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The best happy hours in Corpus Christi can be found in a variety of locations: a haunted bar on North Beach; a floating bar, restaurant and boutique on the Peoples T-Head; and a brightly colored bar and restaurant on the waterfront, complete with a Ferris wheel. And that's not all.

Best Happy Hours

In Corpus Christi the best fresh seafood comes from the Gulf of Mexico and includes red snapper, red fish, shrimp and oysters.

Best Seafood Restaurants

For a juicy, tender steak, look for a generous marbling of fat through the muscle. Ribeyes are often a favorite of steak lovers because of their luscious marbling. The best are seared quickly on a hot grill with time on the heat depending on the lucky consumer’s choice: rare, medium rare or well done.

Steak Houses

Local mixologists blend the best in alcoholic beverages with the freshest ingredients to concoct the best in truly coastal creations.

Best Cocktails

As both a college town and tourist destination, Corpus Christi has plenty of pizza parlors. Varieties are endless as are the different kinds of beer you will find as you take on the quest of finding your favorites.

Best Pizza

For the best margaritas in Corpus Christi, find the bartender with the fresh lime juice and 100 percent agave tequila.


The best breakfast tacos in Corpus Christi usually begin with homemade tortillas. What goes inside depends on where you go to get them. We have some tasty suggestions.

Breakfast Tacos

Beautiful views and a spectacular menu are specialities at many of the romantic fine dining restaurants in Corpus Christi.

Fine Dining

The best chicken-fried steak comes with a rich, creamy gravy poured over crunchy goodness with a tender, tasty texture.

Best Chicken Fried Steak

Fo shizzel, Corpus Christi has got that sizzle — beef fajita sizzle that is. The best fajitas in Corpus Christi are just waiting for you to discover them.

Best Fajitas

Seafood Markets

Green beans from one of the local farmers, which have been for sale at recent Farmers Markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays in Corpus Christi.

Downtown Farmers Market

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Local Cuisines

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Beach Restaurants

From a light blonde to a thick porter, the craft breweries in Corpus Christi have a beer everybody.


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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.