Where it All Began

In 1983, the first Calhoun’s, a big barn-like structure, opened in West Knoxville as a tribute to the agricultural roots and great barbecue traditions of Eastern Tennessee. Within a year of its opening, the restaurant’s signature hickory-smoked baby back ribs won the title of “Best Ribs in America” at the prestigious National Rib Cook-Off. It was clear a tradition of greatness had been born.

Located at 10020 Kingston Pike at the intersection of Kingston Pike and Interstate-140 (Pellissippi Parkway), our original location is convenient to all of West Knoxville, as well as Oak Ridge and Maryville.

Location Info

(865) 673-3444

10020 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37922 Touch for directions. Click for directions.

General Manager

Courtney Steben

Banquet Accommodations

Semi-Private loft seating for up to 65 guests

Regular Hours

Call for seasonal hours

Monday: 11am – 10pm

Tuesday: 11am – 10pm

Wednesday: 11am – 10pm

Thursday: 11am – 10pm

Friday: 11am – 10:30pm

Saturday: 11am – 10:30pm

Sunday: 11am – 9:30pm

Holiday Hours

Holiday & special hours are subject to change

Thanksgiving Day: 10am – 7pm

Day After Thanksgiving: 11am – 10:30pm

Christmas Eve: 11am – 8pm

Christmas Day: 11am – 7pm

New Years Eve: 11am – 10pm

New Years Day: 11am - 8pm

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