Connect with us

Vacation Tips

Places to Cook Your Catch in Corpus Christi

Photo: Shutterstock

Hi Friends,

Is fishing in the beautiful Corpus Christi Bay on your list of activities while visiting The Coastal Bend? What do you do with your fresh catch? You’re on vacation, you shouldn’t have to cook it too! Here’s a list of local restaurants that will cook your catch for an amazing dinner:



14254 South Padre Island Drive, Suite #311
Corpus Christi, TX

(361) 949-6769


Sunday – Thursday: 11a.m. – 11p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11a.m. – 12a.m.

Do you like to fish, but not to cook? Scuttlebutts says, “No problem!” Let them cook your catch for you — no fuss. Head on over and select from a variety of preparations and sauces — Lemon Butter Caper Sauce, Mango Salsa, Crawfish Creole, or Crab Cream Sauce. So, whether you like your fish grilled, fried, blackened or Caribbean jerked, let Scuttlebutts do the work. Just $6.99 per pound. Fish must be fileted, “ready to cook” and on ice in a sealable container.

Laguna Reef


4242 Laguna Shores Road
Corpus Christi, TX 78418

(361) 937-2600


Sunday – Thursday: 11:30a.m. – 9p.m.
Friday – Saturday: 11:30a.m. – 10p.m.

Located next to the Marina and Hotel, the Laguna Reef Restaurant offers a variety of fresh seafood and delicious meat. They even let you bring in your own catch and they cook it for you! With excellent views of the marina, Laguna Reef is the place to be. In addition, the restaurant has a fully stocked bar of domestic and foreign beers, and spirits. The locals have become regulars, and once you visit, you’ll understand why.

The Boathouse


15241 Leeward Drive
Corpus Christi, TX

(361) 589-9601


Monday – Sunday: 10:00a.m. – 2:00a.m.

The Boathouse Bar & Grill in North Padre Island is the place to be for the best beach party and sports bar all year round! You catch it, they cook it! The Boathouse Bar & Grill will grill, pan sear, blacken, or fry your catch. This dish includes one side and is just $12 per plate.

Photo: Shutterstock

Doc’s Seafood and Steaks


13309 S. Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi, TX

(361) 949-6744


Sunday – Thursday: 11a.m. – 9p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11a.m. – 10p.m.

Doc’s is great for weekday lunch and drink specials. Let the talented kitchen crew cook your catch! As the sun sets, there’s no better place to relax and enjoy dinner than on the deck under the J.F.K. bridge, overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway! If you sit on the patio, you might even catch a few dolphins swimming by!

Until next time!

– Brandon C.

Continue Reading