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City Diner and Oyster Bar

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622 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2328
361-883-1643
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7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Houston, Texas, United States
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Pretty good food and service. If you need a quick bite and don't need anything too snazzy this might be the right spot.

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Thank ShortyNoMore
Corpus Christi, Texas
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

I eat lunch here about once a month. The service is polite, quick and usually pretty accurate. As with most casual dining places, some menu items are above average, and other items are less impressive. Salads are good, and best finished with one of the house made dressings. The best ("very good") items on the menu are any steak (simply... More 

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Thank Robert B
Edmond,Oklahoma
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Took a family group for dinner. Everyone ordered a variety from steak to seafood. All was very good. Onion rings were excellent. Service a bit slow(restaurant was not busy) and did have to ask for silverware and drink refills. Overall, a fairly pleasant experience.

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Thank 2shoos
Corpus Christi, Texas
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252 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

This is nothing to wirite home to mom about but for this little town, the food is good and comes with large portions. Way too much food for 1 person. The chicken Parm was really good as well as the salads.

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Thank sstexasham
Brownsville, Texas
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Nice little restaurant was across the street from the hotel we were staying at. Went for dinner, full menu, attentive service. They had real mashed potatoes. Ordered the chicken strips with salad and mashed, they said cream gravy, but was not like any cream gravy I have ever had. Tasted good, but not what I was expecting. Service was quick... More 

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Thank Susan B
San Antonio, Texas
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186 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

It's not the place it was back in the day, but it is still pretty good. The onion rings are a must try. They have seafood, steaks, burgers and sandwiches. Service is quick and friendly. Prices are about right for downtown Corpus. Plenty of parking in back.

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Thank Phil R
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31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

This place looked like it would be a good find while we visited downtown Corpus Christi. I think at one point the food was good but not anymore. We were seated and asked for a kids menu, didn't have any printed. We ordered from the lunch menu. I ordered the steak and shrimp, MR. My steak came out well done.... More 

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Thank keicko911
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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153 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

NY Strip and Jumbo Shrimp with hand-breaded onion rings and salad. Mmm mmm mmm. This was cooked just right and an amazing price of $20. All 10 of us at the table ordered different dishes, from beef kabobs to the Monte Christo sandwich and everyone enjoyed their food. Adult drinks were offered at a good price. Service was great. It's... More 

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Thank myzygy
ROCIADA
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Better than the breakfast at the Holiday Inn across the street, but still nothing special except the fast service. The french toast was flat and made with regular bread. The bacon was fried too crisp for my taste. But the price was good, and we were in a hurry, so it fit out needs.

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Thank CINDY B
Corpus Christi, Texas
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times since reopening. Here is the conflict. The food has been consistently good, and the wait staff has been fine. Problem: The atmosphere needs up grading. PLEASE!!! repaint your ceilings white. It has an oppressive atmosphere due to the decorating with the ceiling painted black and few windows. My husband cannot stand going... More 

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Thank mjjk2015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 622 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401-2328
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: 361-883-1643

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?