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5830 Mcardle Rd Ste 12, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-3472
(361) 993-0363
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 76
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
My favorite chicken fried steak

When I visit family in Corpus Christi, a trip to Catfish Charlie's is a must. I live on the east coast where chicken fried steak is unheard of. CC in CC has the best around - tender round steak, crispy, seasoned breading, creamy gravy, and a large portion. Once you are seated they bring out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
KikiVeeBee
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Columbia, Maryland
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  • Families with children
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Columbia, Maryland
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

When I visit family in Corpus Christi, a trip to Catfish Charlie's is a must. I live on the east coast where chicken fried steak is unheard of. CC in CC has the best around - tender round steak, crispy, seasoned breading, creamy gravy, and a large portion. Once you are seated they bring out baskets of hush puppies with... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Every time we go to N. Padre Island we're always at the mercy of the ridiculous wait times for those two restaurants that are right under the cos-way on the island side. Well, no more. I highly recommend Catfish Charlie's. It's about 4-5 miles over the cos-way back on the mainland. And it's about 2 blocks off the high way... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

They bring out hush puppies whenever you are first seated The seafood was good. i was kinda disappointed in the sides because no side salads or vegetables

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Texas City, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

While in town for training we decided to stop by for lunch. Glad we did, great food and environment.

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Poolville, Texas, United States
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped by for a late lunch (about 2 pm) after reading the reviews. The appearance looked appealing both inside and out and there was still a large crowd. We were seated shortly and ordered the fried shrimp and the S.O.B's from lunch menu. We had just enough time to eat the hush puppies they put on the table before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is truly amazing. It's a small hole in the wall, but their food is delicious even though it's simple. They have amazing endless jalapeño hush puppies, that come with a side of cocktail sauce and tarter sauce. They are unlike anything we have eaten! Our cousins enjoy this place very much when we visit Corpus Christi. The staff... More 

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Had some if their catfish and frog legs. Shouldve got their cajun frog legs. Food was still good and had a good time with my date.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

While visiting Corpus Christi, I avoided this place the first night because I was skeptical of the prices and so-so reviews on some pages. The 2nd night, the seafood restaurant we originally wanted to go to had a 2-hour wait. Since we had a hankering for seafood, we went to Catfish Charlie's since it was 5 minutes away from the... More 

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McKinney, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My family and I stopped here on our way home from Rockport, and we took a chance with it despite some negative reviews. We were NOT disappointed. Don't be fooled by the 'hole in the wall' type feel. Our server was very friendly and was quick to take our order and offer some complimentary (and refillable) hush puppies. Be careful... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

This place had okay seafood. Ordered the shrimp platter. Breading did not stick to the shrimp. Had the Seafood plate ( Oysters and Catfish) Oysters were bland--- need more seasoning, catfish was fair--- have had better. Sides were better then the seafood ! Cole slaw, beans and hushpuppies all good. Fresh brewed Tea a plus. However, This place is way... More 

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Additional Information about Catfish Charlie's

Address: 5830 Mcardle Rd Ste 12, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-3472
Phone Number: (361) 993-0363
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5830 Mcardle Rd Ste 12, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-3472
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: (361) 993-0363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?