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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
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11:00 - 22:30
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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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minnesota
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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 

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Lubbock, Texas
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

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Oviedo, Florida
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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!

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Thank Laurie C
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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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 

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San Antonio, Texas
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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.

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

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Corpus Christi
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25 reviews
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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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Being a Corpus Christi local... Catfish Charlie's is by far one of my favorites here in town. Never have I had a bad experience and I've been dining here for over 20 years! Hush puppies are amazing and I literally crave their fried okra!!

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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

food was very good , portion too and service excellent for sure we recommended this place to friends and family when they stop in Corpus

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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?