Elise’s Guidebook to Corpus Christi

Elise
Elise’s Guidebook to Corpus Christi

Our Favorite Beaches

This is our favorite beach! It fills up fast on the weekend, so get there early and claim your piece of the beach for the day. DO NOTE: you will be driving on the beach and we would strongly suggest only 4x4 vehicles. 2x4 vehicles go at your own risk! :)
JP Luby Beach
This is our favorite beach! It fills up fast on the weekend, so get there early and claim your piece of the beach for the day. DO NOTE: you will be driving on the beach and we would strongly suggest only 4x4 vehicles. 2x4 vehicles go at your own risk! :)
Another one of our favorite beaches! You can drive on this beach (again, 4x4 vehicle is strongly suggested) or park at the North Padre Sea Wall and walk down to the beach. Either way, you will enjoy your beach time here!
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Whitecap Beach
14802 Whitecap Blvd
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Another one of our favorite beaches! You can drive on this beach (again, 4x4 vehicle is strongly suggested) or park at the North Padre Sea Wall and walk down to the beach. Either way, you will enjoy your beach time here!
This beach is right next to downtown and closest to our home! Park there to enjoy the beach or go on a nice long walk down the many-mile seawall and enjoy the scenery.
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McGee Beach
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This beach is right next to downtown and closest to our home! Park there to enjoy the beach or go on a nice long walk down the many-mile seawall and enjoy the scenery.

Our Favorite Lunch Places

Our favorite Thai restaurant that's great for lunch, dinner, or brunch on Sunday! The food and cocktails are phenomenal.
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BKK thai kitchen + bar
3850 S Alameda St
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Our favorite Thai restaurant that's great for lunch, dinner, or brunch on Sunday! The food and cocktails are phenomenal.
Great for lunch or dinner! Fantastic atmosphere with great authentic Mexican food. Try the spicy margarita!
YOLA cocina mexicana
3818 South Alameda Street
Great for lunch or dinner! Fantastic atmosphere with great authentic Mexican food. Try the spicy margarita!
Looking for a quick lunch? Jason's Deli is our go-to and never disappoints! Try the Chicago Club, Carmela, or Smokey Jack Panini sandwiches. Those are our favorites!
Jason's Deli
1416 Airline Road
Looking for a quick lunch? Jason's Deli is our go-to and never disappoints! Try the Chicago Club, Carmela, or Smokey Jack Panini sandwiches. Those are our favorites!
If you're out on the Island and have spent the day at the beach, be sure to stop by Surfside Sandwich Shoppe. There's limited indoor seating and some outdoor, but we usually get it to go and eat it at the beach. Phenomenal sandwiches!
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Surfside Sandwich Shoppe
15113 S Padre Island Dr
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If you're out on the Island and have spent the day at the beach, be sure to stop by Surfside Sandwich Shoppe. There's limited indoor seating and some outdoor, but we usually get it to go and eat it at the beach. Phenomenal sandwiches!
Great burgers and beer, this restaurant is a local's favorite and always busy! Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, but the weekend can get especially busy/packed.
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Executive Surf Club
306 North Chaparral Street
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Great burgers and beer, this restaurant is a local's favorite and always busy! Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, but the weekend can get especially busy/packed.
One of our favorites for breakfast and lunch, Hester's Cafe does everything right! Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, although we prefer the outdoor in the courtyard on nicer days.
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Hester's Cafe Lamar Park
3812 South Alameda Street
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One of our favorites for breakfast and lunch, Hester's Cafe does everything right! Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, although we prefer the outdoor in the courtyard on nicer days.
Some of the best barbecue in Corpus. Try to take down the Big Salty if you dare.
Salty Oak BBQ
4301 S Alameda St
Some of the best barbecue in Corpus. Try to take down the Big Salty if you dare.
We love Nona's! Their breakfast tacos are our favorite and we drive through (they only have outdoor seating, so we usually just get it to go) way too often.
Nona’s Cocina
4006 Weber Rd
We love Nona's! Their breakfast tacos are our favorite and we drive through (they only have outdoor seating, so we usually just get it to go) way too often.
A downtown gem that we frequent, Water Street has fantastic seafood.
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Water Street Oyster Bar
309 North Water Street
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A downtown gem that we frequent, Water Street has fantastic seafood.
Great fried seafood with a fantastic view, Snoopy's is right on the water and you can watch the boats cruise by as you eat!
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Snoopy's Pier
13313 South Padre Island Drive
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Great fried seafood with a fantastic view, Snoopy's is right on the water and you can watch the boats cruise by as you eat!
Fantastic seafood with an equally great view, Doc's sits right on the water so you can enjoy your food and the view for lunch or dinner. This place gets busy fast on the weekends, so be prepared for a little bit of a wait!
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Doc's Seafood and Steaks
13309 South Padre Island Drive
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Fantastic seafood with an equally great view, Doc's sits right on the water so you can enjoy your food and the view for lunch or dinner. This place gets busy fast on the weekends, so be prepared for a little bit of a wait!

