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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
Most recent review
Not as good as I was expecting.

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

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
J B G
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Karnack, Texas
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Karnack, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Shreveport, LA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The tour guide with Turning Basin Riverboat Tours in Jefferson, TX suggested Big Pines Lodge as a great place to eat. I called first to see if we needed a reservation. I was told that two wouldn't be a problem but large groups would need a reservation. I ordered the 5 fillet catfish plate which was the same price as... More 

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Linden, Texas, United States
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We've been to Big Pines four times since it was rebuilt, usually bringing out of town friends. The first we ordered whole fish and filets, and the food was outstanding. The next time they had a buffet - the food was good, hot, and plentiful, with good desserts. Unfortunately, the ice cream machine was out of order. The third time... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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, Seafood, Steakhouse

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