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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

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 12
    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 Food & Friendly People!

Decided to try Shempy's @ 615pm on a Teusday. The parking lot was pretty full and I told my wife that we would probably have to wait. Sure enough, a staff member told we would have a short wait and we waited for about 10 minutes for a table. The staff member told us that they were a little behind... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
SWDragons80
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Boerne, Texas
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Boerne, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Decided to try Shempy's @ 615pm on a Teusday. The parking lot was pretty full and I told my wife that we would probably have to wait. Sure enough, a staff member told we would have a short wait and we waited for about 10 minutes for a table. The staff member told us that they were a little behind... More 

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Rockport, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Would be 4 STARS but This is NOT one of those smiling friendly face kind of places, (they could stand to work on that) but they do have a Great soft shell crab sandwitch that kinda makes up for it. It is a little pricy if I remember correctly but excellently prepared the 3 times we have it. So if... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you like hush puppies that are dine to perfection this is a must! Crisp, well seasoned and not a bit greasy- so incredible we had to order more to go!!! Shrimp were large and were prepared well, as were the tots and crab cakes. Busy, low key place. Worth a stop

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Port Lavaca, Texas
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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I agree with the other positive reviews! Great food! Funky atmosphere, but clean. It was crowed at 3:00 on a Saturday afternoon. Out of the way, but worth finding. Big portions. 4 jumbo fried shrimp and a large crab patty, grilled veggies, hush puppies : $18. 4 fried shrimp and 3 large fried catfish, hush puppies, coleslaw and fries: $15.

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Rockport, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 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
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?