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.
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.
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.
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.
The Republic is one the best restaurants in Corpus Christi and one could even make the case for it as one of the best along the entire Texas gulf coast. Located on the top floor of the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel, this fine dining establishment offers stunning views of the bay and a superb menu. Their wine list is extensive and the food is elegant, fresh and well presented in a intimate setting. Needless to say, it is also one of the most romantic spots in the city as well.
Despite its location in North-West Corpus Christi, this bakery certainly has no dearth of customers in this part of town. One of their specialties is the kolache, this Central European croissant that is usually filled with fruit is an outstanding introduction if you're not familiar with the pastry, and if you've eaten it before, you'll know why it's so special. The authentic bakery may not look like all that from the outside, but is undoubtedly considered one of the best. Most people come for their sausage and cheese kolaches, but try their assortment of bread and cookies too.
Just the mere mention of Hester's for breakfast is enough to make residents of Corpus Christi smile approvingly. The colorful eclectic decor often lures visitors inside while the aroma of fresh coffee and pancakes makes them stay. There are three locations of this local favorite; one at the art museum with stunning views of the bay, one at Lamar Park and this one in the Six Points neighborhood. In addition to baked goods, Hester's also serves a superb Sunday brunch as well as sandwiches and sundry desserts on their lunch menu.
Featuring all of your favorite Mexican dishes, tostadas, tacos chile relleno and tamales all one one plate. Choose one of their combination plates and get a sampling of everything. This family friendly restaurant even lets kids eat for free on Tuesday nights. The bar prepares a stunning array of mouth watering margaritas, martinis and tequinis (martinis made with tequila). For desert be sure to leave room for a piece of flan or deep fried ice cream.
Taylor Center Deli does not fuss around with traditional sandwiches too much, from the Reuben on Rye to the classic Turkey Club, each one is presented in all its classic glory. Sandwiches come on freshly baked breads and are served with hearty salads or soups. The Cranberry Walnut bread could easily be considered a house favorite, as the baker seems to go through loaves of the stuff. Additionally, the kitchen also makes some delicious desserts like cheesecake and tiramisu.
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.