With a budding culinary scene in Corpus Christi, it's the perfect time to dive into new restaurants in the area, including Black-owned restaurants that are serving up tasty bites with a southern twist! Check out these 3 eateries that have become staples among foodies in Corpus Christi. For more information on supporting Black-owned businesses in Corpus Christi, visit the Corpus Christi Black Chamber of Commerce website



PKK, formerly known as Portis Kountry Kitchen, has earned its historical significance within the Corpus Christi community, as it has been a staple in the lives of many for nearly 20 years while surviving the devastation of a worldwide pandemic. PKK is one of the only veteran-owned and Black-owned businesses in the Coastal Bend. This “Southern Soul Cooking” restaurant continues to serve the community with delicious food, excellent service, and a relaxing urban atmosphere. Coast your way over for weekly specials, a buffet, and southern favorites like fried chicken, collard greens, and mac n' cheese! 615 N. Upper Broadway St. Ste. B101


Trap House Kitchen

Nestled inside a small shopping center on the West Side of town sits one of Corpus Christi’s best-kept secrets, Trap House Kitchen. Described by locals as a “hidden gem off the beaten path”, Trap House Kitchen serves up a homestyle meal that will nourish your soul. Fried catfish, smothered pork chops, collard greens, and candied yams are items you can look forward to tasting on their weekly menu. At the same time, classic foodies can still enjoy fan favorites, ranging from catfish, fried wings, pot roast, and mac-n-cheese, to their signature Trapiladas and Traparoni bowl. 1501 W. Point Rd. Ste. 201


Coral Bean Cafe

This vibrant café has become a go-to hangout for Corpus Christi locals, offering refreshing teas, delicious coffee, and healthy food options. Not only are their large tables perfect for setting up a study session, but the serene and welcoming atmosphere also provides the perfect ambiance to get some much-needed quiet time. And with experienced baristas and creative dishes, Coral Bean Café has swept the city with its innovative techniques that transform its food and beverages into culinary art. Don't skip out on these amazing brunch dishes: avocado dukkah toast, smoked deviled eggs, and Mexican bananas foster! 7426 S. Staples St. #107