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Calhoun's is a casual, dog-friendly American eatery in Pigeon Forge that serves up classic dishes with menu options like appetizers, wings, burgers, sandwiches, salads, barbecue, steaks, chicken, seafood, and more. Fido is welcome to join you at one of their seven pet-friendly outdoor tables. Please note the patio is subject to close without notice. Please call ahead to confirm availability of dog-friendly patio seating before making the trip with Fido in tow. Visit Website

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Calhoun's has received a rating of 4.5 out of 5 bones by 33 canine critics on BringFido and 4.0 out of 5 by 2,480 guests on TripAdvisor.

Visitors praise Calhoun's for its delicious food, friendly staff, and excellent service, especially towards their pets. They highlight the restaurant's dog-friendly patio and staff's attentiveness in providing water bowls and attention for their furry companions.

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  • Tamara
    Oct 23, 2023
    Great food!

    We immediately got sat on the patio. Our server opened the gate for my husband and dogs. The food was really good! They make their own BBQ sauce. It was soooo good! They also made some chicken breasts for our dogs. They brought out some for them as well. Please note: they did not bring us a dog water bowl, we had our own collapsible bowl.

  • Michele
    Oct 19, 2023
    Dog friendly patio

    We went to enjoy an early dinner out on the patio with Teddy. perfect time of day. we ordered several different things & enjoyed boneless wings, bacon wrapped brisket, sweet potatoes & hot pretzels with beer cheese. all was fabulous. Alisha was a great server.

  • Mark
    Sep 28, 2023
    They treated Roxy like royalty.

    the staff and our waiters absolutely spoiled Roxy with fresh water and plenty of pets. The food is amazing as well.

  • Bob
    Apr 4, 2023
    Great food and great staff!

    Great bar-b-q and kind, personable staff. A wonderful place to bring your dog while people watching the other tourist in Pigeon Forge.

  • Stephanie
    Apr 2, 2023
    So thankful for them

    I'm fairly new to traveling with my pup and found Calhoun's to be very pet friendly. The hostess Tasha was great helping me since I travel alone and the server was great as well. Thank you for pet friendly!

  • Mary
    Mar 8, 2023
    Very pet friendly!

    We always stop here while in Pigeon Forge. The wait staff and manager are always so attentive! Even when it’s cold outside! Oh, and the food is fabulous!

  • Tara
    Sep 24, 2022
    Great place

    We have always loved Calhoun’s and are happy to find one location is dog friendly. The waitress was very nice and asked us when she took our drink order of the dogs would like a water bowl. She brought out their bowl with our drinks. The food was great as well.

  • Samantha
    Sep 21, 2022
    Very nice time!

    Went for lunch and we sat outside. Waiter was very nice. Little man shared some bread, chicken and sweet potato with mama. Waiter said my boy was very well behaved :)

    Sep 13, 2022
    Can eat with Dog

    Nothing special. Had to ask for water bowl. Waitress did want to do anything extra. I dont understand these "pet friendly" restaurants never offer water bowls have to ask.

  • Joanne
    Sep 9, 2022

    For the 2nd time in 2 months, we were shown to the pet friendly patio and totally ignored. The restaurant was not busy. The food here is good if you can actually order it

  • Madeline
    Jul 21, 2022
    Delicious BBQ

    Food was delicious. I had the brisket dinner and my husband had the 1/2 rack of ribs dinner. They serve so much meat, enough for leftovers for the next day! Our server, Chandler, was wonderful. He was continuously making sure we were taken care of and that we had everything we needed.
    Chandler was also very attentive to Milo, “our main dog”. Chandler made sure he had plenty of water while we were there. The patio is very clean and comfortable. we enjoyed the view of the amusement park next door.
    Next time we are in Pigeon Forge, we’re definitely stopping in.

  • Kim
    Jul 13, 2022
    Friendly Staff

    they dudnt gave anyone assigned to the outdoor area but they made an exception for us. they put umbrellas up and brought water out for the dogs. it was very warm so we ate half our food and left. good wax yummy.

  • Erica
    May 16, 2022
    Great food and friendly staff!!

    This was our first time eating at a Calhoun's. The food was amazing and the staff was super friendly! We sat on the patio and watched people at Paula Deen's Lumberjack show and adventure park. They even brought our pug Garrett his own water bowl!! Will go back for sure!

  • Ashley
    Mar 24, 2022
    Great Location

    Food was great. Our waitress was very nice to us and our two dogs.

  • Amber
    Dec 28, 2021

    We really enjoyed Calhoun’s. The food was delicious and our waitress didn’t mind at all about us being on the patio. The hostess let us walk through the restaurant with our fur baby and everyone was friendly.

