Headed For The Gulf
In a couple of weeks I'll be headed down to Port A (actually, Mustang Island). This will be my first time down there. Any of y'all have a good seafood restaurant you can suggest? And by "good" I do not mean fancy. I mean just some good regular fried seafood.
Nothing fancy in the recs below:
And by not fancy I mean you could probably come straight from the beach.
Fried stuff: Castaways, Fins, Island Cafe or the Wharf. Pretty much anywhere in Port A will have fried seafood on the menu. Of the these I prefer Castaways, but I know people who love Fins. I'm basing my option purely on the fried shrimp though. If you are up to cook your own seafood (in case fishin doesn't go well), you can buy fish at Port A Seafood.
Non-fried stuff: Shells (for lunch), Taqueria San Juan (for breakfast tacos), La Playa (margaritas, flan - no credit cards), chicken sandwich at Moby Dick's.
I vote for Castaways. The fried shrimp is great. And you can come straight from the beach. If you like Cajun, try the Crazy Cajun. If you are down there on a Tuesday, go to Aransas Pass and visit the Big Fisherman. All you can eat Fried Chicken Gizzards or Chicken Fried Steak for less than $3.00. The Chicken Fried Steak sucks but the Chicken Gizzards are great. Ok seafood, not the best but cheap as far as seafood goes.
Don't miss Crofutt's in Bayside. Great burgers on homemade buns. Best egg sandwich you have ever had, bar none. Worth a trip.
I would avoid the seafood at The Big Fisherman. Against my advice a friend went and he agreed it was not good. I like the Crab'n between Aransas Pass and Rockport. It's a little dressier, I wouldn't go in beach clothes, but shorts and sandals are fine. There is a nice view, and be prepared for a wait at peak times.
Snoopy's! At the causeway from Corpus Christi. You loop under by the water on the CC side. Just a fantastic place for shrimp and their fried fish is mahi, excellent. Good boiled shrimp too. And shrimp and rice with actual broccoli for those attempting not to eat so bad. Urbanspoon has a good view of it's details.
All the recc's here are good too. We love La Playa. Cash only like mentioned and a tad expensive but the bacon wrapped shrimp and the crab enchiladas rock.
Had a memorable fried meal at the bakery cafe in Aransas Pass last time I was down. Will explore that again. Old timey downtown cafe kind of place right on the main road can't miss it.
If you go down 183 you can hit Lockhart on the way and you won't need much food for a day or two.
This thread will get moved to the Texas board I bet.
Beach and Station St. Grill: good food - better than either Castaways or Fins, in my experience - and friendly, personal service. It's a small place but has an outdoor deck, sometimes with a band. Location is in the name (i.e., it's on Beach at Station street).
Do NOT under any circumstances go to Pelican's Landing.