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211 Private Road 2422, Karnack, TX 75661-1432
+1 903-679-9000
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Karnack, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lost market share for about a year. Tried to switch to the Asian catfish for awhile, but discovered that customers did not like it as well. They have returned to the good domestic catfish and the yummy fried coating that made them famous originally. Beautiful location. Great fried catfish once again. Welcome back Riverbend.

Thank J B G
Avinger, Texas, United States
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48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I've eaten here on several occasions. The location is out of the way, but the scenery is worth the drive. The staff is friendly, the food is great, the prices are reasonable. I recommend eating outside on the screened-in porch to enjoy the atmosphere of Caddo. The Riverbend Special is fantastic!

Thank Sharla K
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

This is a lovely location overlooking the river, the service is casual and very friendly, if a little sporadic. The salad was fresh and dressing was on the side, which I prefer as most restaurants over dress their salads. The rib-eye steak was on the thin side, but perfectly cooked with a side of fries you can tell were home... More 

Thank Wavejenny14
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126 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had dinner here one evening while staying in Caddo Lake State Park. You gotta understand you aren't in the big city and things are a bit slower, but the people are all very friendly and the food is good. We had alligator and catfish with all the trimmings on the patio; a great meal.

Thank darwinmoore
Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

I was worried when I came through the door, stood around for 3 minutes with no one in sight that worked there. The people in front of us got seated. The owner I guess/manager comes up oh man we are slammed you are going to have to work with me. I said ok lets give it a try and boy... More 

Thank Nolan R
Waterford, Michigan
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Great lunch before Swamp tour. Loved the Green fried tomatoes. Small menu but great food. Right on the Bayou, great views.

Thank E6160BAmichaelm
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

We had a catered meal for our business meeting and I must say it was most enjoyable. The food was really good, and received compliments from everyone.. The brisket was soft, tender, and flavorful, and the beans were right on point.

Thank Bailale d
Tyler, Texas
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58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Just loved this place. Everything about it... the atmosphere, food & service. Nice place to take in a beautiful view. I highly recommend this place. We had catfish and it came with a setup of beans, coleslaw and what I think was fried cornbread ( never had it...so tasty.)

Thank Cowan27
Marshall, Texas
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The staff is always friendly, service is fast and efficient and food is always great. Atmosphere is wonderful setting beside the river. While eating you can see beautiful cypress trees draped with Spanish Moss and occasionally a Great Blue Heron or North American Egret

Thank captnron99
Bossier City
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Went for a birthday celebration. Food was tasty. Loved the catfish and the Cole slaw. Want to go back when it is cool enough to enjoy the view.

Thank Cathy C

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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
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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?