Shearns Seafood and Prime Steaks

4.7
554 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
Shearns Seafood and Prime Steaks is pleased to now be available on Open-Table. As a perennial AAA Four Diamond award winning restaurant, Galveston's finest restaurant is unsurpassed both in cuisine and service with a spectacular view of the Moody Gardens Pyramids and back bay. Local Galvestonians flock to this Island oasis to enjoy the signature dishes of Executive Chef Felipe Gonzales including prime beef,exquisite veal and lamb and the freshest gulf seafood available. The Shearns Seafood and Prime Steaks experience is easily on par with Houston's finest restaurants at a much better value.

Dressy Casual attire required. No Shorts, Rompers, Tee Shirts or Tank Tops.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(409) 683-4000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Felipe Gonzales
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Jones Road
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Parking details
Valet (complimentary) – reserved for patrons of the restaurant and the bar.
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Entertainment
Band: Friday & Saturday: 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, View
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BW
Houston
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Celebrated our 44 anniversary. Have been coming to Shearn's since they opened . Have had several Special Birthdays and Date nights there. As my wife and I are both BOI's now living in Dickinson. Best on the Island. Thanks. Don't change a thing. BobW

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RD
Houston
5.0
Dined on July 6, 2018

I had the seared Scallops, she had the Red Snapper with Crabmeat. Both were excellent!

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OT
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

As usual great food and a great atmosphere.

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JB
5.0
Dined on June 28, 2018

Great place to celebrate our anniversary. Excellent atmosphere, service and food.

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BV
Houston
4.0
Dined on June 24, 2018

Good food and service

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JP
5.0
Dined on June 23, 2018

An excellent choice for special occasions. There is a reasonable dress code and the environment is upscale but not over the top. The atmosphere is quiet allowing conversation with out competing with loud music of other distractions. The staff is very professional with well paced service. The view is good from any table but we requested a table by the windows. Beautiful view of the West end of the island and the beach and sunset is spectacular. Now the food - good selection so it's hard to choose. I had a filet special - best steak ever! My wife had the Chilean sea bass special topped with a generous portion of crab meat. Superb! We found a nice selection of wines with reasonable prices. Sorry - we didn't have room for desert but we did see several that looked inviting. We settled for coffee and were very pleased. The Moody Gardens Hotel is our go to place when we need to get away and relax. We enjoy the quiet rooms, a good bar in the lobby and an excellent breakfast menue in the restaruant in the lobby. Walking around the well maintained grounds and enjoying all the beautiful plants and flowers helps you to unwind. And finally - the price for dinner - very reasonable for the quality and atmosphere. On par with Perry's Steakhouse or maybe a little less: but, the atmosphere is exceptional. Can't wait for our next trip down to the island.

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K
Dallas
5.0
Dined on June 21, 2018

Wow! Not what I expected from a run down resort. This restaurant is AMAZING. We loved everything.

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S
Houston
5.0
Dined on June 18, 2018

Great food. Great view. Nice atmosphere. Pleasant surprise. Highly recommended.

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n
Kansas City
5.0
Dined on June 15, 2018

This is a great upscale restaurant in Galveston. My husband and I dined here to celebrate our anniversary. It was not very busy when we were there and we received impeccable service. The food was also amazing. I started with a wedge salad, which was a generous size. My husband had the lobster bisque, which was very tasty, but a little on the small side. We then ordered the seared scallops to share and a side of the mac and cheese with pancetta. Both were very tasty. We would return here again for a special occasion and would recommend to friends and family.

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LI
Houston
4.0
Dined on June 12, 2018

My wife and I again chose Shearns for celebrating our anniversary. The food is always tasty and the quality good. We chose the special this visit. Tenderloin and Tails. I selected the lobster thermidor to go with the tenderloin. Both were flavorful and the tenderloin was very tender.
As always, the wait staff was attentive to our needs.
We will be returning on our next visit to Galveston.

