By: Editorial Team Photo: Lillian Reitz
Looking for a change of scenery paired with a delicious dinner? Head over to Rockport this weekend and check out one of these local hot spots!
Latitude 28º02′ $$$
Husband and wife team Craig and Ramona Day opened this spot with inspiration from years of culinary experience in various forms. This coastal luxury of a joint serves up Shrimp Gilroy, Craig’s Crab Cakes, and dozens of other mouthwatering dishes for all. 105 N. Austin Street
Paradise Key Dockside Bar & Grill $$
Tucked away in Rockport’s Cove Harbor hides a tasty little slice of paradise. If you’re feeling pina coladas, have an eye for boat watching, or are thinking about eating that catch of the day, it’s time to find Paradise Key Dockside Bar and Grill. You can drive up or sail in: The tropical restaurant rests right on the edge of the water, with its huge patio overlooking great views of coastal sunsets. 165 Cove Harbor N.
Fulton Irish Pub $
For a seaside bar where you can raise a glass and sing, the Fulton Irish Pub is unmatched. This source for flavors of Ireland creates meals with locally sourced, fresh ingredients and won’t disappoint. Armed with his arsenal of culinary know-how and detailed correspondence with the owner’s family in Ireland, executive chef and consultant Michael Welch have worked ceaselessly to bring Texans a traditional Irish pub with American flair. 301 N Fulton Beach Rd.
495 Chesapeake Eats $$
Specializing in Maryland cuisine and craft cocktails, 495 Chesapeake Eats is a definite Rockport favorite. Their menu is stacked with mouth-watering entrees and tasty bites. This eatery offers a lively atmosphere with fine dining cuisine packed with flavor and creativity. 1008 E North St.
Charlotte Plummer’s Seafare Restaurant $$
One of the best aspects of Charlotte Plummer’s Seafare Restaurant is its excellent waterfront views. With indoor and outdoor seating, guests can choose between delicious seafood platters, shrimp gumbo, and so much more. 202 N Fulton Beach Rd.
Shempy’s Grill $
If you’re looking for more of a diner/dive option, Shempy’s has you covered! Specializing in a variety of awesome appetizers, steaks, seafood, salads, sandwiches, and sliders, there is something on the menu for everyone. An added bonus? Shempy’s is B.Y.O.B! 3913 Highway 35 S
A list of must-try dinner spots in Rockport, Texas wouldn’t be complete without mention of GLOW. From a menu driven by the owner’s past life in the UK and present life on the Gulf Coast, diners indulge in savory selections and a side of that same elegant coziness.1815 Broadway Street #3540