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Top 10 Must-Try Comfort Foods in Corpus Christi

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

Corpus Christi is fortunate to have comforting dishes that make you feel at home away from home. You can grab them on the go or make time to sit down and relish the goodness. Either way, one thing is for sure:  the dishes will leave a lasting impression on your heart and may just evoke a special memory of Corpus Christi the next time you enjoy it along your journey.
 


Tomato Bisque & Grilled Cheese

Tomato Bisque and Grilled Cheese

Hester’s Café

There’s no classic comfort food more familiar and widespread than a good ol’ grilled cheese and steaming cup of tomato soup/bisque. Locals favorite, Hester’s Café, now has three convenient locations in Corpus Christi that each offer this tomato-y goodness one day per week as a special. (Don’t judge the locals that may plan their lunch schedule around Hester’s soup schedule.)


Caldo​

Caldo

Water Street Seafood Company

Sometimes comfort food isn’t just classical, it’s cultural. Here in Corpus Christi, you can experience a steamy and delightful bowl of cultural goodness with Water Street Seafood Company’s caldo.


Chicken Fried Steak

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Nolan's Original Poorboys

With no need for fancy frills, Nolan's Original Poorboys restaurant serves up downhome style cookin’ that’s nothing short of naptime-inducing joy. If you aren’t a fan of butter, gravy and crispy fried awesomeness, this place isn’t for you. But if you are…..you’re welcome.


Green Chili Macaroni & Cheese

Green Chili Macaroni

Republic of Texas Bar & Grill

Combining traditional comfort with regional spice, the Republic of Texas Bar & Grill’s green chili macaroni & cheese is a must. No need to worry that the individual serving size may not be enough to satisfy your need - all side dishes at this local fine dining hot spot are served family-style with a gourmet twist.


Poblano Soup

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Nuevo Café

Offered year-round, Nuevo Café’s poblano soup is nothing short of amazing. Thick, creamy and packing plenty of heat, this soup will for sure fill you up and warm your heart.


Truffle Fries

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Bella Luna Downtown

Get ready for a food coma after you take on Bella Luna's Truffle Fries! These are fries covered in cheesy goodness, rich truffle oil and a creamy sauce to make you swoon. This is listed as an appetizer but be prepared to take your entree to-go after consuming this heavenly concoction.


Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie

Hester’s Café

Chicken pot pie is another classical comfort and once again, the local Hester’s Café makes these individual beauties. Served as seasonal specials when the weather starts to turn from those long, dog days of summer to cool, crisp mornings and nights, Hester’s chicken pot pie is yet another reason to visit Corpus Christi in the fall.


Fried Chicken

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Portis Kountry Kitchen

Get ready for some of the best fried chicken Corpus Christi has to offer! Once you take a bite into this buttery goodness that falls perfectly in your mouth, you'll be hooked. Portis Kountry Kitchen is family owned and operated and one of the best kept secrets in town. Make sure to pursue this endeavor alone or bring along a friend who doesn't mind not talking--because once you get a taste, you won't be able to stop.


Burgers, burgers and more burgers!

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Wallbanger's 

This Corpus Christi classic has been serving up juicy hamburgers for almost 20 years! These tasty burgers are so tall and mouthwatering, it's almost impossible to fit your whole mouth around.  Of course, you have to top off your burger with all the toppings from the topping station and obviously partner it with an order of Wallbanger's french fries! Sometimes a good hamburger is all you need to satisfy that comfort food craving.


Fish and Chips

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Snoopy's Pier

Even though fish and chips aren't really considered "comfort foods" it is definitely comfort food in Corpus Christi and Snoopy's Pier is the place to get them! You can't come to Corpus Christi and not have the fried goodness of fresh battered fish and fries! There is nothing like coastal cuisine outside on Snoopy's Pier. To satisfy that sweet tooth, make a trip next door to Scoopy's Ice Cream Shop afterwards!


 


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