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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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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“ahi tuna” (12 reviews)
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14254 S Padre Island Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-6277
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Reviewed 1 week 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 31 December 2017

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 29 December 2017

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

Thank Annette F
Reviewed 21 December 2017

And there are many pages of food on the menu to choose from! I live in Corpus Christi and enjoy going to Padre Island and eat here often when I do. The food has always been very good, and I've tried a lot of it!...More

Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Our group of 4 ate there on Halloween night. Usually it is packed and a long wait but this night hardly anyone. Yahoo. Service was fine. A gentleman was playing the guitar for entertainment. Loud. Food came quick enough. I ordered a steak sandwich. It...More

Thank rayfromcorpus
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Place was packed for Monday Night Football, so kitchen was a bit slow, service was great. Had the Ahi Tuna with a wedge salad, good stuff. Need to come back to try some more items on their newspaper menu.

Thank Ave R
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We liked everything about this restaurant except the meager portions of food. I ordered fish and chips and got three tiny pieces, not enough fries and the smallest little container of cole slaw. I was so shocked that they brought me another tiny container of...More

Thank AK_Steve_AK
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Restaurant Details

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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, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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
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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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