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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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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Where the locals eat

Its small, its crowded, and its good! I suggest getting there on the early side of whatever meal you are persuing. We didn't and had to wait awhile, but all ended well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Loperfan
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Kearney, Nebraska
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Rockport, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great place! They serve burgers and seafood. Reasonably priced, large portions and tastes great.

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Thank Lorrie H
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this restaurant. It is cozy, the wait staff friendly, and the food is consistently delicious.

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Thank Linda G
Kearney, Nebraska
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Its small, its crowded, and its good! I suggest getting there on the early side of whatever meal you are persuing. We didn't and had to wait awhile, but all ended well.

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Thank Loperfan
iowa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to Shempy's tonight for dinner. Quaint place, off business 35 outside of Rockport. Liquor store right next door. Place completely filled up, casual dining. Great appetizers, calamari and fried green beans. My sister and her friend had the fried shrimp. I got the blackened flounder. Yummmm. And the service was outstanding. Thank you, JoLynne! Definitely a place we will... More 

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Thank debiniowa
Wimberley, Texas
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fresh, just off the boat seafood in a fun atmosphere. They do not serve alcohol, but there is a package store next door to take care of all your beer/wine needs. I have heard that for a bit the restaurant was not up to par, but when we ate there, it was great!

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Thank m0mw0lf
Rockport, Texas
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived about 5:30. By 6:15 the place was full with a 20 minute wait for a table. Must speak highly for the food which was good and reasonably priced.

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Thank Dale W
Boise,ID
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We nave been in Rockport for three weeks and still had not found a good place for good seafood. I read another review here on this place called Shrempy's out on hwy 35. The seafood combo,is so,big we shared it, 8 shrimp, 8 froed ouster and a choice of catfish or their home made crab cakes from fresh crab so... More 

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Thank bigtiime
San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

Visited New Years day great meal very friendly staff. Wife got special cabbage, black Eyed Peas and roast, delicious. Oysters were great. No drinks on site so got beverage from gas station. Very good prices and bread pudding was awesome. Great visit....

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Thank Bazknight
Rosenberg, Texas
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118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Neat little place with fabulous Texas hospitality!! My mother raved about the catfish- she inhaled it! I'm gluten intolerant so I had the grilled chicken salad. I've never been so sad not to be able to eat fried fish- it looked SO good!!! Prices extremely reasonable!

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Thank liz_tridelta
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Yes, the crab cakes are awesome! And the sauce to go with is superb. Good job. I've heard good things about other items, but this is my personal experience.

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Thank Pam W

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?