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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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Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Rockport, Texas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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Austin, Texas
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138 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 

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Goliad, Texas
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 

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Thank jweevil
Bulverde, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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houston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

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Thank christmaskit
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As long as you don't mind eating in a fried food restaurant where the entire place smells like the grease that they cook their seafood in, then and ONLY then this is the place for you. It's seat yourself & heaven forbid you ask them to clean off a table so you can spend your money here. Between the negative... More 

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Thank LeahEve
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So good!! Crab patties were delicious along with the fried shrimp. Loved the atmosphere- small and comfy! Whole family enjoyed it!

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Thank AdventureFoodiesCDA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service, excellent food. Small place very laid back country dining atmosphere! The waitress was very patient with our indecision on what to order and was very helpful and knowledgeable about the food. indoor and outdoor seating available.

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Thank Debra M
Cypress, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If ever in the Rockport area, don’t miss this small restaurant that I found serves the biggest fried shrimp in all of Corpus Christi metropolitan area. I was amazed as to the quick friendly service we received with a small town atmosphere. Along with our meal, we had to order a second order of the fried shrimp and crammed these... More 

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Thank George W

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Restaurant Details

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
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, 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
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

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