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211 Private Road 2422, Karnack, TX 75661-1432
+1 903-679-9000
Sun 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Alvarado, Texas
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2015

OMG!!! Ate at this amazing restaurant about 2 years ago with my sisters and my husband and I ate there over the past weekend when we came back to Uncertain. It was the best catfish I have ever had, so fresh and perfectly cooked. Pinto beans, coleslaw are to die for. I got onion rings and tomato relish and I... More 

1 Thank BeverlyShort
Henrietta, Texas
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2015

Awesome food! Probably the BEST cole slaw I've ever eaten. Meal comes with complementary beans, cole slaw and homemade hushpuppies. Very filling. You definitely get your money's worth. Both of us took a to go box with us. Scenery is awesome.

1 Thank Terri H
Dallas, Texas
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2,372 reviews
1,727 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 973 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2015

When in Karnack there are at least two good restaurants on the river where you can eat. This one is Riverbend and is the furthest distance from the main roads. Built right on the river you get a fantastic dining view for lunch or dinner. There are several slanted ramps that one needs to walk on to get to the... More 

Thank texaswillie
Shreveport, Louisiana
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Waited 2hrs15mins for what amounted to be horrible service and mediocre food. Will not go back to this place.

1 Thank toprater15
Tilghman, Maryland
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457 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2015

We stopped here for lunch after a boat tour on the Caddo. I had blackened Catfish with rice and mixed vegetable while my friend had grilled redfish with slaw, beans, rice and mixed vegs. We had hushpuppies for the table. Our waitress was cute and friendly, the view was fabulous and the food was very good. Our only complaint is... More 

Thank Born_to_go61
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2015

Be sure to try the hush puppies. The catfish filets and cheeseburger are both wonderful! And so is the strawberry or peach frozen blended wine-arita drink.

Thank dopinion
jefferson texas
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed going here. Great way to be on caddo lake and to have a truly wonderful dining experience. Good seafood!

Thank thelonestarcarriage
north west england
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216 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2015

Biggish place right on the riverbend with lovely views. Three choices of places to eat. The air conditioned restaurant, a screened in patio and an external patio. All seemed good ,we chose the screened patio to get the fresh air but avoid any risk of flying bugs. Typical quick service ,we chose the chicken which was well cooked and tasty.... More 

1 Thank hippo432
Tyler, Texas, United States
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74 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2015

If you are coming to Uncertain/Karnack,Texas area of East Texas . . . then, you are probably coming to see the glories of Caddo Lakes and not looking for a 1-Star Michelin Restaurant dining experience. But, yet, you have to eat lunch or dinner there. So, relax in the meantime and head out for the "Graceful Ghost Steamboat" for a... More 

1 Thank Jerold B
East Texas
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed June 30, 2015

River Bend is one of two restaurants on Caddo Lake. The other is Big Pines Lodge just down the road. The food is pricey at River Bend, but the atmosphere is excellent. We typically have the all you can eat catfish and enjoy sitting out on the screened -in porch so we can watch the boat traffic. The meal comes... More 

4 Thank aggiewoowoowoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Private Road 2422, Karnack, TX 75661-1432
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Karnack
  • Phone Number: +1 903-679-9000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?