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747 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661
(903) 679 3466
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 39
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  • 25
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  • 8
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  • 13
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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
Good fried catfish

This was our first time here. The fried catfish was excellent, hush puppies were good, fried shrimp was good, Texas toast was excellent, service was very good, and the view from the deck was unbeatable. We will return the next time we camp on Caddo Lake.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 14, 2015
Jamie L
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Longview, Texas, United States
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Longview, Texas
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on a Sunday afternoon after church which is about a 45 minute drive for us. It was PACKED!! Everyone had the same idea. We were there about an hour. But once seated, immediate service of homemade hush puppies like they were squirted from a thick icing container. Yummy! My husband got filets and I got whole fish. It... More 

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montreal
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

We have had catfish before but... The batter was perfect, light, delicate, not greesy. The hush puppies and coleslaw was exellent and bottomless, refills were quickly offered when it was noticed our plate was empty. Lets not forget the tartar sauce, homemade as were the fries. Being from Montreal we expect to be dissappointed when it come to fries but... More 

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Longview, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time here. The fried catfish was excellent, hush puppies were good, fried shrimp was good, Texas toast was excellent, service was very good, and the view from the deck was unbeatable. We will return the next time we camp on Caddo Lake.

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Thank Jamie L
Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Big Pines has a good location on the bank of Big Cypress Bayou. There's a large indoor dining room and nice open upstairs and downstairs patios which overlook the river. I had the grilled fish & shirmp with fries - all very good. Husband had a steak with baked potato, he liked it a lot - nothing fancy just well... More 

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Thank Sayarma
Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We went for the 2nd time here when staying at Caddo Lake State Park. This is a must when staying in this area. Does not serve liquor, just beer and wine. Hush puppies and cole slaw is always free served before the meal. Hush puppies are the best in the world. I had a burger, husband had fried catfish and... More 

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Thank Brandie B
Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

This place was great, the complimentary hush puppies were unique and delicious. The catfish was flaky and the Cole slaw was very good. Couldn't have asked for more.

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Thank MightyKaciTx
Rusk, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

It is a fun to see the moss hanging in the trees, the river, and the steam boat. We rode up there on the motorcycle on a beautiful day. We had some really good food and a nice view. The service was a little slow but we weren't in a hurry. Plenty of food!

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Lewsiville, TX
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Right on the bayou. Catfish! Good catfish. If you don't care for catfish, the menu also has shrimp and burgers.

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Thank BandM652
Louisiana
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Come by boat or car! Sit outside or inside! Best fish and frog legs in this area. Enjoy a Caddo Cocktail before leaving for the tour on the Grey Ghost, a steamboat docked at the restaurant.

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Thank W55Louisiana
Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

There are two good restaurants on the river and this will be the first one you come to. At this location the steamboat Graceful Ghost docks and you can go for a ride. According to the history of this restaurant the original burned and this is a new building. When you first enter there is a long isle in front... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

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