Summer Citrus salad at Citrus Bistro in Corpus Christi.
This little restaurant is tucked inside the Art Center of Corpus Christi, which means you get to peruse the gallery along with a nice view of the bay during your visit. Downside? This place is open for a ridiculously short window during the week, something like 11-2 p.m.
The service has been good on both my visits, and they’ve got a nice vegetarian selection for Corpus Christi (portobello sandwich, daily specials) at $6.5-$10.
Unlike a chain restaurant, the salads here are thoughtfully composed and delicious (read: no iceberg lettuce).