Corpus Christi Dining

Corpus Christi is a good place to get gulf seafood -- especially shrimp and oysters. Whether it is seafood by the bay or a burger in a small diner, Corpus Christi has a restaurant for any appetite.

Some of the best food experiences are to be found in one of the following places:

Beamer
5425 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78411
+1 361-992-1292
If you think this casual, family-friendly eatery looks and feels like a roadside diner... well, that's probably because that's exactly what it is. Step inside and you'll find a veritable what's-what of Americana, from a classic pinball machine to a color scheme of reds and blacks. As for eats, the kitchen serves a tasty repertoire of everything from cheeseburgers, onion rings, and fries to pizzas, calzones, and pastas. They even toss in a few Tex-Mex specialties like burritos and fajitas for good measure, just in case you'd forgotten you're in the Lone Star State.

Jezebelles Restaurant
100 N Shoreline, Art Center of Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
+1 361-887-7403
If you're looking to impress a client or that somebody special with your excellent taste in brunch or lunch venues, this warm cafe in the Art Center complex is a good place to begin. Indeed, Jezebelles offers a distinctly sophisticated setting, its walls hung with fascinating, original artwork and its large windows boasting spectacular views of the nearby marina. Lunch specialties range from gourmet sandwiches to artistically put-together salads. Sundays, their popular jazz brunches combine terrific music with creative cuisine.

Bamboo Garden Chinese Restaurant
1220 Airline Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
+1 361-993-7993
For authentic Chinese food in Corpus Christi, locals usually turn to this comfortable, unpretentious restaurant, whose daily specials encourage a fair amount of traffic, especially at lunch time. Slightly more Americanized dishes are available for those with less adventurous palates; meanwhile, seasoned veterans find to their liking Bamboo's flavorful stir-fries and selection of spicy dishes (denoted on the menu by a small, pepper-shaped icon).