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“Texas Coastal Funky”
Review of Shempy's Grill

Shempy's Grill
Ranked #5 of 99 Restaurants in Rockport
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Texas Coastal Funky”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Great food and fair prices. Not always speedy but not always slow either. Just relax and enjoy your BYOB which they will ice down if you want it cold or furnish a cork screw and glass for the wine at no charge. Friendly service, and they will even cook your catch if you want it fresh from the bay. When this was Croaker's the burgers were good but the servers were surly. No surly service and the burgers may be even better. There is a liquor store next door if you get caught short.

  • Visited July 2014
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San Antonio, Texas
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Convenient and good To Go!”
Reviewed May 30, 2014 via mobile

We like their burgers after a long exhausting day of fishing in Estes Flats and the bay. Their fried shrimp and fish is good too.

Visited May 2014
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Pasadena, Texas
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34 reviews
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“Great down home seafood”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

Small Mom and Pop place, no frills, but excellent seafood. Oysters were just right and so was the price!

Visited May 2014
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“Good but JDs was better”
Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

The food was ok, Isabel the server was great, the price was good but JD's down the road is a lot better! I got a mushroom burger and it was pretty good. Hubby got the softshell crab Po boy and said it was ok but was deep fried. He grew up on the Chesapeake bay and says true softshell craps and crab cakes are pan fried. The chips were just bagged potato chips (JD's were homemade). We sat outside which sadly is the smoking section and a couple out there were smoking which always kinda ruins things for us. The price was good though - hubby commented on the "cheap date".

  • Visited April 2014
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good but JD's was better”
Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

The food was ok, Isabel the server was great, the price was good but JD's down the road is a lot better! I got a mushroom burger and it was pretty good. Hubby got the softshell crab Po boy and said it was ok but was deep fried. He grew up on the Chesapeake bay and says true softshell craps and crab cakes are pan fried. The chips were just bagged potato chips (JD's were homemade). We sat outside which sadly is the smoking section and a couple out there were smoking which always kinda ruins things for us. The price was good though - hubby commented on the "cheap date".

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Txfamily8
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