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Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks Wins Multiple OpenTable Awards

Galveston, Texas (November 7, 2013) – Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center is proud to announce Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks is the recipient of multiple awards from Shearn’s received awards in the Diners’ Choice category for Best Ambiance, Scenic View and Special Occasion.

More than 326,900 diners voted on multiple Houston/Galveston area restaurants through OpenTable. Diners provided feedback on their experience online, which allowed future diners to read reviews. One review from said “wonderful food, great service and lovely view, can’t wait to go back.” Another reviewer commented “fine adult dinning in Galveston. Food and service consistently top quality. Nice cheery atmosphere, not noisy…” A repeat dinner said “my husband and I always enjoy dinning at Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks. The staff is so professional, the view is spectacular, the food is top notch, and the décor is beautiful and elegant.” Multiple positive ratings and reviews are what keep Shearn’s Seafood and Prime Steaks customers coming back.

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 to enjoy the signature dishes of Urs Schmid including his Shrimp Dejong and Lobster Bisque. Open Tuesday through Saturday for Dinner. Dressy or casual attire required. No jeans, shorts, swimwear, cutoffs, tank tops or hats allowed in the dining area. Collared shirts and sandals are acceptable.

OpenTable is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 12 million diners per month via online bookings across approximately 30,000 restaurants.

AAA Four Diamond Award

For 75 years The American Automobile Association has been the country’s most extensive and informative hotel and restaurant rating agency. AAA’s Diamond Rating System is among the most trusted and recognized guidelines in the industry. We are proud to have achieved AAA’s esteemed Four Diamond Rating for the last 9 years for both the hotel and Shearn’s Restaurant. Shearn’s is one of only 11 restaurants in the Houston/Galveston region to have this honor.

TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence Award 2012, 2013 and 2014

The Moody Gardens Hotel is honored to be a winner of TripAdvisor’s 2012, 2013 and 2014 Certificate of Excellence Award. This prestigious award is extended to hotels that consistently maintain an overall rating of four or higher in customer ratings. Only 10% of hotels achieve this status. TripAdvisor is the world’s largest and most trusted travel community with over 30 million customer reviews.

Successful Meetings Pinnacle Award 2012

The Moody Gardens Hotel has been named one of the best hotels and has received a prestigious Pinnacle Award from Successful Meetings. The 2012 Pinnacle Awards are the mark of excellence for meeting destinations, hotels and conference centers. The awarded organizations have done an outstanding job servicing their meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions during the previous year.

Meetings and Conventions Magazine's Gold Key Award

The award of excellence bestowed upon the finest hotels, resorts and conference centers.

Meeting planners selected their winning properties based on strict industry criteria including: staff attitude; quality of meeting rooms (link to Meetings & Events page); quality of guest services; food and beverage service; proficiency of handling reservations; availability of technical/support equipment and range of recreational facilities.

Smart Meetings Platinum Award 2010

This prestigious award recognizes excellence in service and amenities among meeting facilities in the Western U.S., Canada and Mexico. Out of thousands of qualified properties, only 100 are chosen.  

Winners earn this recognition by providing the best in ambience, amenities, facility quality, guest services, meeting space, restaurant and dining facilities, staff attitude, technical support and recreational activities.

Corporate & Incentive Travel Award of Excellence

2010 recipient of one of the meeting industry’s most prestigious awards. The coveted Award of Excellence is bestowed upon properties selected by C&I subscribers that best served their corporate meetings and/or incentive travel programs.

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