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Catfish Charlie's

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5830 Mcardle Rd Ste 12, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-3472
(361) 993-0363
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good catfish

I have never sat down to eat inside Catfish Charlie's I always order to go. The fish is always hot and crispy how catfish should be. The prices are reasonable and you get good portions. I can't comment on other things on the menu I've only had catfish there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
poppazo
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Hampton, Virginia
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Get there early as this place is very popular and can be a little crowed and noisy. But the catfish is as good as any I've ever eaten and well worth a visit. The service was efficient and the staff and clientele friendly.

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Thank rca2011
Monterrey, Mexico
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter got stomach illness real bad, very disappointing. She had the fried shrimp and red beans. You should really do something to keep sanitary issues to the finest.

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Thank Agnes B
Mission, Texas
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very friendly staff, cozy and fun place to eat. some of the best fried shrimp i've had and i've had alot! the sides that include the hushpuppies are all wonderful.

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Thank smatthews8473
Claremore, Oklahoma
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The fried oysters and shrimp were perfect! Lightly breaded! The catfish was good! The gumbo was outstanding!! We found the food reasonably priced. The best meal on the road so far!! Kim was our server and she was outstanding!

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Thank OKgal74017
Austin, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well let just start at the good. The people were nice and the place was clean. But the food was expensive and it was not that good. My order I paid $13 for 6 shrimp and handful of fries and beans. Beans with seafood? No! The chickfried steak was tough and the gravy was thick, really thick. It was not... More 

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Thank CarmillaMimms
Florida
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86 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loves me some fried frog legs and will always seek out a restaurant that serves them. I also like catfish; this place serves both, so it should've been a home run. I had the frog legs, catfish, hushpuppies and beans. The catfish was very good, but regretfully the frog legs were just OK - I'd rate them 4 out... More 

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Thank boandjill
Corpus Christi, Texas
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137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have never sat down to eat inside Catfish Charlie's I always order to go. The fish is always hot and crispy how catfish should be. The prices are reasonable and you get good portions. I can't comment on other things on the menu I've only had catfish there.

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Thank poppazo
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Average fried catfish. The oil they use makes the fries, catfish, and hush puppies a bit hard to digest. I think the food is average.

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Thank Jan P
Corpus Christi
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Tried this place the other day for the first time since moving to the coast 2 months ago and it was the biggest mistake and worst food I have had. I ordered the S.O.B.'s and my wife ordered the Red Beans and Rice with Ham. First the Red Beans and Rice with Ham wasn't even ham it was SPAM...what kinda... More 

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1 Thank Thomas D
Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Best fried shrimp in town. Non better. Very family oriented. But be prepared for people talking and noise. Not a romantic dinner for two. But just good fun, taste and value for the family.

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Thank rayfromcorpus

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5830 Mcardle Rd Ste 12, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-3472
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: (361) 993-0363

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?