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Scuttlebutt's Seafood Bar & Grill
Ranked #18 of 690 Restaurants in Corpus Christi
Price range: $8 - $26
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Sushi
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, 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!
Van Buren, Arkansas
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

Well we stayed the night and decided we wanted to go eat somewhere different, after much discussion we chose here. They were having an event for the toys for tots program so there was a lot of people and they had live music. We were quickly seated by the friendly hostess and our server was very prompt with our drink order. I had to look the menu over several times, there was so much and it all looked very good. My husband decided to order the chicken alfredo and I order the grilled salmon salad. Oh my gosh, it was so good. We were very stuffed by the end of our meal. Our server was very attentive even with all the people. The atmosphere was fun and very inviting. We will definitely make a stop back by here when back in the area.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Hotrod0527
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Austin, Texas
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“You want it, They got it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

This place is a home run. Great food, great atmosphere. There menu alone could take 15 minutes to leaf through. has a little something for everyone. The sushi is spot on. try the Texas roll...yum! I ate here 4 times in the week i was here on business. Only draw back is $...so go during happy hour 3-7? half price sushi and apps, and beer/drink specials.

Visited November 2013
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I came here looking for the chicken fried steak we were told about while in town. Although we couldn't order it because they only seem to cook it on Sunday, we settled for thier $10 burgers
I don't usually pay that for a burger but they were totally awesome!
We originally sat inside hoping for a quiet date night. However, the music was so loud we couldn't hear each other from across the table. We also couldn't read the menu because the lighting wasn't light enough to see it. Therefore, we ate on the outside deck. It was a more relaxed atmosphere. So much that people had their dogs with them. So if you don't mind eating near tail waggers ..the patio is for you. Personally, it looked more like an oversized party atmosphere going on that just happened to serve great food.
The food is priced a tad high but delicious. If your looking for an intimate dinner though. Take it to go

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Food was great, Seat hostess....idiot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2013

My family ate here from recommendations and the food was actually fantastic but the seat hostess put my family which included a two year old by a party of frat boys doing pledges. Scuttlebutts apparently serves hot wings so hot you have to wear gloves, well they brought the wings out, which smelled horrible, and in the process of eating these wings some couldn't handle it and threw up. Not smart on the hostess part to put a family by a bunch of puking fraternity boys! Luckily our waiter realized the situation and took care of us by moving on the other side of the restaurant where it was quite.

Visited October 2013
Thank Jessica S
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Delicious Seafood”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

This is a very fun comfortable atmosphere. We were visiting nearby Mustang Island and learned about this restaurant from a local. We sat at the bar and dined on some delicious seafood. It was mid-afternoon and the place was busy with locals. The drinks were good. Service was great. Go hungry and leave satisfied. We had the bacon wrapped jalapenos, crab legs, fried fish and all was delicious! The portions are very generous. Its located in a new strip center but the inside is nicely decorated and there was a stage where live music plays occasionally.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Amy4baylor
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