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:
Felipe Gonzales

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

Shearns Seafood and Prime Steaks Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.4

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Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (30)
Romantic (28)
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Good for a Date (24)
Scenic View (23)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Worth the Drive (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Notable Wine List (9)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Cozy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Live Music (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Waterfront (2)
Casual (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
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Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

We went for restaurant week as this is an upscale expensive menu and usually not in our budget. The food was delicious and the view outstanding.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined 3 days ago

Restaurant Week in Galveston is not to be missed. Our group of 11, who love good food, travel together and live in Galveston, would never miss the opportunity to dine at Shearn's at the Moody Gardens Hotel.

Yes, the views are fabulous, whether day or night, and the service and food is excellent. Never let the thought of a hotel restaurant be a deterrent. Shearn's is a "must" go to place. Classy, elegant but not pretentious. A nice variety to choose from for even the pickiest eater.

We all have dines at some wonderful restaurants worldwide and Shearn's is right there at the top.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Memphis)·Dined 4 days ago

Loved it and can’t wait to go back. Fine dining at its best

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 (Houston)·Dined 4 days ago

This is fine dining. The service is first class. The view from the 9th floor of Moody Gardens Hotel is excellent.Steak was perfect as was the wine.There are a couple of restaurants in Galveston that have matching service and food but packed dining rooms, but the view and the space between tables at Shearn's makes you feel like you are the only people in the room.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Shearn’s is right up there with Rudy and Paco’s. I haven’t actually eaten at the Steakhouse at the San Luis but these are probably the three best restaurants in Galveston.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We came here for restaurant week. Two of us ordered the short ribs and they were fabulous. However two of us ordered the grouper fish and it was so over done and dry we were unable to eat it. They did not offer to comp us or replace the meal even after we reported that the fish was too dry to eat. Will never order fish here again.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Steak was extraordinary. Mark provided exceptional service. Shearns is always a nice experience.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Wonderful wait staff and fabulous food. We always enjoy Shern's and everything about it!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Awesome service. The waiter remembered us from before and already had our bottle of wine next to the table.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The service was horrible! It took us 1 hour and 40 minutes to get our food!

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service and food are always great. This visit was no exception.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Our waitstaff was outstanding and helped me make my selection gluten free. The food and drinks were excellent! We’ll be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food is very good and so is the service. However, if you are staying at the hotel, DO NOT charge the bill to the hotel, they do a VERY POOR job of keeping track of charges to your credit card. I stayed in November and in December at the hotel and I am still trying to reconcile the charges they made to my credit card and the actual charges I made. They just charge your credit card for anything AFTER you have checked out and sign the final bill.

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This is Galveston's hidden jewel. Very good service and food.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Shearns is a special treat in Galveston. It's the most elegant dining spot on the island, so it's perfect for special occasions. On the top floor of Moody Gardens, you are treated to some pretty special views as well.
Food was delicious, waitstaff very courteous, and as we were there on an evening just before Christmas, the dining area was magical.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had snapper picatta, a special...was very
good...the fish was fresh and nicely cooked...
I would have preferred a little more sauce...
my girlfriend, a vegetarian, asked our waiter about
a dish called the "Vegetable Stack"....the waiter was
not familiar with it...that should have been a tip-off...
she ordered it anyway...small little tower of veggies topped
with mozzarella and bathed in a reddish, Italian sauce...
didn't look or taste great to me..she ate it reluctantly...
on the other hand, we split some mac and cheese...truly
some of the best I've had...gooey white cheddar sauce
baked to perfection...yumm...cream brulee was very
nice for dessert...not as expensive as comparable Houston
restaurants...I personally wish they'd do away with the
tuxedos for the waiters...too dated....the waiters are young
and deserve a uniform that is more trendy...ambiance is
great with water view...

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Scenic View, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great food and excellent service. We always go for the holidays.

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Enjoyed it although I requested a window seat and told them it was my hubbys biryhday. Neither was recognized

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 (Houston)·Dined on December 13, 2017

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.

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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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