Oso Pier & Grill
You might as well be on your own pirate ship when hanging out on the decks of Oso Pier & Grill. Yes, there’s even a pirate (made out of wood) and a parrot (real). Say hi to Hondo, the pretty green bird and unofficial bouncer of the place. The pier, part of which was recently rebuilt after Hurricane Harvey, is one of the oldest in Corpus Christi, having staked its place in the fish-teeming waters of Oso Bay in 1948. Oso Pier sat dormant for years until a visionary young Texas A&M–Corpus Christi grad reopened the place in 2013. Her business partner Mario and his wife, Yulia took on the place themselves and have kept it going as one of the most charming and relaxing hangouts along the Gulf Coast. The food isn’t fast, but it is delicious. (Try the Mahi Mahi or their generous burgers on Sheila Partin buns.) And the drinks are made for long cool sips strolling the pier or looking out over the water at that sparkling city just a bay away.
Located In Central
Central Corpus Christi features some of the city’s best shopping options such as La Palmera mall and the Shops at La Palmera. Find the latest fashion at the specialty shops at the Lamar Park shopping center. This area also includes many residential neighborhoods and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, the Island University.