By: Tyler Schultz Photo: Rachel Benavides
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 ten burger joints that are 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.
Hamlin Fountain & Gifts – This soda fountain is the perfect spot to sit down and enjoy a classic bacon cheeseburger, served fresh with a strawberry shake on the side. 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 is a must. 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. Keep an eye out for their new location opening in 2022. 4989 Ayers St. & 626 North Port Ave.
RedLine Burgers – Serving classic burgers and top-notch customer service to the community, RedLine Burgers is a definite go-to. This spot has a few classics to try, like the Red Line Burger, served with all the classic fixings, a Coke, and a side of fries. 5601 Kostoryz Rd.
The New Waves
Padre Islander Burger Co. – This island favorite has a variety of burgers to choose from, like “The Hangover” burger served with a sunny side fresh egg, caramelized onions, smoked bacon, and American cheese. 11878 TX-361
Wallbangers – This local dive is famous for its stuffed burgers, which are handcrafted with two patties and unique toppings found both inside and outside of the patties. We recommend the cheddar and bacon stuffed burger, served with delicious curly fries on the side. 4102 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, and is sure to leave you 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 make this one of the best burgers in town. 411 Doddridge St #102