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211 PR 2422, Karnack, TX
903-679-9000
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Fried Southern Catfish fair

Good fried fair. Catfish, whole or filet's , alligator bites, hush puppies, etc. Very good and nice clean restaurant. Servers friendly and overall good place for lunch or dinner...

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2014
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Galveston, Texas
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English first
East Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I had heard so many good things about this restaurant, but to much of my surprise it was awful. The fish was cooked too long and so made it hard. Slaw had way too much mayo in it. Hush puppies was good. We ask for sweet tea to take home and about half way home I tasted it and it... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We went over Texas spring break with a party of 10. One entree was free as the shrimp served was rancid. We still paid an average of almost $22 per person. (That's with their sampler appetizer, the gator eggs appetizer, one slice of cake, 2 four-year-olds' meals, seven more entrees, and ten drinks.) I ordered the red shrimp, but they... More 

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Dallas, Texas, USA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Riverbend has got to have the best fried catfish (order the off the menu "domestic" catfish) and hushpuppies that I have ever had. Their sides of beans and cole slaw were also superb. Service was fantastic. The owner is very friendly and made us feel very welcome. Cannot wait to go back there!

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Burleson, TX
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

On a previous visit to Caddo, we ate 3 of our 4 meals here. Expecting the same level of food we were looking forward to dining here for the fried catfish. Fish was so thin & over cooked it was difficult to cut the fish. Sides of pinto beans & jalapeno hushpuppies were still good.

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Jefferson, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We had the most wonderful time at Riverbend the service was Great and the food was wonderful. We enjoyed food out on the deck looking over the river. Portions of food were huge All you can eat on coleslaw, beans and hushpuppies. Had Grilled shrimp, Wonderful flavor. Will definately go back.

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Texas
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20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 via mobile

Service was lacking never got appetizers... My wife had grilled shrimp and had to wash them off in her water glass because they were too salty to eat. I had fried shrimp were ok but not worth he price for small shrimp. My cocktail sauce had he texture of strawberry jelly and came out in one clump. Only saw the... More 

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Chandler, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

My husband and I found this place by mistake and so we thought we would try it. It is on Caddo Lake. We sat out on the balcony over looking the water. The view was why I have it 2 stars. The view was great. that is 5 stars actually. The staff was very friendly the service was great too.... More 

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Highly recommend for it for food and atmosphere especially the screened in outdoor deck on the lake.

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Galveston, Texas
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Good fried fair. Catfish, whole or filet's , alligator bites, hush puppies, etc. Very good and nice clean restaurant. Servers friendly and overall good place for lunch or dinner...

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My husband and i went on sat sept 6, we were very disappointed, i got grilled shrimp with veggie, shrimp had too much seasoning very salty and spicy, green beans were very tough, told waitress and she just ask if i wanted refill on my drink!!! We went twice before and were happy, not this time and will not be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 PR 2422, Karnack, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Karnack
  • Phone Number: 903-679-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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