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Shempy's Grill

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3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX 78382-7366
+1 361-727-0019
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 20:30
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Rockport, Texas
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going hear. It's a small place but a great place to eat at and have fun. I would tell all my friends and family to go their

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Thank 978gregoryk
Corpus Christi, Texas
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a little pricey, but most decent seafood is. The food is really good. The majority of the menu is fried, but if you're looking for good fried fish, oyesters, hushppies, etc. it's a great place to go. Plus, they have frog legs! Yum! The sauces taste homemade. The sweet potato fries are also really good. Some of the... More 

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Thank Mom O
Corpus Christi, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were frequent customers for many years, but 2 yrs ago we moved. We were in the area this week & stopped in Sat evening! The Crabby Patty was mush, the frog legs had no flavor, the best thing on the plate was they 2oz serving of cold slaw! Not the same quality or flavor we were accustomed to and... More 

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Thank PollyMock
San Antonio, Texas
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love to go here on special occasions. The crab cakes are incredible and save room for their bread pudding. The food has a bit of New Orleans flair. Lots of fried fish,shrimp, and great burgers too! Atmosphere is similar to going to a hole in the wall but food is good. I think it is too expensive regardless of... More 

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Thank bamagal92
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My family and I wanted a local seafood place to eat while down in Rockport and this place was fantastic! I recommend the crabby pattie, shrimp and fish.

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Thank steveowenr
Rockport
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome food best place in town. The only thing is its too small they need to expand! Very good staff and they will cook what you catch.

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Thank Lanaia W
Des Moines, Iowa
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 7 March 2017

If you're looking for fancy keep driving but you'll miss out on a delicious meal. Check out the numerous daily specials. Portions are large and served hot and fresh. Delicious seafood and hearty burgers combined with reasonable prices. They don't serve liquor but you can take your own beer or wine and if you forget there is a liquor store... More 

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Thank Marej50
Rockport, Texas
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89 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

We had crab burgers and they were pretty good but very expensive actually it was extremely expensive considering there's no air conditioning in the joint and unfortunately They don't serve alcohol but there is a liquor store next door if you want to drink there the food is good the prices are high but would go again.

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Thank KickBak-n-Yak
San Antonio, Texas
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100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This place is what traditionally is called a 'Hole in the Wall'. It has just a few tables but the food is seaside home cooking. That means they have fish, shrimp, Po' Boys, sliders, platters, and buckets. Most menu items come fried especially if it catfish or shrimp, but the fish can be grilled. The big values come in buckets.... More 

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Thank Linda R
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

Shempy's use to be a regular for us. The last couple of times it has been hit or miss. Ordered soft shell crab and they were extremely small and tasteless. They do have good soups and specials. You just never know how it will turn out.

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Thank Rockportlizardfish

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 20:30
Thursday
11:00 - 20:30
Friday
11:00 - 20:30
Saturday
11:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3911 Highway 35 S, Rockport, TX 78382-7366
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Rockport
  • Phone Number: +1 361-727-0019

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