Hearsay on The Strand - Galveston

4.5
707 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.

Update: We will be operating at 75 % capacity after September 21, 2020

Experiences

  • Monday - Fried Chicken or Fried Shrimp Night $15

    $15.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Fried Chicken OR Fried Shrimp (Crispy or Hot Nashville) with choice of 2 sides. Enjoy $4 Draft Beer with purchase
  • Wednesday - Ladies Night

    Multiple dates available

    $5 Bruschetta, $8 Prosecco, $8 Cocktails (Deep Eddy Orange Blossom Cosmo, Ford's Gin French 75, & Aperol Spritz, $6 Wine By The Glass (select Red & White)
  • Thursday - Gentleman's Night (Steak Night)

    $20.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    6 oz Filet OR 12 oz Ribeye with Choice of 2 Sides
  • Every Tuesday - Hearsay Classics

    Multiple dates available

    Hearsay Burger $8 Cheese Fries $5 Fried Bavarian Pretzel $6 Featured Classic Craft Cocktail $8 Draft Beer of the Day $4 Select Wines $6 Available from 4pm-6pm every Tuesday

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 707 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new place on the Strand. We had a lovely dinner for four overlooking the first floor. The food was exceptional.

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vipChristyP
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This was our first time at Hearsay, and we will be back! The inside is beautiful but we ate outside on the upstairs patio with a view of The Strand and live music from another venue wafting up. We did the Gentleman's Night steak special and enjoyed it. Next time I want to try the fried brownie fritters!

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LoriS
Houston
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Atmosphere and service was awesome. Only dissappointment was they didn’t have the Orange Blossom Cosmo for ladies night, but that wasn’t a big deal. I would highly recommend !

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Wait time for apps was 30 minutes and dinner was 1hour.

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Willk
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice place for a night out downtown. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Based on reviews and photos, we were hoping for a bit of an upscale Strand dining experience. Despite very few other diners, service was slow and the food was just okay. For two kids and two adults, our ticket was quite high, and we didn’t even all order entrees. Will likely not return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter, Herbert, was excellent and very attentive. We enjoyed our brunch.

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Devin
Dallas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated right away, food and drinks were delicious, and prices were lower than I was expecting. Couldn’t ask for more

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JasonA
Oklahoma City
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food and drinks were great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, amazing food, libations are to die for. Waitstaff very snooty. We were not dressed in our "Sunday best". We treated as such. Not revisited after drink and appetizer order. We were dismissed and judged by our casual dress. We had to prompt the waiter through all steps of our dining experience. As locals this was a disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was excellent, value was exceptional. Beautiful historic restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation

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SusanC
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steak + beautiful ambiance = fantastic date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

One of our favorite places to eat here. Very good variety and the quality is very consistent.

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Coco
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, we love hearsay! Its our favorite on teh island.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Reservation kept with no wait. Appetizer came out fairly slowly and so entrees were brought out before we could finish appetizer. Charcuterie board was delicious!! Steaks were good as were the side. A little over-priced but in a busy tourist area we expected higher prices. Good service and food.

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KarrenL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cute decor located in the historic downtown. Big portions of tasty food with a wide selection of drinks. We were seated quickly and service was very attentive. Food was a bit too heavy and greasy which is why for me it was 4 not 5.

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vipAprilT
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service! Location is on the strand & near all the shops. Would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, fantastic service! Our server (Will) made great recommendations and everything was amazing! It is also consistently good every time we have visited!

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islachica62
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak night at Hearsay is something we look forward to every Thursday. The steaks are done to perfection and our waitstaff Maxine was excellent. She double checked to make sure our steaks were done to order and was very attentive. If you are shopping on the Strand make your final stop Hearsay. You won't be disappointed.

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StephanieH
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Food was OK. Great atmosphere & decor inside is top-notch. Bar area nicely done.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was very slow and inconsistent. We waited 30 minutes for water but they sat people who had a reservation much later than ours who showed up early and they got drinks immediately.

The food was also really inconsistent. Very little flavor other than the fried foods. This was not worth the price. They were very short staffed and management was nowhere to be seen. They left a teenager to run front of house and it did not go well.

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vipRichie
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Perfect start to our date day.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, amazing cocktails and old Fashions with Woodford Reserve. Will go back. Know where to park before you get there.

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LynnW
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Food and Service was Great! The combination of flavors of the food was well thought out and had a Great Taste. Tried a couple of your Specialty Drinks and they were Amazing too. . Loved the Band and very pleasant to listen to and still visit. Fun Fun !
Thank You!

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IreneM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mark was a great waiter!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Not impressed with the service. Everything took too long, including cocktails. I read the reviews and service seems to continue to be a challenge.

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OpenTable Diner
Anchorage
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Fantastic food.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The overall experience was terrible. We believe it was an off night because the manager paid for our meals without us even mentioning the poor experience to him.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a group of 5 with a child a there were so many selections everyone was satisfied. Great service. Took a little long to get the dessert and ticket. We had a great time and would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Our waitress was great, but like everyone else right now they’re severely understaffed and you could tell. The food was good, perhaps a touch more expensive than it should’ve been. They left the TVs on a strange channel the whole time we were there and we watched some very strange things or. Sunday brunch crowd, but the place is beautiful otherwise. It was a fun brunch spot, just a bit busy.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe, food, & service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , sat upstairs , all protocols adhered to for safety... my family and I loved it ...

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BrianL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Horrible service. Freezing cold in the restaurant which made our food cold within a few minutes of getting it.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

This is a great location and ambience. My wife and I have had a great time here in the past. The last couple of times, however, have been a disappointment. Most recently, the dinner with out of town guests was the biggest disappointment yet, primarily because of the waiter. He did not know the menu and referred us to our phones. He left the empty appetizer dishes on the table during our entire stay. He seemed minimally interested in ensuring that we had an enjoyable dining experience. We believe it reasonable to expect more for a meal that cost nearly $200. We tipped only 10% to show our dissatisfaction.

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RachelH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful night celebrating a birthday. Fantastic dishes and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Today was my second visit as I had gone there two days prior for dinner. Today we went for brunch. I ordered the brisket omelette which was very tasty but I realized after we left that I didn’t receive the Gouda grits that accompanies the dish. Very disappointed about that. The waitress we had wasn’t as attentive as she should’ve been.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner with friends. We had a great time and the food was excellent! We were especially thrilled to have a table side visit from a previous bartender who was off shift last night. Thanks for visiting us Hector and providing your excellent Hex cocktail recipe!! Maxine was an excellent server and we enjoyed her company!! Until the next time…cheers!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there was really great!Very Chic!Great food with gluten free options!Bartender Hector was on point with drinks!!We will definitely be back!

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 4.5 stars by 707 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.