Calhoun's

10 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
77% of 9 votes say it's celiac friendly
1004 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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Not celiac

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I ordered a chicken sandwich on a gf bun. The bun was great, the chicken was really tough so I ended up needing to ask for a steak knife to cut it. Hubs (not gf) meal was just ok. We won’t be back, the quality of the food and value for the price were poor.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Below Average

Updated 3 weeks ago read full review

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A lot of items marked GF on the menu and waitress new with Celiac is.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Updated 3 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Our waitress was very knowledgeable regarding my gluten free dietary needs. I ordered the pork sandwich with a gluten free bun and sweet potato. She said the bbq sauce didn’t have any gluten ingredients but couldn’t guarantee there was no cross contamination. The pork didn’t need it. It was delicious. The GF bun was one of the best I have tasted. I did not experience any issues.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
  • Good vegan options
  • Good with other allergies
Updated 3 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Gluten-Free Menu

Categories

  • Allergy Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Healthy
  • Keto Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Celiac

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It was good food and we felt pretty confident that the server knew what she was doing. I could see the staff preparing our food and they change gloves right before her food came out so we were pretty comfortable. She did not get sick.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked
  • Food comes out flagged or marked gluten-free

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good selection of healthy options
Updated 11 months ago read full review

Celiac

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⚠Caution⚠ There is NOT a GF menu but “GF” options are identified. The fries were labeled as GF but, when I asked about cross contamination, I was told it is not a dedicated fryer. They do have GF buns but, they toast them unless you specify for them not to. Use caution when eating here. I may have been glutened from our dinner. They try to be accommodating but I don’t feel it may be safe for celiacs.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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Server was very careful and continued to check the allergen list (in the kitchen) to make sure the foods we ordered were completely safe. Server knew what modifications needed to take place to make the meal safe (for a gluten free child and a dairy free child). Everything we ate was delicious-ribs, salmon, and chicken . Excellent service!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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The person bringing my order to the table noticed that my plate had a gluten-free bin, so checked to see if I needed fries without their seasoning, that had gluten in it. I really appreciated that.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for lunch
Updated 1 year ago read full review

Not celiac

Overall Rating

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

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I notified them when we put our names on the list that I was celiac and they were very meticulous. Some of the items listed on the menu need to be modified to be gluten free so you do need to tell them. For example, their barbecue sauce has gluten and their bacon has a smoke flavoring that has gluten, so these were left off the brisket nachos. They were delicious without it anyway. The staff was super careful and the manager double checked everything. They also provided me with an ingredient list and modification list for all items on the menu on top of the regular menu. The food was amazing with lots of choices. I had the nachos as an appetizer. For the meal I ordered the chicken salad sandwich on a gluten free bun with baked apples. I'm super sensitive and happy to report that I did not get sick!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 year ago read full review

Celiac

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Several options and staff is knowledgeable. GF buns are options for all sandwiches and signature BBQ sauce and dishes are GF

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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We had lunch there and they were very knowledgeable about Celiac. My daughter had potato skins with cheese as an appetizer, cheese burger and fries and no problems afterwards. No Gf dessert but the rest of the family had good great as well

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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They have a nice selection of gluten free options and the hostess manager was wonderful to answer my questions while we waited. Unfortunately the food was not good. My best food on my plate was steamed brocolli.

Updated 2 years ago read full review

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Ate here twice on my trip to Gatlinburg with no adverse reactions. Staff is very knowledgeable and attentive to GF needs. They come out to your table and talk with you if they question anything at all about your order. My favorite in Gatlinburg hands down. Had the BBQ half chicken the first night and ribs the second night. The cinnamon apples are GF and are just the best!!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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I had a smoked hickory barbecue sandwich with baked apples and a squirt, and it was all delicious. The bread on the sandwich was tasty, obviously not just pulled out of a frozen Udi’s package, and the server was very knowledgeable, checking with the chef for me about all my food. Overall, very good experience.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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We ate every meal except 1 here while on vacation this week. Everything was perfect. My daughter and I have celiac. Everyone was so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Good selection to choose from. Loved everything!! Our servers were outstanding everytime (Cody, Aaron, Liz) the manager (forgot his name) and the hostess were outstanding as well. I recommend trying this place especially if you have celiac! I am highly sensitive and no reaction any of the times we were here. Thank you!!! We will be back!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 3 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Staff is not trained. Not a dedicated frier. Many items are marked GF but are not safe.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Staff waitress was very knowledgeable about gluten free. The menu was misleading according to her—something she is talking to management about. Good meal though a little over cooked—salmon. Great service.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Food isn't fantastic, and choices on the menu are limited here. However the staff works really hard to make sure that the food you order is safe to eat. Made a mistake and ordered something that had an oil my husband couldn't eat, they immediately removed the plate without us even asking and helped him order something that was safe for all his allergies. We were able to eat lunch without him getting sick.

