Best Burgers in Corpus Christi
If you’re looking for the best burger in Corpus Christi, three places to start are Wallbangers Gourmet Hamburgers, Snapka’s, and The Post at Lamar Park, which has made Texas Monthly’s list of best burgers in the state.
However, these three are just the beginning. As a college town, Corpus Christi certainly meets the demand of the burger-craving masses. Help us build our list by letting us know where you go for a big, juicy burger.
6542 S. Staples St.
Made-to-order, handcrafted burgers with fresh ingredients that you can pile on yourself. Try a stuffed burger: two chuck patties filled with toppings of your choice, sealed, and grilled. Sides include mac and cheese, twisted fries, and onion rings. Milk shake or beer? Both are cold and refreshing.
4434 Weber Road, 361-855-8355
4760 Leopard St., 361-883-2272
After over 70 years of flipping burgers and frying onion rings, Snapka’s has it down. This is the burger that defines the American culinary experience. Try the Dixie Cheese Burger with onion rings for a time-traveling trip to the 1950s, when burgers really mattered.
411 Doddridge St., 102
The Heisenburger put The Post on THE list of best burgers — not just in Corpus Christi but in the Lone Star State as well. Texas Monthly praised its 6-ounce beef patty on a toasted, buttered bun and topped with sharp cheddar cheese. Up the ante by adding a fried egg and bacon.
14414 Texas 361
On the Island with live music, outdoor seating, and sweet potato fries to accompany its amazing burgers. The owner and chef is a Corpus Christi native and Padre Island resident who was trained at the Culinary Institute of America. Offers gourmet burgers and a laid-back atmosphere.
306 N. Chaparral
Fans can eat their favorite meal — usually a Surf Burger — at a surfboard table for the full-on Corpus Christi-sure-rocks experience. A go-to place for happy hour for over 30 years now, Executive Surf Club is the perfect casual family dining spot. Live music and the most beer on tap in the city. Dog-friendly patio, too!
121 N. Shoreline
A two-story Whataburger just off Corpus Christi Bay might be the most famous of the longtime chain. Whataburger was born in Corpus Christi in 1950 and is a hometown favorite. A typical local saying: You know you’re from Corpus Christi when you can order your Whataburger meal without looking at the menu. Or: You know you’re from Corpus when you can’t start the day without a Whataburger breakfast.
520 S. Shoreline Drive
Eat right on the beach in Corpus Christi. Full bar and outdoor seating. Has the true feel of a Corpus Christi beach bar and grill. Don’t forget to try the breakfast burger paired with a “mean” margarita.
626 N. Port Ave., 361-882-5082
6734 Saratoga Blvd., 361-444-5382
In business since 1976, Vick’s has a huge menu that includes chicken tenders, shrimp, fish baskets, tacos, and more. Best are the burgers, from the mushroom and double-meat burgers to the Ultimate Burger, a double-meat with cheese, bacon, grilled onions, and jalapeños with all the other fixings as well. Dog-friendly, too!
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