Taste the Coastal Bend with these Group-Friendly Spots
WATER STREET MARKET
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, Water Street Sushi Room, and cocktail bar offer a wide array of gulf seafood. Be sure to also check out the Executive Surf Club for the perfect spot to grab a casual meal, listen to the best in live local music, and simply enjoy the coast!
309 N WATER ST
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.
701 N WATER ST
Combine quality ingredients and owner Hester Rodriguez's natural love for baking and you get a pretty delicious outcome over at Hester's Cafe. With two locations to choose from, Hester's is the ideal breakfast, brunch, and lunch spot. House-brewed coffee, a variety of healthy breakfast options, salads and sandwiches, and fresh pastries await at this local favorite. Opt for the Lamar Park location if you're looking for excellent outdoor seating.
3812 S ALAMEDA ST
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.
424 N CHAPARRAL ST
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 the expansive menu will leave those who visit with an extraordinary experience.
415 N WATER ST
NUECES BREWING COMPANY
Established in a former car dealership downtown, Nueces Brewing Company is Corpus Christi’s newest brewery and barbecue joint. Using old-world brewing techniques Nueces concocts simple, crisp, and refreshing brews. Pair any of their hand-crafted blends with a plate of Texas barbecue and you have the perfect arrangement for beating the South Texas heat!
402 S WATER ST
REBEL TOAD BREWING COMPANY
Stationed in the heart of downtown, Rebel Toad Brewing Company offers eight house taps to fill your belly or growler with brews ranging from an easy-drinking golden ale to a dark stout. The 10-barrel microbrewery uses fresh, quality ingredients. Laid back and family-friendly, Rebel Toad houses a cozy taproom with an outdoor patio, board games, and live local music.
425 LOMAX ST
RAILROAD SEAFOOD STATION & BREWING COMPANY
Providing 13+ years of great food and six years of craft beer, Railroad Seafood Station & Brewing Company is the city’s first microbrewery. Beer styles range from a light pilsner to a dark stout. The stainless steel mirror polish of the unique brewing system is guaranteed to turn heads upon entering and the Hofbrau is the perfect setting to enjoy a pint or grab a flight.
1214 N CHAPARRAL ST
BREWSTER STREET ICE HOUSE
For some super family-friendly fun in a relaxed atmosphere, look no further than Brewster Street. This Corpus Christi favorite features tasty mouth-watering food in a family-friendly atmosphere. Enjoy specialty cocktails, a kid's playground, outdoor patio, and live music!
1724 N TANCAHUA
THE POST AT LAMAR PARK
The Post at Lamar Park, residing inside an old post office, is the area’s first gastropub and its award-winning concoctions and mixologists pull out all the stops to create cocktails with fresh and innovative ingredients. One glance of the menu at this glorious gastropub reveals that inventive, carefully curated cuisine can also be hearty, filling and fun.
411 DODDRIDGE ST, SUITE 102
THE GOLD FISH
Located in the heart of Downtown Corpus Christi, The Gold Fish is a hidden gem of a bar where you will find specialty drinks and craft beer in a mostly outdoor setting. Whether you have been craving a handcrafted Mojito made with mint from the herb garden or a recommendation for the best whisky straight, the friendly bartenders at The Gold Fish are sure to serve up something you will enjoy.
724 N MESQUITE ST
BAR UNDER THE SUN
BUS (Bar Under the Sun) is a vibrant craft cocktail and patio bar located in Downtown Corpus Christi. In this former Greyhound Bus Station, they serve a perfect mix of beer, wine, seltzers, classic, and signature cocktails. This upbeat and friendly establishment boasts a changing array of food trucks, live music, yard games, events, and other activities. Open six days a week, this family-friendly patio-style bar is one you and your family (plus pups!) are sure to love.
702 N CHAPARRAL ST
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.
511 STARR ST
TANNINS WINE BAR & TAPAS
Experience a warm Tuscany atmosphere while exploring an extensive wine and beer selection that includes over 50 craft beers. From deli fresh charcuterie boards to bacon wrapped quail legs, the delectable tapas menu is sure to please.
3855 S ALAMEDA ST
BKK THAI KITCHEN
Situated in historic Lamar Park, BKK Thai Kitchen + Bar is not only a great option for a delicious Thai meal, but also contains a fully stocked bar whipping up new specialty drinks on a weekly basis.
3850 S ALAMEDA ST
YOLA COCINA MEXICANA
Mixed with fresh ingredients and care, YOLA Cocina Mexicana serves up fresh margaritas on the rocks four different ways: smoky, spicy, sweet, or skinny.
3818 S ALAMEDA ST
LUCY'S SNACK BAR
Offering top-notch coffee and a curated selection of wine and beer, this is an excellent place to begin the evening ahead. Whether you're ordering a 3 PM matcha to revive your energy or you're ready for that tall glass of rose, Lucy's is a no-brainer.
312 N CHAPARRAL ST
Dining with a View
HARRISON’S LANDING TAVERN ON THE BAY
Serving up classic 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. The family-owned restaurant maintains a humble philosophy; Serve good fish. Keep having fun. It really doesn't get more Corpus than that! 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.
108 PEOPLES ST T-HEAD
DOC’S SEAFOOD & STEAKS
The open-air overlook at Doc's Seafood & Steaks is the perfect example of island dining. This picturesque location right on the waterfront provides diners with unobstructed indoor and outdoor views of the water and top-notch food, such as their award-winning blackened ahi tuna and seafood gumbo dishes. You can travel to this tasty spot by boat and dock just steps away from dinner! Fresh, waterfront seafood and some of the best sunset views our area has to offer… That's a win-win.
13309 S PADRE ISLAND DR
A CORPUS CHRISTI TREASURE This waterfront restaurant along Ocean Drive is one of the area’s best-hidden gems. The Yardarm offers daily local fish specials, an extensive array of fine wines from around the world, and unbeatable views of the Corpus Christi Bay. Family-owned for 40 years, treating yourself and your crew to one of their seafood dishes is a must when you're visiting the Gulf Coast Capital. (Pro tip: Make your reservations in advance, as this spot is certainly a local favorite!)
4310 OCEAN DR
This iconic waterfront fav is situated right on the water, with unparalleled views of Laguna Madre, the iconic Snoopy's Pier was founded by a long-time fisherman in 1980 and has gone on to become one of the area’s most beloved spots. If you're looking for a quality plate of fresh seafood and a cold bottle of brew, with top-notch scenery to pair, Snoopy's is your go-to.
13313 S PADRE ISLAND DR
This Mediterranean charmer is 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.
1902 N SHORELINE BLVD
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS BAR & GRILL
A romantic dinner at the Republic of Texas Bar and Grill only gets better with its breathtaking, panoramic views of the Corpus Christi Bay. Located on the 20th floor of the Omni Bayfront Hotel, this upscale dining option pulls out all the stops. Republic of Texas features an award-winning wine list, an enticing menu featuring prime beef, wild game, and seafood options, and delectable desserts, all ideal for celebrating life’s little moments.
900 N SHORELINE BLVD