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Shempy's Grill

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

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Simple place for Fun and Good Food

We have gone to Shempy's a number of times. It is a small hole in the wall kind of place but always great fun and very lively. It is BYOB which also makes it special. If you should forget about the BYOB, there is a liquor store right next door. Shempys has some of the best grilled fish and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
David S
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Rockport, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Looks can be deceiving, this little hole in the wall has excellent food, went in the middle of the afternoon with my family including 2 small kids, we were the only people there, they brought out coloring books and crackers to keep the kids busy (much appreciated)We ordered off the wall board of specials everyone got something different, everyone's fish... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

What a wonderful little place! Obviously family-run with excellent food and service. It has a great down-feel, and the food was spot on! Please, don't let the BYOB deter you, because the liquor store next door sells singles, AND Shempy's will keep it cold in an ice bucket on your table!

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great resturant, great food, great service. You won' t regret the visit. Always enjoy visiting Rockport.

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Rockport, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We have gone to Shempy's a number of times. It is a small hole in the wall kind of place but always great fun and very lively. It is BYOB which also makes it special. If you should forget about the BYOB, there is a liquor store right next door. Shempys has some of the best grilled fish and vegetables... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

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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fredericksburg tx
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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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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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