Vacation is a time to let loose and set aside the rigidity of everyday life and dining is no exception. Sure, dining out may be a no-go in your regular life, but this is your hard earned trip to Corpus Christi and you deserve it. Everyone knows that for once-native Texans who have moved away Whataburger is a must have meal when returning home for a visit. But what about Corpus Christi specifically? We polled several Corpus Christi locals who moved away and came up with a comprehensive list of can't miss hometown favorite restaurants for your next trip to the Coastal Bend.

Nolan’s Restaurant for the chicken fried steak and po’boys.

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Hamlin Fountain & Gifts + Bakery for the chili and the milkshakes.

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photo courtesy of Visit Corpus Christi

Town & Country Cafe for all things breakfast.

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photo courtesy of Town & Country Café facebook

Andy’s Country Kitchen for MORE breakfast. All day.

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photo courtesy of Andy’s Country Kitchen facebook

Wallbanger’s for the HUGE stuffed burgers.

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photo courtesy of Wallbanger’s facebook

Pete’s Chicken N More for the chicken tenders or some good ol’ fashion fried chicken.

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photo courtesy of Pete’s Chicken N More facebook

Are you hungry and homesick yet? Plan your trip to Corpus Christi today and hit up one or two of these hometown favorite restaurants to satisfy your CC Cravings!