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Riverbend

211 PR 2422, Karnack, TX
903-679-9000
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Karnack
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
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English first
Nacogdoches, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The first time we tried to visit the restaurant, it was closed. On weekdays it's only open in the evenings. We went back for lunch on Saturday, however, and we were glad we did. The atmosphere in the restaurant was really cute, charming and up-to-date. You couldn't tell from the outside of the restaurant how nice it was inside. Our... More

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Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

When driving to this place, you feel like you are lost. Then you finally arrive. When you walk in, you don't get greeted like they want your business. We went on Mothers Day. We had a party of 9. My sister in law ordered a burger. When she tried explaining to the server that her burger was undercooked and she... More

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Fort Worth, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The view is awesome! We sipped on bottled beer while watching all the boats pulling tubes and jet ski's playing in the water. The food was great. We had appetizers of alligator, frog legs, and alligator eggs (stuffed jalapenos). We were brought bowls of beans, coleslaw, and jalapeno hushpuppies! Everyone was stuffed before the food arrived. The catfish is large... More

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Carthage, Texas, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

There was a sense of driving back in the swamp and getting lost, but there it was busy and bustling with the smell of fish cooking in the deep fryer! The blackened catfish was terrific!

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Jefferson, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

The River bend starts with a warm reception, Choice of inside or screened in patio overlooking the river. The patio is the best, overlooking the natural setting of the Caddo Lake bayou area. All the boats that go by wave at you. The red-fish is my wife's favorite but their steaks are also very good. Dining starts with fresh hush-puppies,... More

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Arlington, Texas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I had reservations for a group of 12. It can be a little expensive, but you get a lot of food with the entree (cole slaw, hush puppies, and beans). With the Gator Eggs appetizer, an iced tea, a wine margarita, and two 2-catfish fillet dinners, the total for 2 was $47.87, including a 16% gratuity. Be careful driving to... More

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Patio seating, overlooking beautiful Caddo Lake with delicious southern comfort foods. My kinda night! Riverbend is out in the middle of nowhere, but well worth the effort of finding it. The restaurant has a very southern establishment feel to it. A very well appointed facility with a casual yet high end feel to it. The huge outdoor screened in patio... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

Great food, location and service. Make sure to sit on the balcony and try the blackened catfish. Loved it!

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Arlington, Texas
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Everyone in nearby Jefferson recommended this restaurant (and warned us about another one down the road). My wife and I arrived 20 minutes before closing on a Saturday evening. We were greeted at the door by one of their managers - great guy, very friendly. I believe that the hush puppies and the fried catfish were left over from before... More

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Onion rings and fried shrimp were delicious but the jalapeño hush puppies served with cole slaw and beans were out of this world good. We'll definitely be back next time we visit Caddo Lake.

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