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The Lookout at Bluff's Landing, Corpus Christi, TX

The Lookout at Bluff's Landing

4.1
4.1
79 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Located on the sunlit shores of the Laguna Madre, near the tip of Corpus Christi Bay, The Lookout at Bluff’s Landing brings an elevated and unique waterfront dining experience to South Texas.

Our menus are designed to reflect our surroundings; real food made with quality local ingredients, and cocktails crafted with care. Whether you choose to sit in our cool coastal interior, or outside on our patio, you can enjoy our all-day menu offering all your seaside favorites. Alternatively, join us for dinner when our team of talented Chefs showcase an ever-changing seasonal menu, or on Sunday's for our exclusive brunch menu.

We believe in the good life; time spent in first-rate company, where friends become family and family become friends. Where great tasting food evokes salt life memories and you can enjoy your favorite drink in a place that feels like home. Most importantly, we believe that clean living, sustainability, and a respect for conservation can go hand-in-hand with all of this.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Farm-to-table, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (361) 252-9861

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Brock

  • Private party facilities

    We do offer private events and private dining. Email us at hello@bluffslookout.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Corpus Christi

  • Parking details

    We have parking immediately next to the restaurant, with further parking available in the Bluff's Landing Marina; Lodge car park.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 79 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Fit for Foodies

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Good for Groups

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Healthy

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Great for Lunch

  • Corpus Christi / McAllen

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. WC

    WilliamC

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very good quiet find to escape the tourist-trap, down down fish eateries. Great view of the marina and gulf. Relaxing environment, but plenty of guests to keep the fun level up. Waits staff was great and very knowledgeable of the needs of my wife’s celiac precautions. My fried fish was fantastic and more than enough on my plate. There is now way to tell the difference from the traditional heat based breading on the fish from their gluten free version. Only a 30 minute drive from down town and well worth the drive.
  2. MB

    MelB

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    I was excited to return to The Lookout, and had talked it up quite a bit to the friend we brought to dinner with us. I’ll know better next time to keep my mouth shut.😒 It’s been a while since I had my food handler’s permit, and I’m just guessing here…but I’m thinking vaping is probably not allowed in the kitchen area, right? 🤔And if a glass accidentally broke behind the bar, after you’re done sweeping it up with the broom you’d never, ever lift it over the top of the bar to hand it to another employee to put up…you’d walk the broom and dustpan around the bar and put it where it belongs. Otherwise MAJOR contamination, right? And I would have asked to speak to the manager, but I’m pretty sure the gentleman with the blue hair (who had also just taken a big drag off his vape) that stopped by our table and asked “How’s everything this evening?” was the manager. SMH.
  3. JL

    JayL

    Denver

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Ate here when it initially opened and it was great. Recently went twice and will not be going back for sometime. Bottom line the food is alright, drinks are okay, price is a bit high but on par with other water front establishments. In the recent visit most people didn’t finish their food and some didn’t even finish the wine.
  4. LB

    LyndaB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fish tacos were exceptional...and getting gluten free fried pickles was a special treat and incredibly yummy. Service was exceptional too - great people here!
  5. TA

    TheresaAVee57

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall, we love this place. However, just a few suggestions -- 1.) fry your french fried longer. Mine were pale and limp. 2.) Offer bread as an option -- some of your yummy dishes need bread to soak up the goodness. 3.) Burger was over cooked and we never got the jalapenos we requested. Staff are excellent and appear to be trained well.
  6. TA

    TheresaAVee57

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    What a gem this place is!! We discovered it a few weeks ago and have been back several times. It's clear to us that the wait staff has been well trained; they're attentive, polite and patient. I especially like the options of grilled fish for specials. Keep it up Look Out - you're fabulous!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fresh flounder ! Cody, our waiter was great!!
  8. PM

    PaulM

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Has a beautiful porch where it's not too hot to sit outside. Watching the fishermen come back with their boats is entertaining. The food is delicious, the map changes frequently.
  9. DA

    DATJ

    Central Texas

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Nice place, good food. A bit pricy for the experience. Server was preoccupied and inattentive college kid.
  10. GR

    GreggR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Overall good...food not quite as good as usual. Very small wine pour
  11. BE

    BrendaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for Celiacs or strong gluten intolerance. It was fun to go out and have fried seafood without worry. Portions were a little small but would still go again if I lived in the area.
  12. RJ

    RJason

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Cody was great, attentive and thorough with some personal service that makes you feel welcomed as friend rather than a customer. Food is some of the best in town, the cocktails are up there too! We eaten about 2/3 of menu items and all I would eat again. The fresh made chips are a family favorite. The outside seating is perfect for conversations, quiet and nice.
  13. BC

    BethanyC

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The food was excellent, I do wish they had more vegetable side options and side salads to balance meals. The service was underwhelming and slow but the atmosphere and food made up for it. We would definitely return as this is a true gem for gluten-free dining in the area!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Server was kind, however it took nearly an hour for our dinner to be served, while other patrons who ordered well after us received their meals. We were given multiple conflicting reasons, and at no time did a manager address our concerns (uncertain if one was present). Meal was lukewarm when delivered. Special occasion dinner sadly turned into a negative experience.
  15. H