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JC
Houston
4.0
Dined on June 8, 2018

The cocktails & appetizer/salad were awesome; however, we were extremely disappointed in our steak. My husband and I split a filet & when it came out each of our portions were maybe 1/2 inch thick. I was expecting a filet like I normally get at a nice steakhouse...around a 2 inch thick cut of tender meat. Also, we ordered it medium rare & it came out well done. The service was good & our waiter did bring us a new steak cooked properly, but it was still just a thin, mediocre cut of meat. We also got the chocolate cake to go & it was fantastic! Overall, it was a nice dinner, and I will probably return, but not for steak.

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LG
Orange County
4.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

The view is amazing from Shearns!! The service can be hit or miss but it was good this visit.

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CW
Dallas
3.0
Dined on June 2, 2018

Went here to celebrate 3 special occasions with my entire family.. 35 year wedding anniversary, newly married couple, and my husband's graduation from UTMB. The service was absolutely horrible. We had called ahead to see if we could bring a special bottle of wine to share with the group and was told that would be okay. Upon arrival, the waiter denied our request and denied ever speaking to my husband even though he knew his name after their phone call. We would have NEVER brought the bottle had it not been allowed. Also, the server was SO RUDE to my husband! We talked to the manager who also was very unhelpful. It's very disappointing this restaurant have such horrid customer service. The food was excellent and the view is great, but I will never come back or recommend this restaurant to any of my friends/family due to the horrible service.

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CR
San Francisco
4.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

Food was ok, not great, for the price. Service was good. Great views.

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OT
New England
5.0
Dined on June 1, 2018

The food was delightful. The wait staff was very attentive and professional. We would definitely eat there again if returning to Galveston!

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H
Oklahoma City
5.0
Dined on May 29, 2018

We were here for surf and turf night and to celebrate a birthday! The food was delicious and service excellent!

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H
Houston
2.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

Disappointed. We knew there was a wedding at the lounge but didn’t know the loudness of the songs and music played are way too loud for a nice elegant steak dinner setting. I’m sorry but I felt embarrassed that all of us had to raise our voice to speak at the table while dining. Even told the waiter if possible to keep the doors shutter but apparently there were 4 doors connected to the lounge where the wedding was. Unacceptable and sad that we won’t return to the restaurant again. Lesson learn!

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d
Houston
5.0
Dined on May 28, 2018

Good food good service. Wedding party was noisy but polite.

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k
Houston
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

Excellent as always. Michael was a very attentive and knowledgeable server.

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G
Houston
5.0
Dined on May 27, 2018

The wait staff was terrific, as always.

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K
San Antonio
5.0
Dined on May 23, 2018

Reunion with my sister was bolstered by the 1/2 off Wednesday Wine special...accompanied by exactly the 'right' selection of appetizers to make a full meal for light eaters.
Warm and receptive wait staff.
Incredible view.

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N
5.0
Dined on May 20, 2018

Took the wife here for our anniversary. After, a 5 minute wait at the bar, the hostess seated us right next to the window overlooking Galveston Island and Schlitterbahn. We ordered the Hatch crab cake to start. It was fantastic. The Hatch pepper flavor was hardly noticeable. Large lumps of crab. I highly recommended. My wife ordered the grilled shrimp and I ordered the bone in ribeye. Our entrees took about 30 minutes to come out but they were well worth the wait. The shrimp were huge and tender. My ribeye was cooked medium to perfection. Give the white mac and cheese a try, too. It was rich and creamy. Perfect size for 2 people. The portion size was more than enough and forced us to skip dessert this time. The service was top notch. The ambiance feels classy enough for tuxedo or ball gown, yet casual enough for dockers and a polo. Although you will spend a lot, your overall experience will justify the cost.

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PA
5.0
Dined on May 16, 2018

My husband and myself were there for our 25th wedding anniversary. We had a great time, good bottle of wine and wonderful food. This was the fifth time we have been, we love it. It is always our favorite go to place. Always worth the drive. We stay at the hotel for a great time.

