Welcome to The Shrimp Outlet

Burnie Bernard Burnell, Born in 1899, started shrimping in 1941 out of Port Isabel, Texas. In 1953 his son, Charles Bradford Burnell, born in 1934 in Port Isabel, ventured into the business that he learned from his father and brother-in-law Jimmy Russell.

To this day he is running the business with the help of his daughter, Lela Burnell Korab, son-in-law Chistopher Korab, and sons, J. Keil & Charles R. Burnell. Using modern advances in engine and fishing gear and using chemical free methods of preserving shrimp the Burnell family brings the best of the Gulf to your table.

Shrimp Outlet is a family owned and operated business. We sell shrimp caught at sea by boats owned by the Burnell family because we love shrimp and we think you do too!

Our storefront is located at 2230 Fisherman Place Road in Brownsville, TX. Our hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Before you come in, feel free to call us at 956-831-8114 or email us at We are shrimp suppliers that ship to anywhere in the United States using FedEx. Please email us or call us with your order.

Restaurant Mislabeling

"I think (hope) everyone is aware that we have a BIG problem/in my opinion a CRISIS when it comes to sourcing the shrimp served in restaurants. The politicians are completely SHOCKED when I give an account of my dining experiences and they ALL want some form of proof or at least tangible evidence. I doubt well ever receive grant funds for dining experiences, so for now I need to ask for your participation; Yes, Im asking if you would please dine out (obviously at a place you think or should serve gulf shrimp not a chain restaurant)"

Andrea Hance Director of Texas Shrimp Association

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