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Scuttlebutt's Seafood Bar & Grill

14254 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6277
+1 361-949-6769
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good35%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“sushi” (63 reviews)
“ahi tuna” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14254 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6277
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Scuttlebutt's sushi is very good. It's well made and fresh every time we've eaten there. We go early and save $$$. They do half price sushi from 3pm to 7pm everyday, even on Sat/Sun. That's unheard of anywhere in Corpus so believe me, earlier is...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on the island and wanted seafood. Found this place and decided to try it. Prices were ok and the food was great! Had steamed clams and shrimp tacos. Nice lunch and on our way. Would definitely eat there again.

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful place to eat, fun atmosphere and very affordable! Easy to get to right off the road to the beach.

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scuttlebutt's was highly recommended by our friends at Johnny Carino's, so my wife and I paid a visit one afternoon. Parking at the frontage was easy and we sat at the bar and enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere. There is a full table service for the...More

Thank charles s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our experience was awful from start to finish. It feels like a feeding station or assembly line—get you your watered down drink, get your appetizer (wings ok but mussels inedible), bring your dinner—scallops and veggies just passable. Our server hovered, way too eager. We left...More

Thank sally v
Reviewed 17 January 2018

Prices are inexpensive for the amount of food you get and everything tasted great. Love the live music and the atmosphere is super cozy! It doesn't look like much from the outside but go in! It's a pleasant surprise!

Thank brendahanson
Reviewed 11 January 2018

While on vacation we had spent the morning on South Padre Island and were looking forward to some good seafood for lunch. Scuttlebutt's was one of the few places open the week of Thanksgiving. At lunchtime on a Tuesday they weren't very crowded; that meant...More

Thank CrankingChick
Reviewed 5 January 2018

Good food and great wait staff. would recommend this restaurant to anyone who visits Padre Island. We enjoyed it.

Thank disneyrunners
Reviewed 1 January 2018

Never been here before so thought it would be a good place as we have heard good things about it. They just started to have breakfast on weekends a few week now. We went on Sunday. They were not busy at all. We got our...More

Thank hassler6666
Reviewed 30 December 2017

Great Staff Good Food and an Amazing Happy Hour. Indoors and outside seating. Worth the wait if busy

Thank Annette F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14254 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6277
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-949-6769
  • E-mail
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!
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