with to go orders and only one person working the front desk.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Everything from the room temperature to the food was cold. I ordered a coffee from the bar that was cold. Sent it back to only get a lukewarm coffee.

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  24. HeatherP

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    No complaints about the quality of the food. However, they ran out of certain dishes early in the day. Even with a reservation, there was a small delay is being seated. In addition the restaurant was very cold (understand that the temperatures outside was unseasonable frigid).

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  25. KimM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Christmas Day meal and all was very good!!!

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  26. TeresaG

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Calhoun’s turkey and dressing meal was surprisingly better than expected. My husband and I ordered the turkey and our son chose the half slab of ribs, broccoli and fries. He really should have ordered a full slab since he is a big eater. We all enjoyed our meal. Turkey Creek Calhoun’s was colder than I remember—had to keep coat on while eating.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A little cold sitting by the window but otherwise perfect!

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  28. BernadetteB

    E. Tennessee

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Over all it was a wonderful evening. We were disappointed with the booth seating, as we had 5 guests and it was very tight. The other issue was they did last call at 7:45. Since we got seated at 7:15, that was a little annoying. The hostess should have informed us when we first got seated. Our server did a great job and meals were delicious.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our food was very good. Sirloin with baked potato and Brisket with fries were excellent. Pre-meal bread was great. We will definitely be back.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the absolute best waiter we may have ever had in our lives. It was the most stress-free, loving Thanksgiving. We’ve ever had thank you Calhouns, and thank all the workers that were there to serve us, and not with their own families, you made our holiday!

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  31. dbell38401

    Nashville

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanksgiving lunch…perfect! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Thank you!

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  32. RonL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 November 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. I will definitely go back there.

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  33. KN00

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Our waitress was great but kitchen notified us of out of stock entrees as the rest of the table was being served. (It was a football game day so very busy.) Food was fine but nothing special. Caesar salad drowning in dressing. They did handle special dietary request efficiently.

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  34. AlisonL

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Calhoun's honored our reservation, even though traffic delayed us by about 15 minutes. service was wonderful, and the food was delicious.

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  35. Trader0909

    New Orleans

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service!

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  36. steves

    Cincinnati

    99 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered off of their daily special menu and selected their BBQ trio that included a 1/3 rack of ribs, three slices of brisket and a healthy serving of pulled pork plus a side of roasted butternut squash. The brisket and squash were very good. The pulled pork was fair. The 1/3 rack of ribs were severly overcooked and hidden in a thick layer of BBQ sauce. Their jalapeño margarita was superb!! Otherwise, the meal was disappointing.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was very good. Hostess staff overwhelmed and not friendly.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I tried the grilled lemon garlic chicken for the first time and it was delicious! A great healthy option here. We also ordered the fried green tomatoes and wings with baked potatoes. I would have preferred crispier wings but they weren’t bad. The jalapeño pineapple margarita was SPICY and good.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The server

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  40. DukeT

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 19 August 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good place to eat with nice staff and good food. Sat in bar area. Was treated well.

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You can order delivery directly from Calhoun’s Turkey Creek using the Order Online button. Calhoun’s Turkey Creek also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 288-1600.

Calhoun’s Turkey Creek is rated 4.2 stars by 44 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Calhoun’s Turkey Creek

625 Turkey Cove Ln, Knoxville, TN 37934

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Parkside Drive
  • Area
    Turkey Creek
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–23:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Barbecue, Burgers
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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