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7202 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
361-992-2432
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  • 14
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Stick to the oyster menu!

The regular menu is not appetizing. But the oyster menu was yummy. We had the pickled oysters. Plus the oyster on the half shell, bloody Mary and beer. Yummy. Our waiter was helpful and attentive too.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2014
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The regular menu is not appetizing. But the oyster menu was yummy. We had the pickled oysters. Plus the oyster on the half shell, bloody Mary and beer. Yummy. Our waiter was helpful and attentive too.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Don't let the building or interior fool you. It may not look like a upscale restaurant, but the food and waitress were awesome. We ate shrimp/crab meat poppers, oysters on the half shell, fried gulf shrimp. The only complaint is the cocktails (Captain Morgan/coke) were weak.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This place was recommended to us by a person at a Pizza restaurant when I told them I was looking for a good seafood place. The seafood I ate was excellent and they even had a very good Chicken Fried Steak which my husband got. We even went back for a second time before we left the Island ;)

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Corpus Christi.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was once a fabulous, extremely busy place to eat in Corpus Christi, TX. Had a great happy hour menu and great frosted beer mugs, was reasonably priced, and had excellent food. Very sad to say none of this is any longer the case. The food is horrible, prices are high, and it's no more than a nasty little dive.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

This wasn't a nice restaurant re: atmosphere (more like a bar - wouldn't really suggest bringing your kids here) but the food was really good. Service was okay. Would go back for the seafood.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013 via mobile

The Black Diamond is undoutably the most inconsistent restaurant I have ever frequented. And frequent it I do because at times it is awesome. But then there are times like last night where the nachos were a disgrace to the Black Diamond traditional nachos. The margaritas tasted like saltwater and a bake potato would not even melt the butter. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

I was pleased with the service we received and the food was tasty. I am not a fish person but I really enjoyed the fish I ordered here.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

The restaurant was very... casual. I just didn't feel like I had got my money's worth on the food. We ordered the seafood platter but I'm pretty sure it was missing some shrimp. The way it was described had me thinking there would be more food. The staff was friendly enough, but the food just didn't meet standards.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

If you notice, all the bad reviews are from people from Corpus! These people wouldnt know a cool reasturant if it blew up in there face. It is a dive, but, all the food is homemade. The service, everyone that eats there are friends, or knows each other, dont be protentious its a layed back oyster bar! Great music playing... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The atmosphere is not appealing, but its something you can get past. The food is just ok. HOWEVER, the service is horrible. I was kept waiting for over 7 minutes to be seated. Several workers saw me and did nothing! I will not be eating here again, they obviously showed me that they don't need or appreciate my service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7202 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: 361-992-2432

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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