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CL
Houston
5.0
Dined on May 13, 2018

Shearn's is one of our Galveston favorites. Always superb food and impeccable service. A bit pricey, but worth it once or twice a year!

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k
Houston
5.0
Dined on May 11, 2018

The food was extraordinary and Damian was a very attentive server - an amazing dining experience.

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EV
New Orleans
5.0
Dined on May 9, 2018

Beautiful view, excellent food, great value and awesome service.

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R
Houston
4.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

We really love this restaurant! Our waiter was too slow and not as attentive as we are used to at Shearns. Everything else was wonderful!

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OT
Las Vegas
5.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

Shearn's is a favorite for delicious food! It has a beautiful view and is always quiet enough to enjoy conversation. The staff is excellent!

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TC
Houston
5.0
Dined on April 27, 2018

Wonderful views from the 9th floor. Appetizers and main entrees were delicious.

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BS
Houston
5.0
Dined on April 24, 2018

Went there for our anniversary, had a quiet table by the huge windows that looked out over the Island all the way to the Gulf.
From being greeted at the entrance to our final goodbye the entire staff was friendly and attentive without being hovering.
Cocktails were well made and brought without delay.
There were several food choices that were not run-of-the-mill; we selected a couple of those. Food was well prepared and season perfectly.
After our main course was finished, Damian D. our server, suggested that we go across the hall to the bar and have our dessert while watching the sunset over Offats Bayou. Lovely thought on his part.
We took his suggestion and finished up our dining with a marvelous cheesecake and a bit of sparkling wine while watching the sun go down.
We will be back.

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EM
Houston
5.0
Dined on April 21, 2018

Great staff!! If you are a semi regular they try to remember what your favorite beverages and your regular orders. We try to get here a least once every 6 weeks.

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C
Houston
4.0
Dined on April 14, 2018

Seafood was delicious. Shrimp appetizer in marsala sauce wasa favorite. The snapper special was also outstanding. Service was attentive. The kitchen was a little slow due to a large party (it was a Saturday night), but the view was mesmerizing so we didn't mind a little extra wait. One improvement recommendation for management is to refine the coffee program. All servers should know how to make a espresso, latte, cappuccino at this type of establishment.

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BL
5.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

One of my all time favorite places to eat. Definitely going back

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CL
Houston
5.0
Dined on April 7, 2018

Shearn's is always fabulous! Lobster bisque, a Perfect Summer Cocktail, fabulous snapper, and profiteroles for dessert. Wonderful dinner, top-notch service.

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RM
4.0
Dined on April 1, 2018

Good food and a great view. Waiter was attentive, without being obtrusive.
The shrimp masala starter is really good.
The only disappointment was my wife had the surf and turf. The beef was perfect but the lobster was tough.

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KH
5.0
Dined on March 31, 2018

The lounge had a great sunset view and Piano entertainment. Ended up staying the whole night! The service and food were awesome as well.

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OT
New Orleans
5.0
Dined on March 30, 2018

Service and food were exceptional.

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T
Houston
3.0
Dined on March 21, 2018

Average experience at a high price.

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J
Houston
4.0
Dined on March 20, 2018

We have eaten at Shearn"s many times over they years-- enjoying the food and ambience especially for special occasions such as this was our 47 th wedding anniversary. The service after being seated was a little slow but the pace improved. Dessert soufflés are excellent!
Not sure why the question is asked "is this a special occasion" when nothing special happens. Nevertheless it was a excellent dinner.

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LH
Houston
5.0
Dined on March 20, 2018

We have been to Shearns before........certainly the best restaurant in the Galveston area. Food is always wonderful.....special was filet mignon with lobster thermidor .....WOW...this restaurant serves the best meat (not Texas beef) and service was impeccable. Their monthly specials as well as wine nights combined with the best views in town.....Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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