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“Good fresh food.”

Scuttlebutt's Seafood Bar & Grill
Ranked #13 of 693 Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Sushi
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: 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!
McKinney, Texas
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good fresh food.”
Reviewed July 8, 2012

When we walked in and I saw the 30 page menu I was skeptical but it turned out to not be too bad. They offer a wide variety of everything. They offer sushi, fried seafood baskets, grilled fish and even pasta options as well.

The mahi mahi was a little overcooked for my tastes but the ahi tuna was nicely seared. I liked that they didn't just have your average broccoli as the vegetable sides. I had the grilled zucchini and marinated asparagus which was really really good. The fried shrimp was great and tasted really fresh.

I really didn't like the seating arrangements. They have tall square stools that just weren't comfortable.

  • Visited July 2012
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Cottonwood, Arizona
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135 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“We tried them twice”
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Our first visit was late on a Monday night around 9:45. I had Scallop's and they were not fully cooked. My wife had the shrimp basket and it was fine. We returned a few days later and the service and food were very good. Best thing here is their amazing menu. Over 50 items. This place is worth trying out.

  • Visited June 2012
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good Sushi too”
Reviewed June 10, 2012

Scuttlebutts has now become our favorite local hangout. Before 7pm sushi is half price and on Tuesday they serve excellent Prime Rib. My wife and I go there at least 1-2 x a month. If your visiting or live in Corpus Christi you should check it out. Cant wait till they increase parking...it is becoming so popular you better get there early on a Friday-Sat evening.

  • Visited June 2012
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great local bar & food”
Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

The service, atmosphere, and food is great. Large menu with a lot of variety and creativity. Great burgers! Kid friendly too! Live music every night. Only down side is it's becoming very popular and I think it could out grow it's location. Check this place out!

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“Fun place to spend your evenings”
Reviewed April 27, 2012

I've been here a few times to see one of my favorite local musicians play. Scuttlebutt's has a very extensive food menu. Some items are better quality than others. Most of the food is very good, but some of it is only average, like fries, coleslaw and some of the sandwiches.

I recently tried the soft shell crab burger and it was delicious. Burgers are also very good.

They have a lot of beers on tap and in bottles, a large selection of wine and a full liquor bar. Beer is expensive, but wine/drinks are well priced.

Scuttlebutt's has a fun atmosphere, is open til midnight and has live music every night. There's also some pool tables and arcade games, and an outside area where you can smoke (no inside smoking in Corpus) and still drink.

Service can be slow sometimes, but is otherwise fine.

  • Visited April 2012
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