Chicken Shack Restaurant
Hankering for some real-deal, old-school Southern fried chicken? Want to chow down like a local? Folks in the know go to the Chicken Shack, long a tradition around these parts. The original Chicken Shack chain fed folks in the Coastal Bend for over 50 years. Michael Berry, who used to work in one of the last of Shacks back in the day, decided to bring back the popular chain to its former glory. The Chicken Shack on I-37, with its giant blue neon chicken crossing the road, has been satisfying hungry folks since the 1990s with chicken plates, chicken-fried steak, fried shrimp, livers and gizzards, among other crispy, savory delicacies and the best darned buttermilk pie maybe on the planet.
Located In Northwest
The City’s Northwest side offers some of the best bird watching opportunities for bird lovers. Located on the Nueces River, Hazel Bazemore Park offers hawk watchers and bird enthusiasts a prime location to see birds migrate. Each spring and fall people gather to watch thousands of hawks fly overhead. The 77.6-acre park also includes a wetland, pond, and woodlands. Birding kiosks are located throughout the park. Labonte Park, at the city’s entrance, offers great views of the Nueces River as well as fishing and kayaking opportunities.