Traveling with a group and needing a space to get those tummies filled? Here is a list of places near American Bank Center and downtown hotels like the Omni, Holiday Inn, and Best Western that will satisfy that hunger!
Water Street Oyster Bar
A classic Corpus Christi establishment, Water Street Oyster Bar offers visitors a front-row seat to the Gulf Coast Capital’s freshest seafood. The raw bar, sushi bar, and cocktail bar offer a wide array of Gulf seafood. Not sure where to start? Try ordering a dozen Gulf Coast oysters on the half shell, served up with lemon wedges, horseradish, and Tabasco.
And while you're in Water Street Market, don't forget to pay us a visit at the Visitor Info Center to get all your CC mementos and gifts to take home with you. Our Gulf Coasters in the shop can also answer any and all Corpus Christi-related questions!
Republic of Texas
Located on the 20th floor of the Omni Bayfront Hotel, this upscale dining option pulls out all the stops with its breathtaking, panoramic views of the Corpus Christi Bay. Republic of Texas features an award-winning wine list, an enticing menu featuring prime beef, wild game, and seafood options, and delectable desserts, ideal for any occasion.
Located downtown, Vietnam Restaurant serves a contemporary Vietnamese fusion menu of high quality, fresh ingredients that pairs well with their selective wine list and specialty drinks. Operated by Chef Tony Lam & family, this restaurant is a great way to experience unique, fine dining in Corpus Christi.
Serving up classic comfort foods and seafood favorites you’re sure to enjoy, Harrison's Landing floats in the marina and features some of the best views in Downtown Corpus Christi. This locale is a good fit for just about any group size or occasion. Located on the Peoples Street T-Head, Harrison’s is the only place visitors can sail, shop, and eat all in the same waterfront area.
Nestled in the heart of downtown, Bella Luna Downtown offers authentic Italian cuisine, live entertainment, and an impressive beer and wine list. Owner and Executive Chef Salvatore Colicci prepare scratch-made sauces daily, with every dish made fresh to order. After an authentic meal, savor the melt-in-your-mouth Italian flavors of homemade white chocolate limoncello and tiramisu.
Railroad Seafood Station Co.
Railroad Seafood Station Brewing Co. is a great place to grab a locally crafted beer and a delicious seafood plate or burger! The restaurant has an on-site party room that is available for private booking. This is the perfect spot to host a large party, reunion, or family get-together.
Classic favorites and innovative creations abound at this Corpus Christi hotspot. Dokyo Dauntaun has quickly become a local favorite, and for good reason. Owner Kil Lee has incorporated the concept fusing of flavors into every aspect of Dokyo, and each menu item – from the sushi and entrees to the specialty crafted and unique cocktails and desserts – is a true work of art.
Aka Sushi Downtown
If you are looking for some of the best sushi in South Texas, look no further. This sushi spot has been a staple in Downtown Corpus Christi serving up sushi and other favorites for nearly two decades. South Korean native James Kim skillfully prepares popular and unique creations while sourcing the freshest ingredients available. Aka Sushi Downtown’s top-tier service and expansive menu will leave those who visit with an extraordinary experience.
House of Rock
Corpus Christi’s rock ’n’ roll headquarters. Catch local and touring musicians on stage performing various rock-and-roll hybrid music – often paired with heavy metal, soul, indie, and a little bit of country – and grab a slice of some of the best pizza in town.
Elizabeth's at the Art Museum
Tucked away overlooking the harbor, guests can escape to an all-but-mundane mix of Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, cocktails, and charm within the walls of the iconic Art Museum of South Texas.
Downtown Bars and Breweries
Sip your way through the city! Looking for a place to hang after dinner or a long day? Here's a list of bars and breweries to check out in Downtown Corpus Christi: