Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston

4.3
828 Reviews
$30 and under
American
To walk through the doors of Hearsay on the Strand is to be transported to an undefined era in history. Sip specialty craft cocktails and savor inspired renditions of contemporary American dishes as you embark on a journey through time where past and present collide. At Hearsay, we’re half old-world revival, half culinary crusaders, creating a dining experience that is simply chic antique.

Update: We will be operating at 75 % capacity after September 21, 2020

Experiences

  • Wednesday - Ladies Night

    Multiple dates available

    $5 Bruschetta, $8 Prosecco, $8 Cocktails (Deep Eddy Orange Blossom Cosmo, Ford's Gin French 75, & Aperol Spritz, $6 Wine By The Glass (select Red & White)
  • Every Tuesday - Hearsay Classics

    Multiple dates available

    Hearsay Burger $8 Cheese Fries $5 Fried Bavarian Pretzel $6 Featured Classic Craft Cocktail $8 Draft Beer of the Day $4 Select Wines $6 Available from 4pm-6pm every Tuesday
  • Thursday - Gentleman's Night (Steak Night)

    $25.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6 oz Filet OR 12 oz Ribeye with Choice of 2 Sides
  • Monday Feature - Chicken, Steak or Shrimp $18

    $18.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Chicken fried chicken tenders, chicken fried steak or fried shrimp with choice of 2 sides for only $18. Enjoy $4 select draft beer with purchase
  • Galveston Restaurant Weeks Brunch Menu

    $18.00 per person

    Jan 17 - Feb 13, 2022

    Join us every Friday, Saturday and Sunday (until 3pm) between January 17th -February 13th for this special Brunch menu available only for Galveston Restaurant Weeks. $2 from each meal purchased from this menu will be donated to local charities for feeding, supporting, and the health of the children and families of our community. This year’s charities are Galveston Urban Ministries, Access Care of Coastal Texas, and St. Vincent’s House. Please see the menu on our website for more information.
  • Galveston Restaurant Weeks Dinner Menu

    $35.00 per person

    Jan 17 - Feb 13, 2022

    Join us between January 17th -February 13th for this special 3 Course Dinner menu available only for Galveston Restaurant Weeks. $2 from each meal purchased from this menu will be donated to local charities for feeding, supporting, and the health of the children and families of our community. This year’s charities are Galveston Urban Ministries, Access Care of Coastal Texas, and St. Vincent’s House. Please see the menu on our website for more information.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 828 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Delicious, we were really happy

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vipMikeP
Houston
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome spot for dinner on the Strand as always...

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our omelettes were delicious and our waiter (I don’t remember his name, but he had an (maybe Russian?) accent. He was very friendly and after the meal he told us all about the weekly specials. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Poor experience: we were seated outside at a table for 3 instead of 4. The chairs were dirty and stained our clothes and after 10 mins waiting we were still not being served. Oh, and there was some kind of a rock band playing in a nearby venue so that we couldn’t hear each other talking even when we raised our volume to shouting level. We decided to leave so cannot comment on food quality.

PG
PalomitaG
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent spot for a brunch: beautiful place inside, "typical" brunch tasty plates, mimosas, good service. I can recommend!

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OpenTableDiner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We had a reservation and we arrived on time and seated immediately (good), but we were never served (horrible). We let one worker know, but the server never came to even take our drink order. We left after 30 minutes of just sitting and waiting. Very disappointing.

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Skyler
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it!! We came for New Year's Eve and the staff was super friendly and the menu was still really reasonably priced. We will keep coming back here each time we are in Galveston.

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globox
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very cute place with quite a swanky interior. Was hoping their creativity with the food would live up to the interior design, but was disappointed.

The appetizer menu was straight outta Applebees or Cheescake factory. Cheesesteak Eggrolls and Kung Pao Calamari, Buffalo Shrimp, Artichoke Dip, [yawn] etc. Also the whole app menu is disproportionately heavy and likely strategized to quickly turn over tables. Get you full quick and get you out of there. Typical Galveston tourist-trap tactics I assume.

Entrees were adequate but forgettable and just a touch over room temperature. Had to look back at the menu when writing this to remember what I had.

Even though we were there later in the evening (probably not much future seating) the waitstaff seemed very uninterested in keeping us around. Never asked if we would like a second cocktail, during or after dinner. And never offered dessert after the meal. Just the check with about an hour left before closing and a 2/3 full restaurant. Pretty lame way to spend New Years Eve.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve

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vipRobertW
Houston
59 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent a delightful New Year's Eve dinner. The service was A+ and the meal was perfectly prepared. I highly recommend Hearsay for ambiance and a guaranteed good experience.

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vipcrchouston
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Unfortunately this location just didn't seem to care about the customer service and food quality. The Houston locations always seem on point. Sorry, won't be returning.

