One of the greatest things about fishing is the freedom to have freshly caught fish as your next meal. Although when you’re on vacation, you may not want to actually do the cooking. These restaurants know you want to enjoy your catch without the work that goes into preparing it. So, leave it to them! Here are restaurants in Corpus Christi that will cook your catch.


Doc's Seafood & Steaks Restaurant

Find fresh Gulf seafood with an extensive bar menu at Doc’s – a three-time 1st place “Taste of the Island” People’s Choice Award winning restaurant. Let their talented kitchen crew cook your catch – just ask the waitstaff for details. As the sun sets, there’s no better place to relax and enjoy dinner than on the deck under the J.F.K. bridge overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. If you sit on the patio, you might even catch a pod of dolphins swimming by! 

13309 S. Padre Island Drive 


Snoopy's Pier

Over yonder from Doc's is Snoopy's Pier, a family-friendly casual seafood restaurant right on the water. The restaurant also has an on-site fish house and shrimp breading facility so they’re about offering the freshest quality possible for customers. Owner Ernie Butler was a commercial fisherman who decided to stop trying to catch fish and shrimp and started cooking them instead. Be sure to check out Scoopy’s Veranda next door for dessert!

13313 S. Padre Island Dr.


The Blue Clove

Take your freshly caught fish to these skilled chefs, and they'll prepare it in your choice of grilled, fried, or blackened style, along with their delicious rice and veggies. If you prefer a crispy coating, choose from pecan, tortilla, or coconut crusts. Please note that there is a maximum limit of 1.5 lbs per person.

5884 Everhart Rd.


The Boathouse

The Boathouse Bar & Grill in North Padre Island is the place to be for a beach party and sports bar all year round! They have a “you catch it, they cook it” -- grilled, pan seared, blackened or fried plan which includes one side at just $12 per plate. The best part? You can eat right on the water across from the Gulf of Mexico. It doesn’t get much fresher than that!

15241 Leeward Dr.

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