I’ll keep this short.
Skuttlebutt’s in Corpus Christi, Texas USA has great oysters. Get there early. If you have never tried oysters, do it. A bit of cocktail sauce and a squeeze of lemon and down the hatch. They have affordable and tasty happy hour deals.
Mikel Mays Beach Side Bar & Grill on the pier on Padre Island is also very good and has great atmosphere. Upside is the mixed drinks, fresh oysters and fantastic tuna. Spend the afternoon fishing on the pier and then go have a beer or Mai Tai.
The beaches in the Padre Island area are clean and mostly peaceful. People playing, relaxing, fishing and flying kites. Since the last hurricane they have done a lot of work to get it ready for this season. I love these beaches and I’ll be back.