Updated 3 years ago read full review

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Well if you are going for Ribs forget it. Their naturally gf sauce is produced in a facility that processes wheat. So I ordered their shrimp which was overcooked and rubbery. Could not have rice that went with shrimp so substituted a baked potato. They charged a dollar extra for a small amount of sour cream and chives.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Our waitress was very knowledgeable about how the foods were prepared, which were gluten free and which to avoid. The menu had astericks by items that could be prepared gluten free. My daughter and I split the prime rib, which was delicious! Nice atmosphere, pleasant dinner, delicious food!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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They do have a GF but very limited selections. We did not choose to eat there.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The menu was tiny there were literally three things on the menu (super expensive). We waited an hour to be seated because the buzzer was "broken", service was terrible. Wine was good.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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GF menu. Celiac friendly, no cross contamination. Enjoyed shrimp skewers, mashed potatoes, baked apples, and coleslaw. Apples were the only seasoned and flavorful item. It was good for something hot and different, but probably won't be back. Slow service.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Not celiac

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Other restaurants in Gatlinburg recommended eating at Calhoun's. They had a separate gluten free menu and was knowledgeable. We will go back if we travel to Gatlinburg again.

Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Menu is limited, however, the food was delicious! The steak was grilled to perfection!

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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GF menu. Had the salad, it was good. Did not get sick.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 5 years ago read full review

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basic menu with grilled chicken, salad and burger minus the bun. all the yummy stuff was off limits like biscuits and cornbread and ribs and sides. service was greatand food was delicious as always.

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Gluten-free menu small but any restaurant that has one I appreciate. I ordered steak and it was very good and cooked to order. Side salad is mostly iceberg I wouldn't get that next time. I wish they had more sides to choose from I would gladly return. We had a great time a great service.

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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My husband ordered from the gluten free menu and still got sick. It could have been our waiter, but I blame the restaurant for not properly educating it's staff on making sure they write gluten free when they offer a gluten fee menu.

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 8 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Very knowledgable about GF menu and had fine selection. Wish they offered GF beer.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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separate GF menu, service was just alright. Menu says bacon is not GF, ordered loaded potato without the bacon, but they loaded it on my salad. Returned the salad, when it was brought back, they put the same salad dressing cup with bacon still on the side of it in the salad.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

Celiac

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My mom works here she is Celiac ask for Tammy

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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They list items on the menu that use their BBQ sauce as GF, but the bottle of BBQ sauce right there on the table says processed on machines that may contain wheat. How misleading for a respected restaurant!

Manager came out and said he’d “run my issue up the flag pole” ha!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Celiac

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Lots they say is gf is actually flash fried and full of cross contamination. Warned by one of the waiters the only thing I could really eat was the steamed veggies.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not at all

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Not Much

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Poor

Celiac

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Perfect location, many selections, dedicated fryer. Wonderful service, knoefficient,efficient. Potatoe skins, roasted chicken, pulled pork, fries, slaw. More on menu we didn't have as well.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Overall Rating

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Food was delicious, service is great, but there was some cross-contamination. GF options are marked on the menu, but I guess they aren’t knowledgeable about cross-contamination. I had a salad, mashed potatoes and ribs. The entire restaurant overlooks a lake and you can eat outside.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contamination?

— Not very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dairy-free
  • Good for keto
  • Good for kids
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Offers outdoor seating

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