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Growing up in Texas, being raised with BBQ as a corner stone of our traditions is quite common. I have also traveled across these United States for work and have already been open to trying different styles of BBQ. There are plenty of good ones and few great ones. Michael B's, to me, is classified under one of the great ones. Over the course of the past couple years, in picking my children from school, we passed the restaurant plenty times. Always smelling the hypnotic aroma of the smoking meat. Finally, we stopped in and had some lunch there one afternoon. It was then and still is the best BBQ in Corpus Christi. What Michael B's lacks in atmosphere or fancy decor like some other places, it more than makes up for with their friendly and family-esque approach. You immediately feel as if you are at your family reunion with all the people you care about. Let's not forget the quality and precision of the smoked meat. Smoking a brisket is almost an art form. When you have had one done right, you truly appreciate the type of cut of meat it is. The flavor, tenderness and overall quality cut is what separates Micheal B's from many others (including the most well known places in town). The chicken, ribs, sausage, chopped beef and even fried fish are every bit as good as the brisket. Excellent food and great people is what keep me and everyone I can tell going to Michael B's. Quit wasting your time trying to find good BBQ or settling for the high dollar but ok tasting food from the other. Go to Michael B's and know, that you are enjoying the best BBQ in South Texas.
We ate here a couple of weekends ago based on the suggestion of a friend, and overall, it was quite a good experience. We were told to try the avocado salad which honestly didn't sound like anything special, but it ended up being surprisingly light, simple and delicious. We had a couple of fried seafood platters which tasted fresh and not heavily battered, and the remoulade dipping sauce and hobo fries were excellent! My favorite part was the key lime pie which was one of the best I've had in a long time! Really fresh and tart! We had to wait a long time before we finally flagged down a waitress to place our order, but everything was fine after that. I would definitely go back!
Me and my wife were looking for some place to eat an anniversary lunch/dinner. We got a brochure at our hotel and decided to try Pier 99. We had decided on the fish sandwich dinners before we got there. When we arrived and started to order we were told that fish sandwiches were not served after 4:00pm. This made no sense so we decided to order something else. We actually almost left but we stayed and it turned out to be a good idea to stay. We ordered the fish platter and I willl say it was wonderful. A little slow on the food getting there but really good. I recommend them and will be back. I do suggest they inform customers better on their brochures though.