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Catfish Charlie's

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$$ - $$$
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5830 McArdle Rd Ste 12, Corpus Christi, TX 78412-3472
+1 361-993-0363
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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Key West, Florida
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300 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Had to try them based on reviews...I had the chicken fried steak which came with fries, beans, coleslaw and hush puppies. Excellent food with large portions, service was fast and excellent with friendly staff. All the plates I saw being served looked excellent so I will go back before leaving the Corpus area to try their catfish which looked great.... More 

Thank Banshee694
Little Elm, Texas
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117 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dropped in here for lunch. What a find! It’s a plain, informal inviting place. We were greeted immediately by our server (Tiffany). While we looked at the menu we were treated to delicious hush puppies – crunchy and flavorful – accompanied by tartar sauce and a spicy cocktail sauce. We started by sharing a fried oyster appetizer. Very crunchy and... More 

Thank rrkessler
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A few changes would make a huge difference, but I sense an attitude of "we're great", so I won't be back. A few suggestions.... I had the combo platter and asked how the oysters were. They server replied, "they are great!" When my order arrived, they were fried to the size of nickels. The shrimp were ok., but had that... More 

Thank jaxmike
Sanford, Michigan
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a fan of fried food, but did see some cajun food on menu and we tried it, not good at all unfortunately, but the staff were good and attentive.

Thank alluetge
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Had the Bayou Shrimp Dinner - to go! The restaurant was PACKED with happy customers and put off a lively, authentic Corpus Christi vibe. I was traveling alone and decided to just order "to-go". But from the friendly staff to the boisterous, happy crowd, to the delicious food, I would definitely recommend this beloved Corpus Christi restaurant.

Thank ChatNoir2010
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67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My favorite are the hushpuppies! Yum, keep them coming! Tartar sauce is great too. Catfish plate is always my choice; it's plentiful and delicious!

Thank Julie G
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the hush puppies to the chicken fried steak, everything was really great. The creole shrimp was absolutely fantastic. The amount of food for the price was just right. The service was outstanding! Definitely going back.

Thank Aggie5678
London, Canada
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65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife ordered Catfish, and I ordered the combo, catfish and Oysters, both were great, came with red beans, coleslaw and Hush puppies. My wife doesn't usually like hush puppies but she loved these, and I did also. Would recommend this place to anyone, it's a little dark inside but very good.

Thank Jeff W
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for an authentic catfish joint, you have to try Catfish Charlie's. On top of great catfish, the gumbo and sides are really great. Never liked red beans but they were fantastic. Was not impressed with the key lime pie, but the main course is well worth a visit.

Thank Mark R
Peoria, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just ate there and was so impressed with the food! The hush puppies were the best I have ever had. The catfish was so moist with just the right amount of cornmeal breading. My husband had the country fried steak, which he gave a 5 star for. Be prepared for a "go bigger or go home", meal as it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
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: +1 361-993-0363

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