About Shearns Seafood and Prime Steaks

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.

7 Hope Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77554
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Jones Road

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(409) 683-4000

Website:
http://www.moodygardenshotel.com/shearns_restaurant/

Entertainment:
Band: Friday & Saturday: 7:00pm - 11:00pm

Parking Details:
Valet (complimentary) – reserved for patrons of the restaurant and the bar.

Executive Chef:
Robbin Murphy

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Dancing, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, View

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Join us at Shearns for Thanksgiving Dinner. Order from the full menu of exquisite steaks and seafood or try one of or daily features.

Shearns Seafood and Prime Steaks Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (18)
Scenic View (17)
Romantic (15)
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Good for a Date (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Business Meals (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Cozy (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (3)
Waterfront (3)
Authentic (2)
Live Music (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Casual (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 2 days ago

We showed up with our children really wanting a nice meal. Due to their attire they couldn’t seat us in the dining room but made a great spot for us in the lounge. Food amazing, expensive but sooo good! Everyone was so friendly.

Tags: Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The soufflé is out of this world! Expensive but worth the price of admission.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

we enjoyed our dinner also that our room was on the 9th floor so we didn't have to go very far food and service was great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Outstanding food and service. The waiters had your needs covered before you even asked for something, and the view out the window was amazing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went here for our anniversary. We had a glass of wine in the piano bar while we waited for our table. Service was excellent and the steak melted in your mouth!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 13, 2017

First time visit: Great view, imaginative menu and great wine by the glass list. Lobster risotto with corn (side dish) was delicious, amuse bouche before meal and palate cleansers between courses were a bonus. A very pleasant surprise to discover this level of fine dining on our little island.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We enjoyed our 50th anniversary and were treated like royalty. Everything was great...ambience, wait staff and food were outstanding. The best soufflé we have ever had!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

My wife and I were staying at the hotel and wanted to have a nice dinner. The reviews were decent so we gave Shearns a try. We had a reservation and were seated right away. Wine list was a little disappointing but they had something for every price range. Escargot was good and we both ordered the surf and turf. The steak was excellent and prepared as we asked. The lobster tail was overdone and tough. Overall the restaurant was good. The hotel calls it "fine dining" so I guess I was expecting more.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Went there last Saturday and the food was fair at best and not worth what we paid for it.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was wonderful and the wait staff was very attentive.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We try to visit periodically, and it has never disappointed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Shrimp cocktail and the sautéed shrimp main course were devine! Great cocktails and the signature moody gardens chocolate cake with their rich coffee made this a memorable night for our anniversary...20th!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Micheal, our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu even went as far as telling us about the special of the day. Both my wife and myself got the prime rib with the lump crabmeat which by the way was delicious. Michael was very attentive & polite as well. Hope to come back soon.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Casual, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The overall ambiance of the resturant was so relaxing with a view of the ocean and the water park . The food was absolutely delicious. The ribeye steak was so tender it could melt in your mouth and seasoned to perfection. The sauted shrimp were delightful. I would definitely recommend to my anyone looking for a quiet romantic evening to make a reservation.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 24, 2017

This was by far the best restaurant that we visited in Galveston. I absolutely enjoy first class table settings and service and Shearns is it. The food was excellent; the service superb. If you enjoy fine dining you cannot miss this restaurant. All of the food was served beautifully and at the correct temperatures. The dessert we chose, the chocolate cake could have served 4; it was absolutely delicious! We had to take it home. I say if you are anywhere near Galveston, go here! You will be glad you did!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We have been to Shearns several times over many years. This past experience was VERY disappointing in every way. Only about 30% of the tables were occupied when we arrived. The service was extremely slow and non attentive and the food was fair. We left very disappointed in the service and food. It will be awhile before we return.

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Fantastic meal with beautiful views of Galveston Island. Fresh seafood can't be beat!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Very good food. Romantic, nice view. Waiter was a little distracted it seemed, but the service was still good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on August 12, 2017

FOOD AND SERVICE ARE AWESOME. THE BEST LAMB CHOP I EVER HAD.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Good option for Galveston, service could have been better.

