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Shempy's Grill

3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX 78382-7366
+1 361-727-0019
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“hush puppies” (24 reviews)
“soft shell crab” (24 reviews)
“catfish” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX 78382-7366
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We went there for the first time to get seafood, but for a little hole in the wall place their prices are steep!! So we just ordered burgers. I must say that they have the best burgers in Rockport!!! I pleasantly surprised, even the fries...More

Thank rockportmom
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great tenderloin salad and cup of lobster bisque. Soup was hot and salad very fresh. Most everyone had burgers at my table and they all said they were great. Shrimp Poorboy is loaded with shrimp.

Thank Betty A
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Pretty decent seafood and its BYOB. We stick with seafood so we can't comment on their steaks or burgers. We always see groups of retired folks enjoying their dinner and friendships. Its sweet to witness.

Thank L279
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

This place has a great burger, and good fried sea food as well. You can bring your own beer etc. And even buy it from next door. The seafood is pretty good. Down side is ambience. It has none. Nice people, good food. Great for...More

Thank Hardday
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Came here during lunch on Saturday and there weren't many patrons. Service was great, and I had popcorn shrimp and fried okra. Popcorn shrimp were perfectly breaded and the fried okra was pretty stellar.

Thank Andrea S
Reviewed 4 July 2017

Our favorite place to eat in Rockport. Wish they where open on Monday's! Best flavored grilled seafood. Take your own catch to have them cook it. Great burgers, too. Sweet Potato fries are the best around.

1  Thank safdrn
Reviewed 26 June 2017

One might drive past this restaurant, but don't! We ordered and split Fried Oysters. Thank goodness we shared them. Delicious. The hamburgers we saw were awesome. A fun, down home restaurant.

Thank pattravel84
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Fishing buddies meet in Rockport a few times a year. Found Shempy's this trip. Seafood was outstanding. This is a very small grill where locals eat. Our kind of place. Louisiana style of seafood from owners who are from Louisiana. Hate to write a review....More

Thank Ron O
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent fresh seafood and good service at reasonable prices. If you want wine with your dinner bring your own, there is a small fee for corkage as this restaurant does not serve alcoholic beverages. There is a liquor store next door. This restaurant will prepare...More

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Fried shrimp were ok but a bit greasy while the thin onion rings were really greasy. Oysters were small and greasy. And tarter sauce in a squeeze bottle a little turn off. The hush puppies look good on the outside but when you bite into...More

Thank danidb518
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14 December 2016|
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Response from bamagal92 | Reviewed this property |
$15 but you get a lot for your money.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX 78382-7366
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 361-727-0019
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