Calhoun’s Menu, Prices and Locations

In fall of 1983 we opened the original Calhoun’s for business on Kingston Pike, just past Pellissippi Parkway. Soon after opening, we put our smokers on a trailer and filled a refrigerated semi with ribs and buckets of our signature sauce. Our destination? The National Rib Cook-Off in Cleveland, Ohio.

We use the same recipes and methods. After all, you don’t need to update perfectly smoked meat, delectable sauces, and scratch-made sides. Since 1983, thousands of people have tried those ribs, and you can experience our award-winning food for yourself at any one of our many locations in Knoxville and East Tennessee.

Calhoun’s Menu

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Garden Fresh Salads
Calhoun's homemade dressings: Original cheddar cheese dressing, honey mustard, blue cheese, thousand island, honey balsamic vinaigrette, creamy garlic peppercorn, buttermilk ranch, olive oil and vinegar
House or Caesar$6.00
SouthernFried chicken tenders, bacon, egg and cheese$10.00
Turkey CreekRomaine and spinach with smoked turkey, sun-dried cranberries, honey roasted pecans, feta cheese and strawberries. Served with honey balsamic vinaigrette dressing$10.00
Oriental ChickenTeriyaki chicken with pineapple, rice, cheese, scallions. Served with warm honey-mustard dressing$10.00
SmokehouseGrilled chicken, country ham, bacon, egg and cheese$10.00
Bar-B-Que Grilled ChickenSalad greens; black bean & corn relish, tomatoes, cheese, tortilla strips and bacon ranch dressing on the side$10.00
Fresh Ground Burgers & Sandwiches
Served with your choice of side. Choice of toasted regular or whole wheat bun. House or caesar salad to accompan burger or sandwich $3.00
Hickory BurgerSmoked cheddar cheese, bacon and our own calhoun's Bar-B-Que sauce$9.50
Kick-Back BurgerSmoked cheddar and jack cheese, smoked bacon, jalapenos and our spicy kick-back sauce$10.00
Hamburger$8.50
Cheeseburger - American Cheese$9.00
Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que Pork SandwichServed with slaw$8.50
Southern Chicken Cordon BlueGrilled and topped with country ham, cheese and garlic peppercorn dressing on the side$9.00
Chicken Salad ClubWith bacon and cheese$9.00
Bar-B-Que Chicken SandwichGrilled and basted with our bar-b-que sauce$9.00
First Taste
Rocky Top Potato SkinsHickory-smoked bar-b-que pork, cheese and bacon$8.50
RibatizerHickory smoked ribs$10.00
Signature White ChiliChicken, white beans and cilantro$5.00
Spinach Artichoke Dip$8.00
Southern Fried Green Tomatoes$7.00
Char-Grilled Shrimp$8.00
Fried Mozzarella$6.00
Beer Cheese DipWith tortilla chips$7.50
Fresh Baked Soft PretzelsWith warm pretzel mustard$5.50
Fresh Baked Soft PretzelsWith hot beer cheese dip$8.50
Sweet 'n Spicy Onion Loaf$5.00
Chicken QuesadillasAnaheim, jalapeno and roasted red peppers$7.50
Handbreaded Chicken Tenders$8.50
Tennessee Bar-B-Que & More
Served with choice of one side, along with a selection of our fresh-baked bread
Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que RibsAward-winning baby-back ribs, basted with bar-b-que sauce. Served with slaw$13.00 - $20.00
Calhoun's TrioBaby back ribs, chicken tenders, hickory smoked pork. Served with slaw$14.00
Hickory Smoked Bar-B-Que Pork PlateServed with slaw$11.00
Hickory Smoked Chicken (½ Chicken)Roasted in our wood-fired smoker served over rice$12.50
Southern-Fried CatfishServed with slaw$12.00
Handbreaded Chicken Tenders PlatterServed with slaw$12.00
Fresh Chicken TeriyakiBasted with teriyaki sauce over rice$13.00
Fresh Grilled Lemon ChickenBasted with a lemon pepper sauce, over rice$13.00
Fresh Chicken CalhounBasted with bar-b-que sauce, over rice$13.00
Char-Grilled Shrimp - Over Rice$14.00
Three Veggie PlateChoice of three sides$8.00
Steaks, Chops & Prime Rib
Served with homemade mashed potatoes and one side, along with a selection of our fresh-baked bread. House or caesar salad to accompany entree or steak, add $3.00, skewer of shrimp to entree or steak, add $6.50
Filet Mignon$22.00
Ale Steak10 oz. Sirloin, marinated in olive oil, mustard, garlic and our cherokee red ale. Topped with worcestershire butter$16.00
Bar-B-Que Steak Calhoun 7 oz.Basted with Bar-B-Que sauce$13.00
Bar-B-Que Steak Calhoun 10 oz.Basted with Bar-B-Que sauce$16.00
Hickory Smoked Prime Rib Dinners 12 oz.Slow roasted with tennessee hickory. Each additional 2 oz. $3.00$19.00
Ale Pork ChopMarinated in olive oil, mustard, garlic and cherokee red ale. Topped with worcestershire butter$10.00 - $15.00
Fish and Chips
Fish and ChipsBreaded and fried white fish, served with french fries and creamy country slaw$11.00
Wings
Thunder road sauce, traditional buffalo sauce, calhoun's Bar-B-Que sauce, blue cheese dressing, buttermilk ranch dressing. Extra sauce or dressing $0.50 each
Our Original Wet WingsBreaded in seasoned flour, fried crisp and tossed in our sweet & spicy sauce$8.00 - $14.50
Naked WingsSimply seasoned, fried crisp and served with one sauce for dipping$8.00 - $14.50
Sides
Smoky Mountain Baked Beans$3.00
Baked Cinnamon Apples$3.00
Creamy Country Slaw$3.00
French Fries$3.00
Homemade Mashed Potatoes$3.00
Baked Potato$3.00
Loaded Baked Potato$3.50
Fresh Broccoli$3.00
Spinach Maria$3.00
Tennessee Corn Puddin$3.00
Mac'n Cheese$3.00
Homemade Desserts
Banana Pudding$5.00
Fresh Key Lime Pie$5.00
Homemade Cheesecake of the Day$6.00
Louise's Triple Fudge Cake$4.00
Beverages
Fresh Squeezed LemonadeEa$2.75
Fresh Squeezed Strawberry LemonadeEa$3.00
Bottled WaterEa$1.50
Milkshakes$5.00
Fresh Squeezed Orange or Grapefruit Juice$3.00
Soft Drinks and Tea

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