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“Scrumptous!”
Review of Hemingways Bar and Grill - CLOSED

Hemingways Bar and Grill
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This is more than just greasy fried fish. Hemingways creates an elegant, yet reasonable menu selection. If you are looking for a place to relax away from the noisy and crowded bars, this is the place to go. The food is spectacular.
Mansfield, Texas
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Scrumptous!”
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My husband & I are spending the weekend here with friends & each of us had something different but each one was delicious! We started with the crabcakes as an appetizer. My husband had flounder almondine that was the best I've ever tasted. The bread pudding was to die for! The staff was very attentive & personable & the new chef, Cheryl took time to come out to visit with us. Atmosphere was wonderful...overall a great dining experience. Thanks to our waitress, Brenda.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank cbroseh
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Rockport
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Quickly going down hill”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Even a change in management hasn't helped the decline. The first time was great but it's not even been good since.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Patricia P
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Houston
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Excellent food and service!!!”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We had a party of 8 and went in without a reservation. We were reluctant due to reviews but have to say that we had an amazingly great dinner and enjoyed it very much. Though there seems to have been a lot of mixed reviews I feel the need to express that it is not at all what some of the old reviews say it is. The food was EXCEPTIONAL and the service (Jeff was our server... highly recommend him) was amazing!!! We were very happy and this will definitely be our favorite place to go when we are in Rockport! We really enjoyed it a lot.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Parker C
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Rockport, Texas
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beautiful presentation with food to match!”
Reviewed 22 July 2013 via mobile

We had lunch here during Rockport's first "Block Party" on Jy 20. Appetizers were half-priced so Zi ordered the Crab-stuffed Avocado (paid $8/reg price $ 16). The presentation was a work of art with the colorful sauces drizzled across the top were quite tasty. Not sure I would pay $16 but I will definitely order it during regular Happy Hour when the are half-priced. Husband ordered jumbalaya pasta and was also very pleased with portion size and taste. Our server needs more training- wasn't attentive to our empty drink glasses and we had to ask for silverware after she brought our meals. Wonderful ambiance-very comfortable.

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Bonnie R
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Nisswa MN
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“If it could go wrong.......”
Reviewed 4 July 2013

July 4, 2013, a sunny day in Rockport Tx. Lunch at Hemingways was suggested by a local gallery owner. We were seated immediately in a lovely dining room. Our waiter arrived promptly and too our drink order. so far, so good. Bread came out- burned on the bottom. We ordered the shrimp pita - seemed like a good price at $13. After waiting 30 minutes, one plate came out with a burned pita, but nice toppings. Our server informed us that he had only ordered one, so he would have the chef get another order out right away. Fifteen minutes later, the second plate came out- not burned. :-) In his defense, the waiter was attentive as we all waited impatiently for the kitchen to put out the taco. When the bill arrived, we had been charged an additional $5 each for the shrimp on our pita. Hmmm. so now, the shrimp tacos were $18. Not such a nice deal. Oh well. We departed and won't be returning. Had a manager come by and visited with us, I might be of a different mind. As it is, I leave you to come to your own conclusion. We were disappointed.

BTW- the restaurant physical plant is very nice.

  • Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Nisswatraveler
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