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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: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Most recent review
GREAT BURGERS

Shempy's is just a wonderful little place to eat a really good meal. We have only been once but it was a really good experience. The burgers were the best I have had in years and years. The wait people are fun and friendly and the cook/owner will come out and ask how you are doing and whether... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
AutzensGrandma
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Rockport, Texas
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Rockport, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Shempy's is just a wonderful little place to eat a really good meal. We have only been once but it was a really good experience. The burgers were the best I have had in years and years. The wait people are fun and friendly and the cook/owner will come out and ask how you are doing and whether your food... More 

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Weston
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very good food for the money. It looks like a hole in the wall but the food is good and plentiful for a good price.

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Fort Worth, TX
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This place is exactly as advertised, good seafood and low-key environment. It is no frills with good service and very good food. Seafood is featured with other menu items. It is a fun kind of place, BYOB is fine. Their signature bread pudding dessert is outstanding

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Rapid City, South Dakota
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is primarily a small seafood place, with other food items as well. We tried the portabella mushrooms strips, sweet potato fries, onion rings and coleslaw. All were excellent. No on premise liquor sales, but right next door is a liquor store and you can bring in wine or beer.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My husband had fried shrimp and loved it. Since I don't like seafood, I had shaved steak sandwich. Very good! Restaurant is located far out of Rockport, closer to Port Aransas.

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houston, tx
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you are looking for good simple delicious seafood, Shempy's is the place. Best soft shell crab, shrimp, flounder, and frog legs on the coast. No frills. Bring your own or buy beer and wine next door. And for dessert, have the bread pudding Nothing like it in the area

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Rockport, Texas
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

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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345 reviews 345 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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195 reviews 195 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?