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grantham May 24, 2011 08:36 PM

My business partners and I will be in Corpus for a week in June and would appreciate fine dining recommendations. We are most interested in fresh seafood. I have not been to Corpus for years but remember Catfish Charlie's and Snoopy's Pier fondly. I have currently read reviews of Dragonfly. Is it worth a try?

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Catfish Charlie's
5830 McArdle Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78412

Snoopy's Pier
13313 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418

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  1. Lambowner RE: grantham May 25, 2011 09:54 AM

    Water Street Seafood used to be th place to meet when I was there for business frequently a few years ago.

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      grantham RE: Lambowner May 30, 2011 06:24 PM

      Thanks Lambowner. I've read mentions on other threads of Water Street, and will keep
      it in mind.

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      cbs2528 RE: grantham Jun 8, 2011 12:56 PM

      Local- Yardarm
      Steak- Republic of Texas (great view & good food/wine)

      Water street much lower key, bu t decent and fresh fish.

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      Republic of Texas Restaurant
      429 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

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        zorra RE: cbs2528 Jun 25, 2011 12:10 PM

        I prefer Water Street to Yardarm, but it's been several years since I visited either.

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        bornie RE: grantham Jun 28, 2011 04:11 PM

        I had lunch today at Vietnam Restaurant at 701 North Water St.. Unbelievable meal,, as good as I've experienced living in Houston! They serve fresh fish of the day, everyday... Today happened to be flounder and redfish,, you pick the cooking method and sauces the catch is cooked in.. As a bonus,, the V Boutique Hotel is attached.. I'm told the rooms are unique and competitive with rates in the area.. You can have your cake and it it too!!! Room svc includes the menu from the restaurant! Awesome dining experience in this upscale Vietnamese Restaurant,,, I'll be back,, as Arnold said!

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          palvar RE: bornie May 21, 2012 03:32 PM

          The have great sock puppets too.

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            Lambowner RE: bornie May 23, 2012 08:16 AM

            Good to know, Bornie. I always wondered about that place! It's close the the Omnis I stayed at frequently for a while. Only place I know with side-by-side Omni Hotels. And one was better than the other.

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            mckane63 RE: grantham Aug 5, 2012 10:23 PM

            Black Diamond Oyster Bar, Little hole in the wall, super fresh oysters, shrimp & other seafood.
            I've only had the raw oysters and fried shrimp, but they are fantastic and I go every time I am in the area, 7202 So. Padre Island Drive
            Also, we like Pier 99, down by the Lex and the State Aquarium. Good oysters, friendly service.
            I would avoid grilled fish here as the always seem to overcook it.

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