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“Best Fresh Seafood” 4 of 5 stars
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Black Diamond Oyster Bar
7202 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78412
361-992-2432
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Ranked #232 of 605 Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Price range: $0 - $12
Dining options: Delivery
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Dining options: Delivery
Fort Worth, Texas
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Best Fresh Seafood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I have been to this resturant several times. Each time the food is always fresh, tasty, and delivered quickly. This is basicly a bar but the seafood is excellent. I have had fresh oysters here that come from a local bay within 40 miles. The fish is always fresh. They have fried and boiled entres. Even with fresh oysters there is no fish smell in the resturant even when sitting at the bar near the oysters. The ambiance is that of a bar so if you are looking for something fancy looking you may not like this place. Looking for good tasting fresh seafood, this is your spot

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“I was so disappointed”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

I was born and raised in Corpus... I lived there until 1978, when my husband I had to move.. He was offered a job elsewhere, unfortunately... When my husband andI first met, Black Diamond Oyster Bar was our first date.. At that time Black Diamond was located on Airline Drive, in this little place.. We loved it!!! We at there probably 3-4 times a week.. Last year, my sister and I were in town visiting friends, and we thought, hey, lets go to Black Diamond and have lunch,, Well, we drove up to this place, and thought it was weird because there was just a couple of cars there, and it actually looked bad... We went in anyway, and looked around.. It was a sad sight I have to say.. Dark, dingy, and we sat down, and the server gave us our menus.. We were so disappointed in what we thought was going to be the most delicious shrimp I remember.. Instead a huge disappointment...Sad...

  • Visited June 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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60 restaurant reviews
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Enjoy their food and love taking my family and friends to eat there. their staff is great also and we will be going back for more. yummy seafood.

Visited October 2012
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elpaso
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115 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
“Could have been excellent”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Oysters were great, flounder pretty good, cole slaw no flavor at all. Key lime pie tasted freezer burnt, and was really bad for 5 bucks. Expected more!

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Old place better”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Had not been in years but decided to go again. Waited long time for service then even longer for food. When the food arrived very dissapointing, the old place on Gollihar had great food but small place. This has bigger place but slower service and terrible food

Visited November 2011
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