MH
vipMaryH
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

We had a few problems while at the restaurant and the manager John was very gracious in correcting our experience. We will be back just because he was very kind and apologetic for the problems we encountered.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the menu and the atmosphere

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GregW
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The Lump crab eggs Benedict is in reality a crab cake. It was ok but not worth the $21.00 price. Recommend the breakfast breads - very good.

GJ
GuthrieJ
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The veggie Burger was amazing :) We sat at the bar and loved our waiter, ambience and food. Thanks Hearsay

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Christmas Eve dinner here was just what we were hoping for!

GK
GaryK
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience2

1. Seated upstairs after climbing steep, dark, and unsafe stairs. Banisters were covered with Christmas decorations making it very difficult to hold on to anything. There was no consideration given to the obvious age of guests.

2. My dish, Coquilles Saint-Jocques, was inedible. Extremely salty combined with very fishy tasting scallops. I sent the dish back and did not order anything else. The evening had been ruined by that point. I was not charged for this dish. The waiter was very understanding

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the food was amazing! Wait staff was equally amazing! Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The veggie selection is much less than showed on website , quite disappointed.

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Thelda
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our reservations were acknowledged but table had not been prepared and hadn’t been cleaned in preparation for next customers. No acknowledgement was made by anyone of special occasion! The service was ok, but nothing special! Waitress didn’t pour first drink out of carafe, didn’t give bill to individuals, just laid them on table. The food presentation was fine. I had steak and eggs-steak was very tough and it was not cooked as requested - well done and not med rare! Another person had chicken fried ribeye which they said was delish, but little to salty. The cheese grits were very nice. We have had very nice experiences at other Hearsay locations, so were disappointed to have a less than excellent experience here!

JR
JeffreyR
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The jalapeño, spinach and artichoke dip was great! My husband had the tacos and its quite the generous portion. I had the scallops and it was very good. The drinks were wonderful, I tried the hay chihuahua, spicy! It was a little loud but it was a Friday night.

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ScottS
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! The charcuterie board is a must and the drinks were amazing!

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Scrapper
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always the food and cocktails were fantastic. Sat outside with our fur babies and the service was exceptional. The only negative is we sat outside so the bars on the street were competing with music so it got loud. Still had a great time.

CB
ClarenceB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful place & everyone was friendly without being annoying.
Food was delicious and properly plated. The waitress was excellent and the man delivering food was also great.
Would highly recommend!

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thebaldguy
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! A little on the expensive side, but overall, a nice place for a good meal.

DS
DianaS
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted at the door and our table was on the 2nd floor which was a pretty view. Our server was Shannon and she brought us our water right away. We ordered the cheese ravioli as our appetizer and the Harvest salads with grilled chicken. Everything was very good.

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DSmith
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The atmosphere was horrible you could tell the staff did not want to be there. We left before ordering because it was so bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Ambiance was great, only set back was we waited a long time for our food because of a large party upstairs, but it was definitely worth it.

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islachica62
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always bring guests from out of town to Hearsay because of the ambience, great menu selections and service. This last visit didn't disappoint.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm, classy atmosphere. Great service from M. Tasty food served in large portions.

VC
vipVicCruz
Houston
70 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We have dined here before and enjoyed it very much. This visit was during the annual Dickens on the Strand event and that might have affected things. Food - the ribeye steaks were cooked correctly but they were tough to chew. I suspect Hearsay may have changed suppliers. I say this because the quality of the steak has declined. Also, the Philly cheesesteak rolls also taste different; different source?

The rosemary and Parmesan Fries were also different. Previously, Parmesan cheese was grated onto the hot fries and it was delicious. Now it appears that they are using a Parmesan powder to “dust” the fries. The result is a dusty mouth feel that is not pleasant and the fries do not taste like Parmesan.

The experience was disappointing and we will have to think twice before we return. We will try this again after the holidays and hope their food is back to the excellent quality that it used to be.

KD
KarinD
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love coming to Hearsay for brunch. Their bread pudding French toast is delicious along with their candied bacon.

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Schzamm
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a lucky find! Food, cocktails and service all a home run!!!

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vipprohrer
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Picked two wines on the list which after minutes later twice we were told they had neither. Food was just ok. Service was great but cannot make up for a bad wine list and mediocre food.

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EliB
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was so lovely! We requested to eat on the balcony and we were easily accommodated. Food was delicious, came out fast, and service by Annalisa was excellent! She was attentive and fun and brought out dessert when she learned we were there celebrating our anniversary. Definitely recommend! Thanks Annalisa!

PG
PatriciaG
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was amazing. Service was slow. It took at least 40 minutes before our food orders were even taken. The children were so hungry by the time the food came.

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lutherf
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The stairs were decorated for the season and needed more light on them for better visibility. Carpet makes them really dark and somewhat hard to see.

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SteveC
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place, Emily was very good and attentive. Can’t miss on the food.

HG
HannahG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best burgers and bread pudding I've ever had!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston using the Order Online button. Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 539-5914.

Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston is rated 4.3 stars by 828 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.