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Calhoun's Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg, TN

Calhoun's Gatlinburg

4.0
4
26 Reviews
$30 and under
American
A mountain of good eating awaits visitors to our Gatlinburg Calhoun’s, styled as a handsome mountain lodge. Calhoun’s Gatlinburg is a located at 1004 Parkway in the heart of Gatlinburg — the premier resort town of the Great Smoky Mountains. 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

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Barbecue, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (865) 436-4100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Gatlinburg

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 26 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Tennessee

    Kid-friendly

  • East Tennessee

    Hot spot

  • East Tennessee

    Great for scenic views

  • Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge

    Best Overall

  • Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge

    Best Food

  • Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge

    Best Service

  • Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge

    Best Ambiance

  • Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge

    Best Value

  • Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge

    Most Booked

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  1. SL

    StephanieL

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Good spot, great view of the strip. Food was good and seating comfy.
  2. RW

    RobertW

    Houston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food1service2ambience4
    It was bad. I ordered a 16oz rare prime rib. It came quite well done. I asked if could be replaced and was told “this is as rare as they get”.
  3. s

    seans

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    It was fine however server was overwhelmed….
  4. MH

    MargoH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Food was very slow was there almost 2 hrs. Had to send food back as it came out cold 😞
  5. RS

    RyanS

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving - it was nice to have a choice between a traditional meal or order from the menu.
  6. NP

    NicoleP

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great service, even on the busy night before Thanksgiving. The restaurant happily accommodated some special dietary needs in our group and the food was quick to arrive - important when you have kids eating with you. Would definitely recommend making a reservation- we had one and were seated within minutes of arrival while walk-ins waited over an hour for a table.
  7. LR

    LexR

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    It’s thanksgiving week so I totally understand that they’d be slammed. But we made a reservation at 6:30 and thankfully got our table on time. We ordered an appetizer and waited about 40 minutes for that to come out, then our food came out 30 minutes after that so we waited a long time for our food. Our waitress was nice and kept saying she’d check on the food but I don’t think she actually did because when we received the food, both of our meals were cold. We sent them back and they brought out “new food” 10 minutes later. That food was still pretty lukewarm. The brisket was super dry, the shrimp was tough and the pulled pork was cold. I don’t understand how the second time it still wasn’t hot. We usually never send anything back but after waiting over an hour for food that came out cold we had to. Plus it’s not the cheapest place. Very disappointed, I was super excited to go and I expected it to be amazing barbecue but I was incorrect. The barbecue sauce is “famous” but that wasn’t very good either. I don’t know if it always tasted like that or if it’s because the bottle says refrigerate after opening and they leave them on the tables all day every day. I almost ordered the baked beans and the waitress said they weren’t very good at all and that most people really don’t like them. I’m glad she saved me from that. Overall definitely disappointed to have to pay full price for a meal like that.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We usually love Calhoun’s in Gatlinburg, but had a bad experience on this visit. We waited over an hour for our food, and when we finally received it, it was cooked incorrectly. While the server and manager quickly took care of this issue, the overall experience was not what we have come to expect from Calhoun’s.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, fast seating and service.
  10. DD

    DeanD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    When available try the Hickory Roasted Prime Rib. I have eaten prime rib in countless restaurants. Hands down theirs is the absolute best I have ever had. Mine was perfectly cooked as recommended by Kristi. Great service even on a very busy Friday Night. Not only did she take excellent care of us. She assisted the bartender when she observed his orders were stacking up, I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.
  11. GV

    GwenV

    Birmingham

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The service was amazing. We eat here a couple of times a year ans love. This time the reason I scored 3 stars instead of 4 or 5 was the catfish. Which is our parents favorite here in Gatlinburg. This time it was over cooked and more breading than fish. We hope to be back and hope the catfish is better next time. We alway love the pork chops
  12. EJ

    EJJJ

    Tampa

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good BBQ. We had pork plate and ribs - both were excellent in taste, but the pork plate was delivered a little cold. That was about the only drawback. Fried green tomatoes are also excellent. Good drinks (beer, cocktails). Service was good, though delivered bill almost with the entrees. While we were told "no rush", the bill being delivered so quickly kind of implies "hurry up"!
  13. V

    Verysatisfiedcustomer

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Service was horrible. Waitress was rude. Took approximately 15 minutes for the Waitress to approach our table to take our drink order. She walked by us half a dozen time , never even acknowledging we were there. once she finally came to our table we ordered drink, appetizer and entree order. We quickly got our drink and a very good hot appetizer. We were hopeful the rest of the service would be ok. We waited 45 minutes before we asked her about our entree. Other diners seated after us had completed their meals and were leaving or had left. When we finally got our meal, mine was wrong. It was mediocre at best. The manager comped my meal, without us requesting it to be comped. When the bill came they had overcharge my husband's meal. Don't waste your time eating here.
  14. J

    Jeff

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ribs were good, brisket was tasty but dry. Did go during a very busy time.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Steak was burnt and so little , but price was ok
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Food is typical for any Calhoun’s but service was terrible at this location. Would not return.
  17. JM

    JamieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The table was fine. Atmosphere was great. However once the waitress left us. The food runner brought the food and we didn't see her for another 20 minutes. Luckily the water pitcher was right behind us
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience3
    Been here before and it t was great, this time not so much. Service was very poor. Food came out after obviously having sat for a while and at a tepid temperature. It took multiple requests to get basic items, like silverware.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    A very nice building with very nice people. My girlfriend and I had a 9p reservation and arrived at 8:50p. We were seated immediately however it took until 9:30p until our waitress spoke to us, mind the restaurant wasn’t busy. We ordered and it took until 10p to get our food. By the time we got it neither of us were very hungry as we were irritated by the experience. My girlfriends food was also cold when we got it as well. The food was overall mediocre for the price. I would say it’s a toss up to dine here.
  20. P

    Pcolagirl

    New Orleans

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation dining with friends!
  21. WR

    WendellR

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Calhoun’s did great job with celiac disease, providing great gluten free choices. Our server, Mario was very knowledgeable on how the restaurant handled the allergy. The manager came to the table and talked to us on how they could safely cook our food. The food was amazing and the customer service was even better.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food
  23. JD

    JustDeesOpinion

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We had the brisket & pork both very good & both served without BBQ sauce over them. You get to put it on yourself but they only have their brand of BBQ sauce which is VERY vinegary no other choice. I added ketchup to sweeten it up & take out the sour taste. I'd go back but I'd bring some different BBQ sauce.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly and efficient. The food was fantastic. I highly recommend the ale steak and Caesar salad.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The brisket was very average to below average. The spinach was delicious!
  26. R

    Rosie816

    Salt Lake City

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Looked like it had been a very busy tourist day. Food so so. Waitress (from Romania) was great.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Calhoun's Gatlinburg using the Order Online button. Calhoun's Gatlinburg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (865) 436-4100.

Calhoun's Gatlinburg is rated 4 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Calhoun's Gatlinburg

1004 Parkway, #121, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Gatlinburg

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–10:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • 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, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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