    Heather

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    The food was sub-par and far over priced for what it was. You’re paying for the atmosphere, not for the food quality. Also, be prepared to wait 45 minutes for your main course to come out. This is not a quick moving kitchen and if you’re hungry, grab an appetizer! I ordered a Paloma and it was AWFUL! Do not recommend at all. The beer however was extremely cold and refreshing. This place does have extraordinarily beautiful view, but honestly, I feel like that’s all I paid for.
  16. SJ

    SophieJ

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our food was not warm when we got it, prices were okay for the food we got.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Good bay views
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cody was a great server. He was engaging and attentive and attention to detail. Great job and the food was great too! Thank you so much
  19. DA

    DAVE

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Overpriced and overrated. Open table ratings showed this to have 4+ stars. I don’t know how. I’ve had better seafood at Red Lobster for almost half the price. Scenery was nice being on the water. That was about all this place had going for it.
  20. LB

    LyndaB

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly service, beautiful waterside patio table. Gluten free fresh food and great drinks too. My favorite place to go!
  21. LH

    LisaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. Celiac safe is so nice. The fried shrimp were HUGE! Sat on the water. Not busy for a Saturday night but we had a reservation anyways. Great little gem with great food. Worth the drive
  22. P

    Pris

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    This place was very disappointing and way overpriced. I had no idea that my reservation time was during brunch, when the girl called me to confirm my time she never informed me of the limited menu during that time. My husband and I decided to stay because we had never been here and we figured we could eat an appetizer and get a drink since this was all they had to offer us. We obviously didn’t want breakfast at 4:00! Overall, we left this place starving and paid too much for two appetizers and one drink. I will not be returning here or recommending this place.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and the staff was professional and laid back. Would definitely go back & will be back!
  24. S

    Stacey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience all around. Had appetizers and entrees for 5. Everything was wonderful and obviously fresh. Wish we lived closer so we could eat here more often. We dined outside and the view was wonderful.
  25. DD

    DDGC

    Austin

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We came in pretty early when the restaurant was slow. We asked for a table by the water and the hostess wasn’t willing to accommodate us. She gave us an excuse of the waitress team being on some type of rotation…didn’t make any sense. We were gone before anyone else was seated in that area.
  26. MB

    MelB

    Corpus Christi

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, great food, great company…who could ask for more!
  27. MH

    MichaelHartmann

    Austin

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grouper with rice pilaf and broccolini was great. We also liked the Texas cippino.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This was our first time here, and we loved it. Great outdoor seating on the water. It felt clean and new. Our server was terrific, food and drinks came quickly. We will return!
  29. BA

    BertieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vuew and comfort especially for those who prefer outdoor dining. Foid and drinks delicious.
  30. AG

    AGarcia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Having Celiac Disease this is a great choice as the food is absolutely delicious and everything on the menu is gluten free, except for the sandwich which can be made gluten free.
  31. LJ

    LoraJ

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Our waitress was super sweet and willing to check on menu details she wasn’t sure about. The place is beautiful! It is so clean and coastal modern. The grilled and blackened fish (not listed on menu but available) was overdone, but a huge filet. I’ll order something else next time. The bar is probably where we’ll hang out. The Bartender, cocktails, oyster appetizer and the views were really good.
  32. c

    carlas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So delicious! The fried shrimp was huge and so fresh. Perfectly fried. The coleslaw was not the traditional recipe but was outstanding!! The fries were fresh cut. My plate came out smoking hot.
  33. MO

    MaryO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in the staff was helpful. Don’t like that they have selective menus on Sundays but overall a great experience
  34. u

    unlicensedpotato

    San Antonio

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Overpriced for what it is, just a refurbished marina lunch counter. Staff seemed overwhelmed, took about 30 mins per course (appetizer, salad, main course). Place obviously run by someone with no restaurant experience. Steaks are way way overpriced. What draws the crowd is obviously the outdoor deck dining. Place is just a ripoff. "Market price" 16oz ribeye I could have bought a grassfed whole brisket for less than those steaks cost. Avoid at all costs.
  35. GR

    GreggR

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and great service
  36. FL

    FrankL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It is a redo! Food excellent and reasonably priced. Enjoyed a special date night out!
  37. LS

    LanaS

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined at Bluff’s Landing several times in the past few weeks. Always consistent and the food is superb; we enjoy the outdoor patio. We love to bring friends and family for a memorable night out!
  38. BJ

    BuffaloJohn

    Corpus Christi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Coastal bend had a article on CC best chicken sandwich. I don't recall The Lookout as one of the top ten in CC in the article. My point of view it was the best chicken sandwich I have ever had in this town. #1
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food, and very good service. 👍🏽👍🏽
  40. CR

    CrystalR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Trust the reviews! I thought, let’s give it a try. We were basically the only table, took an hour to get our food. They ran out of chicken and we had to change order. Menu very limited, cocktail drinks low quality, just really terrible experience. Disappointing.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Lookout at Bluff's Landing is rated 4.1 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for The Lookout at Bluff's Landing

4242 Laguna Shores Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78418-3140

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Corpus Christi

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Farm-to-table, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We have parking immediately next to the restaurant, with further parking available in the Bluff's Landing Marina; Lodge car park.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Brock

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (361) 252-9861

  • Private party facilities

    We do offer private events and private dining. Email us at hello@bluffslookout.com for more information.

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