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Shempy's Grill

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3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX
(361) 727-0019
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 52
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Summertime fun

Hole in the wall place. Recommended by everyone we talked to. Staff very friendly. Love this place because it is a byob. Good food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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Port Neches, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Had a great meal. The waitress was excellent. It's funny some of the food was homemade but some wasn't. My view is go all the way or not at all.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had the soft shell crab and fried shrimp, and I couldn't even eat it...I love fried food but it was soggy and very greasy. Quite pricey for small portions and blah food. My husband however loved his redfish! Save your money and go to latitude instead!! Delicious!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Look no further. Great casual dining. Large selection of food. We had the fried green beans (awesome) and crab stuffed fried jalapeños. Seafood platter and shrimp platter. Never had an empty glass. Service was very friendly. Worth a try...

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Had the grilled mahi mahi--cannot go wrong! Every bite is worth the money. We also tried the lobster bisque, which was very rich and tasty. The table next to us ordered many Shempytizers (appetizers,) and they all looked delicious. Budget in a little more cash for this place, but it is completely worth it!

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Port Neches, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Hole in the wall place. Recommended by everyone we talked to. Staff very friendly. Love this place because it is a byob. Good food.

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Fredericksburg, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

looks are deceiving...this little spot makes delicious fresh seafood. Don't go to a seafood shack and order a hamburger just because you are unsure of what they are capable of. My blackened grilled shrimp were nothing less than perfectly cooked &a yummy. Hubby's red snapper was totally devoured! It is BYOB so grab you cooler and GO!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I was very disappointed in my meal at Shempy's. I ordered the crabby cakes and found they were more cake than crab. The cole slaw was just OK, and the hush puppy was different from most and probably the best part of my meal. What I really didn't like was the tartar sauce - almost all mayonnaise and little else.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

My family and I tried Shempys for dinner this evening and were pleasantly surprised. We had a large group so the owner called in additional help just for us. The service and food was excellent. The seafood combo was awesome. We will definitely try this again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

After checking reviews we decided to give this place a try and drove right past it in spite of our gps. After turning around and parking we were surprised that a small unassuming place like this was so highly rated until we got our food. The portions were generous and fresh. We have eaten crab cakes from coast to coast... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

Saw the many good reviews and decided to stop...what a mistake. The food was sub par at best (all seemed frozen) and very over priced. Don't waste your time unless you enjoy frozen Schwan's shrimp, poor service and high prices.

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Additional Information about Shempy's Grill

Address: 3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX
Phone Number: (361) 727-0019
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Rockport
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: (361) 727-0019

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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