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747 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661
(903) 679 3466
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best fish on Caddo Lake

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

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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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 861 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

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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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Exactly what you expect on the bayou water edge. A nice selection of fish/burgers and chicken. Nothing fancy, just a cool place after a hot TX summer day with good food and cold drinks.

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Have you people (Big Pines Lodge) ever heard of Gordon Ramsey??? If you haven't it may behoove you to give him a call for HELP!!!! Because your management and your cook have got their heads caught up in their on fairytale..Your location and ambiance are the ONLY things that you have to keep people coming, but it won't keep your... More 

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Russellville, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had a family of 7. Got there at 6:30 on a Saturday and they seemed under staffed and very busy. The wait was about an hour which was pretty long since there were lots of tables outside on the patio we could have eaten on but the wait was comfortable since we were able to sit at one. Drinks... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

If you had the pleasure of growing up around Caddo Lake 15 or more years ago then you knew this restaurant when it was fabulous. I went there this weekend with family and was totally underwhelmed. The hushpuppies were chewy and flavorless - and I'm talking about the Jalapeno ones. The regular ones were like eating flavorless fried dough. After... More 

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Quitman, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Our trail riding club, NETASA, always stops for something to eat after our 3-4 hour horseback rides and after riding at Caddo, this is where we go. It's a good place to pull up with our horse trailers and settle back into the earth plane. We've never been disappointed in either the food or the service and will recommend it.

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East Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Big Pines Lodge is one of two resturants on the Big Cypress Bayou and Caddo Lake near Karnack and Uncertin, Texas. If you have your boat you can dock at Big Pines and enjoy lunch or dinner. We have been going to Big Pines Lodge since we were kids. Some things that have changed over the years are the owners,... More 

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Arlington, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

After a trip in The Graceful Ghost, a beautiful working replica of a steamboat, this proved to be a nice oasis for good, not great, food, Good value and service.

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

enjoyed and burger and BLT with fries. Sat outside by the Bayou and took the boat ride on the steamboat docked there.

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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?