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.

Snoopy's Pier for the crab stuffed jalapenos.

Snoopys Pier Outdoor seating

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Water Street Oyster Bar for the caldo, embrochette and the walnut dressing.

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photo courtesy of Water Street Oyster Bar facebook

Republic of Texas Bar and Grill for the view and the crab cakes.

Hometown Favorites Republic of Texas Bar & Grill Dining Area

photo courtesy of Republic of Texas Bar & Grill facebook

Executive Surf Club for the battered fries, crawfish wrap and pint night on Tuesdays.

Hometown Favorites Executive Surf Club

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Catfish Charlie’s for the hush puppies, the gumbo and catfish, duh.  

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photo courtesy of Catfish Charlie’s 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!