Rockport, Texas, is best known for its delectable seafood cuisine. During your stay at
one of Miss Kitty’s Fishing Getaways, you simply must allow your tastebuds to
experience at least one local catch (aside from your own!) If seafood isn’t your forte,
no worries! There are less fishy options as well. Here are 11 of the best Rockport
Texas restaurants that we recommend.
11 Rockport Texas Restaurants
1. Paradise Key Dockside Bar and Grill
With their “Marina Munchies,” “Burgers in Paradise,” “Dockside Entrees,” and
“Island Time Desserts,” the Paradise Key Dockside Bar and Grill has a clear
theme to match its waterfront location. Specialty frozen drinks like the Lava Flow
or Fuzzy Mango make delicious additions to classic courses. The seafood options
abound, from mahi mahi salad and clam chowder to the oyster deck basket or
steak oscar, a tenderloin topped with crab meat.
2. The Boiling Pot
For a hearty seafood platter, the Boiling Pot is the place to go. Start out with some
raw oysters and then take on a standard boiling pot, which includes shrimp, crab,
sausage, potatoes, and corn. For some extra shell-shucking, the super pot includes
four different types of crab. With a spicy punch, the gumbo is reasonably priced
and a dinner favorite.
3. Charlotte Plummer’s
Charlotte Plummer’s Seafare Restaurant has quite a selection of famous platters,
featuring stuffed, fried, or coconut shrimp, oysters, crab cakes, catfish, and
scallops. The PoBoys are a lunchtime favorite, while the non-seafood lovers can
indulge in a classic burger. Kid’s plates include poppin’ popcorn shrimp as a
Founded in 1979 by the Brooks Family, Crab-N is known for its waterfront
location and homemade sauces alongside renowned seafood. Order the crab and
shrimp bisque appetizer before choosing from such courses as the pan-seared
shrimp, garlic lemon scampi, crawfish etouffee, and a pecan crusted flounder for
your entree. You can also catch your own fish during your stay at one of Miss
Kitty’s fishing getaways and bring it in to be cooked.
5. Latitude 28 02’
One of our favorite Rockport Texas restaurants features an upscale atmosphere
with coastal cuisine and fine art adjacent to the full bar. Latitude 28 02’ is the
place to come for appetizers and drinks, such as escargot and shrimp cocktails. If
you want to stay for the main course, shrimp gilroy sautéed in a Sherry wine sauce
or blackened fish with a chipotle crawfish cream sauce will satiate.
6. Shempy’s Grill
For the best “shempytizers” in town, check out Shempy’s Grill. With outstanding
prices and plenty of mouthwatering options, Shempy’s is a place for the whole
family. Bait buckets with a choice of oysters, catfish, crabs, or popcorn shrimp are
all under $9, while delicious sliders ranging from patty melts to chili cheese
burgers, are a satisfying option for the fish-wary.
7. The Groove
The Groove’s signature wood-fired pizzas, shellfish, and fresh fish entrees make it
one of the most mouthwatering places to eat in Rockport, Texas. The pizzas are
made with imported Italian flour and are cooked at 900 degrees, while seafood
selections involve wood fired lobster, pan seared scallops, and grilled shrimp
8. Taqueria Puerto Vallerta
To satisfy your Tex-Mex cravings, Taqueria Puerto Vallerta is one of the Rockport
Texas restaurants for you. This local haunt has particularly appetizing breakfast
plates, such as rancheros and pancakes. Four breakfast tacos are available for less
9. Moondog Seaside Eatery
A great place for shrimp tacos, Moondog Seaside Eatery is known for yummy
lunch treats as well as some pretty delicious signature drinks. Look no further than
the key lime pie concoction!
10. Panjo’s Pizza
Not all Rockport Texas restaurants are seafood-oriented, and Panjo’s Pizza is a
great example. Sour dough sandwiches and wings make the menu, but so do a
variety of signature cheesy pies to get your tastebuds excited. You can even get
Chicago style deep-dish pizzas here.
11. Poor Man’s Country Club
For a classic bar and grill with prices you won’t regret, check out the Poor Man’s
Country Club when selecting between Rockport Texas restaurants. The starters are
the best part, including a basket of bottle caps (sliced beer battered jalapenos),
Santa Fe chicken egg rolls, fried pickle chips, soft pretzels, and calamari with
For a more complete list of Rockport Texas restaurants, check out Miss Kitty’s dining