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747 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661
(903) 679 3466
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Big Pines

I love the homey down home atmosphere, I always eat there when in Uncertain, Texas. Wish the menu was a little more healthy. Loved it when the had a buffet and you could get a good salad. We rented their party room for a workshop but it did not have a projection screen, the lights were not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Mangrovegirl
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Lewisville, Texas
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Karnack, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

They used to serve domestic catfish fillets. Now it is an Asian variety. Horrible bad taste & tough. Catfish lovers will hate this. Used to be a good place to eat. Not anymore.

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Lewisville, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I love the homey down home atmosphere, I always eat there when in Uncertain, Texas. Wish the menu was a little more healthy. Loved it when the had a buffet and you could get a good salad. We rented their party room for a workshop but it did not have a projection screen, the lights were not separate from the... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is just down the road from Caddo Lake State Park on the river. River and swamp tours leave from here. Best food for miles. They have a buffet but we got burgers. Great burgers great hush puppie.s

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Canton, Georgia
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18 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We love the whole catfish at Big Pines Lodge. It's not as good as it was before the fire, but it's still very good! The jalapeno hush puppies were divine and were our favorite part of the meal. The atmosphere is fun and makes the meal more enjoyable.

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Karnack, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Primary reason for going was to eat catfish. The filets were not domestic raised, but were An Asian variety which is sub-standard to the domestic variety. I have contacted the owners by email in the past to make suggestions, but never got a response

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This use to be the best place to eat catfish,coleslaw,hushpuppys,they have spent so much on the building,nicer then it ever was, but the food is awful, I did not know you could fry fish so small,did not even use cornmeal to coat..not sure what it was, and there famous coleslaw, a shame..was so never disappointed

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Houston, Texas
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54 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I'm not often a catfish eater so I can't rightly judge the Big Pines Lodge main offering. It was good, not at all "fishy". But the hushpuppies are probably the best I've ever had. "Extruded" in long tube shapes, highly spiced with jalapeno and seasonings ... I could have made a meal on them. The setting of the restaurant is... More 

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Karnack, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Wonderful place to relax on the porch and enjoy the evening sun while having dinner. Good service, good price and all round good experience.

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

We loved it here. The staff was great. The service was great. We sat on the patio with a great view of Caddo Lake. You see the steamboat coming through and unloading and picking up ppl to take the tour. Water skiers and tubers going across. It is very relaxing and casual.

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Hallsville, Texas, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My food was horrible, the manager is a butt and very rude to the employees and customers. Had to send food back more then ones. So did the table behind us. What happened to the old Big Pines?? The only thing decent about this place is the location!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 747 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Karnack
  • Phone Number: (903) 679 3466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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