After a day lounging, fishing or catching waves at one of Corpus Christi’s many inviting beaches, one thing is certain. When the sun goes down, beach-goers are searching for some of the city’s tastiest grub, refreshing drinks and coastal vibes in close proximity to the sand and surf. Beach cover ups and flip-flops are always welcome!
Boathouse Bar & Grill
There’s plenty of Island dining options and a satisfying menu for the whole family at the Boathouse on North Padre Island. This two-story beach casual establishment offers an array of American food – from a kids’ menu to seafood entrees – on two dining levels, waterfront patio dining, four full bars and 15 TVs. Downstairs, you’ll find a more relaxed, family dining experience, which includes karaoke on the lower patio as well as breathtaking sunset views of the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Padre. Upstairs, take a seat in the friendly sports bar lounge with friends and play pool, golden tee golf, foosball and hear your favorite songs on the jukebox. Enjoy local acoustic bands (Friday-Saturday); and karaoke (Thursday and Sunday). Drop in for Sunday brunch. Check Facebook for daily specials.
*Kid friendly, Happy Hour: Monday – Friday from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Open 365 days a year from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m., including all holidays.
Pier 99 Restaurant
Just over the Harbor Bridge, spring breakers will enjoy this prime spot nestled between the USS Lexington and the Texas State Aquarium on North Beach. Dine beachside on the Coastal Bend’s largest patio with seating for about 200. The menu serves up fresh locally-sourced seafood – including live oysters on the half shell, a daily catch and homemade soup. Fan favorites include seafood boils of fresh shrimp, snow crab, sausage, cob corn and new potatoes, and a Costa Rican-style seafood medley with a blend of sautéed shrimp, fish, calamari, bell peppers and rice. Get ready because crawfish season will run from February through late summer. Feeling tropical? Order from the wide selection of cocktails like the Mai Tai, the Rum Runner and the Bahama Mama.
*Kid and pet friendly, Happy Hour: Monday – Friday from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. Souvenirs available.
Scuttlebutt’s Seafood Bar & Grill
Did you go fishing while at the beach? Bring in your cleaned, fresh catch to be cooked up for just $7 per pound. Then wash down your tasty made-to-order fish with one of 29 beers off the premium craft beer wall (including six seasonal rotations) or choose from a vast variety of wine and liquor, house made sangria and Scuttlebutt’s signature punch. Didn’t go fishing? Come hungry because culinary choices from the scratch kitchen include large selection of hamburgers, seafood and happy hour items including half-price sushi rolls, peel-and-eat shrimp and snow crab legs served with drawn butter. Live music is featured every night.
*Kid friendly, pet friendly (outdoor patio), Happy Hour: Every day from 3:00 -7:00 p.m. Souvenirs available.
Bob Hall Pier:
- Mikel May’s Beachside Bar & Grill, 15820 Park Road 22
- Padre Island Burger Company, 11878 TX-361
- Snoopy’s Pier, 13313 S. Padre Island Dr.
- Doc’s Seafood and Steaks, 13309 S. Padre Island Dr.
- Blackbeard’s on the Beach, 3117 Surfside Blvd.
- Laguna Reef Restaurant, 4242 Laguna Shores Road