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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank melissamE1202XN
Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our server was friendly, fast and funny!! He was training Angel who was also very nice. Our food was fresh and delicious and my husbands beer was inexpensive!! Awesome evening watching US Open, listening to music and eating great food. Jim you are doing a great job!!!

Thank Qneenbreen
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unfortunately that is the reality of Scuttlebutts Restaurant on Padre island - they have become complacent. The owners are really nice people but since they opened the restaurant, they now seem focused more on profit than quality. Their staff changes every few months and that is NOT a good sign. Servers used to stay long term and now the turnover... More 

Thank Gerry A
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I recommend this place to anyone!! The look from outside is unassuming until you walk in! I felt very comfortable here..could eat and hang out there everyday. Love this place for the atmosphere and food..incredible selection of cocktails to sushi to fresh seafood. They have a happy hour everyday with half price sushi..FABULOUS..peel and eat shrimp..crab legs..and more. Food is... More 

Thank cattexas
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took customer and wives to have end of project dinner. Everyone absolutely Lived everything about this place.

Thank 414percym
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

We ate here for lunch and had the Wahoo tacos and Mahi-Mahi tacos with dr. pepper and a frozen house margarita. Everything was excellent!

Thank Nicole W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed this place. Portions not large despite price but really a good option bc the hostess and wait staff are fantastic!

Thank Denice P
Sugar Land, Texas
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016

MAKE SURE YOU CALL AHEAD. They use your cell phone as a pager. SO call ahead, get on the list and then start to head there. Expect an hour wait Saturday night. Parking is a nightmare, so plan for that. It is worth the wait tho. Menu is HUGE, and not just seafood. Food is good. Service is friendly and... More 

Thank profjake_sugar_land

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
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
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
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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