Dragonfly is a nondescript place inside of a strip-mall, however it's inside the kitchen where all the magic happens. With an emphasis on French cuisine, the chefs still make traditional dishes like escargot and frog legs masterfully. Other more fused items include Shrimp in a Coconut-Sambal, Seafood Risotto and a delectable Pulled-pork Fondue. Needless to say, be prepared for an intense melange of flavors. At the bar, the selection of libations is nearly infinite and happy-hour features tapas and signature drinks.
Family-owned Wallbangers Gourmet Hamburgers has been around for ages, and throughout the last few decades, the place has never failed to deliver. Here's how it works: order and wait for your name to be called, then head to the bar and select your veggies and sauces. Their stuffed burgers are considered some of the best in the region as well as the entire state of Texas. The burger joint is also known to serve some massive burgers - in fact, Wallbangers dares its guests to finish off the 3lb. beef behemoth.
This popular Corpus Christi restaurant named after that popular beagle, is known for its outstanding seafood and friendly service. Established by a local fishing family in 1980, Snoopy's Pier has been a neighborhood favorite for quick and delicious fresh-off-the-boat seafood for over 30 years. Shrimp, crab, oysters, conch, you name it, if it comes from the gulf, it's on the menu.
Surfside Sandwich Shoppe's takes its inspiration from the beach, where the kitchen serves both hot and cold sandwiches filled with the bounty of the sea. It's a family owned-and-operated establishment and it's always filled with locals. And though the Shoppe has a small interior, once your order is ready, you can leave the cramped quarters and eat outside on the patio.
Located at the popular Water Street Market, the Executive Surf Club is a casual spot that features more than 30 beers on tap as well as pub food like burgers, sandwiches and salads. The beer taps mostly feature domestic beers, both craft breweries and local favorites like 'Lone Star', but there is a small list of imports too. The Surf Club also provides live entertainment in the form of local music, where the stage hosts everything from rock and pop to country/western.
House of Rock fulfills all the requirements for a good night. With a full bar, entertainment venue and a kitchen that churns out better-than-average pizza, you really never have to leave. The main bar allows guests 21+ and the venue allows all ages to listen to live music. Thursday through Saturday is when you can see shows, and in addition to pizzas, House of Rock offers salads and sandwiches while the bar stocks more than 80 beers.
Located in dynamic Water Street Market. This restaurant and the accompanying Water Street Oyster Bar offer residents and visitors the freshest seafood in town. Most fish is locally bought the same day that it is served either from Corpus Christi marina or from near by Port Aransas and Fulton-Rockport. The bacon wrapped stuffed shrimp and mesquite-grilled wasabi tuna are highly recommended, daily specials are usually a good bet too. For land lovers, they also offer a fine selection of steak and poultry dishes. For the adventurous, there is and exciting sushi menu with a touch of local color.
This extension of the Water Street Seafood Company is usually packed during lunch with the downtown business crowd. For good reasons too, the extensive menu offers everything from a light sushi roll to a huge grilled catfish with all the trimmings. Particularly recommended are the pecan-crusted deep fried oysters as an appetizer. Of course, raw oysters are Atmosphere is casual, yet refined and is ideal for business lunches and groups. The wine list is eclectic and sure to please.
You will be pleasantly surprised to find an elegant, classy decor walking in to the only Thai restaurant in the city. The vegetarian-friendly menu is a nice, spicy alternative to typical Asian cuisine. Be sure to try th Pad Thai The restaurants welcomes groups and also offers a catering service.
Located in the Bayfront Plaza Hotel, this eclectic little cafe is perfect for a quick meal or snack. Menu features sandwiches, salads and soups along with a variety of other tempting snack. Coffee, tea and smoothies are also served. Check out their online calendar for special events.