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City Diner and Oyster Bar

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622 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2328
+1 361-883-1643
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 07:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 23:00
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

I was here with a client. She had the Catch of the Day; I had Broiled Shrimp. Both were delicious. The soups are great, but....back to the house salad dressing.....I could not get enough !!!

Thank Joseph M
Sylvania, Ohio
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148 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

and that's why we went there for lunch. We stopped in at the end of the lunch hour, when it was still quite busy. Neither of us is into oysters, which were popular. I like sushi, Mr. does not, and we ordered more regular lunches. I had the crab cakes and shrimp, Mr. had a cajun pasta with shimp, chicken,... More 

Thank dianeoh1950
Houston, Texas, United States
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Pretty good food and service. If you need a quick bite and don't need anything too snazzy this might be the right spot.

Thank ShortyNoMore
Corpus Christi, Texas
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138 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

I eat lunch here about once a month. The service is polite, quick and usually pretty accurate. As with most casual dining places, some menu items are above average, and other items are less impressive. Salads are good, and best finished with one of the house made dressings. The best ("very good") items on the menu are any steak (simply... More 

Thank Robert B
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2015

Took a family group for dinner. Everyone ordered a variety from steak to seafood. All was very good. Onion rings were excellent. Service a bit slow(restaurant was not busy) and did have to ask for silverware and drink refills. Overall, a fairly pleasant experience.

Thank 2shoos
Corpus Christi, Texas
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288 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

This is nothing to wirite home to mom about but for this little town, the food is good and comes with large portions. Way too much food for 1 person. The chicken Parm was really good as well as the salads.

Thank sstexasham
Brownsville, Texas
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Nice little restaurant was across the street from the hotel we were staying at. Went for dinner, full menu, attentive service. They had real mashed potatoes. Ordered the chicken strips with salad and mashed, they said cream gravy, but was not like any cream gravy I have ever had. Tasted good, but not what I was expecting. Service was quick... More 

Thank Susan B
San Antonio, Texas
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203 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015 via mobile

It's not the place it was back in the day, but it is still pretty good. The onion rings are a must try. They have seafood, steaks, burgers and sandwiches. Service is quick and friendly. Prices are about right for downtown Corpus. Plenty of parking in back.

Thank Phil R
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

This place looked like it would be a good find while we visited downtown Corpus Christi. I think at one point the food was good but not anymore. We were seated and asked for a kids menu, didn't have any printed. We ordered from the lunch menu. I ordered the steak and shrimp, MR. My steak came out well done.... More 

Thank keicko911
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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165 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

NY Strip and Jumbo Shrimp with hand-breaded onion rings and salad. Mmm mmm mmm. This was cooked just right and an amazing price of $20. All 10 of us at the table ordered different dishes, from beef kabobs to the Monte Christo sandwich and everyone enjoyed their food. Adult drinks were offered at a good price. Service was great. It's... More 

Thank myzygy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-883-1643

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?