Corpus Christi Area restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Port Aransas

Roosevelt's at the Tarpon Inn

The fine dining room at the Tarpon Inn is worth getting spiffed up for. Reserve a table on the verandah and settle back to enjoy a seasonal menu of seafood and steaks, simply and creatively prepared, accompanied by …
Mexican in Corpus Christi

San Luis

A dead-simple Mexican diner with the requisite Selena posters, San Luis serves indescribably good food. Breakfast orders start at $1.35, but even if you can't make it by 11am everything about this place is a fantast…
Cafe in Corpus Christi

Hamlin Pharmacy and Fountain

A character-filled throwback to the days when drugstores all had lunch counters, this is the real 1960s deal. Sit on a barstool or in a tiny booth and have a bowl plus something luscious from the soda fountain. The …
Cajun in Port Aransas

Crazy Cajun

This lively, ramshackle eatery always packs a crowd. There is an á la carte menu, but you should probably just order the Hungry Cajun ($16), a tabletop serving of boiled sausage, shrimp, crab and veggies – all of wh…
Burgers in Corpus Christi

Whataburger

Corpus Christi's own entry in the burger-chain wars, Whataburger got its start in town in 1950. This location, with its view of the marina, wears much of the 1970s orange motif found in the chain's 700 other outlets…
Cafe in Corpus Christi

Hester's Cafe

The great coffee is a given in 'too cool for brewed' Corpus, but Hester's is also much loved for its excellent breakfasts, creative salads, delicious sandwiches and quiches, and beautiful desserts (key lime pie, bro…
Seafood in Loyola Beach

King's Inn

King’s Inn is a legendary place known for serving vast platters of fried, broiled, or boiled seafood by the pound. Get the famous avocado salad or onion rings on the side, dip it in the secret recipe tartar sauce, a…
Seafood in Corpus Christi

Water Street Seafood Company

Busy all week because of the huge and changing selection of fresh seafood, much of it not deep-fried, and there's a 'playa' menu for those that lean more toward the 'turf' than the surf. It also has a very popular o…
Burgers in Corpus Christi

Padre Island Burger Company

One might be forgiven for mistaking this place for a dive bar, and it isn't far off after dark, but it also happens to serve up some of the best burgers in the Corpus Christi area. Whatever your order, don't forget …
Tex-Mex in Corpus Christi

Blackbeard's on the Beach

On North Beach, this rollicking place serves up tasty Mexican and American cuisine with a strong seafood focus. Wash it down with cheap margaritas while sitting back for the live music, but watch out for the ghosts …