Corpus Christi’s Southside is great for shopping and sightseeing, but at some point, you’re going to need to refuel with a delicious bite to eat. Choose from an array of locally owned and loved restaurants for a remarkable dining experience. Read on and find your new favorite Southside dining spot.


Chops & Eggs  

This restaurant serves up dishes that feature a creative twist on classic American meals. From eggs and hash browns to steaks and burgers, Chops & Eggs is sure to have something for everyone to enjoy! With a cozy atmosphere and Texas-sized portions, it's sure to be a hit with anyone who loves breakfast for dinner. 

Andy’s Country Kitchen 

If you are looking for homemade, country cooking in a classic diner atmosphere, this local spot serves a wide variety of food, including all-day breakfast, Mexican-inspired dishes, and traditional diner fare. Whether you are looking to experience Texas hospitality at its finest or grab a quick, inexpensive meal while exploring Corpus Christi, this diner won’t disappoint. You also won’t want to miss the complimentary blueberry muffins! 



B&J’s Pizza 

You can’t go wrong with delicious pizza made from hand-tossed dough and sauces, and fresh ingredients. Choose from an extensive menu of signature pizzas, subs, wings, and more. If you go during lunch hours, make sure to check out their lunch specials, and their selection of beer. With two dining areas to accommodate groups of all sizes, this place is the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat and leave happy.

Sal's Bronx Pizza 

If you’re looking for fresh, hand-tossed, New York-style pizza made in a stone brick oven, then Sal’s is the place you want to be. Don’t miss out on a variety of authentic Italian toppings and combinations on their pizzas or build your own. The menu also features pasta, calzones, rolls, salads, and signature appetizers. Pair your dish with a bottle of wine or a sweet Italian style dessert.  



Ginger Café 

Swing by Ginger Café for a taste of the sun-kissed Mediterranean with a variety of menu items featuring rich and bold flavors. The chefs here pride themselves on the authenticity of every dish that leaves their kitchen and how well each one represents international cuisine from Greece to the Indian subcontinent. There are also vegetarian and gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions.


BKK Thai Kitchen & Bar 

This stylish establishment offers a delicious twist on classic Thai dishes. Customize your curry, fried rice, noodles, and more from a variety of meat and veggie combinations, including options for dietary restrictions, or choose from their extensive sushi menu. Stop by on Sunday and choose from a variety of brunch menu items from street tacos and empanadas with a Thai-twist to egg dishes and French Toast. Don’t forget to top off your meal with a delicious classic or creative cocktail.  


Cajun and Seafood  

Mudbugs Cajun Icehouse  

Using fresh, local ingredients, the chefs at Mudbugs cook up delicious Cajun fusion dishes. Whether you want a rich seafood gumbo and fried gator or Chicken Fried Oyster Po’ Boy and Shrimp and Sausage Etoufee, you’re sure to find something on their menu with rich flavor that will satisfy your appetite. The restaurant also serves as a place to entertain with a full bar, craft cocktails, and a place to watch the game. Bring the whole family for a unique menu of fusion flavor you won’t find anywhere else.  

Catfish Charlie’s 

Locally owned and operated for over 40 years, Catfish Charlie’s serves up award-winning Cajun style dishes, including their mouthwatering Farm Raised Fried Catfish. They also have Gumbo, Jumbo Fried Shrimp, Cajun Style Frog Legs, and piping hot hush puppies that are a crowd pleaser. For the non-seafood lover, try their delicious Chicken Fried Steak or Louisiana Style Red Beans and Rice with Ham.  


Burgers and Sandwiches 


Try a Texas-famous, made-from-scratch gourmet burger, featuring a fresh 100% ground chuck patty, farm-fresh veggies, and gourmet toppings, topped with Wallbangers’ homemade bun, toasted to perfection. Pair your burger with their signature sidewinder fries and a craft beer and enjoy a laid-back sports bar environment in their new, full-service setting.  

House of Burgers 

Burger lovers are in for a treat at this unique restaurant that is all about their burgers. Burgers are cooked medium-well unless otherwise specified. Choose gourmet options like the savory Frito Pie Burger or the sweet Aloha Burger. As an alternative, take a step on the wild side with an “Un-Burger” like the Chicken Parmesan Burger and the spicy and flavorful Angry Rooster for a unique burger experience.  



Ara's Seafood and Steaks 

Serving fresh, locally sustainable food from Texas ranches and farms, Ara’s provides delicious Euro Fusion menu options for every palate. Whether you are looking for appetizers or a full-course meal, choose from a variety of menu options with savory flavor profiles that will leave your tastebuds happy.  

Prime Steakhouse Whiskey Bar 

Enjoy USDA Prime steak, that is wet aged 45 days, and transformed into delicious menu items.  Choose from Filet Mignon, Ribeye, New York Strip, Skirt Steak, and more, grilled to order over mesquite wood, and plated with Charred Baby Bell Peppers. Top your meal off with a glass of wine, and don’t forget about dessert for the perfect finishing touch. 


Bar and Grill 


Indulge in a culinary adventure at this laid-back Southside bar and grill, where sandwiches, paninis, wraps, flatbread pizzas, and more await. Choose from over 50 Texas craft beers, an extensive wine selection, and craft cocktails made with freshly squeezed juices and house-made infused syrups to go with your meal. Afterward, try their Wine Ice Cream or Texas Vanilla Bean “Piggy” Ice Cream Sundae for the perfect sweet touch.  

Brewster Street Ice House 

Offering the best in live music from Texas Country to cover bands, this Texas-themed grill and icehouse is the best place to go when you feel like dancing and grabbing a delicious meal. Choose from burgers, sandwiches, tacos, seafood, and more, and try their selection of Texas craft beers and liquors. With their spacious indoor and outdoor dining areas, there’s plenty of room for your entire group. There’s even a playground for the little ones, so parents can relax and unwind while the kids play. Whether it’s a birthday party or a good time with friends, Brewster’s has you covered.


Ice Cream


Explore a wide assortment of flavors that are low in sugar, sodium, fat, and carbs, and over 20 toppings for a delicious blend customized to your liking. At only 50 calories per serving, this healthy alternative to regular ice cream makes for a guilt-free treat to indulge in. Be sure to check out their daily specials and 16 oz. take home containers so you can take your treat on the road.   

Rock and Rollin’ Ice Cream 

At Corpus Christi’s inaugural rolled ice cream shop, each low-sugar, low-calorie ice cream base is meticulously rolled and transformed into a mouthwatering delicacy. Explore a variety of pre-set flavors like the Matcha Lady or unleash your creativity by customizing your own unique blend with your choice of base, mix-ins, toppings, and drizzles for a frozen treat like no other.