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211 PR 2422, Karnack, TX
903-679-9000
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12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very good food, excellent service and a great view,

Dropped in about sunset for dinner. The place was not crowded, but busy. The staff was friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. We dined on the covered screened deck overlooking the water as the shadows lenghtened to evening and night. The view was tranquil and serene. The food was very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2015
JUnderwood
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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

We visited both fish houses on the river and this one was the best by far. Amazing coleslaw, hot water corn bread, beans, and the fish. Great friendly service and nice atmosphere.

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Thank Jennifer N Kyle N
Texas
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Riverbend's location cannot be beat, the food - not so much. There's a large indoor dining room, a large screened-in porch directly above the lake and a small open deck next to that. The view from the porch is simply amazing. I got redfish (nothing special) with lump crawfish (tasted like cat food) and some kind of nondescript sauce. I... More 

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Thank Sayarma
Tejas
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

At the end of a day exploring silence, paddling about, listening to bird calls and watching fish jump, nothing is more satisfying than driving through the woods to Riverbend. We had a short wait on a weekend night, and the manager was so apologetic (when we'd not created a peep). Manners, portions, and down home cooking from a by-gone era.... More 

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Thank TexianChick
Dallas
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Dropped in about sunset for dinner. The place was not crowded, but busy. The staff was friendly and attentive without being obtrusive. We dined on the covered screened deck overlooking the water as the shadows lenghtened to evening and night. The view was tranquil and serene. The food was very good and pretty close to excellent.

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Thank JUnderwood
Karnack, Texas
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

Riverbend RESTURANT in Karnack Texas has finally got it right. About a year or more ago they switched from Domestic Catfish Fillets to the Asian catfish. Cheaper cost for them, but a terrible pick for the customer. Finally after many complaints and a decrease in market share, they finally put Amweican Domestic Catfish Fillets back on the menu. You can... More 

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2 Thank J B G
Rio Vista, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

They know how to treat a customer! Service and food excellent! Not unusually exspensive. Sit outside and enjoy Caddo Lake.

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Thank Susan D
Arlington, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

What a relaxing summer evening to sit on a screened porch overlooking the water, dining on delicious food! The "extras" that go with the catfish dinner are the best, especially the amazing coleslaw and beans.

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Thank Linda J
Louisiana
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84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Great food on the Lake. I find this restaurant is a bit nicer than Big Pines Lodge in terms of dress. You can still arrive by boat or car. Lovely restaurant inside, but I prefer to sit on screened in porch overlooking the gorgeous water. It's never too hot because fans are always on.

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Thank W55Louisiana
Alvarado, Texas
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31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

OMG!!! Ate at this amazing restaurant about 2 years ago with my sisters and my husband and I ate there over the past weekend when we came back to Uncertain. It was the best catfish I have ever had, so fresh and perfectly cooked. Pinto beans, coleslaw are to die for. I got onion rings and tomato relish and I... More 

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1 Thank BeverlyShort
Henrietta, Texas
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Awesome food! Probably the BEST cole slaw I've ever eaten. Meal comes with complementary beans, cole slaw and homemade hushpuppies. Very filling. You definitely get your money's worth. Both of us took a to go box with us. Scenery is awesome.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?