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Scuttlebutt's Seafood Bar & Grill

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14254 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
+1 361-949-6769
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Midland, Texas
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for lunch as a local referred it to me....cool venue...prices are reasonable...seafood is good with local catch the main staple....we will be back...

Thank Jim D
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Scuttlebutts food but the service is terrible. Im always worried to order a mixed drink because most of the time they are out of something, the bartender is too busy to make drinks or I get attitude like making a drink (Margarita or Sangria) is going to take all night. Happy hour drinks should always be available or... More 

Thank Tiffany A
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Terrible service. The waiter kept getting our order wrong. My hamburger was burned and had only a few pieces of mushrooms on it. They don't have a children's menu, just children friendly things on their regular menu or that's what our waiter told us. We ordered a sushi roll and was too it would take 45 minutes so we cancelled... More 

Thank jgerth56
Spicewood, Texas
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We come here on every visit to Portland Aransas. Happy hour prices are great. Shrimp, crab, blooming onions ...wings..all great.

Thank paul k
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4 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I went to go eat at this resturant (on 10-05-16)and we left very disappointed. We have gone there since location was open and this was the first time we got this type of service. For the most part server was very unatentative to his customers, bartender at bar was swamped and refused to make their advertise special(which... More 

Thank Nancy B
San Marcos, Texas
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When arriving in the parking lot, which was full of cars, we thought the wait time would be long. I went in and you give them your mobile phone number and they text you when your table is ready. The hostess told me 15 minutes, but it was a shorter wait time which was good news, as we were hungry.... More 

Thank Cathy A
San Antonio, Texas
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69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I like coming here since it's a bar & grill but you can find top shelf drinks, cigars to just good ole cold beer. I ordered the blackened mahi mahi and it was fresh, perfect seasoning and flavorful. I did start with 1/2 order of oysters, perfect. If you go for dinner, get there early place is a hot spot... More 

Thank Michelle S
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Scuttlebutt's for their happy hour menu we found online, and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed $7 mussels (tasty!) and 1/2 priced sushi (the tempura soft shelled crab rolls were great) with happy hour drinks. We also enjoyed their really nice choice of live music. We'll be back.

Thank adventure_travels
Burkburnett, Texas
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86 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice place, small but nice....food is really good with a wide selection. Drinks are well worth the visit alone!

Thank Ralph T
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45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

This place was awesome and worth the wait... We were there during happy hour so that was great! The portions are HUGE.. I mean HUGE! I ordered the coconut shrimp and I got 10 maybe and the shrimp were HUGEEEEE so I could have easily shared with someone plus it came with two sides! But everything we ordered was amazing!... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $26
American, Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14254 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-949-6769
The number one question asked is “What does Scuttlebutt’s mean?” Well, we answer, The original context came from two nautical terms; the “butt” (picture a wooden keg) was a wooden cask that stored the fresh water when sailors were at sea. The “scuttle” was the area of the ship where the “butt” was stored. When it was break time, the sailors would gather at the “Scuttle Butt” and drink. This also became a social time, as they could all meet and talk. Now over the years the words joined together and became “scuttlebutt”. This word was used when people would gather together, typically at the office water fountain, and ask one another, “Hey, what’s the scuttlebutt with Jim in accounting?”

Here is the official definition according to Meriam Webster;

1a : a cask on shipboard to contain freshwater for a day's use

2b: a drinking fountain on a ship or at a naval or marine installation

2: rumor, gossip.

Now that you know what Scuttlebutt’s means, this is what we are about! Scuttlebutt’s is a full service restaurant and bar that truly is a place where everyone, from babies to baby-boomers, can get together and have a great time! Our menu is as equally diverse, with grilled peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiches, hand-cut rib eye steaks, oysters on the half shell and one of the best sushi bars around. Our premium craft beer wall and wine selection is top rated, and make sure to try our house made sangria or our signature Scuttlebutt’s punch. We are a scratch kitchen and our day starts in the wee-early mornings when the hard-working prep team arrives to bust out our house recipes. Another appeal to Scuttlebutt’s is that we offer Happy Hour every day (Yes, week-ends too!) from 3pm-7pm and we have live music every night (Yes, really, every night – unless the Dallas Cowboys are playing). We can easily accommodate larger groups as well as be the perfect spot for date night, which has turned into a marriage proposal on more than one occasion. Call ahead seating is available and we can help plan a perfect office party or celebration with custom menu options. Come visit us and become part of our Scuttle Family!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?