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211 PR 2422, Karnack, TX
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Ranked #1 of 4 restaurants in Karnack
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: American
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78% Recommend
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English first
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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Tyler, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

My wife and i went here because we saw it on Daytripper. I was expecting something unbelievable. The service was good but there were issues. I had the specialty burger and it was good but the onion rings i had as a side were not what i was expecting. Apparently there is a different way of battering them than i... More

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

An unexpected and pleasant surprise. My boyfriend and I were on a roadtrip down to Caddo Lake and this was one of very restaurants in the immediate area and it got great reviews so we decided to give it a try. Totally agree with the reviews. Great service, great atmosphere, beautiful setting, and wonderful food. Everything we had was just... More

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Wills Point, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Very nice restaurant. The food is excellent and the ambiance is the same. You can sit on the deck or the screened in porch by the river. The hush puppies are the best I have eaten. They are huge. The alligator is wonderful and the catfish is delicious. You must eat here when you are in Jefferson. It's about 20... More

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Longview, Texas, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The whole catfish are as good as the old Lakeview Lodge. The Wait staff has gotten much better, new faces. This is a must do eatery!

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Dallas, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Big party and everyone had great food - grilled fish, fried fish, burger, steak, onion rings and how bout them hush puppies! Friendly service and cold drinks. Great view of the river. Make reservations because everyone knows how good this place is.

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kilgore, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

We drove almost 1-1/2 hours to get here and it is definetly worth the drive. After we put the sign of the cross on Big Pines Lodge we've missed good catfish. Listening to some friends who frequent here a lot we decided to try it. I have to say this is some of the best catfish I have eaten. They... More

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Achille, Oklahoma
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

They had the BEST food we've ever tasted. We had the frog legs, shrimp, gator tail and fried catfish!!! I've never tasted anything so wonderful. And the place is clean and we sat on the deck and watched boats going gently up and down the river. It was beautiful. Perfect staff, and food, and experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013 via mobile

Hush puppies were 1000 times better than Big Pines Lodge Restaurant. My son ate ALL of his catfish and he never liked fish at other restaurants. The fried catfish reminded me of my momma's fried fish. Yummy!

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Bells, Texas
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

I'll confess up front that my brother and I picked this placed so that we could try the fried alligator.It was good. The sides were excellent, especially the hushpuppies. I had the whole catfish and my brother had the catfish filets. His filets were great/ My whole catfish were so badly overcooked that they were largely inedible. The fish was... More

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