A culinary journey for the best seafood in Corpus Christi will take you to docks in the bay, piers on the beach, destinations downtown and shopping centers off the beaten path. Seafood lovers will find an incredible variety of fish caught daily and prepared fresh in a number of Corpus Christi’s seafood restaurants.
If you love fresh fruit de mer, then check out these three tips for finding the best seafood in Corpus Christi.
1. Patronize restaurants that advertise fresh Gulf seafood. They buy from local suppliers.
2. Go with the chef’s special. Chefs who buy from local fish markets generally feature that day’s catch as a special on the menu.
3. You can’t go wrong with red. This area of the Gulf is known for its great red fish and red snapper fishing. It’s always a good menu pick, offering flaky and tender white meat.
Whether you dress up or dress down, bring your appetite when you visit Corpus Christi. You can start your tasty trek for the best in Corpus Christi seafood with this list of local favorites.
Doc’s Seafood & Steaks
13309 South Padre Island Drive
(361) 949-6744, (361) 949-6755
Doc’s Seafood and Steaks is tucked under the JFK Causeway overlooking the Laguna Madre. Ring the bell on your way out after a great seafood and/or steak dinner. The restaurant, which has been locally owned by the Blankenship family since 2004, was founded by Bill “Doc” Blankenship, the highest-decorated living doctor in the U.S. Navy until his death in 2010. Market fish available daily with a wide selection of homemade sauces. Menu includes fried platters, sandwiches, burgers and fish tacos.