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“Surprised” 4 of 5 stars
Review of City Diner and Oyster Bar

City Diner and Oyster Bar
622 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2328
361-883-1643
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Ranked #150 of 605 Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Surprised”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012 via mobile

When I pulled up I was extremely nervous. It is an older diner & isn't the cleanest place. Our waiter was super friendly & accommodating. We had 7 people in our party- one person ordered gumbo, one the amberjack, one swordfish, one shrimp Alfredo, one the ABC sandwhich & I had the shrimp PO Boy with onion rings. There was no food left on the plates. It was delicious.
Sure the place needs updating but don't judge a book by its cover or you might miss a real gem!!

    • 4 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
Conroe, Texas
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Getting old”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I have eaten here many times over the years and find the food good but the decor needs some updating, still good food at a reasionable price.

Visited July 2012
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Houston
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hidden Jem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

While it isn't much to look at from the outside the food and service was right on. The problem I saw here was that you had no idea how good the food would be or to the amount of effort that was used to prepare it by the decor and setting of this diner. However, once the wait staff got started recommending and describing the dishes we were very please with the suggestions and the outcomes. The Amberjack was excellent and as recommending was grilled fresh front of house. The shrimp was the best and so fresh and delicious. We had lunch and then came back for breakfast which was also very good.

Visited July 2012
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dallas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I ordered the popcorn shrimp salad & homemade cheesecake. I definitely recommend this restaurant if you want good food in a casual atmosphere. :)

Visited July 2012
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Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

Nothing really stood out except the smell of wet/damp carpet. Oh man, I've eaten here before but during my recent visit as I entered the smell was so strong I had to leave. Hint, Change the carpet.

Visited July 2012
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