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Big Pines Lodge

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747 Pine Island Rd, Karnack, TX 75661
(903) 679 3466
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Open now
All hours
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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Mansfield, Texas
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is on the grounds of Capt. Rons swamp tour. We had lunch there after the tour. Plenty of food, friendly staff, service was a little slow but we were not in any rush anyway.

Thank Sara F
Sulphur Springs, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big Pines Lodge has the best fish we have every had. The location is great and sits right next to the river so after a long day on the river/lake you can dock your boat and grab lunch or supper.

Thank emcglamery
Mabank, Texas
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

We met family here that lived close. Fish was very good. Very large pieces. Cole slaw was terrific. I had baked potato, my husband had fries. Both were really good also. Hushpuppies tasted and looked more like churros than hushpuppies.

Thank Linda T
Houston, Texas
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128 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We have waited for the 12 o ' clock tour here . The restaurant opens at 11.00 , but we have been let in before 11.00. Nice friendly service. We sat in a booth at a window and could have a good glimpse on the Caddo Lake, or one of the side arms. We enjoyed the food which was very... More 

Thank Laird43
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Wife and I were camping at Lake of Pines for the 4th weekend and it was HOT on Sunday so we decided to ease over to Karnack and this great restaurant while we were only 22 miles away. It's 62 miles from our house. We had been here before but not in several months. The place is like a step... More 

1 Thank Juedoo
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

It was a pretty day so we rode out to Big Pines and arrived for lunch before a big crowd hit. The kids enjoyed pizza and popcorn shrimp for their lunch. The wife and I got blackened catfish and shrimp. The blackened catfish was really tasty! The coleslaw and hush puppies was pretty good too. The temp was just right... More 

Thank treadnmud
Richardson, Texas, United States
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Some of the best catfish, fries, slaw and huge hushpuppies we have ever had. No wait and the staff was very nice. Good came out fast and hot.

1 Thank Lisa P
Reno, United States
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Great catfish with a view of the Bayou and excellent service at a decent price. Will definitely come back !

Thank Robbin B
Weimar, Texas
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Caddo lake is breathtakingly beautiful. Having lunch at Big Pines Lodge gives you a chance to watch the wildlife while having great food right on the lake. The fish was cooked perfectly. It was white and flakey. The coleslaw, hush puppies, onion rings,and fried apples were to die for. This is a great place. The general manager answered all of... More 

1 Thank suzannes278
Texarkana, Texas, United States
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206 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

Right on the bayou. Wife and I sat outside and we both enjoyed a good catfish plate. If you don't care for catfish the menu also has burgers and such. Nice cold beer while watching the boats go by on a Sunday afternoon. Worth our trip down and we will be back!

Thank BiggieSauls

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Families with children
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: (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?