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Come in from the heat with 5 great eats on the beach

Mickel May's on Bob Hall is a favorite of Padri Balli Beach lovers.

Salty, hot, tired and hungry can turn the end of a day at the beach into grumpy, gripey, mad and grumbly. You can change the entire family dynamic for the better with the right place to grab some grub in a relaxing atmosphere that welcomes flip-flops and sandals. We've got just the right local seaside eateries right here.

Mikel May’s Beachside Bar & Grill

15820 Park Road 22

Corpus Christi


Located atop Bob Hall Pier on Malaquite Beach, North Padre Island, you can literally walk from your beach chair up the ramp to this delicious venue. This place has the best view on the island with a broad menu that includes all types of seafood and favorite grill items. Try an ice-cold keg beer or a relaxing mixed drink to top off a terrific day at the beach.

Holiday Inn Restaurant and The Sandbar

15202 Windward Drive

Corpus Christi


Also just a beach chair away, The Sandbar offers a limited food menu at its beachside bar along with live music. Take a stroll inside to the Holiday Inn’s beachfront restaurant for a full menu of favorites, including seafood. This year, the Holiday Inn has added a small coffee shop located in the front lobby for those who need a little boost to their day!

Padre Island Burger Company

14414 Texas 361

Corpus Christi


Local burgers might be the best way to top off a day at the beach. Padre Island Burger Company serves up great appetizers and features everyday drink specials! Only half a mile from popular J.P Luby beach, PIBCO has a renowned reputation for fun, great food and friendly service. Not only does it have great hamburgers and sweet potato fries, it offers healthy choices of chicken and veggies entrees, portobello mushroom burgers and fresh salads.

Seawall Food & Spirits

520 S. Shoreline

Corpus Christi


On Corpus Christi’s downtown seawall, you might hear a tune or two escaping from the porch of this fun and airy restaurant. Bring the family. The menu has everything: American, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches and seafood. Outdoor seating and take-out available.

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