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

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  • 23
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Still a great place to eat.

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
Phil R
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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134 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 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.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 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 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 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 

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ROCIADA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Better than the breakfast at the Holiday Inn across the street, but still nothing special except the fast service. The french toast was flat and made with regular bread. The bacon was fried too crisp for my taste. But the price was good, and we were in a hurry, so it fit out needs.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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
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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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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
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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
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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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Additional Information about City Diner and Oyster Bar

Address: 622 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2328
Phone Number: 361-883-1643
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
Cuisine: Seafood

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  • 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: Seafood

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