WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN CORPUS CHRISTI
When you eat and drink in Corpus Christi, you take a deep dive into the culture and cuisine of this seaside city sheltered by Padre and Mustang islands. You’ll find bustling seafood markets
, family-friendly beach eats
, barbecue joints, and Tex-Mex cafes serving some of the best Mexican food in the state.
Seafood is a given in Corpus Christi, so savor the freshest and best at places like Harrison’s Landing on the Corpus Christi Marina near the seawall
. Dining under the stars and sipping tropical drinks at a floating thatched-roof tiki bar is like a sultry, summer dream come true. It’s one of the best places to drink in Corpus Christi, and you can even top it off with a full-moon tour of the bay aboard either the Japonica or the new Texas Tease, just a few steps away.
Oysters hover toward the top of the list for the best seafood in Corpus Christi. Head to Water Street Oyster Bar inside Water Street Market for fresh Gulf oysters and seafood. You can also enjoy beer, cocktails, and wine at Executive Surf Club, one of the best bars in Corpus Christi for live music.
We’ll show you how to choose the freshest fish in Corpus Christi and where to pick up all the fixings to go with it at local farmers
and seafood markets. Anglers especially like the “you hook ’em, we cook ’em” seafood plan at Finn’s Grill and Icehouse. Bring in your catch, and they will serve it up to your specifications.
Multi-ethnic cuisine is a hallmark of life in Corpus Christi, where you will be introduced to fabulous flavors in cross-cultural cafes, taquerias, diners, smokehouses
, and fine-dining restaurants across the city. You can even find a variety of mouth-watering cultural specialities in the many food trucks that pop up around town. Whether you are at Island Italian, Vietnam, Molé, or Fajitaville on the Beach, it’s a never-ending fiesta of food and fun.
Whatever your heart and tastebuds desire, you’ll see it sizzling on your plate in a hot snap when dining in Corpus Christi.