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

Shearns Seafood and Prime Steaks Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (18)
Romantic (17)
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Good for a Date (16)
Special Occasion (15)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Music (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Casual (2)
Waterfront (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
People Watching (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Houston)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and ambience as always was great. Service was slow this time but still well worth the wait.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wedding Anniversary. It was a very special experience thanks to Damian.

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Absolutely LOVED this place! The service was outstanding. The menu was outstanding and the food was delicious! Will definitely be back!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went for anniversary. Disappointed that the only thing they did for our anniversary was sit us in a quiet corner. My pork chop was tough. Portions on the plate besides meat are small, must buy sides even if it lists other vegetables with meat. Didn't have the right sodas for us, didn't have sangria so we ended up drinking water. Had an hr and half for dinner before we needed to leave for our next activity. Took an hour to get our meal so we had to hurry through it and then had to leave. We would have stayed for dessert but didn't have time. We did tell the waiter in advance. The bread was really good. My husband's filet was great he said. The mac and cheese was really good also. I have had restaurants bring us a glass of champagne, print a special menu with our name on it, give us a dessert or Hors d'oeuvre to share. This place did nothing. Doubt we will go back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Food, service, ambiance, spectacular view, all were excellent. You fell like you have the place to yourself. A well hidden secret.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving 2017 for us here was beyond our expectations! We are world foodie travelers from Queen Creek, AZ.I have to say thier filet with foie gras on top was the best steak me and my wife had ever had! All of the staff was top notch including our waiter Damian. Not to mention the view was great! Also their Lobster Bisque was another best in my life, I would love to go back and literary drink it for dinner! We shared the cheesecake for dessert and again amazing! I loved every minute of our experience, and our Thanksgiving was one we'll never forget! Pro tip: If you like escargot get it here! Also if we ever got the chance to come back we would plan on having drinks either before or after dinner at the bar/lounge the on other side of Restaurant. The view from that side is that of Moody Gardens Pyramids. Very posh Ambiance!

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Day with family. Perfect evening. Great wine prices and food. Service was impeccable!

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 (Houston)·Dined on November 22, 2017

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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·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had just come off of a long day on the road and started searching for a great steak and seafood restaurant to have a nice quite dinner. Found Shearns online and took a chance since we are not from this area ! We have dined in some great steak houses in Boston and Worcester Ma . Our waiter Michael was the best we have ever had, the food was over the top great. All the staff were excellent and we could not of had a better evening for food and atmosphere. I will put it this way , if you never dine at Shearns you are missing the best dining experience . Thanks Michael for a great evening!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Houston)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Loved it!! We will be back!!

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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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 (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.

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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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 (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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 (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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