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Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston, Galveston, TX

Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston

4.3
4.3
991 Reviews
$30 and under
American

To walk through the doors of Hearsay on the Strand is to be transported to an undefined era in history. Sip specialty craft cocktails and savor inspired renditions of contemporary American dishes as you embark on a journey through time where past and present collide. At Hearsay, we’re half old-world revival, half culinary crusaders, creating a dining experience that is simply chic antique.

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Booked 46 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 16:00–23:00 Thu 11:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–00:00 Sun 11:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    (409) 539-5914

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Nick Banaszek

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrating a milestone or setting up meeting? We have a gorgeous private dining room perfect for small and large events, corporate or family style with a chic-antic inspired atmosphere. We have the perfect private space for you! Get a custom quote for birthday parties, company meetings, rehearsal dinners or any occasion!

  • Area

    Galveston

  • Cross Street

    Rosenberg (next to the Island Transit Bus Station)

  • Parking Details

    Metered parking along The Strand (9am-6pm Monday - Saturday)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Friday - Sunday Brunch at Hearsay On The Strand

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 - 15:00,Fri - Sat - 11:00 - 15:00
    Now serving extended Brunch at Hearsay On The Strand. Available Friday-Sunday 11am to 3pm. Check our Website and social media for more details.
  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Fri - 16:00 - 18:00
    Check out our new Happy Hour Menu available Monday- Friday 4pm-6pm. $8 Appetizers, $5 Domestic/local drafts, $6 Select Red & White Wine, $7 Premium Wells and $10 Cocktails
  • Reverse Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 21:00 - 23:00
    Join us Monday - Thursday from 9pm to close for $8 appetizers, $5 domestic/local drafts, $6 select red & white wines by the glass, $7 premium wells, and $10 select cocktails

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What 991 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Galveston

    Hot Spot

  • Galveston

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Galveston

    Romance

  • Galveston

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Galveston

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  1. L

    Lauren

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    We made reservations but we were very hungry an hour before so we thought to try to get in a little bit before, luckily we did. The service wasn’t terrible, we got small cups compared to everyone else and we didn’t order anything special drink wise. My cup of water was empty for a while, fortunate enough we got our own pitcher of water. It took a while for the food to get out to us, but we enjoyed every bite. The hearsay burger was amazing, the chicken sandwich was amazing, and their redsnapper tacos are also amazing. The food was worth the wait in my opinion. I would recommend going here to anyone that wants some good cuisine.

  2. T

    Tugx273

    Houston

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food1service5ambience5

    The service and atmosphere were extraordinary, but the food had no taste, was cold and less than satisfying..

  3. AS

    AndrewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had many options in the Strand and chose here. Very nice place to eat in Galveston.

  4. JK

    JanetK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5

    We chose Hearsay based on other reviews and had high expectations! Unfortunately those expectations were not met. Half of the food came out cold, they took 20 min to bring kids menus so the children even knew what choices there were, and the wine choices were limited. However, I will say the wine pours were reasonable for the price and the food that was hot was tasty. The staff was kind, warm and respectful to both the adults and the kids (sometimes wait staff can be rude and dismissive to kids, so this was a plus!). I still recommend the restaurant, just keep your expectations in check. Expect overpriced food on the Strand with warm service in an upscale setting.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is always our go to when we want a nice meal out. The food was delicious, our server was fantastic, and, best of all, my dad is now a fan…he’s critical of most restaurants we take him to. Cocktails are perfectly crafted, you get a great value for your money, and each of us was ready to lick our plates clean. We ordered Chicken fried steak, pork chop, salmon, and red fish. Each was unique in flavor and each was equally delicious. We also had the charcuterie board (yum) and the desserts (one of each to split). I have never not enjoyed a meal here. Keep it up!

  6. JG

    JackieG

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food2service3ambience3

    Food cold and service slow.

  7. TS

    TonyS

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The father's day special eggs benedict was exceptional . And a great value for the money.

  8. MW

    MelissaW

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Father’s Day

  9. KB

    KellyB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Was a great place with great food. My wife a culinary trained chef. Said the food was prepared excellent. Not something she says often.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The food and cocktails were delicious, and the atmosphere was beautiful!

  11. T

    Theblogger

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Visiting Galveston for the first time, mg family and I got tons of recommendations on where to eat as much seafood as possible but with a seafood allergy in the group, we were skeptical and worried till we stumbled on Hearsay (a pleasant and delicious surprise). The food was amazing and the service with Day was amazing. She was attentive, helpful and very professional.

