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Local Options for Dinner with A View

The best waterfront restaurants in Corpus Christi

By: Kylie Cooper  Photos by: Jason Page

There are infinite reasons why we love where we live. However, the daily reminder of how lucky we are to reside on the water is definitely up there on the list. When it comes to pairing some of the paramount waterfront views with an excellent meal, we’ve got a few options here in the Coastal Bend. From Corpus Christi Bay to Aransas Bay, you can’t go wrong with a restaurant situated in just the right locale for delicious bites and a side of breathtaking scenery.

Harrison’s Landing

Serving up classic seafood favorites like Fried Calamari, Crab-Encrusted Flounder, and Mahi Tacos, Harrison’s Landing literally floats in the marina, offering one of the best views of a classic Corpus Christi sunset. Operating as one of Downtown Corpus Christi’s biggest waterfront dining attractions, the family-owned-and-operated restaurant maintains the philosophy of “Serve good fish. Keep having fun.”  108 Peoples Street T-Head 

Republic of Texas Bar and Grill

Dinner at the Republic of Texas Bar and Grill only gets better with its panoramic views of Corpus Christi Bay. Located on the 20th floor of the Omni Bayfront Hotel, this upscale, multi-level steakhouse features exceptional dishes and scenery. Their award-winning wine list and enticing menu featuring prime beef, wild game, and seafood options make them a top dinner with a view destination. 900 N Shoreline Blvd

Yardarm Restaurant

What was once just a small, family home with an amazing view of the water is now a Corpus Christi landmark. For more than 40 years, The Yardarm Restaurant has served locals and visitors some of the best seafood our area has to offer. Overlooking the Corpus Christi Bay, this spot allows guests the chance to enjoy delectable seafood dishes with the occasional French twist, paired perfectly with a glass of wine. You can even opt for outdoor seating and take in the views atop their ocean deck.  4310 Ocean Drive

Virginia’s on the Bay

Positioned along Aransas Bay, this local, two-story waterfront eatery provides views of a lighthouse, the harbor, and the channel. Their menu boasts a plethora of excellent options, and while seafood is the primary focus, their vegetarian and “land” menu options are just as delicious. Plus, if you’re lucky, you might even catch a dolphin sighting while dining! 815 Trout Street