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Shempy's Grill

3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX 78382-7366
+1 361-727-0019
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“hush puppies” (26 reviews)
“catfish” (19 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX 78382-7366
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I love going hear. It's a small place but a great place to eat at and have fun. I would tell all my friends and family to go their

Thank 978gregoryk
Reviewed 9 April 2017

It is a little pricey, but most decent seafood is. The food is really good. The majority of the menu is fried, but if you're looking for good fried fish, oyesters, hushppies, etc. it's a great place to go. Plus, they have frog legs! Yum!...More

Thank Mom O
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We were frequent customers for many years, but 2 yrs ago we moved. We were in the area this week & stopped in Sat evening! The Crabby Patty was mush, the frog legs had no flavor, the best thing on the plate was they 2oz...More

Thank PollyMock
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

We love to go here on special occasions. The crab cakes are incredible and save room for their bread pudding. The food has a bit of New Orleans flair. Lots of fried fish,shrimp, and great burgers too! Atmosphere is similar to going to a hole...More

1  Thank bamagal92
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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
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 20:30
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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