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Big Pines Lodge

747 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661
(903) 679 3466
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Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Karnack
Price range: $15 - $20
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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Typical country cooking. We had chicken fried steak, fried catfish.. The very best thing was hush puppies. Omg, they looked much like a funnel cake. We'll go back for those for sure! You get free ice cream for dessert too. This place is a long the river and very scenic.

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Based on the recent reviews here, my husband and I decided to visit this restaurant on "Terrific Tuesday" during our week long stay in the area. We arrived to find the restaurant CLOSED on Tuesday. A quick check of the website and I found that apparently they have changed it to "Terrific Thursday". We were hungry and disappointed. Lesson learned:... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We were just here for the 2014 Labor Day weekend. Since we were staying in our own cabin we brought plenty to grill out with but knew we were going to eat here at least once. The place looks new and I'm told it is because they rebuilt from a fire a few years ago. Their super long dock for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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162 reviews 162 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We got a warm welcome when we walked in and just went straight to load up on hush puppies and fried everything. Considering the alternative (going hungry) it was worth the drive from our cabin. We stopped in to take a couple of Arnold Palmers (half sweet tea, half lemonade) on the deck while we were waiting for the Graceful... More

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Harleton, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It had been awhile since we had been to Big Pines but I am so glad we decided to go check the, out again! Outstanding food and service! And words can't describe how delicious the fish was! We'll definitely make a Big Pines trip a common outing!

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Mooringsport, Louisiana
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

It had been a while since we had visited Big Pines. We were surprised that they had put in a buffet and after the waitress told us it was only 6.99 on their "thrifty tuesdays" we were skeptical. The buffet was well stocked and the fish was hot and well seasoned. We were pleased with the service we received sitting... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

Gummy fish everytime. Not the same since it burned. It needs to look back at the previous owners sucess n get a real cook!

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Waskom, Texas
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39 reviews 39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Big Pines burned a few years back. New owners took over and rebuilt, but since they re-opened, it's just not the same, mainly because the cook moved down the road to Riverbend. The food is still good, but it's just not the same. Now they've added a buffet, so it's knda like eating at any other buffet restaurant. They have... More

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Texarkana, Texas
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153 reviews 153 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

After hearing about Big Pines for a couple of years, a buddy and I decided to take a short motorcycle ride and have lunch. We were both pleasantly surprised with the beautiful setting on the bayou. Very nice restaurant with option for dining in the deck, patio, or inside with AC. Food was good too. I will definitely make a... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Not the same since the new owners & the fire. Still good food just doesn't feel the same. Buffet is ok but I miss the all you can eat whole catfish. The hush puppies & coleslaw are the only I will eat. Not sure if they are the best in the world. Damn sure know they are the best in... More

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Additional Information about Big Pines Lodge

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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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