Fresh from the Ocean: Four Favorite Rockport Seafood Restaurants

Posted by Mark Uhr on Saturday, September 26th, 2015 at 11:02am.

It’s no secret that Rockport and the surrounding region has some fantastic fishing spots and a wide open ocean from which we can take a bounty of fresh seafood to serve on our tables at home. But what do you do when you just have that craving for the freshest of seafood and can’t be bothered to cook for yourself or you family? You take in one of the many fantastic Rockport restaurants that offer a seafood menu and dive right in! Here’s a quick glance at some of our favorite Rockport seafood restaurants.

Latitude 28° 02’

Combining a high-end seafood restaurant with an upscale art gallery, Latitude 28° 02’ offers a diners the unique opportunity to sample some of the finest seafood dishes in the area while surrounded by the works of local and regional artists. Featuring only the freshest of fish, the menu changes on a daily basis based on the local catch of the day and features some of the most creative and tasty seafood offerings. Traditional beef, chicken and pasta dishes are available for those that don’t lean toward seafood as well as a desert menu and full bar. Our favorite dish has to be the Fish Oscar; catch of the day, broiled and topped with crab meat, asparagus and Hollandaise sauce. Absolutely stunning!  Latitude 28° 02’ can be found at 105 N Austin St, Rockport - Latitude's Website

Shempy’s Grill

Don’t let the exterior of Shempy’s Restaurant fool you. This little hole in the wall offers some of the freshest and tastiest fare in the area. From very budget friendly “Shempytizers”, to traditional burger and fries fare, right up the highlight and specialty of the restaurant, the seafood platters. Whether its crab, scallop, flounder or catfish; the seafood platters are the go to dish for most patrons. One of the more unique offerings at Shempy’s is the “You Hook Em We Cook Em” offering that allows diners to bring their fresh and cleaned fillets from you day of fishing and have the restaurant cook your catch the way you like. Shempy's can be found at 3913 Hwy 35 S, Rockport - Shempy's Website

Charlotte Plummer

Since the early 1900’s, the corner of Cactus Street and Beach Street in Rockport, TX has been home to a restaurant and the restaurant that has stood the test of time since the min-1970s and occupies the space to this day is Charlotte Plummer’s Seafare Restaurant. A mainstay in the Rockport and Aransas restaurant scene, Charlotte Plummer’s offers a huge variety of fresh local seafood as well as more traditional American fare including a fantastic kids menu. The go to on the menu continues to be the Famous Platters that feature a variety of seafood combos including Coconut Shrimp, Grilled Seafood, Platter and our favorite, the Fried Catfish. You can’t beat the views of the bay, the family friendly atmosphere and the tasty seafood dishes. Charlotte Plummer's can be found at 202 N Fulton Beach Rd, Rockport - Charlotte Plummers Website

The Boiling Pot Restaurant

If grabbing a wooden mallet and cracking open crab claws sounds like your type of interactive meal, then The Boiling Pot is ideal for you. A rustic beach shack, the restaurant has been a staple of Rockport for years. The main draw to this popular restaurant is the boil: cooked in the Cajun style of throwing crab, shrimp crawfish and veggies in a big pot and boiling it all with a selection of delectable spices and seasoning. Tables are covered in paper and the drained seafood feast is dumped in the center for all to dig in and enjoy. Take full advantage of the bibs provided but expect to get a little messy. For the less adventurous, traditional fare is offered from oysters on the half shell to peel and eat shrimp, but it’s the boil that keeps diners coming back time and again. The Boiling Pot can be found at 201 S Fulton Beach Rd.

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