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“Basically a dark bar that sells burgers”

Padre Island Burger Company
Ranked #22 of 705 Restaurants in Corpus Christi
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: “Padre Island Burger Company is the vision of chef/owner Jason. Born and raised in Corpus Christi and currently a proud Padre Island resident, Jason had long wanted to open a restaurant/bar of his own. He has his bachelor’s degree from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park, New York, where he honed not only his cooking skills, but his management skills as well.”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

On a recent weekend getaway, we found ourselves in need of a place for lunch, and from the outside, the Padre Island Burger Bar looks like a good choice.

Once through the door, it was a bit different. As another reviewer noted, this is effectively a bar that has a kitchen bolted onto it. We were there at about 1:30 in the afternoon with our children, and the needle definitely scratched off the record when we walked in the door and disturbed the serenity of the local barflies.

Burger choices are expansive, but they'd do well to have a veggie or black bean burger option, in the event you don't want a massive slab of ground meat, or the it's-been-done-to-death mushroom cap "burger".

I can't say the food was bad, but it's really nothing you can't do at home. The big turnoff for me was the tension in the air as a family eating lunch seemed to encroach on the drinking crowd.

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Thank DragonChowhound
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

It's a lot of burger and vey juicy, even pink inside..amazing. Unless you are a big eater I would recommend splitting one for 2 people. I liked the sweet potato fries, dining partner enjoyed his regular fries. Rockefeller burger was ok but not as good as the one with mushroom, bacon and grilled onion (cannot remember the name!)
Fun place to hang out..its a bar/restaurant, very casual with tables, booths and outdoor seating. Only went at lunch both times, so cant speak for the evening crowds.

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Thank cbtx
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Reviewed August 8, 2013

This is NOT a family friendly establishment as I had read in other reviews. This is nothing more than a Bar that is open during the day. It is dark and the booth tables are too high for high chairs. Our burgers were OK, but certainly not worth the $30 we paid for 2 adults and 1 child.

Thank sharrellk
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The burgers are HUGE and expensive- but worth it.
You could easily split one and still be comfortably full. Lots of creative menu suggestions- we try a different one each time- haven't had a bad one yet. Nice if you're on the Island.

Thank TCTexas
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Kinda pricy for a burger place, but they make a great burger. The guy that was playing Sunday 7/14/13 was fantastic.

Thank Dean65
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