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Catfish Charlie's

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5830 Mcardle Rd Ste 12, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-3472
(361) 993-0363
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11:00 am - 9:30 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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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Local Favorite and Now One of Mine

Catfish Charlie's has been a mainstay restaurant for Corpus Christi locals for many years and justifiably so! Went here for dinner upon arrival in town. Questioned the choice when I first walked in; however, never again. Started off with the Hushpuppies which were excellent and 'refillable'.. Had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
TahoegpSA
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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Families with children
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Wichita Falls, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Shrimp was okay but the fish was not very good. I have had much better where I live in north Texas. The tartar sauce was like eating mayo straight out of the jar...no flavor at all!

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San Antonio, Texas
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55 reviews 55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Catfish Charlie's has been a mainstay restaurant for Corpus Christi locals for many years and justifiably so! Went here for dinner upon arrival in town. Questioned the choice when I first walked in; however, never again. Started off with the Hushpuppies which were excellent and 'refillable'.. Had Peel and Eat Shrimp which were plump and accompanied by a tangy cocktail... More 

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Kansas City
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Catfish Charlies is a great place for in-expensive seafood and the hushpuppies are fabulous. During lent it gets very busy on Friday nights, but the wait is worth it. The staff is very friend and they food is hot and plentyful.

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Houston
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

We come here every 4-6 months and service has always been good but today the server, Chrissy (i think that was her name) was FABULOUS. first time to have met her. I love good service with a smile. Shrimp was awesome. Oysters were fair today (but the month doesn't have a "R" in it). We had two baskets of hush... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Considering we were on the coast I had pretty high hopes. We were a tad disappointed. The highs were #1. The service. These were the friendliest people EVER! 2. The hushpuppies. It's their thing and they do it well. The lower rating comes because the oysters were overcooked and the rest was good but not awesome. It's a good family... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When you travel, if you like to find restaurants with a neighborhood feel, this is probably for you. Off the beaten path, a little noisy, a little crowded, and everybody's happy including the wait staff. They were very busy, but the service was great and our food came quickly. We had pretty standard fare--shrimp, oysters, red beans, coleslaw, fries--but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

First time here and it's awesome! Great service, cold beer and wonderful food. Cat fish,frog legs,fried oysters and gumbo...what else can you ask for???

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Bloomington, Indiana
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This is the kind of place I love to find when traveling. From the outside it is a little hard to find, and looks like a small house. But come inside and you will immediately be welcomed by someone who is happy to see you. The atmosphere is laid back and seems to be filled with a lot of locals.... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

went to catfish charlies to get some fried catfish, the fish is really good. Their arent too expensive, always a crowd in there which speaks to how good the fish is. I havent had anything else on the menu but the catfish but it is worth trying.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 via mobile

Don't let the simple exterior and interior fool you. Nothin' fancy here. But is you want friendly service and great food, this is your place. I have had several things from their menu and have never been disappointed. My favorite is the Mitad y Mitad which is simply put, a combination plate. Always great catfish and some of the best... More 

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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?