Whether you find yourself looking for a classic burger or something with a bit more personality, Corpus Christi is home to some mighty tasty renditions of this time-honored dish. Here’s a look at 10 local burger joints sure to satisfy whatever craving you might have.
Snapka’s Drive Inn – This family-owned icon has been serving up fresh burgers since 1948. Swing through this retro drive-in for a classic cheeseburger in the form of The Dixie Burger. Pull up to the retro-styled drive inn and don’t forget a side of their housemade onion rings. 4434 Weber Rd. & 4760 Leopard St.
Sandi’s Diner – This local diner is the perfect spot to sit down and enjoy a classic cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato and onions, served fresh with a side of french fries. Our recommendation is to switch out a fountain drink for a milkshake. What’s better than enjoying a tasty meal in the midst of a nostalgic diner? The answer: Pretty much nothing. 3801 S. Staples St.
Executive Surf Club – Merging all things rad about living on the Texas Gulf Coast, the Executive Surf Club is a Corpus Christi staple. While the burger section of the menu features a few creative options, The Classic Burger shant be overlooked. In between a toasted bun, you’ll find lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles. 306 N Chaparral St.
Vick’s Famous Burgers – Fast food with a homemade taste! This is the perfect spot to grab a double meat double cheeseburger with a good old-fashioned lemonade. Pro Tip: order a side of chili cheese fries and thank us later. 6734 Saratoga Blvd. & 4989 Ayers St. & 626 North Port Ave.
Julio’s Easy Stop – Julio’s Easy Stop famous hamburgers originated in 1971, by Julio and Alicia Roldan at the Easy Stop Drive-In. The Julio’s Burger & Fries Combo includes a classic burger with mustard, lettuce, tomato, pickles and onions and a side of freshly made fries. Plus, the drive-thru window makes getting this iconic Corpus meal even easier. 5945 Greenwood Dr.
The New Waves
Padre Islander Burger Co. – This Island favorite has a variety of burgers to choose from, but The Hangover burger tops our personal list for a variety of reasons. Served with a sunny side fresh egg, caramelized onions, smoked bacon and American cheese, it’s breakfast in burger form. 11878 TX-361
Wallbangers – This local spot is famous for its stuffed burgers, handcrafted with two patties and unique toppings found inside and outside the patties. Pay a visit to the newly opened Southside location and order the cheddar and bacon stuffed burger, served with delicious curly fries on the side. 6542 S Staples St.
House of Burgers – This spot is sure to have a burger for everyone, with flavor combinations for any mood or palate. For instance, the Aloha Burger is served with ham, pineapple, coconut mayo and Swiss cheese. Before you take your last bite, you’ll be planning your next trip back. 1645 Airline Rd.
8TE – This is the perfect spot for the non-meat eaters out there. 8TE’s BBQ Tofu Burger is a tofu patty served with homemade curry BBQ sauce, pickled cucumbers, arugula and mixed greens. Even if you aren’t looking for a meatless option, this vegetarian take is a scrumptious dish for anyone. 1220 Airline Rd., #250
The Post at Lamar Park – The Post’s menu is filled with tons of delicious options, but The Heisenburger takes the idea of a classic cheeseburger and elevates it to new heights. Made with 44 Farms 1/2 lb house-blended all-beef patty, aged cheddar, all the typical fixings and the addition of bacon and a fried egg, we believe this to be one of the best burgers in town. 411 Doddridge St #102
Editor’s Note: This story was updated from its original version published on October 18, 2021, to reflect restaurant updates.