Vick’s famous third burgers to open in spring 2022


Vick’s Famous Hamburgers has announced the location of its new Southside Corpus Christi restaurant on Saratoga Boulevard at Airline, which is slated to open in spring 2022. The new restaurant will resemble the second location at 626 N. Port Ave.

A third Vick’s Famous Hamburgers is slated to open south of Corpus Christi in spring 2022, owner George Pollakis has announced.

“The Southside is growing, and with a majority of our customers coming from there, our choice is to go where the market is,” Pollakis said.

The new restaurant at 6734 Saratoga Blvd. will have the same design and feel as the North Port Avenue address with large garage door openings and classic cars.

Pollakis always had a love for classic American cars from the 60s and 70s, as they were a big part of his life.

“You will notice the same pattern in the new location,” he said, “I have fun with the cars.”

Three years ago, Pollakis opened its second restaurant at 626 N. Port Ave.

The specialty made-to-order burger joint has a special audience for its Ultimate Burger, with people taking long trips to enjoy it. Starting with a single, double, triple, or quadruple beef patty, the ingredients, including grilled onion, mushrooms, jalapeño, and tomatoes, are stacked. Add to that bacon, fried pickles, American and Swiss cheese and all the burger sauces.

Burgers and fries aren’t the only items on the menu. Pollakis’ father opened Vick’s Fried Chicken in 1976. The eldest Pollakis left Greece for the United States at the age of 12. His family opened a food stall, selling mainly fried chicken near where the North Port Avenue hamburger spot is today.

Customer service is just as important as good food, Pollakis said.

“Texas hospitality at home is the key to success,” he continued. “We take special care of our food, but people being the most important thing in a business, they also need special attention. “

Vick’s famous burger spots

  • 4989 Ayers St. at South Padre Island Drive, 361-851-9099
  • 626 N. Port Ave. at Leopard Street, 361-882-5082
  • Opening in 2022: 6734 Saratoga Blvd. to Airline Road

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