10 Barbecue Spots to Try in Corpus Christi - The Bend Magazine

10 Barbecue Spots to Try in Corpus Christi

South Texas is home to some mouthwatering barbecue. Here are 10 delicious local spots to try around town.

Photo by Rachel Benavides, featuring Salty Oak BBQ

There’s nothing greater than barbecue, and South Texas is well-known for offering up some of the best. Corpus Christi is home to a handful of mouthwatering options, so the next time you find yourself with a craving for some BBQ and all the fixins, here are 10 local spots to check out. 

Salty Oak BBQ

In the heart of Bay Area lies Salty Oak Barbecue, which has been smoking delicious meats for more than four years. Their barbecue is made in an outdoor offset pit, with an array of housemade sides to pair perfectly with the smoked meats. This spot has taken the crown for “Best Barbeque” in The Local’s List for the past three years. 4855 S Alameda St

Hoegemeyer’s Barbecue Barn

A Corpus Christi classic for barbecue, Hoegemeyer’s Barbecue Barn has been serving the Coastal Bend out of a more than 90-year-old warehouse for years. No sauce needed, Hoegemeyer’s Texas barbecue is a local favorite. And if you’re looking for a party, they offer catering and in-house parties. 711 Concrete St

Sonny’s Barbacoa & Restaurant

A South Texas list of barbecues to try wouldn’t be complete without barbacoa, and Sonny’s Barbacoa is a local favorite. Made in-house, their delicious barbacoa is the perfect protein for tacos and can even be bought by the pound. 4066 S Port Ave

Big Bowl Korean Barbecue

If you’re looking for a unique cultural barbecue dish, Big Bowl Korean Barbecue is one place you have to try. This restaurant specializes in traditional Korean barbecue, with flavors that are sure to have your mouth watering and wanting more. 6410 Weber Rd #19

Julian’s BBQ

Another Corpus Christi staple, Julian’s BBQ is serving delicious smoked meats, sandwiches, and sides out of their homestyle, wood-lined counter-serve restaurant. The family-owned barbecue spot has been serving Corpus Christi for years, cooking their meats low and slow on their wood-fired grills. 1818 Baldwin Blvd

Silverado Smokehouse

If you’re looking for ribs in particular, Silverado Smokehouse is the spot to go. Known for their beef and pork ribs that are so tender they fall off the bone, this smokehouse cooks their meats over fine hickory to infuse the best flavor into their barbecue. 4522 Weber Rd

Nueces Brewing Co. 

Both brewery and barbecue joint, Nueces Brewing Co. is a great spot to grab some food and a locally crafted beer. With eleven taps of specialty beers to pair your ‘cue with, Nueces Brewing Co. can be enjoyed in the taproom or on the outdoor deck. 401 S Water St

Mike Cotton’s BBQ

This spot is owned and operated by third-generation barbecue enthusiasts and has served the Coastal Bend delicious mesquite-smoked meats for decades. Offering the finest meats and best service possible, this bbq spot is sure to satisfy. 15013 Northwest Blvd #111

Comanche Cafe

One unique way to enjoy barbecue is stuffed inside a deliciously homemade kolache at Comanche Corner Cafe. With daily specials and delicious sweet and savory options to choose from, this Corpus Christi staple is a must-try. 322 N Staples St

Recio’s Smokehouse

Known best for their enormous breakfast tacos, Recio’s Smokehouse specializes in delicious meats and more. Offering live music, comedy, dancing, and more this spot is a great place to enjoy some barbecue while having a great time.  5526 Old Brownsville Rd