Enjoy A Summer Dinner Fit For Royalty At Shearn’s Seafood And Prime Steaks

This summer, treat yourself to a memorable meal at Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks. Located on the 9th floor of Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center, you will see why it’s a favorite among locals and those looking for a special treat.

During the summer, Shearn’s is open Tuesday – Sunday until August 7. Being open an additional day gives guests more time to sample the delightful menu that ranges from Smoked Salmon, garnished with lemon, capers, red onion horseradish crème and toast points, to Shrimp Dejonge that is baked in a light marsala sauce and topped with Chef Urs’ delectable herb butter to Rack of Lamb Provencal that is seasoned with garlic and herbs de provence, carved tableside served with pinot noir rosemary au jus. Not to mention the wonderful desserts that are great for sharing with that special someone.

Visiting Shearn’s with a loved one is a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or any special occasions. With spectacular views of the Moody Gardens Pyramids and sunsets over Galveston Bay it’s no surprise Shearn’s is rated as one of OpenTable’s “Most Romantic Restaurants” in America. The wonderful food, spectacular views and ambiance are hard to beat. This Galveston restaurant is also a AAA 4 Diamond Award of Excellence recipient and is one of only 11 Houston/Galveston area restaurants to receive the honor and has won it each year since 2004.

Making reservations at Shearn’s is very easy to do. You can call 409-683-4554 or make your reservation through OpenTable. Our hours are Tuesday through Sunday: 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Sressy casual attire required. No flip-flops, shorts, swimwear, cutoffs, tank tops or hats allowed in the dining area. Collared shirts and sandals are acceptable.

Eat, Drink and be Merry with Family and Friends at Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center

Thanksgiving is this week! Do you have your turkey, pies and sides ready? If you don’t, we’ve got you covered at the Thanksgiving Buffet at Moody Gardens. Enjoy traditional Thanksgiving foods such as Tom Turkey with Gravy, Prime Rib au Jus with Horseradish Sauce, Crispy Crusted Tilapia over Vegetable Juliennes, Cornbread and Chestnut Dressing, Pumpkin Soup with Herbed Croutons, an assortment of homemade desserts including Pumpkin Pie and Jack Daniels Chocolate Chip Pie, and complimentary bloody mary’s and mimosas. Call 409-683-4466 and make your reservation now! Buffet seating will be available beginning starting at 11:30 a.m. and will continue every half hour through the last seating at 3:00 p.m. Prices are $52.95 for adults, $42.95 for seniors, $24.95 for children (4-12).

After “stuffing” yourself with yummy foods, walk off your meal at our Festival of Lights. The mile-long outdoor walking trail is the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit. On the trail, you’ll see various lighted displays set to music. You can also skate around on the area’s only outdoor ice skating rink (bring your own skates or rentals available for $7), try out our Arctic Ice Slide or take pictures with Santa. Festival admission is $10.95 (includes ice skate admission).
Every Thursday at Festival of Lights is Food Drive Thursdays. Food Drive Thursdays offer the opportunity to enjoy the Festival of Lights and get a special discount to help those in need this holiday season. Bring a non-perishable food item every Thursday throughout the Festival and receive a two-for-one Festival admission. The food will be donated to the Galveston County and Houston Food Bank.

Enjoy the excitement of the holiday shopping season at our Home for the Holidays Gift Market. On Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28, browse more than 150 vendors with items ranging from clothing, candles, soaps, jewelry, home décor and more. Admission is $6.00 per ticket and when you buy one, you’ll get one free. Hotel guests will receive complimentary admission. Teachers get in free both days (with id), Admission to Festival of Lights is $5.95 with a Home for the Holidays Gift Market ticket.

Want to see what winter feels like in other parts of the country? Visit Ice Land Ice Sculptures and see 2 million pounds of ice transformed into majestic marvels. The 30 feet tall sculptures are housed in our insulated tent and kept at 9 degrees. Don’t worry, all guests will receive parkas to keep warm. Adults are $26.95 and seniors (65+) and children (4-12) are $21.95.

Let Us Do The Cooking This Thanksgiving

Give thanks on Thanksgiving Day and enjoy a bountiful feast with family and friends as Moody Gardens Hotel hosts its annual Thanksgiving Day Buffet prepared by Executive Chef Robbin Murphy.

