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Big Pines Lodge

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747 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661
+1 903-679-3466
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Ding Dong, TX
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63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Eat here each time we are in the area. We have returned after each time it burned. We can remember when it was the original "Beer, Bait, & Ammo, Yeah...with the Rebel flag on the wall. We have gotten into the rut of onion rings, catfish fillets, cole slaw, hush puppies (both regular and jalapeno) and the green tomato relish.... More 

Thank Brad R
Fort Worth, Texas
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We have been going to Big Pines for 30 years or more. Our favorite restaurant. Everything on the menu is probably good although I can't say for sure because i always get the catfish. Good food, good atmosphere, nice view of the bayou outside. Food and service are great. After the building was destroyed by a fire a few years... More 

Thank DCinCowtown
Round Rock, Texas
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366 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We had lunch while waiting on our graceful ghost swamp tour. Our service was excellent and the place was spotless. My BLT was the best ever. I would definitely go back.

Thank sherri g
Highland Village, TX
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We were dying for catfish, and we were not disappointed. The fish were perfectly prepared and tasted great. My wife ordered onion rings, which were delicious. The service and view from the patio were both Five Stars. Our server was dressed for Halloween as "Jack" I cannot remember her name, but hopefully management will post her name so you can... More 

Thank Jpburm
Arlington, Texas
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited Big Pine Lodge for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed our food and the patio area was perfect overlooking the water. We were camping at nearby Caddo Lake State Park and this was a convenient location for a great meal. We will be back when in the area!

Thank Jeff T
Fort Worth, Texas
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

I don't liking using the phrase, "tourist trap" and it really does not actually apply. But as far as dining experiences go, it's pretty average compared to any other fish camp. The high light of the meal is the cole slaw; excellent. Otherwise it is pretty pedestrian.

Thank texasville
Shreveport, Louisiana
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I can't say enough about this restaurant. The catfish, coleslaw and hush puppies were the best I've ever eaten in my life. I would drive to this restaurant just for the coleslaw and hush puppies along. The catfish was cooked to perfection. We ordered the 5 piece fillets and waitress asked if we were sharing and I said no we... More 

Thank Mike_Deborah1
East Texas
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

Big Pines is an intuition at Caddo Lake in Karnack. It's had its ups and downs over the years. Now that it's been rebuilt, the building is adorable and in a prime location. Now that it's under new management, the food has finally gotten better (up from horrible). But, the service is unbelievably bad! The lady who answers the phone... More 

Thank Major-big-traveler
Nacogdoches, Texas
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

I heard from a coworker that this place was "awesome" and awesome it was!!! I got my catfish extra crispy and it was perfect! The french fries were delish, as was the coleslaw and jalapeño hushpuppies. I can't wait to go back and sit on the deck when the weather gets cooler.

Thank beeham2
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

We decided to eat here because we arrived early for a tour of the lake. We each ordered the senior catfish plate. For starters, they bring out jalapeno cornbread and wonderful coleslaw. I really, really liked the coleslaw. Could have eaten the whole bowl, but had to save room for the rest of my meal. The catfish came out hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 747 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Karnack
  • Phone Number: +1 903-679-3466

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