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Ralph & Kacoo's

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3107 South 1st Street, Lufkin, TX 75901
(936) 634-8000
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, Good Service

We stop in here at least once a year on trips to Houston and have had great meals. However, sometimes the service can be a little slow on Saturday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00. I expect it has to do with fewer waitstaff at that time of the day. The food makes up for any service issues and we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We stop in here at least once a year on trips to Houston and have had great meals. However, sometimes the service can be a little slow on Saturday afternoons between 2:00 and 4:00. I expect it has to do with fewer waitstaff at that time of the day. The food makes up for any service issues and we will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Being from Louisiana I'm very familiar with R&C and while this location has all the trappings of the real thing the food was the most disappointing. Fried fried fried all in the same oil. It all tasted the same, not so good.......sorry Ralph.

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Richland Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Absolutely eat here while in town. Try the shrimp embrochettes or the triple grill. Waitstaff is attentive and food is great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Man am I grateful this place is in east Texas! The crab au gratin is worth it all. But everything I've tried is so tasty. I'll fly in to Angelina County airport and take the crew car just to get my R&K fix!

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Hudson, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Over the last several years I've attended an "Appreciation Lucheon" at Ralph & Kacoo's. It has always been superb. But this year it seemed even better! I don't know if it was the meal or the service but regardless it was great. We've eaten there several times with friends as well and they have never failed us. Always fantastic!

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Lufkin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Great food, seafood is great but steaks are better!! Great margaritas!! Try the fried pickles!! Great atmosphere!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We tried Ralph & Kacoo's because of the Trip Advisor reviews and its closeness to our Lufkin hotel. We were not disappointed at all. The seafood was really quite good despite the distance from the nearest coast line. We sampled the tasty gumbo and the excellent nightly special consisting of blackened flounder covered in a cajun sauce with crawfish tails,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The food at this establishment is very good. The seasoning is well distributed and plentiful; no need for extra salt/pepper. The service was excellent. My cup never got to 1/2 empty.

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

By far the worst service and management in Lufkin Texas! All I can say is the management does not care about customers, and the service is the slowest around! I will never give that place a chance again I have given them way too many already, do not waste your time or money there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Six of us dined at this restaurant from entering to leaving we had exceptional service, the steaks are in my opinion the best in Lufkin and if your in the area don't miss out on this dining experience. Colin and Shirley

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3107 South 1st Street, Lufkin, TX 75901
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Lufkin
  • Phone Number: (936) 634-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?