  12. MD

    MrzDuBoss

    Houston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great! If you eat on the balcony make sure you protect your food because the seagulls are so disrespectful! I’m glad we were done with our food because this one would have caught a plate to the dome. Other than that we had a great brunch.

  13. DC

    DulceCAG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We absolutely loved it! Everything was so well done, from the ease of the reservation to parking, our table was already set when we arrived, our appetizer and drinks were brought out quickly and our entrees were absolutely delicious! We weren’t rushed and the ambiance was amazing. Our waitress was so attentive and the nicest person! Definitely recommend this place for a beautiful night out!

  14. K

    Kathdg

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5

    We loved the vibe and atmosphere of this restaurant! Our server was very kind and was doing the best he could for the situation he was in. It seemed to be very short staffed on June 10th, the night of our visit. We had a party of 10 and sat in the bar section upstairs. Loved the food, drinks, atmosphere, and staff. However, the service was extremely slow. We had a 7:30 reservation. The hosts had us wait a reasonable amount of time to get our table cleaned off before seating us. When we got to our table, our server told us he would be right with us, but he was so busy he did not return to take our drink order for around 10 minutes later. We then waited about 10 more minutes for our sodas to come out. It was probably 30 minutes after that when our appetizer arrived. We ordered all our food and drinks at the same time so that the server could put them in whenever he had time, but our entrees did not come out until 9:00 pm. Again, all the employees were very friendly, but the understaffing issue needs to be resolved before we would return.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Anniversary

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience3

    Food was very over priced, low quality (ie. Who serves fake mashed potatoes with a 40$ filet minon? Food crime…) and all was extremely overcooked - hard enough to have defended ourselves against predators with it. Service however (waitress) was incredible. Ambience was very cool.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The ambience was very chic, open, and airy. We ordered the Texas charcuterie, and that was delicious! Brisket makes everything better. For entrees, we ordered the pork chop and the crunchy ahi tuna tacos. Oh my. The chop was perfectly cooked and not dried out. The smoked Gouda grits and bacon Brussels sprouts were so flavorful. The tacos were refreshing, and the street corn casserole that came with the tacos was a great compliment. We ordered a bread pudding to go, and we were delighted. Service was a little slow at the start, but by the end of our meal, it was excellent! Would definitely come back here again.

  18. JG

    JoeG

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3

    We had reservations and had to wait. Never got text notification. Others were told no walk ins but got in and seated before we did. Service was slow. I’m glad we only got a desert and drinks because people were waiting for a lengthy time for food.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience1

    The ambiance was all off for dining on a Saturday brunch. Very quite. No music… waiters were mehh. Not they they weren’t attentive just very boring. If you are wanting a fun brunch place I wouldn’t recommend here. Maybe happy hour in the evening is better to try this place.

  20. f

    foodie1

    Houston

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Love the charcuterie board and atmosphere!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We received a complimentary anniversary dessert! Great wait staff!

  22. CP

    ChuckP

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good. Definitely one of our new favorites

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had an excellent meal here! Food is delicious and something for everyone on the menu. Waitress was fantastic.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    the steak was great but the "garlic mashed potatoes" were very bland & I'm not sure they were real potatoes.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    Service was not very good. Our waiter wasn’t very attentive to us. Our appetizer came out with our entrees. Just not a very pleasant experience service wise but the food was good.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3

    Went there for our anniversary date. Had a reservation, table was not ready. Finally got seated and ordered some drinks. Waited thirty minutes to get the drink, which were the worst drinks, who messes up an old fashion? After we got our drinks we ordered our food. My wife ordered a soup and I had fried shrimp. Waited for another hour and ten minutes to get food that was so cold it must have been sitting on a counter for over an hour. Only reason this has one star is because I can’t give it zero stars

  27. KC

    KCMartin

    New Orleans

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    We had reservations for 11 people. When we arrived it seemed someone had seated a party at our table. The manager quickly took care of this and put us in the private dining room. Would definitely go back.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my second time dining here. Had issues with both reservations (not the restaurant’s fault) and they were more than happy to accommodate us both times. The food here is amazing!! Highly recommend the crab crusted red fish. The atmosphere is great. The food took a little bit to come out to the table this last time but the server kept us updated and even threw in a round of drinks for the table. We will be making this a regular stop on all our future trips to Galveston.

