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Shempy's Grill

3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX
(361) 727-0019
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Ranked #6 of 77 restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Most recent review
- Aug 5, 2014
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English first
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A little pricey. Good shrimp. Crab cakes not the best. Attentive server. Small cafe. Not a lot of selection of seafood.

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Pleasanton, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

first of all - stop at the bar next door and pick up your beer - no kidding. they serve ice water, tea and soft drinks. this is not a table cloth kind of place - it is great seafood at an honest price. if you are looking for fancy- keep driving. they are always busy and it might take... More

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Brenham
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Grease dripping everywhere, restaurant w/o A/C(?), felt like sardines...There are better places in Rockport...YUK!

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Tried Shempys tonight for dinner and it lived up to it's #1 Trip Advisor rating. The Mahi Mahi on special was large and very good. Tried soft shell crab for the first time! My 4 year old said they had the "best" chicken nuggets anywhere! Hole in the wall atmosphere but typical...the food was great!! Highly recommend!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We'll come here again if we visit Rockport. The food was very good and the staff was friendly and really wanted to make sure we had what we needed. The atmosphere was very casual and it was a small restaurant, but the back porch was screened in and we could see the sunset while we ate. (Although, this was also... More

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waco, texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Well, this one's a keeper. Our kind of lunch spot. Casual atmosphere and exceptional food are the words that best describe our first trip to Shempey's. We enjoyed the crab dollars (ask for cocktail sauce if you don't like mayonaisse), house salads and broiled flounder with zucchini. it arrived quickly and our waitress was attentive and kind. This was the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We went for an early dinner around 4:45 (and we definitely beat the crowd). The waitress was pleasant and she recommended the specials on the blackboard--red fish, mahi mahi, flounder, etc etc. Ended up going with fried okra for an appetizer (YUM--and a great portion for the price) and then blackened red fish, grilled red fish and grilled mahi mahi.... More

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Rockport, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Great service as usual. Fab lobster bisque. Had a cup with a fresh side salad and it was the perfect lunch! Great food, good selection and reasonable prices. Food comes speedy from kitchen. Always busy.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great food and fair prices. Not always speedy but not always slow either. Just relax and enjoy your BYOB which they will ice down if you want it cold or furnish a cork screw and glass for the wine at no charge. Friendly service, and they will even cook your catch if you want it fresh from the bay. When... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We like their burgers after a long exhausting day of fishing in Estes Flats and the bay. Their fried shrimp and fish is good too.

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