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21 of the Best Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi (2021 Edition)
21 of the Best Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi21 of the Best Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi

21 of the Best Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi (2021 Edition)

Introduction 

Welcome 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 Restaurants

On NAS Corpus Christi there are a couple of quick eats.

Seafood Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi

Seafood Restaurants

1. Black Diamond Oyster Bar

NAS 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 Cafe

NAS 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.

Chinese Cuisine

3. Panda Express

Naval Air Station Corpus Christi
Building 335
Corpus Christi, TX 78418
Phone: 1 (361) 353-0947

Mexican Restaurants Near NAS Corpus Christi

Mexican Cuisine

4. Grands Hot Tamales

Naval 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 #3

622 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

Barbecue Restaurants in Corpus Christi TX

6. Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q

6101 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 Smokehouse

4522 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-Bar

9929 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 Grill

1813 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 Potro

1401 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 Near NAS Corpus Christi

Steak and Seafood 

11. Doc’s Seafood and Steaks

13309 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 Grill

2401 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 & Grill

14254 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 House

6729 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

Burgers Corpus Christi

15. House of Burgers

1645 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 Company

11878 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. Takeniwa

5216 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 Christi

Crossroads 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 Restaurant

1220 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

Italian Restaurants in Corpus Christi

20. Cafe Italia

4117 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 Restaurant

15370 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.

Conclusion 

We 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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