  29. JB

    JoshB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great place to celebrate our anniversary! Since it was a holiday weekend the restaurant was understandably very busy. Even with that being said we had a wonderful experience. Our server Diana was absolutely amazing! While she was juggling a high volume of customers she still made us feel like we were a top priority. We never had an empty glass, she made knowledgeable recommendations from the menu, and she checked in on us regularly. We even saw her stop at one point and help the people at the hostess stand roll silverware in napkins because they were out of silverware with the high volume of people. Diana absolutely made our entire dining experience! I would highly recommend asking for her when you visit Hearsay on The Stand! On top of the great service the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back in the future.

  30. MG

    MarkG

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Like a Clint Eastwood move. Good. Bad. Ugly. First off. The food was excellent. Ahi tuna tacos. Redfish. Wonderful desserts. Cold beer The other stuff? Service was poor at best. Slow. Poor timing. Waiters confused. An excellent meal with disjointed service. Lots of empty tables. Lots of people wanting to dine But inadequate waitstaff.

  31. C

    Christina226

    Houston

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Our waitress and hostess were phenomenal!!! The only complaint would be the rosemary seasoning on the fries! I can understand having that as an option… but definitely not ok for the kids… they were disappointed… overall the food was good, but with that rosemary I rated it a 3!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brunch was delicious Service excellent

  33. G

    Grace

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great drinks, the place decorated really well, and great service

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    Well I have to say that my visit to the hearsay on the strand was disappointing and underwhelming. My husband and I stayed on the strand in January and we wanted to go to the hearsay but sadly they were fully booked the night we were there and weren't taking anymore reservations. Well fast forward to today 5-28-22 and we finally got to go! Today is my husband's birthday and we were looking forward to dinner with 2 of our friends. My husband and one of our friends both ordered "handhelds" (the Byrd burger and a chicken sandwich) they were both please with their meals aside from the Mac n cheese, but I'll get into that later. Myself and our other friend both got the filet mignon, I subbed my green beans for Mac n cheese. Well to start, my stead that I ordered medium rare came out closer to well done, and both of our steaks were dry as could be, gritty texture, definitely NOT a melt in your mouth filet mignon. On the the mashed potatoes that we both got, very bland and honestly seemed more like instant mashed potatoes, lastly the macaroni. One would think "gouda macaroni" would be so cheesy and flavorful, not tonight. All 4 of us at the table tasted the macaroni and it was bland and basically tasted like wet, watery noodles, no flavor at all! $120 wasted on our dinner tonight. Not to mention the flies that were everywhere! And I also witnessed multiple guests leaving because when they got to the hostess stand and waited for a table, no one would come to seat them. Tonight was not even busy either compared to the amount of staff that was working. The ONLY reason I gave 2 stars is because it is a cute little place, but that's about all that's going for it, aside from that the service, food, overall quality is 1 star!

  35. JE

    JoelE

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We Love all the specialty restaurants here on the Island .Hearsay is Wonderful 🌺

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Waitress was amazing Definitely miss the bacon appetizers

  37. DB

    DeborahB

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome bar, great flavor in food dishes

  38. j

    jimg

    Dallas

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alway consistent

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4

    Food was completely cold.

  40. M

    Mily2

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Visiting from out of town and had a great time here!! The deviled eggs were a bit salty and the Philly cheesesteak egg rolls were just ok. Although there was more to be desired from the apps they made up for it in amazing cocktails and yummy entrees!! I definitely recommend Hearsay for your next night out, the crab crusted redfish and the shrimp and grits were delicious!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston using the Order Online button. Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (409) 539-5914.

Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston is rated 4.3 stars by 991 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

June 2022
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Booked 46 times today
Google Map for Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston

2410 Strand St Galveston, TX 77550

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Rosenberg (next to the Island Transit Bus Station)

  • Area

    Galveston

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Wed 16:00–23:00 Thu 11:00–23:00 Fri, Sat 11:00–00:00 Sun 11:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Metered parking along The Strand (9am-6pm Monday - Saturday)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Nick Banaszek

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (409) 539-5914

  • Private party facilities

    Celebrating a milestone or setting up meeting? We have a gorgeous private dining room perfect for small and large events, corporate or family style with a chic-antic inspired atmosphere. We have the perfect private space for you! Get a custom quote for birthday parties, company meetings, rehearsal dinners or any occasion!

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