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Black Diamond Oyster Bar – Texas

As you know from my post on Josh’s wing ceremony, I was recently in Corpus Christi, Texas. For the 99.99% of you not familiar with Texas geography, Corpus Christi is located along the Gulf of Mexico, and is in the middle of nowhere. The second part is unfortunate, but the first part means that there are a ton of restaurants in Corpus with fresh, amazing food pulled right out of the Gulf.

On my first night in Texas, Josh, his friends, and I decided that we needed to take advantage of Corpus’ location and eat seafood. We headed off to Black Diamond Oyster Bar, which is a trendy restaurant deep in the heart of Corpus Christi.

When we arrived, Jon, Josh and Ernesto took the most adorable (oh… sorry guys… super manly) photo that looked like it belonged in a preppy catalog.


So Jared, Scotty and I decided to take our own adorable photo. It didn’t really turn out quite the same though…


Because Texas = queso, we decided to start with the Shrimp & Crab Queso. It had amazing melted cheese and big chunks of seafood. We quickly ran out of chips, and not wanting to waste a drop started dipping everything we could find into it!


Josh loves Seared Ahi Tuna, and orders that wherever he goes, so we decided to try that as well. Black Diamond Oyster Bar coated it with their house Cajun seasonings and then seared it perfectly. I had never had seared ahi tuna before and really liked it. Maybe I’ll start ordering that everywhere I go too! Twinsies!



I had also never had ceviche (it was a night of firsts apparently) so we tried the Shrimp & Mahi-Mahi Ceviche. Ceviche is fresh fish that is marinated in citrus juice in order to “cook” the fish. It was… different. I didn’t like the strong lime taste, and decided that ceviche probably wasn’t for me.


Everyone else liked the ceviche though. Everyone, that is, except our friend Gus in the tank next to us…


This next part was the highlight of the meal (besides the great company of course!). Since it was an oyster bar, and we were along the Gulf, we had to try oysters! The restaurant has an extensive oyster menu (no surprise there) with everything from raw oysters to Tex-Mex oysters with cheese, pico de gallo, and hot sauce. We decided to stick with raw oysters, and ordered Oysters on the 1/2 Shell to share.



At the end of the meal we were completely stuffed, so luckily Scotty “took one for the team” and finished off our wine!


Next time you’re in Corpus Christi stop by the Black Diamond Oyster Bar. Just stay away from the ceviche. For Gus.



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