On November 26, the buffet will be held in the magnificent Frances Anne Moody Ballroom from 11am- 3pm. The mouthwatering menu prepared by Chef Murphy highlights classic favorites and specialties guaranteed to satisfy all appetites. The menu will feature a delightful selection of offerings such as roasted Tom Turkey with Pan an Jus and Giblet Gravy, dressing, glazed ham, harvest salad, candied sweet potatoes, braised brisket, roasted butternut squash, freshly baked breads and an assortment of homemade desserts such as pumpkin, chocolate and coconut cream pies. Complimentary Bloody Marys and mimosas will also be available.

Seating times are available every half hour beginning at 11am with the last seating at 3pm. Prices are $52.95 for adults, $42.95 seniors, $24.95 for children (ages four-12) and free for children three and under.

For reservations, call (409) 683-4466.

Celebrate an Unforgettable Mother’s Day at Moody Gardens

A guiding hand, a gentle kiss and the warmth of unconditional love are among the many gifts Mothers have given us through the years. This Mother’s Day, celebrate Mom’s special place in your life with a spectacular getaway to Moody Gardens Hotel.

– Mother’s Day Buffet
– Mothers eat free (1 mother, per guest room)
– Mothers get a rose
– Mother’s Day menu
– Mother’s Day prices

On Sunday, May 10 treat Mom to a hassle-free Mother’s Day Buffet filled with a delightful selection of breads, soups, salads, entrees, desserts and more. Enjoy Chilled Strawberry Soup, Omelet and Waffle Stations, an assortment of fresh fruits, salads and vegetables, Roast Sirloin Au Jus, Chilled Gulf Shrimp and Blue Crab Fingers, Nut Crusted Atlantic Cod with Apple Vinaigrette, Roast Pork Loin with Mango Salsa, Chicken Cordon Bleu, a decadent dessert table, a flambé station and more! As an added bonus, moms eat free*. Prices for the Mother’s Day Buffet are $48.95 for Adults, $38.95 for Seniors, $24.95 for Children 4-12, and Children three and under are free. Seatings for the Mother’s Day Buffet are available every half hour from 11:00am to 3:00pm. For Buffet reservations call 409-683-4466.

*One mother per hotel room.

Mother’s Day at Moody Gardens

Mother’s Day ought to be memorable and serve as a reminder of the love and appreciation moms need year-round. What better way to create joyful Mother’s Day memories than with a weekend getaway at a Galveston Island resort?

Moody Gardens Hotel in Galveston is an ideal location for Mother’s Day celebrations. With its wide selection of activities and luxurious accommodations, the resort offers moms a chance to take a well-deserved break from work and responsibility. So what can they enjoy at Moody Gardens over Mother’s Day weekend?

Mother’s Day Treats at Moody Gardens Hotel
The chief highlight of Mother’s Day at Moody Gardens is the Sunday buffet, which opens at 11 a.m. and continues well into the afternoon.

Moms eat for free and can indulge in a wide selection of delicious food. These include waffles, salads, chilled strawberry soup, fresh fruit, and omelets prepared the way she likes. If she loves seafood, she can enjoy chilled Gulf shrimp, blue crab, and nut-crusted Atlantic cod served with an apple vinaigrette. Meat dishes range from chicken cordon bleu to a roast pork loin prepared with mango salsa. She can also help herself to freshly baked breads and an assortment of vegetable side dishes.

Make sure she saves room for dessert. Desserts include cookies, cakes, chocolate mousse, French pastries, and richly flavored offerings from a flambé station.

Along with the high-quality buffet, Moody Gardens Hotel offers other treats for visiting moms. They will receive a complimentary rose and the chance to participate in free yoga classes on Saturday and Sunday. The hotel’s spa also provides them with opportunities for rejuvenation and stress relief.

More Moody Gardens Fun on Mother’s Day
Visiting Moody Gardens on Mother’s Day weekend means you get a chance to explore Galveston Island’s beaches and parkland. Moms can go for a swim, work on their tan, or enjoy an invigorating hike.

As a guest at Moody Gardens Hotel, you won’t have to travel far for a variety of recreational activities. On Mother’s Day weekend, the resort will host the Red Cat Jazz Festival, which features renowned performers and a special event honoring the mothers of jazz legends. Moody Gardens is also well-known for its numerous family-friendly activities. Visit the Rainforest Pyramid, where you can observe exotic monkeys, otters, and alligators up close. The Aquarium Pyramid introduces you to a host of aquatic wildlife, including sharks and seals. And why not enjoy world-class theaters, a recently renovated golf course, and a thrilling zip line over a beach?

For more information about planning your Mother’s Day visit at Moody Gardens, be sure to check out our website. With our well-earned Certificates of Excellence from TripAdvisor, we have a reputation for offering a high-quality vacation experience.