When it comes to the Texas culinary scene the world is your oyster (pun intended) as you make the tough choice between trying authentic Tex Mex, famous Texas-style BBQ, some of the hottest bakeries, and a huge gourmet food truck scene. This is the state where everything is bigger, like the tacos, oysters, steaks, peppers, and even local wine and ale selections.
As you may have guessed, Corpus Christi is a city that knows its seafood, which is why we suggest you go to one of the absolute best local seafood eateries in town, Snoopy’s Pier! While this is our vote and personal recommendation for lunch, there aren’t many places you will regret eating in Corpus Christi, so also be on the lookout for locally loved Catfish Charlies, Food Truck Court, and Doc's Seafood.
Snoopy’s Pier is an absolutely amazing hole-in-the-wall type of eatery that attracts both locals and tourists in large flocks daily. Snoopy’s is located right on the water and harvests their own seafood from the dock, offering the freshest seafood at an extremely reasonable price. This authentic fish shack will provide your group one of the best sunset views East of California if you happen to come here during the evening, as well as some of the best daytime ocean views in town! Enjoy the on-site fish house and shrimp breeding facility that takes special care in monitoring the quality and freshness of the seafood served daily and learn the history of the establishment itself.
A quick history lesson will tell you of the Redfish wars, when commercial fishing rights were a struggle in the '70s and '80s in the bays of Texas, leading to many people (like Snoopy’s owners) to give up trying to catch fish and cook them instead. See the old photos of Snoopy’s like a bait stand and burger joint on a 600-foot pier and learn how it evolved with family and friend recipes added to the mix. Try the fried shrimp, crab cakes, fish tacos, or fish and chips while enjoying that amazing bay view here at Snoopy's!
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