Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Corpus Christi - The Bend Magazine

Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Corpus Christi

Eating out with the little ones? Here is a list of local restaurants with exciting options for the pickiest palates.

photo of the inside of Hester's Cafe, just one of several kid-friendly restaurants in Corpus Christi

Hester's Cafe Six Points | Photo by Rachel Benavides

Taking the family out for a meal can be extremely convenient and enjoyable, especially when the kids’ menu presents options that are precisely what a young eater wants. In an attempt to help appease everyone at the table, we’ve put together a list of kid-friendly restaurants in Corpus Christi that will allow parents to enjoy a family meal without having to worry about dish duty afterward.

Hester’s Cafe

While this spot only offers breakfast and lunch, the kids’ menu deserves a spot on our list. From ricotta cloud cakes and french toast on Challa bread to a grilled ham and cheddar panini and a classic PB&J sandwich, Hester’s Cafe is great at serving the whole family. Plus, there is an outdoor seating option that kids love. 3812 S. Alameda St. and 1714 S. Alameda St.

Brewster Street Ice House

Brewster Street Ice House brings all the classics of standard, cheese- and carb-oriented fare for the kiddos, such as mac and cheese, hamburgers, and chicken tenders. Plus, kids eat free from 5 p.m. to close every Wednesday night. Most importantly, the outdoor playscape is the perfect activity when waiting for food! 1724 N. Tancahua St. and 5550 Holly Rd.

Andy’s Country Kitchen

If you’re local to Corpus Christi, you’re no stranger to the charm of Andy’s County Kitchen. The country diner is frozen in time with a low-top diner counter and an adorable choo-choo-train that makes its way around the perimeter of the restaurant. The menu features all the classic breakfast-all-day staples and some excellent Tex-Mex options too. Kids will love the warm, homemade blueberry muffins that greet them at the table. 5802 S. Staples 

Snoopy’s Pier

With beautiful waterfront views and an ice cream shop down the pier, Snoopy’s has your next family dinner covered. Their kids’ menu includes seafood favorites such as fish and shrimp options, as well as a pretty tasty grilled cheese sandwich. The cherry on top is an ice cream sundae from Scoopy’s next door after dinner! 13313 South Padre Island Dr.

Hu-Dat Noodle House

Hu-Dat Noodle House is a Corpus Christi staple and the 12 & under menu does not disappoint. First of all, it’s only $6.50 and it has options like Lo Mein, Pho and chicken and rice dishes. Take this as an opportunity to introduce quality and delicious Vietnamese cuisine to your kids! 6418 S. Staples

Water Street Oyster Bar

Water Street Oyster Bar features a kids’ menu with creative choices like Chicasaurus Tex, the tastiest dino-nuggets you’ll ever eat, a Cowabunga Burger and some seafood options too. The Brownie a la mode is an excellent, kid-friendly dessert for the table. Maybe your little one will try their first raw oyster here too – who knows?  309 N. Water St.

Yo Philly Cheese Steaks & Subs 

Yo Philly Cheese Steaks & Subs brings a slice of Philadelphia to North Beach and offers a kids’ menu featuring pizzas, burgers, cheesesteaks, chicken parmesan, and meatball subs! 3314 Surfside Blvd.

Harrison’s Landing

Located on the People’s T-Head, Harrison’s Landing offers beautiful views of the marina and Downtown Corpus Christi. Their kids’ menu not only includes seafood favorites such as popcorn shrimp, but a handful of coloring activities and puzzles to keep the wee ones entertained. 108 Peoples St. T-Head

Catfish Charlie’s

Locally owned and operated for the last 40 years, Catfish Charlie’s is best known for its farm-raised fried catfish, but if that’s too daring for your little eater, they also offer some of the best chicken fried steaks in town on their kids’ menu! 5830 McArdle Rd. #12