The Best Burger Joints In Corpus Christi, TX

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If you’re in the mood for a good burger, you have plenty of great options here in town. Check out these top spots to grab a burger in Corpus Christi!

Padre Island Burger Company

Out on the coast, Padre Island Burger Company was voted “Best Burgers” on the 2021 Local’s List in The Bend Magazine. Once you’ve visited the local establishment, it’s easy to see why readers love the hearty sandwiches. In addition to a menu full of appealing options like a ribeye cheese steak, wings, and fantastic fried sides, the Burger Co. offers a selection of custom burgers. They’re all made with a half-pound of fresh Angus beef between sourdough buns. Building on those key elements, “The Famous” Dr. Padre burger adds cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, and a signature BBQ sauce, while other options like Mr. Beckham comes with sauteed mushrooms, guacamole, and caramelized onions.

Executive Surf Club

Situated on Chaparral Street, the Surf Club complements their tasty menu with a convivial atmosphere and live music. Bands and burgers go well together, and when the tunes stoke your appetite, you can explore their menu of local favorites like the Southwest Burger with pico de gallo, cheddar, lettuce, guacamole, and ancho sauce. The Executive Surf Burger comes with fritos, onion, cheese, salsa, and refried beans, while the Veggie Burger accompanies a soy patty with tomato, lettuce, and house ranch.

Julio’s Easy Stop

While many guests visit Julio’s Easy Shop their tasty tacos or breakfast, it’s hard to pass up those delicious burgers. These sandwiches typically come with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, and mustard, and you can choose from a variety of preparations like the Steak Burger, Chicken Burger, or the brawny Double Meat Burger. You can add extras like avocado, bacon, or jalapeño to any burger.

Hamlin Soda Fountain

At Hamlin Pharmacy and Gifts, you can visit an old-fashioned soda fountain complete with ice cream, shakes, and more. Naturally, there are burgers on the menu alongside the homemade chili and sandwiches. Consider the savory Chili Cheeseburger, or go for the protein-packed Black Bean Burger.

Snapka’s Drive Inn

Snapka’s Drive Inn has been a Corpus Christi institution since 1948, and there’s a good reason why guests keep coming back to this beloved restaurant. The menu features classic hamburgers and cheeseburgers, as well as quarter-pound variations. While fries are always ready to accompany as a side, the restaurant also serves up onion rings specially fried to deliver a satisfying crunch as well as a tender center.

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