Our Favorite Dinner Places

Our favorite Thai restaurant that's great for lunch, dinner, or brunch on Sunday! The food and cocktails are phenomenal.
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BKK thai kitchen + bar
3850 S Alameda St
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Our favorite Thai restaurant that's great for lunch, dinner, or brunch on Sunday! The food and cocktails are phenomenal.
Great for lunch or dinner! Fantastic atmosphere with great authentic Mexican food. Try the spicy margarita!
YOLA cocina mexicana
3818 South Alameda Street
Great for lunch or dinner! Fantastic atmosphere with great authentic Mexican food. Try the spicy margarita!
For a fancier (and super delicious) dinner, go to Dokyo Dauntaun. The sushi, bento boxes, and cocktails are all fantastic. If you're here on the weekend you may need to make a reservation!
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Dokyo Dauntaun
424 North Chaparral Street
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For a fancier (and super delicious) dinner, go to Dokyo Dauntaun. The sushi, bento boxes, and cocktails are all fantastic. If you're here on the weekend you may need to make a reservation!
Great burgers and beer, this restaurant is a local's favorite and always busy! Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, but the weekend can get especially busy/packed.
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Executive Surf Club
306 North Chaparral Street
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Great burgers and beer, this restaurant is a local's favorite and always busy! Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, but the weekend can get especially busy/packed.
For fantastic locally brewed beer and barbecue, Nueces Brewing Co. is the place to be. The building and atmosphere is super cool and you'll occasionally find live music playing too.
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Nueces Brewing Co.
401 S Water St
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For fantastic locally brewed beer and barbecue, Nueces Brewing Co. is the place to be. The building and atmosphere is super cool and you'll occasionally find live music playing too.
Some of the best barbecue in Corpus. Try to take down the Big Salty if you dare.
Salty Oak BBQ
4301 S Alameda St
Some of the best barbecue in Corpus. Try to take down the Big Salty if you dare.
A downtown gem that we frequent, Water Street has fantastic seafood.
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Water Street Oyster Bar
309 North Water Street
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A downtown gem that we frequent, Water Street has fantastic seafood.
Fantastic seafood with an equally great view, Doc's sits right on the water so you can enjoy your food and the view for lunch or dinner.
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Doc's Seafood and Steaks
13309 South Padre Island Drive
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Fantastic seafood with an equally great view, Doc's sits right on the water so you can enjoy your food and the view for lunch or dinner.

Our Favorite Breakfast Places

A little further away from our home, but a great breakfast spot that any and all locals go to. It's popular, so be ready for a little bit of a wait!
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Andy's Kitchen
5802 S Staples St
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A little further away from our home, but a great breakfast spot that any and all locals go to. It's popular, so be ready for a little bit of a wait!
A homey, local breakfast diner that never lets us down! You'll find us here almost every Saturday morning.
Town & Country Cafe
4228 South Alameda Street
A homey, local breakfast diner that never lets us down! You'll find us here almost every Saturday morning.
One of our favorites for breakfast and lunch, Hester's Cafe does everything right! Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, although we prefer the outdoor in the courtyard on nicer days.
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Hester's Cafe Lamar Park
3812 South Alameda Street
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One of our favorites for breakfast and lunch, Hester's Cafe does everything right! Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, although we prefer the outdoor in the courtyard on nicer days.
Looking for awesome donuts? Gates is your place!
Gates Donut Shop
4417 S Alameda St
Looking for awesome donuts? Gates is your place!
Some of the best baked goods in Corpus Christi. This cafe is a must!
Bien Mérité Cafe, Bakery, and Restaurant
1316 South Staples Street
Some of the best baked goods in Corpus Christi. This cafe is a must!
We love Nona's! Their breakfast tacos are our favorite and we drive through (they only have outdoor seating, so we usually just get it to go) way too often.
Nona’s Cocina
4006 Weber Rd
We love Nona's! Their breakfast tacos are our favorite and we drive through (they only have outdoor seating, so we usually just get it to go) way too often.

