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“best” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Blackbeard's On The Beach

Blackbeard's On The Beach
3117 Surfside Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78402
361- 884-1030
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Ranked #29 of 597 restaurants in Corpus Christi
Price range: $0 - $12
Cuisines: Bar
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
lisle
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

i'm staying at north beach so this place is close. been here a month and this place has the best shrimp. all the places around town are about the same price, so if its just good shrimp your after, this is the place. dont expect fine dining but our waitresses have been very attentive. place is clean and you can sit out side if you want.

Visited February 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“tourist trap..”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

My boss used to take us here for reasons unknown, out of 5 meals (main entrees) only one was pretty good, it's a tourist trap plain and simple, good lookin' waitresses ;-) but management is openly rude to them, not a good atmosphere to eat in...

  • Visited August 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Way over-rated, huge disappointment”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This place has a great reputation, excellent web site, and good publicity. You can't get near it in the summer because it's in the busiest tourist area of town. So, it's winter... and we decide to try it out. What a huge disappointment. I'm sure the place was nice in the late 1970s but it's stuck there. Furniture, decor, place settings, and live music. Stuck there. The place needs a serious deep cleaning and overall update. It's the kind of place Grandpa would go and hang out to drink at the bar. No frills. Portions are very small, especially the appetizers. Even the wine came in a tiny glass, probably leftover from the 1970s. Sorry I didn't think to take pictures to share, but I'm not going back. The menu says something about a 4 drink max, but good luck getting the option to request a second drink. It was not busy, and the waitress barely remembered to ask if we wanted a second drink as we finished our meal. Oh, and for the food, the flavor was good... but I was so distracted by the horrible live music that I was ready to eat and leave. Sorry, I really wanted to like the place, but I will not be back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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North Dakota
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3 restaurant reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Seafood is really good on this Beach Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

You do have to go over a really cool, light up, Harbor Bridge to a little Island they call North Beach to get here, but the Blackend shrimp just cannot be matched! I am stuck on the blackened shrimp and really should adventure out, This is what I order everytime. I also order the condo lady margaritta.

Visited January 2013
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Port Aransas
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23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Pirate on the Beach”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Really, Blackbeards's has been a mainstay of North Beach for many years and pretty dog gone seafood! It is laid back and has reasonable prices. Need to get there early for lunch because it is so popular that parking is in short supply. Combine the good food, service and nautical decor makes Blackbeards a winner!

Visited December 2012
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