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“The Hushpuppies!”
Review of Big Pines Lodge

Big Pines Lodge
Ranked #2 of 5 Restaurants in Karnack
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed July 22, 2013

After checking out Lake Caddo State Park we were in the mood to eat and even though it was past 6PM on a Sunday afternoon this place appeared to be jumping so we jumped right in too....and were glad we did. We dined on the patio and even though it was a warm Summer evening it still felt cool given the shade and fans. Our waitress came over right away even though it was busy and promptly took our order for drinks. She came back with drinks, cole slaw and the most fabulous hushpuppies I have ever had - fabulous enough to make me break my aversion to fried foods after my initial nibble. Our burger orders were fab (and I do mean FAB) made even better by the great service and view of the bayou. After dinner we took a stroll on the dock and watched the various boats go by. Great place, what fun!

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Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

The setting is on Cypress Buyou at caddo lake one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Big Pines Lodge is an established resturant on the river since the fifties. Great food, great service, even bettet atmosphere. You have to try it!!!!

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

The rebuilt Big Pines is slowly resuming it's reputation for great catfish, fries, coleslaw and hush puppies. In fact a new chef has modified the hush puppy recipe so that they are as good as they were years ago before the place burned down. This visit I tied a steak but it was disappointing, we next time I'll return to my usual catfish order!

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Good food, nice atmosphere, views of Cypress River (feeds into Caddo Lake). Restaurant has been at the same location for decades. Original owners have passed, but still a family business. New building after fire several years ago. We've eaten there four or five times since the new facility opened. A few minor problems here and there, but still a favorite for us! We were there again on the 6th of July and while waiting for our food joked, "15 years ago, Big Pines was probably the only place in Texas, maybe the US, where you could eat fried catfish, drink beer and purchase a gun all under the same roof!" ...can't buy guns there anymore! LOL

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Thank Rcgrizz
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

We were told about this place by Captain Ron (Graceful Ghost owner/captain) and we fell in love with it. Just beware!!! You better bring an appetite!!! It is a ton of food.....they serve you hushpuppies and coleslaw as a set up before you even get your food. Burgers, catfish, steaks, chicken friend steaks. breakfast!!! OMG!!! and if you are boating....park your boat at their dock and they will deliver food to you on your boat or you can come in and eat on their balcony or in the A/C.....

Thank MisteeDye
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