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Shempy's Grill

3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX
(361) 727-0019
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Ranked #3 of 85 Restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Rockport, Texas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Good reputation restaurant we decided to come for lunch and we was very surprised of the restaurant area very poor decoration, a lot of head hats attached to the ceiling for get dust in the food? The service was poor, my fish and fries was below average, with fries very greasy, my wife ordered the crab cake and she get... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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317 reviews 317 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

While visiting friends in Rockport, we were advised that Shempy's had phenomenally good shrimp. I will affirm they were correct. Other servings looked equally enticing. If you wish to have libations, you are welcome to bring your own. However, it is not served in house. The service was very attentive and welcoming. Atmosphere has a coastal fun vibe as well.

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Rockport, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

love the Oyster Basket, you can buy your beer next door and bring in the restaurant. Locals seemed to be there too

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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176 reviews 176 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Thank you Trip Advisor, once again, for helping us find a gem. We're new to town and wanted some seafood, of course. Shempy's was the top rated seafood place and after eating there we now know why. The service was great. And even though the restaurant was filled to capacity, our meals were served in a very timely fashion. The... More 

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Avon Lake
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I doubt that I would have ever even noticed this place without guidance from Tripadvisor. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinners. It is a small operation, but there is enough space between tables and the service was very attentive/friendly. I enjoy it when the owner of a restaurant comes out and polls the customers. The place is clean,... More 

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Missouri City, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My husband and I found this restaurant after looking up "best restaurants in Rockport" on Trip Advisor. This place did not disappoint! The blackened red fish was cooked perfectly and was the best we have had! The sweet potato fries were crisp and tasty, as well. The restaurant is small with a home town feel. Very friendly wait staff. We... More 

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Aransas Pass, Texas
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Shempy knows how to fry food! Their hush puppies are so good I sometimes make a meal of them along with a bowl of their delicious lobster bisque. The crab cakes are also delicious. I have never had a bad meal here-and you can bring your own wine or beer. My favorite restaurant in the area!

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Vallecitos, New Mexico
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

We arrived in Rockport hungry for fish yesterday. We stopped in at Shempy's Grill for a late lunch and were delighted with our experience. We order grilled red fish. I had the grilled vegetables, my friend had onion rings. Everything seemed to have been prepared from scratch, fresh, in the kitchen. Truly delicious. The woman who waited on us was... More 

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Corpus Christi, TX
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98 reviews 98 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Service was excellent. Chili was pretty good. Fried foods were crisp and not greasy. But the fried foods seemed to have come from a freezer, and in Rockport there's no excuse for not using fresh shrimp. The fried oysters were covered in batter that was like armor, and the po'boy they came on was bare otherwise except for a single... More 

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corpus Christi
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a small little place that is not fancy at all. I order lobster bisque and it was one of the best I have ever had. My husband is a hamburger guy and it was very good. People around us had grilled fresh fish and I wish I had ordered that too. If you would like a drink with... More 

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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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