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City Diner and Oyster Bar

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622 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2328
361-883-1643
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good Food

We have been to this restaurant several times since reopening. Here is the conflict. The food has been consistently good, and the wait staff has been fine. Problem: The atmosphere needs up grading. PLEASE!!! repaint your ceilings white. It has an oppressive atmosphere due to the decorating... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
mjjk2015
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Corpus Christi, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We have been to this restaurant several times since reopening. Here is the conflict. The food has been consistently good, and the wait staff has been fine. Problem: The atmosphere needs up grading. PLEASE!!! repaint your ceilings white. It has an oppressive atmosphere due to the decorating with the ceiling painted black and few windows. My husband cannot stand going... More 

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El Paso, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Food was ok, bartender not very knowledgeable, waitress too busy with other tables, therefore not very good service.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The last couple of trips to Corpus and we were disappointed that the Diner was closed (after a fire). But it's back and the Philly Cheese Steak was very tasty & our waiter Jonathan was gracious, professional-all round terrific!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I eat there pretty regularly. The food is good and very consistent. The service is good. It is very handy for people officing in the downtown area.

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San Antonio, Texas
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

My girlfriend and I have eaten here twice and both times have been great. Whenever I visit Corpus Christi, it is a place we keep at the top of our list to have dinner. From the appetizers to the entrees, there was nothing we had that we didn't enjoy. The baked stuffed flounder was really delicious and the Greek salad... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I recently tried this place for the very first time (we've passed this place for years and have always wanted to stop). I'm glad we did, because the seafood was delicious, the atmosphere was nice, and the wait staff was friendly. The food tasted fresh and we didn't have to wait very long at all for our... More 

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Fort Worth
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

This used to be better and was recommended by friends last year. The kids menu is not printed but is essentially the same price as the adult version only without onions, lettuce, etc. The family was not impressed.

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Central Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

I had the oysters and shrimp combo and it tasted great. However, I was most impressed with their salad dressings...I asked and was told they make them fresh daily. Excellent!

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Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This restaurant had a fire last Sept. so has been redone and looks nice. Black and white with turquoise accents and pictures of different cities on the walls. Service was good. They have a specialty fish dish which the hostess recommended so I tried it (might be called Nueces fish). It was a large portion - too much to eat.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

I absolutely loved this little diner. They had great food and in walking distance to Corpus Christi's Bayfront....Awesome

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Restaurant Details

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: 361-883-1643

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Hamburgers

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