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Shempy's Grill

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3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX 78382-7366
(361) 727-0019
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Rockport, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is very good. Seating is a little tight, but usually we get a seat. The prices are reasonable. I always get the oyster basket.

Thank lzavalos
Sealy, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Really friendly service, great food at good prices. We had burgers, fried fish and shrimp, all good. Will go again.

Thank Debbie M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visit Shempy's Grill about once a month and are never disappointed with their crab burger and fries. They also make a great chili cheeseburger.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
San Antonio, Texas
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Our friend recommended the crab cakes here and they were fantastic! We also had fried grouper, blackened redfish, and mahi mahi that was all delicious. Great food and hard working friendly staff. A place known among locals because city folk may think twice before going in based on lack of curb appeal. Nothing fancy about it but who needs... More 

Thank bamagal92
Rockport, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Easygoing place with great food. Best burgers in the area for a good price. The staff are always awesome. This is my go to place for a great burger.

Thank nztaylor
Austin, Texas
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138 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We love Shempy's for the fried shrimp and The excellent way that they cook the fish that we bring in. It is a very casual place without very many tables. Plan ahead! It is BYOB so that can help keep costs down for the family experience. If you want to bring your own fish that you have just caught in... More 

Thank machp
Goliad, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Originally this place was called croakers owned/cook by the Vickers crew. Then it was an awesome 5 star hamburger and steak place. Even when they left and the other cook took over and renamed it shempys it kept the good quality (but they dropped the steaks), fast forward to owner number 3 and what you have is a restaurant trying... More 

Thank jweevil
Bulverde, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The service was great & prompt. Had delicious crab cakes. Other folks eating said food was great. Will be going back.

Thank texbets40
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454 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Had a shrimp po-boy and it was very good. The shrimp were large and cooked perfectly. I don't eat anything fried other than shrimp so I'd probably have a hard time finding other things on the menu since it seemed like most things were fried. But I enjoyed what I had. Good jalapeño hush puppies too. My partner had frog... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Great family dinner. No problem getting a table for 6. Service quick and efficient. Delicious sandwiches and seafood. Casual ambiance.

Thank christmaskit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX 78382-7366
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: (361) 727-0019

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?