21 OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS NEAR NAS CORPUS CHRISTI
By Sean Bess
IntroductionWelcome to NAS Corpus Christi! NAS Corpus Christi first opened in 1941 and today serves approximately 2,836 active-duty military; 4,403 civilians; 7,090 family members; 1,185 Reservists; 2,963 Reservist family members; 12,255 retirees; and 12,555 retiree family members. Below you will find a list of popular restaurants on base and in the surrounding area where you can spend some time sharing a meal and getting to know some of the new people you will meet at NAS Corpus Christi. Maybe you already know what kind of food you’re in the mood for. If so, click any of the links below to go straight to the information. Because of coronavirus restrictions, it is best to call ahead to confirm restaurant hours before you go. (1-2) Seafood Restaurants on NAS Corpus Christi (3) Chinese Restaurants on NAS Corpus Christi (4-5) Mexican Restaurants on NAS Corpus Christi (6-7) Barbecue Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi (8-10) Mexican Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi (11-14) Steak and Seafood Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi (15-16) Burger Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi (17-19) Asian Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi (20-21) Italian Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi
Suggested Read:Naval Air Station Corpus Christi: In-Depth Welcome Center
NAS Corpus Christi RestaurantsOn NAS Corpus Christi there are a couple of quick eats.
1. Black Diamond Oyster BarNAS Corpus Christi 418 NAS Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone:1 (361) 353-4210 Black Diamond Oyster Bar offers daily specials and boasts dishes such as Oysters Rockefeller, seafood gumbo, gator bites, shrimp burgers and more.
2. Boardwalk CafeNAS Corpus Christi 706 NAS Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone:1 (361) 937-5189 Boardwalk Cafe offers a variety of menu items, including gyros, crab cakes, fried chicken, tilapia and other dishes at affordable prices.
3. Panda ExpressNaval Air Station Corpus Christi Building 335 Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone:1 (361) 353-0947
4. Grands Hot TamalesNaval Air Station Corpus Christi 374 NAS Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone:1 (361) 834-3172 Grands Hot Tamales uses the freshest ingredients to prepare their authentic Mexican recipes.
5. Taqueria Almeida #3622 NAS Dr Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone:1 (361) 657-0159 Taqueria Almeida #3 boasts a large menu that includes tortas, gorditas, tacos, as well as an entire breakfast menu.
Best Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Barbecue Restaurants in Corpus Christi TX
6. Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q6101 S. Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone:1 (361) 906-0327 Rudy's "Country Store" and Bar-B-Q has all of your favorite barbecue dishes, including whole-link sausage and spare ribs, as well as a wide variety of sides.
7. Silverado Smokehouse4522 Weber Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Phone:1 (361) 855-6464 Silverado Smokehouse is a barbecue restaurant with an impressive list of awards: voted best barbecue 2005-2020; voted best ribs 2020; voted the best lunch 2006, 2008-11, 2017-2019; and voted best family-friendly restaurant 2019.
Mexican Restaurants in Corpus Christi
8. Casa Vieja Jalisco Mexican Restaurant-Bar9929 S. Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone:1 (361) 431-5026 Casa Vieja Jalisco Mexican Restaurant-Bar has all of your favorite Mexican dishes at affordable prices, including flautas, fajitas, a variety of enchiladas and so much more.
9. El Jalisco Grill1813 Ennis Joslin Rd #113 Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone:1 (361) 452-0500 El Jalisco Grill promises their guests a fun and relaxed atmosphere as they enjoy quesadillas, tacos and chili con queso.
10. El Potro1401 Rodd Field Rd Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone:1 (361) 986-1028 El Potro offers authentic Mexican dishes, such as menudo, as well as popular Tex-Mex dishes, such as their “California Fries” (fries topped with cheese dip, beef fajita, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream).
Steak and Seafood
11. Doc's Seafood and Steaks13309 S Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone:1 (361) 949-6744 Doc's Seafood and Steaks offers guests beautiful waterfront views as they enjoy the delicious steak and fresh seafood menu items.
12. Saltwater Grill2401 Cimarron Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 78414
Phone:1 (361) 993-7258 Saltwater Grill boasts oysters on the half shell, calamari, Cajun seafood gumbo, a 12-ounce rib-eye steak, as well as pasta and salads to choose from.
13. Scuttlebutt's Seafood Bar & Grill14254 S. Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone:1 (361) 949-6769 Scuttlebutt's Seafood Bar & Grill offers daily specials and live music to accompany its large menu of steak, seafood, salad, sandwich and pasta options.
14. Saltgrass Steak House6729 S. Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone:1 (361) 985-7419 Saltgrass Steak House gives diners a wide variety of steak and seafood options, including blackened redfish, grilled salmon, center-cut filet, 22-ounce porterhouse and more.
Burgers Corpus Christi
15. House of Burgers1645 Airline Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone:1 (361) 334-2221 House of Burgers is a popular burger spot boasting wing baskets, mozzarella sticks, fried pickles and other handheld snacks to accompany their delicious signature burgers.
16. Padre Island Burger Company11878 TX-361 Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone:1 (361) 949-3490 Padre Island Burger Company hosts live music for you to enjoy as you chow down on one of their fully custom fresh Angus burgers.
Asian Food Corpus Christi
17. Takeniwa5216 S. Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Phone:1 (361) 356-6888 Takeniwa offers guests an extensive menu of fresh sushi, as well as popular entrees that include sweet and sour chicken, lo mein noodles and more.
18. Thai Cottage Corpus ChristiCrossroads Shopping Village 5830 McArdle Rd. Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone:1 (361) 993-0777 Thai Cottage Corpus Christi is sure to have all of your favorite Thai fare: red curry dishes, yellow curry dishes, Pad Thai dishes and others.
19. Bamboo Garden Restaurant1220 Airline Rd #115 Corpus Christi, TX 78412
Phone:1 (361) 993-7993 Bamboo Garden Restaurant boasts delicious Chinese and Vietnamese entrees, such as pho, bún chả, fried rice and spring rolls, just to name a few.
Italian Restaurants in Corpus Christi
20. Cafe Italia4117 S. Staples St #200 Corpus Christi, TX 78411
Phone:1 (361) 929-5835 If you are craving Italian food, look no further than Cafe Italia. The menu includes fried ravioli, lasagna, pizza, garlic bread and tiramisu.
21. Island Italian Restaurant15370 S. Padre Island Dr. Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone:1 (361) 949-7737 Island Italian Restaurant offers diners Italian style chicken wings, calamari, escargot, mussels, manicotti, gnocchi and other Italian favorites.
ConclusionWe hope that the restaurants we presented on this list help get you started as you get to know the community around your new installation. Keep in mind that this list represents only a small selection of the numerous dining options around NAS Corpus Christi, so make sure to do some exploring and see what kinds of incredible food spots you stumble upon.
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