Local Restaurants for Mother's Day Brunch in Corpus Christi

Local Restaurants to Try for Mother’s Day Brunch

Local restaurants offer special menus and tried-and-true favorites for Mother's Day brunch this Sunday.

Sunday brunch at Tortuga's Saltwater Grill in Port Aransas

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Whether you’re celebrating Mother’s Day with a few close family members or want to impress out-of-town guests and skip the dishes at home, several local restaurants around town have tried-and-true brunch menus and a few special offerings. Here are a handful of local restaurants for enjoying a Mother’s Day brunch in Corpus Christi.

Bien Merite

What to Expect: Bien Merite is offering specials from the brunch menu all day Saturday and Sunday in celebration of Mother’s Day. Classics like eggs florentine and benedict are on the menu in addition to a creme brulee waffle, savory crepes and the Bien Burger.


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To Book: Reserve a table by calling 361-334-0241

Where: 1336 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Omni Corpus Christi Hotel

What to Expect: Reserve a table at the new Switchgrass Landing at Omni Corpus Christi Hotel to delight in chef specials, pastries, savory sandwiches, burgers and desserts. Breakfast is served until 10 a.m. and lunch from 12 – 2 p.m.

To Book: Call (361)-886-3525 to make reservations

Where: 900 N Shoreline Blvd. Corpus Christi, TX 7840

Water Street Oyster Bar

What to expect: Providing options ranging from french toast to eggs benedict and more, Water Street Oyster Bar is a must-try for a delightful Sunday brunch and fresh gulf seafood. Brunch at Water Oyster Bar is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Sunday.

Eggs Orleans for brunch in Corpus Christi at Water Street Oyster Bar.
Brunch items are available at Water Street Oyster Bar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Photo via Water Street Oyster Bar 

To Book: Call (368)-881-9448 to reserve a table

Where: 309 N Water St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Black Marlin Port A

What to Expect: Make reservations for a prix fixe Mother’s Day brunch menu at Palmilla Beach’s fine dining restaurant, Black Marlin. For $75, choose between seared grouper, butterfly 8 oz. sirloin or Thai basil chicken and a variety of starters, salads and strawberry shortcake or key lime pie for dessert.

To Book: Reserve a table by, dialing (361) 749-4653

Where: 258 Snapdragon, Port Aransas, TX 78373

Katz 21 Steaks & Spirits 

What to Expect: Known for its exceptional selection of steaks, seafood and happy hour specials, Katz 21 hosts an indulgent brunch buffet for Mother’s Day this Sunday. Seatings are available at 10:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Enjoy exclusive brunch menu items and specialty cocktails.


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To Book: To reserve a table, call (361) 884-1221

Where: 5702 Spohn Dr, Corpus Christi, TX 78414

Corpus Christi Yacht Club

What to expect: Members are welcomed to the Corpus Christi Yacht Club this Mother’s Day for a brunch served right on the bay. Seating sessions will take place at 10:30 a.m. and noon. The buffet-style brunch includes a prime rib carving station, waffles and more.

To Book: Dial (361)-883-6518 to reserve your table

Where: 98 Coopers Alley, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill

What to Expect: Head to Tortuga’s Saltwater Grill this Mother’s Day for its usual Sunday brunch menu that never disappoints. Start with Bloom City Coffee and specialty cocktails, then enjoy brunch favorites such as Port A Benny’s, shrimp & grits and french toast, to name a few options. Opt for a “handheld” route such as the brunch burger or breakfast BLT, if that sounds more your speed. Regardless, you can’t go wrong with brunch at Tortuga’s.

To Book: Call (361) 749-2739 to make reservations

Where: 429 N Alister St, Port Aransas, TX 78373

Gallery 41 inside the Art Center of Corpus Christi
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Gallery 41

What to Expect: The Art Center of Corpus Christi’s newest restaurant, Gallery 41, is serving brunch for the first time this Sunday in honor of Mother’s Day. The menu includes carved meats, a gourmet omelet station and a deluxe waffle bar. Plus, freshly baked pastries and a flaming donut experience. Seatings take place at 10 a.m. and noon with a two-hour service time. Fixed prices are $59 for adults and $19 for children 12 years old and younger.

To Book: Call (361) 445-4141 to book your reservation

Where: 100 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Atomic Omelette & Grill

What to Expect: As its name suggests, Atomic Omelette is the place for creative omelet offerings. It also makes for a great, casual Mother’s Day brunch spot with the family. In addition to build-your-own selections, try the Crawfish Eggtoufe, a veggie omelet with crawfish ettoufe on top, or The Big Tamale, a homemade pork tamale with veggies, cheese and topped with atomic queso.

To Book: Call ahead at (361) 334-3942

Where: 6646 S Staples St, Corpus Christi, TX 78413

Dinner at Elizabeth’s at the Art Museum

What to Expect: Though typically open for brunch on Sundays, Elizabeth’s at the Art Museum will instead host a Mother’s Day dinner on May 12 with complimentary bubbles for mom! Due to Buc Days festivities, the museum’s parking lots will be closed, so make plans to park somewhere nearby and walk.

To Book: Reserve a table by calling (361) 882-8785

Where: 1902 N Shoreline Blvd, Corpus Christi, TX 78401

Is the family in town for the weekend? Are you looking for the best restaurants to take them to? Check out our February 2023 cover feature, Where to Eat Now.