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Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks
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Ranked #46 of 315 Restaurants in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$31 - US$50
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Jones Road
Description: Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks is one of only 11 Houston/Galveston area restaurants to receive AAA’s Four Diamond Award of Excellence and has done so each year since 2004. Located on the ninth floor, Shearn's Seafood and Prime Steaks is Galveston's finest restaurant unsurpassed both in cuisine and service with an upscale ambiance. Local Galvestonians flock to this Island oasis (link to Activities & Attractions page) to enjoy the signature dishes of Urs Schmid including his Shrimp Dejong and Lobster Bisque. Open Tuesday through Saturday for Dinner. Dressy Casual attire required. No jeans, shorts, swimwear, cutoffs, tank tops or hats allowed in the dining area. Collared shirts and sandals are acceptable.Shearn's Lounge is the perfect setting for afternoon and evening cocktails surrounded by truly spectacular views of the stunning Pyramids of Moody Gardens and the sunsets over Galveston Bay. Open Tuesday through Saturday in the afternoons. Dressy Casual Attire.
Galveston, Texas
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245 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 436 helpful votes
“Problems outside the restaurant”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

A very fine restaurant, with one of the better views of Galveston.
Interior is elegant, up-scale. Very classy.
Service this night was first-rate: Attentive, without being intrusive. Pleasant, helpful servers who got blind-sided when the kitchen didn't tell them they were out of an item.
Food was well-presented, very good, except the filet was cooked without imagination.

Problem came, as it often does with hotel restaurants, with Handicapped access. NO handicapped parking for restaurant patrons! Valet parking may be free for restaurant, but couldn't confirm it. Still, free valet parking means you should tip, which means you have to pay for disabled parking (unless you're a totally cheap jerk) while healthy folks can walk right in. Fortunately the parking lot out back led into a wet, dank parking structure and an elevator. So, three stars instead of five.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank danny w
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Besst steaks!!!!”
Reviewed 16 March 2014 via mobile

Went on a date with the bf. He has the filet milone. It was so delicious! Cooked to perfection. I had the new York strip steak. I was so juicy. Only issue was I wanted it well done but it was still pink so I had to send it back. Second time it was still a little pink but I delt with it. Everyone was nice and courteous. The cheese type appetizer we got was not the best especially for 12$. We both got full and considering the price it was well worth it. Would visit again.

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1 Thank Heather K
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The Woodlands, Texas
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Away from the noise”
Reviewed 13 March 2014

After walking the Mardi Gras parade route with screaming and bead catching our dinner and stay at Moody Gardens was a nice rest from the excitement. Service was great and the food very fresh and flavorable. Walked next door to finish the evening with a drink and soulful live music.
Views from the restaurant and our room were wonderful. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank Pookie36
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Graham, Texas
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“4 star”
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Good service and good food. With the view it was a spectacular romantic dinner for the two of us. We will be back.

Visited February 2014
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Thank sbri09
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Seattle, Washington
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Simply O.K. Experience”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

I made a reservation for party of 4 the same day. Please request a window table because the first table offered was in the middle of traffic pattern. There is ample wait staff serving the table but inconsistent in application. My husband had to ask for bread replacement twice. The have a nice wine selection with a reasonably priced Malbec for $45. The special asparagus soup tasted better than the lobster bisque. After a 1 hour wait our main course arrived. The restaurant was not full on a Thursday night so unclear why the wait. My steak au poivre came without the sauce so I had to ask for it. It was simply O.K. My friend's crab cakes were simply O.K. My husband liked the special beef medallions and my other friend thoroughly enjoyed his veal chop. The best was saved for last ... grand Marnier soufflé. The tab with the 17% gratuity they automatically added for 4 resulted in a $280 meal. No "thank you" as we left the restaurant. I would not go back.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Hystericalhappiness
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