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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
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  • 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
Gem in the rough!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Martha L
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Fredericksburg, United States
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Fredericksburg, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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Austin TX area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

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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Yukon, OK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Shempy's is a tiny but beachy little place in Rockport, TX. The shrimp & huspuppies were great. Better go before noon or you'll be waiting. Burgers looked wonderful. Go there!

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Friendswood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The owner of the B&B where we stayed recommended Shempy's. I am glad that he did. We were welcomed with friendly service. The food was good! What more can I say?

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stop at Schempy's. The service was friendly and prices were reasonable for fresh fish caught in the area. The interior of the restaurant is reminiscent of a fishing dock which adds to the experience. Make sure to save room for the bread pudding. We've had bread pudding from New Orleans to Los Angeles and this islander... More 

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San Antonio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Shempy's was good. We had fried calamari. It was a little too heavily breaded, but was very fresh and pretty big. I'd say even with the breading, it was one of the best I've had. I liked it better than at the coast in Italy. We also had fried green beans, which were excellent. For entrees we had a crab... More 

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Midland, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Astronomical prices for what you get, but unfortunately that's not uncommon for this area...prices WAY too high in the Costal Bend...and frankly, it's a dive. Now, there are dives, and there are dives. And if you're a dive, you must have the BEST food around. And your staff must hustle. There were only a few folks in there around 1:30,... 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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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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