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Awesome Ways to Eat Oysters in Corpus Christi

by Visit Corpus Christi Texas

The world truly is your oyster while vacationing in Corpus Christi, but especially on National Oyster on the Half Shell Day on March 31st! The Coastal Bend is a great place to find authentic oysters that are equal parts fresh and delicious! Here are four awesome ways to try this seafood favorite.

With Some Spice

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Oysters are great by themselves, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a spicy twist to them. Just grab some crackers, horseradish and a bottle of Tabasco sauce and  – boom! You have yourself an awesome oyster combination. The cracker and horseradish combination with the heat of the hot pepper and vinegar-based Tabasco gives the oyster a distinct taste to curb your cravings.

With a View


Corpus Christi is known for its breathtaking views on the water, which makes it an ideal place to enjoy both oysters and a beautiful sunset at the same time. Make a reservation at the Omni Corpus Christi Hotel for an extravagant dinner at the Republic of Texas Bar and Grille, complete with a panoramic view overlooking the Corpus Christi Bay. On the menu, you’ll find “The Oyster’s Republic” which features six raw oysters topped with shitake mushrooms, capers spinach and a brandy cream reduction.

With a Bloody Mary


Everyone loves a good Corpus Christi Bloody Mary, so why not combine it why your oysters? If you’re up for something beyond your typical Bloody Mary, head over to Corpus Christi’s Water Street Oyster Bar and try the Tropical Cosmo  – made up of Boody Mary mix, Absolut Pepper Vodka and freshly caught Gulf Shrimp! The Oyster Bar serves the “Rockefeller Gulf Oysters” that can be ordered by the dozen or half-dozen.

With a Friend


The best of times are made with the best of friends, right? Of course. So, you and a friend should try one of Corpus Christi’s oyster restaurants and enjoy them together! Whether it’s an Oyster Po’ Boy at Scuttlebutt’s, chargrilled Oysters at Island Time Sushi Bar & Grille or an Oyster Shooter (a shot of Vodka with cocktail sauce and an oyster inside of it) at Water Street Oyster Bar, you and your friend will find it all!

National Oyster on the Half Shell Day only comes once a year, so we hope the experience is everything and more during your stay in Corpus Christi!  

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