“restaurant with long and colorful history”
Big Pines Lodge has a long and colorful history dating back to the 1930's when the site was known as Hartzo's Camp. In those days, it was only a fishing camp and they did not serve food. In the forty-five plus years that George and Betty owned the restaurant, they were hosts to many dignitaries and famous people. George Williamson died on January 15, 2001, but Betty, along with her god-daughter and husband, Tracy and Donavan Moffitt, continued to run the restaurant until Betty's death in March of 2007. Tracy and Donavan operated the restaurant until 2009 before selling the establishment to the current owners, Kevin Allen and Shell Sanford. Approximately 2 weeks after buying the restaurant, a devestating fire destroyed the building, taking with it, photos and memories of the past. Kevin Allen and Shell Sanford immediately began making plans to rebuild the famous restaurant, but restrictions and red tape by Harrison County and FEMA hampered their efforts. Finally, in the spring of 2011, construction began on the new building.
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Big Pines Lodge
- Mon: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
- Sun, Thu: 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
- Fri, Sat: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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