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Scuttlebutt's Seafood Bar & Grill

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14254 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
+1 361-949-6769
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Sanford, Michigan
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ordered an appetizer and two main dishes and were not impressed at all, loud and not good food, but way over priced. never going back for sure!

Thank alluetge
Austin, Texas
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Tis is by far the favorite place for me when I'm in the padre Island/Corpus Christi area. The menu is huge ...lots to choose from all different varieties, and the food (everything) is delicious...hot, fresh and always yummy! If you go, go when they have happy hour 5-8? They have half priced wings and sushi...and the sushi is something they... More 

Thank Yogi459
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great atmosphere and even better food. Some restaurants with extensive menus run the risk of their food being just 'okay' but the food was so delicious!

Thank mandyburks
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152 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Burgers are always great here! The bread is delicious. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Celebrated somebody's birthday here and we had lots of fun!

Thank Julie G
south dakota
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So disappointed .Heard the Scuttlebutt was such great food and served my very favorite ,soft shelled crab.was planning on taking a friend but the friend was unable to go. Decided I couldn't wait so went alone. Told the hostess just one. She suggested the bar. The place wasn't half full and she wants to put a 70 plus woman for... More 

Thank s.d.granny
Englewood, Colorado, United States
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The calamari was excellent, the flounder was out of this world, and the meals are very reasonably priced. This was likely the best place I are at on my 10 day trip to South East Texas

Thank Ronald M
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Horrible all the way around. Had 2 dz raw oysters the size of quarters, and steamed shrimp that reeked of iodine.

Thank Mike L
Corpus Christi, Texas
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62 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun place with a very broad menu selection. There is something for every eater. The restaurant is rather dark and kinda has a bar setting/feeling to it. They have live music often and it can be kinda loud. So it's best for friend gatherings and families with older kiddos. The food is pretty good, no complaints. And... More 

Thank shyalewine
Corpus Christi, Texas
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've been many times and will go back, although prices are on the high end. Best to go for happy hour. Bar scene is decent and staff are very friendly and accommodating. Have music nightly which is a real plus. The atmosphere is cool, and is kid and family friendly. My favorite is the Mahi Mahi tacos; can't go wrong... More 

Thank drrizzo
Bovey MN
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband had the ahi tuna medium rare, spinach augratin and hush puppies with jalapeños dip. Was very good! I had the flounder with a light lemon sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed mushrooms. It was very mild and loved the lemon sauce. Not overly lemon just right. Had a great waitress very attentive.

Thank Beverly B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$26
American, Seafood, Sushi
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14254 S Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX 78418
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Corpus Christi
  • Phone Number: +1 361-949-6769
The number one question asked is “What does Scuttlebutt’s mean?” Well, we answer, The original context came from two nautical terms; the “butt” (picture a wooden keg) was a wooden cask that stored the fresh water when sailors were at sea. The “scuttle” was the area of the ship where the “butt” was stored. When it was break time, the sailors would gather at the “Scuttle Butt” and drink. This also became a social time, as they could all meet and talk. Now over the years the words joined together and became “scuttlebutt”. This word was used when people would gather together, typically at the office water fountain, and ask one another, “Hey, what’s the scuttlebutt with Jim in accounting?”

Here is the official definition according to Meriam Webster;

1a : a cask on shipboard to contain freshwater for a day's use

2b: a drinking fountain on a ship or at a naval or marine installation

2: rumor, gossip.

Now that you know what Scuttlebutt’s means, this is what we are about! Scuttlebutt’s is a full service restaurant and bar that truly is a place where everyone, from babies to baby-boomers, can get together and have a great time! Our menu is as equally diverse, with grilled peanut butter, banana and honey sandwiches, hand-cut rib eye steaks, oysters on the half shell and one of the best sushi bars around. Our premium craft beer wall and wine selection is top rated, and make sure to try our house made sangria or our signature Scuttlebutt’s punch. We are a scratch kitchen and our day starts in the wee-early mornings when the hard-working prep team arrives to bust out our house recipes. Another appeal to Scuttlebutt’s is that we offer Happy Hour every day (Yes, week-ends too!) from 3pm-7pm and we have live music every night (Yes, really, every night – unless the Dallas Cowboys are playing). We can easily accommodate larger groups as well as be the perfect spot for date night, which has turned into a marriage proposal on more than one occasion. Call ahead seating is available and we can help plan a perfect office party or celebration with custom menu options. Come visit us and become part of our Scuttle Family!

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