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Shempy's Grill

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$$ - $$$
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3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX 78382-7366
(361) 727-0019
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best sea food in Rockport...had fried oysters/shrimp....best ever eaten....not a fancy place,,,comfy, plain tables, friendly wait staff, will definitely return next visit to Rockport

Thank marquisTexas
Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shempy's was recommended to us by several of our friends, it was much better than we anticipated. Great selection of fish and fresh daily specials. The staff was wonderful and very friendly. Excellent food!

Thank sgrist2005
Rockport, Texas
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While working on the campaign trail, I just happened to be on my way back into Rockport on old business 35 and saw this place. Nothing fancy but the food was good with friendly service.

Thank jnjbros
fulshear tx
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Quirky little place. People were very friendly and service was quick. I took a shrimp po boy and an oyster po boy home for my husband and I. Also a side of fried okra. The okra was great. The po boys were just okay. Not sure if we will go back next time in town.

Thank carolri
Rockport, Texas
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 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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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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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143 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids
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?