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.
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 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.
This Italian family hails from Italy's Veneto region and the menu definitely displays that in its dishes. The Venetian kitchen is quite different from the rest of the country - for instance, guests can find wild duck served over broccollini as well as mussels made reminiscent of those in the French Côte d'Azur. The restaurant is still family-owned and the service is as warm as the delectable crab crostini, one of the reasons why Venetian is one of the best Italian restaurants in this part of South Texas.
In Corpus Christi, when you want to find a superb glass of whiskey, visit Rockit's. Conveniently located downtown, the bar offers several Texan whiskeys such as Balcones, Garrison Brothers and Red River brands, just to name a few. Rockit's also has plenty of flavored whiskeys, some of which include Fireball, Piehole - which has an Apple/Pecan touch - and the happily spiced Jeremiah Weed Sarsaparilla. Oftentimes, in addition to great bourbon, the venue also presents live music.
A Corpus Christi original, this fast-food chain has expanded all across the southern states, from Arizona to Florida. Whataburger originated right here in Corpus Christi in 1950 and it's known for its big juicy burgers served with mustard. The restaurant offers a variety of burger toppings for every pallet, jalapenos and avocado are just a start. Open 24-hours a day, it's perfect for a late night snack or for lunch with the kids. There are various locations around the city, try the one on North Shoreline Boulevard, just steps from the ocean.
This fun and quirky family favorite is located on Lawrence Street T-Head, overlooking the bay. Of course the specialty here is crab and other seafood dishes. Be sure to try the crab cakes, either as an entree or as an appetizer. Specialty drinks are available and always make for a good time. The ambiance is casual and young and the decor is eclectic and varied. Definitely a great place to take the kids and for large groups.
Railroad Seafood Station Brewing Company has been serving delicious seafood and craft beers since 9 years. Located in the S.E.A. which is the sports. entertainment and arts district of the town of Corpus Christi, it has all the ingredients of a good time. The menu consists of entrees, salads, and burgers which are served in huge quantities and are just perfect. Known for its variety of freshly brewed craft beer which is brewed by the restaurant itself, patrons can enjoy the variety and the perfect taste which the beer has. Guests can even hold their private events and functions here as the restaurant offers catering services as well.