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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
Great food.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
jkhughes09
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Russellville, Arkansas
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Russellville, Arkansas
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19 reviews
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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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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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Longview, Texas
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Big Pines was always a favorite growing up and had the best food. Since the renovation, the food just doesn't seem what it once was. The cole slaw and hush puppies are still great, but the food just seems to be missing something. Still a nice place to get away and enjoy a dinner on the lake.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We were seated promptly and the hostess was very nice. They have a system of what I guess what I would call "food porters"? The waitress does not deliver the food. The porter started placing an order on our table that was not what we had ordered! When he did deliver the food, (15 minutes later) the order was not... More 

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Marshall, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Good food, nice place, I liked it more when they had a buffet but food is still great. Nice view of the lake, you can sit outside if it's not too hot or stay inside. Delicious cheesecake.

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Aubrey, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This place has horrible food and is over priced. The waitress recommended the whole catfish - which turned out to be dry, bland and overcooked. We also had frog legs which had no taste at all. The food was just so bad. The only thing good was the onion wrings.

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Address: 747 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661
Phone Number: (903) 679 3466
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Karnack
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

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  • 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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