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Place and food were decent. But an annoying FLY disrupted things for me and my guests! Almost entire time. Servers said they could not do much... even though this is a fine dining establishment...disappointing. Thanks to manager Mr. Perez for free dessert sand coffee.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 3, 2017

By far the finest restaurant in Galveston! Shearn's has a formal atmosphere intentionally perpetuated by linen table coverings and napkins, nice flatware and dinnerware, plush seating, high ceilings, and uniformed waitstaff. The Gulf of Mexico looms beyond.....but the ambience is invaded by the 9th story visual of Schlitterbahn directly below and blocking every view. Oh well. This IS waterfront Southeast Texas so what can one reasonably expect? Moody Gardens is, after all, a totally casual family-themed resort with Shearn's the only classy oasis in the midst of bathing-suit clad flip-flopped tourists that keep the place in business. The food and service at this top-floor dining room is superlative, however, and we never fail to make reservations whenever we are in town.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was excellent. The drinks were really very good - would compare to Rudy and Paco or the Tremont on the Island. Service was good but waiter seemed a little overwhelmed even though it was not crowded. Did not get Sorbet like most of the other people surrounding us nor did we see our waiter often. However he was very polite and and friendly, just seemed a little flustered. The view and rest of staff were great. This is one of the best places on the Island.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Was definitely a nice night out. Greatly enjoyed our meal and the waiter (Matthew) was fantastic. Will Definitely return.

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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We hadn't been to Shearn's for a while and were pleasantly surprised. The food was quite good and the service was also quite good. We were celebrating some friend's 45th wedding anniversary and everything was just right for the occasion. Prices are a bit high for Galveston but worth the expense.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 21, 2017

It was our son's second angelversary! We always try something new to celebrate his life! Thank you for making it special for us at Shearns!!

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 (Houston)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Shearns is my favorite restaurant in Galveston. It's a top choice for any special occasion. I also enjoy cocktails in the lounge prior to my meal. The view is spectacular.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Excellent service, great food, great chef, and very nice environment!

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Maybe a tad overpriced, but what a great steak. The restaurant seemed a little nicer during Christmas- the music overhead distracted from the poor acoustics and less kids. Still would recommend to friends. The lamb is one of a kind.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The event was my wife's 48th Birthday, In all of our travels, Shearn's is definitely in out top 3 for outstanding service, atmosphere and cuisine second to none! We will return and recommend Shearn's to everyone!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Organic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Waterfront, Casual, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

My steak was exactly as I requested and Mark, our server was exceptional. His timing with our dishes was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 8, 2017

The food and service was outstanding with a great view from the 9th floor of the hotel. I would go back and share the experience with others.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Shearn's is a hidden gem in Galveston, at the top of the Moody Gardens Hotel. It blends old-school service with a fresh menu. Steaks are superlative, but do not forget to order your souffle for dessert! My favorite is raspberry. These days, it feels like we pay five-star prices for three-star service and meals--at Shearn's, you get what you pay for--in a good way!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Romantic, quiet with awesome Gulf views and top level service and menu. Brush up on your knowledge of multiple utensils and wine glasses!! If you don't have a clue about "high" or "executive" restaurant service, the staff will subtly handle it without embarrassing you. The maitre d is a gentlemanly pro and the waitstaff top notch.
Dress up and enjoy old world class.

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Phenomenal service and ambience. Food top notch. View from 9th floor is outstanding.
Will be back next time in Galveston.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We were in Galveston for the 4th of July. Stearns provided very welcome respite from the tourist hordes. Great food, Great view, nice wine selection. A little expensive but worth it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Elegant Classic food. Old school ambience

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Shearns opened for Fathers Day, so I decided to surprise my boyfriend with dinner. Booking through Open Table was easy and quick, BUT--I didn't see the dress code, so we showed up in shorts. The maitre d' didn't miss a beat, but directed us to the lounge, where we enjoyed excellent service, the same menu as in the dining room, and live music, all with a great sunset view and a casual but classy atmosphere.

We both had steaks--the NY Strip and the 20 oz. bone-in ribeye special. I asked for Pittsburgh Rare and got it to perfection. Outstanding!!! I highly recommend the wedge salad--blue cheese, bacon, and a yummy dressing that blends everything together. The sides were very nice, although I found the sautéed spinach to be very garlic-heavy. We finished up with cappuccinos.

Shearns turned my mistake into a terrific and memorable evening, instead of a big disappointment. We felt like our evening plans were important to everyone we encountered, even the pianist. We will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Scenic View, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Delicious steak and seafood pairings! Took my husband out for Father's Day. Well deserved quiet, romantic dinner and a spectacular view of the Island!

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (Houston)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This is a very special place - unfortunately there was a table of five very chatty (loud) women seated near us and it sort of spoiled the ambiance. There were just having a good time, so we didn't want to raise an issue, but it made it impossible for us to have a quiet conversation. I certainly learned all about them, however, much more than I was interested in knowing. When you are spending 100+ for dinner for two, you really don't want people acting like you are a Denny's nearby. Won't prevent me giving another try, however. The views are spectacular and the piano bar is terrific.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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