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The Angry Marlin & CoolWater Bar- Padre Island

The Island’s newest restaurant experience, where fresh and local ingredients are always a must. Explore the ever evolving menu of seafood and Santa Fe flavors of chile, corn, and beans with a fusion of French and Italian cuisine.

It all started when two young men, then (ha ha), met in Dallas Texas in 1997. Glenn Williams-Mier and Ricky Nichols were both assistant managers starting in both the front and back of the house.

After some years working for the small local restaurant chain, they both found themselves running the show at different locations as general managers. They traded ideas and experiences over the years, with the goal to improve and offer guests a better experience in their competitive markets. Years later, Glenn moved back to his home state of New Mexico and Ricky moved to “The Island”.

Ricky showed Glenn the future Angry Marlin Restaurant and Glenn made “The Island” his new home, along with his friend and long time sous chef, Michael Zemel (nicknamed Tex).

With lots of hard work and polishing, they turned what is now the Angry Marlin Restaurant and CoolWater Bar into their diamond. With a handmade translucent bar, a turtle pond and a manicured outdoor palm environment, we hope you enjoy this little getaway as they expand with outside bars (smoking and non smoking), live entertainment, and beach breeze patio seating.

Explore the ever evolving menu and take advantage of the fresh and local seafood as well as the Santa Fe flavors.

15605 South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX  78418







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