  • Amber
    Nov 8, 2021

    we were blown away by the kindness shown to us and our fur baby, basset hound. we had dinner on a Sunday night and she was treated like any other guest, not like a dog! I was especially impressed with Tasha and our waitress (I didn’t catch her name 😔). we will definitely be back! we have always loved this place but this was our first visit with a dog, it was wonderful!

  • Connie
    Aug 21, 2021
    Great good and service

    it was busy and they were understaffed but we got the best service out on their patio, it was comfortable and cool

  • Dawn
    Mar 22, 2021
    Very pet friendly

    we got there as soon as they opened and they had no issues with us having Daisy on the patio. amazing service and food as always.

  • Tabatha
    Oct 17, 2020
    Great Food

    Food was great, husband really enjoyed the brisket. Server was great, we took our yorkie and we talked about the yorkie he had rescued. patio was nice, we enjoyed watching the action at the zip line and free fall next door

  • Timothy
    Sep 30, 2020
    Cash @ Calhoun’s

    Great supper at Calhoun’s!!! They welcomed us with our pet “Cash”, brought him some water and made him feel at home. we had the chicken wings and ribs, both were great!!! Patio was comfortable, all was well!!! Will definitely be back!!!😎

  • Alicia
    Jan 13, 2020
    I Tried

    STopped here in January. Walked in and never got waited on. Finally someone asked me if I needed anything and I asked if we could eat outside with our dog. They said No. even if I don’t have my dog next time I’ll Never go back.

  • Lindsey
    Sep 20, 2019
    Excellent Food With Lovely Large Patio

    We ate at Calhoun’s on our way out of town headed home. We started with the pretzels and beer cheese which were massive and so tasty. I had the pulled pork sandwich and my husband loved the hickory burger. We were offered water for our pup which was so nice. Had the large patio to ourselves for most of our meal. Patio isn’t covered but about half the tables have umbrellas. The barbecue was so so tasty! We wished we had ate there twice while we were in town.

  • Anita
    Aug 7, 2019
    Great Service

    We took our2 chihuahua dogs in a stroller and they seated us on the patio. They offered water for the dogs and attended to us quickly. It was lovely on the patio and we had the entire patio to ourselves. The manager came out and talked to us about our home town in Tucson, Az. This is a great spot and excellent food!

  • Lowell
    Jul 12, 2019
    Nice Dog Friendly Patio

    Welcoming patio just off the Parkway where you can dine with your dog. Although we travel with a collapsible water bowl the restaurant had one by the gate if your dog needs a drink.

  • Roger
    Jul 10, 2019
    Good experience

    Our chihuahua was in an enclosed pet stroller and we are seated inside. That was a nice surprise.

  • Kelly
    Mar 30, 2019
    Great Overall Experience

    We went there today for lunch and had a wonderful time. After reading the last review, we called ahead to make sure their patio was dog friendly and had no issue getting seated with our little dachshund, who is definitely not a service dog. The patio is not covered, but they do have umbrellas for shade. The waitress was very friendly and brought out water for the pup. If you go, definitely try the spinach Maria!

  • Shaun
    Mar 13, 2019
    Not Animal Friendly

    They are service dog friendly not “dog” friendly. When I called they were pretty snotty about me confirming this with them.

  • Megan
    Jul 28, 2018
    Perfectly pet friendly

    Visiting from out of town and couldn’t have found a better place to grab some lunch. A quiet little enclosed patio that accepts dogs. Our waitress, Hannah, was fantastic. Food is great with an even better and friendly wait staff. Definitely recommend and will be back next trip.

  • Mina
    More than a year ago
    Dog Friendly

    My two little dogs and I are outside in a nice closed in patio. Food is always great. They brought water for my dogs.

  • Amy
    More than a year ago
    Good Food, Dog Friendly

    Food was good and the first thing our waitress did was bring a bowl of water for our pup. Very dog friendly

  • Maggie
    More than a year ago
    Super dog friendly

    Absolutely hit it out of the park with our pups. The staff immediately greeted us with dog bowls and several loved on our pups while we engorged in delicious food.

  • Allison
    More than a year ago
    Great dog friendly place.

    The staff was super friendly. The food was amazing. Our chocolate lab got lots of love and attention from the staff, especially the manager. They brought him out a bowl of water before we asked. I highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Jeffrey
    More than a year ago
    Can't go wrong with Calhoun's

    When my wife insisted we bring our 7 month old AM Staff with us to the Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run, I expected to settle for greasy fast food for supper that night. I searched Google for dog friendly restaurants in the area, trying to avoid McDonald's, and not expecting to find any. I was relieved when I saw Calhoun's on the list as it is one of our favorite spots to eat when we're in the area. Everyone was friendly as always, two of the managers even came outside to bring Ranger some water and to check on him while we were eating.
    Calhoun's has always been high on our list, but after yesterday's experience, they just moved up a few notches!

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