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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 - 21:00
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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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Sanford, Michigan
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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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152 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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16 reviews
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 2 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 2 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 

Thank cjlm243
Corpus Christi, Texas
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dining experience. Excellent food and great service. I started with a cup of the gumbo and had the catfish and shrimp combo. It came with fries, coleslaw and red beans. Great tartar sauce was the best compliment to my fish.

Thank lgshebesta
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have ordered takeout from here many many times. I visited it on January 10 2017 for takeout and when I got back to my room, I was disappointed with the quality of the fried shrimp. And oysters. Both were over cooked. First time this has happened, but I just think no one is watching the store. They were very overcooked,... More 

Thank Steve M
Buxton, North Carolina
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169 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I love fried pickles ...as a full time traveler, I have eaten then from coast to coast .....tonight Catfish Charlies takes over 2nd place ( a spot ever held before, as no one has even given the Fireside in Ellison Bay, WI a close run).#1, they are spears #2, they're hand dipped, #3..great pickles...and for this landlubber BEST Chicken strips... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups
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?