Our Favorite Places for Beer and Cocktails

Looking for great cocktails and delicious bar food? Look no further than the Post and Lamar Park.
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The Post at Lamar Park
411 Doddridge St
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Looking for great cocktails and delicious bar food? Look no further than the Post and Lamar Park.
For a fancier (and super delicious) dinner, go to Dokyo Dauntaun. The sushi, bento boxes, and cocktails are all fantastic. If you're here on the weekend you may need to make a reservation!
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Dokyo Dauntaun
424 North Chaparral Street
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For a fancier (and super delicious) dinner, go to Dokyo Dauntaun. The sushi, bento boxes, and cocktails are all fantastic. If you're here on the weekend you may need to make a reservation!
A super cool snackbar that offers coffee, beer (on tap and can), and an assortment of lunch items. This is a solid spot to hangout and experience Corpus' downtown lifestyle.
Lucy's Snackbar
312 North Chaparral Street
A super cool snackbar that offers coffee, beer (on tap and can), and an assortment of lunch items. This is a solid spot to hangout and experience Corpus' downtown lifestyle.
For fantastic locally brewed beer and barbecue, Nueces Brewing Co. is the place to be. The building and atmosphere is super cool and you'll occasionally find live music playing too.
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Nueces Brewing Co.
401 S Water St
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For fantastic locally brewed beer and barbecue, Nueces Brewing Co. is the place to be. The building and atmosphere is super cool and you'll occasionally find live music playing too.
Great cocktails and fantastic atmosphere! Indoor and outdoor seating and there's a usually a local food truck there too. This one is a must visit!
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BUS Bar Under the Sun
702 N Chaparral St
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Great cocktails and fantastic atmosphere! Indoor and outdoor seating and there's a usually a local food truck there too. This one is a must visit!

Looking for Coffee?

One of our favorites for breakfast, lunch, and coffee, Hester's Cafe does everything right! Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, although we prefer the outdoor in the courtyard on nicer days.
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Hester's Cafe Lamar Park
3812 South Alameda Street
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One of our favorites for breakfast, lunch, and coffee, Hester's Cafe does everything right! Plenty of indoor and outdoor seating, although we prefer the outdoor in the courtyard on nicer days.
Built out of shipping containers, this cafe is such a unique and cool add to the Island experience. Their coffee is exceptional and we love picking up an iced or hot beverage on our early morning visits to the beach.
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Island Joes Coffee and Gallery
13919 S Padre Island Dr
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Built out of shipping containers, this cafe is such a unique and cool add to the Island experience. Their coffee is exceptional and we love picking up an iced or hot beverage on our early morning visits to the beach.
Great coffee and gelato! Coffee Waves has been a go-to for me for years.
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Coffee Waves
5738 South Alameda Street
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Great coffee and gelato! Coffee Waves has been a go-to for me for years.
A super cool snackbar that offers coffee, beer (on tap and can), and an assortment of lunch items. This is a solid spot to hangout and experience Corpus' downtown lifestyle.
Lucy's Snackbar
312 North Chaparral Street
A super cool snackbar that offers coffee, beer (on tap and can), and an assortment of lunch items. This is a solid spot to hangout and experience Corpus' downtown lifestyle.
Some of the best baked goods in Corpus Christi. This cafe is a must!
Bien Mérité Cafe, Bakery, and Restaurant
1316 South Staples Street
Some of the best baked goods in Corpus Christi. This cafe is a must!