For most of us, pizza is the life force that keeps us going every day.
So when you’re looking for a good piece, it can be difficult to decide which restaurant on the coastal bend will satisfy your cravings.
But it’s not as difficult as you might think.
Whether it’s the size of the pizza, the taste or the unique combinations, everyone has a favorite. The Caller Times newsroom picked some of their best pizzerias in the area.
In no particular order, these are some of the pizzerias we love.
Don’t see your favorite pizza restaurant on this list? Email me at [email protected] and tell me why you love it.
Authentic New York pizza
Are you looking for a way to try New York style pizza without the hassle of traveling? Unleash your taste buds with pizza specialties like the Brooklyn Bomber, Chicken Alfredo and Texas Pizza.
“I have two favorites, New York Pizza and B & J’s.” – Tim Archuleta, regional editor
5838 S Staples St.
B & J’s pizza
B & J’s Pizza has been delighting families with their delicious pizza and handcrafted beers since the 1970s. Try the tradition by trying the signature pizzas like California Veggie, The Super, House Special, B & Js Original, Jack’s Special and more.
“B & J’s on SPID is my favorite for local pizza, and you can’t beat the wall of beer options.” – Allison Ehrlich, archivist
“I love the S. Staples location because it’s more of a sports bar than a pizzeria. Some of the best memories I had when I first moved to Corpus Christi were the Sundays I watched football and good beer and pizza drank.
“The original place on SPID is great because of the incredible beer selection, friendly pizza people and general atmosphere. This place always makes me think of Natalia (former Caller-Times reporter) for being her favorite pizza in town . “” – Julie Garcia, business reporter
6335 S Padre Island Dr.
6662 S Staples St.
Brooklyn Pie Co.
This chain of restaurants offers a taste of New York style pizza and the slices are huge! Enjoy pies like the Bacon Cheeseburger, Classic New York, Farmers Market, Mona Lisa, Hell’s Kitchen and much more.
“Brooklyn Pie Co. on the island is closest to the real New York pizza I found here in Corpus. Large, foldable slices with lots of sauce and cheese float over them. Not too finished for you to really try the toppings.” Well worth the drive! “- Clay Carpenter, Editor and Planner
15326 S Padre Island Dr., Ste 106
House of Rock
House of Rock may be known as a music venue, but they are also known for their pizza. During the holidays, the restaurant customizes its pizza with unique flavors and shapes. From a Texan pizza to pumpkins and hearts, this music venue knows how to make a good cake.
“I really enjoy their Earth Day pizza every year … but I also like their pepperoni buns.” – Quinton Martinez, sports reporter
511 Star St.
Mesquite Street Pizza and Pasta Co.
In downtown Corpus Christi, enjoy a delicious pizza made from scratch. The restaurant is known for its typical pizzas such as Tammy’s Mozzarella Stick, Tyler’s Cowboy, Lasagna, Katie’s Buffalo Chicken and much more.
617 N Mesquite St.
This Brooklyn-based pizzeria chain may not be local, but its range of pizza options and authentic tastes make it the go-to option for some Corpus Christi residents.
“Grimaldi’s pizza is the best! I’ve seen pizzas from the Boston area and they don’t care … (they) have great cheese, not-too-greasy peppers, and Italian sausage (better than the” beef “that is found in other pizza chains) And when you add the extra delicious sauce, whoola! They also offer a free 18th “birthday pizza!” – Margaret Needham, reader
5488 S Padre Island Drive Ste. 1202 (La Palmera shopping center)
This Corpus Christi restaurant has been a local family favorite since 1964. So you know it’s good. Enjoy 19 typical pizzas such as Papa Jo’s with pepperoni, extra minced beef, sliced jalapenos, shrimp and Italian spices.
1320 Airline Rd.
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This pizza place isn’t just for Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi students. The buffet restaurant offers a variety of options. From Stromboli to desserts, this food hub has it all.
“I really love the buffet because it gives you the option to have different options like pizza rolls and stromboli.” – Quinton Martinez, sports reporter
6133 Ennis Joslin (on Ocean Drive)
This Corpus Christi restaurant has made a name for itself with its unique take on wings, Philly cheesesteaks and, above all, pizza.
Get a taste of their creative pizza combinations like the Philly Cheesesteak Pizza, the Cheesy Bacon Idaho Pizza, the Heart Healthy Pizza, the Teriyaki Chicken Pizza, the Googly’s Special, The Works and much more.
6062 Holly Rd. B1
Other pizzerias to check out:
- Sal’s Bronx Pizza, 5922 Yorktown Blvd Suite 106
- Maggie’s Family Restaurant, 5334 Everhart Rd.
- Padre Pizzeria, 14493 S Padre Island Dr.
- Port A Pizzeria, 407 E Avenue G in Port Aransas
- Dylan’s coal-fired pizzeria, 128 Market St Suite D in Port Aransas
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Panjo’s Pizza Parlor by Corpus Christi in Bon Appétit magazine
Panjos Pizzeria Announces New Pizza Delivery Option for Corpus Christi Customers
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