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Catfish Charlie's

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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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Texarkana, Arkansas
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is always great if you want a cozy family friendly restaurant this is the place everything is very good and the hush puppies are to dead for! Very fast service

Thank 772angiej
Level Contributor
19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If your looking for outstanding seafood this is the place. Service was great, atmosphere was cool. Great time and will be going back.

Thank Brian V
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While there are a couple items on the items that are not fried, the stars on the menu are. Hushpuppies were delivered immediately and were some of the best ever had. Then we had the fried pickles, which were definitely the best ever. The fried catfish, you guessed it, was also excellent. Strangely, the fries were not very good, tasted... More 

Thank Horseshoelake
Lubbock, Texas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great seafood, service, and atmosphere. We were there one afternoon and back the next day and the waitress remembered us. Very pleasant employees.

Thank 2-sixties
Oviedo, Florida
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We got the seafood feast and the shrimp platter and they were both delicious! The seafood gumbo was very marvelous. The Turner sauce and coleslaw for exceptional. Great service! Very fresh and the shrimp are huge!

Thank Laurie C
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Can not beat the hushpuppies or the frog legs....... we have had frog legs for over 20 yrss or since restr. opened and ALWAYS great can easily fill yourself up on hushpuppies, and I'm not a real fan of them, before your meal gets there so go slow

Thank kathywW3212PT
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We were greatly by a friendly waitress when we walked in the door who told us to sit anywhere. We chose a table....and waited.....and waited. ( it was a slow night , 4 waitresses and less than a half dozen tables full) Our evening almost finished before it started here because as we watched waitresses standing around talking, nobody even... More 

Thank Pam W
San Antonio, Texas
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153 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This was my favorite meal of my stay. Shrimp were lightly fried. Red beans and rice were also very good. Hush puppies were also served with the meal. Service was attentive. I think this is a family place. I arrived late Saturday night and most patrons had left, so it was very quiet.

Thank TWueste
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Actually enjoyed shrimp and catfish and the hush puppies. Red beans well seasoned and took with us to put over rice the next day. Frog legs chewy and just yucky. Watched my husband's face as he tried to eat one bite. It would be nice to have some Tony Chacere's Creole seasoning on the table to lightly spice up the... More 

Thank Mumsie711
Corpus Christi
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I grew up on catfish but, then again, I'm from Texas. I would say that people from Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Mississippi and any other Southern state really like catfish. But, as with any other food, good is the key and Catfish Charlie's is Good, REAL Good! It's been in Corpus Christi a long time but since it is not on... More 

Thank Robert J

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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
Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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?