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The Hard Shell - Bellgrade

2nd location for beloved Richmond legend! The Hard Shell offers a variety of fresh and local seafood entrees and appetizers as well as an extensive raw bar menu featuring oysters, clams, shrimp, mussels, crab legs, lobster, and much more. The Hard Shell also features items such as filet mignon, baby back ribs, roasted chicken, vegetarian dishes and gluten free options as well.
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516 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(516 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 516 reviews
5 stars
(252)
4 stars
(183)
3 stars
(49)
2 stars
(22)
1 star
(10)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(239)
  • neighborhood gem(175)
  • fit for foodies(168)
  • good for groups(149)
  • romantic(106)
  • great for outdoor dining(79)
The Hard Shell - Bellgrade Reviews List
Review 1 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Our go to restaurant

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We eat at Hardshell 2 or 3 times a month. It's close to home and has very good seafood."
Dined on 4/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 2 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/07/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I'm in love with the Hard Shell!!! This has some amazing food and I live the live bands they have there on Saturday nights it's just an awesome experience. Can't wait to come back on Saturday to treat my mother for Mother's Day"
Dined on 3/07/2015
 2011
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Review 3 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/29/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/29/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 5 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Never a disappointment!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Seafood lovers' catch of the day...Something for land lubbers, too. Choice of upfront lively bar scene, outdoor somewhat secluded dining area in season, or comfy booth/table venues in the main dining room where you can have a peek at the progress in the kitchen! The Hard Shell can be your own boatload of fun!"
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 6 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/29/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/29/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 7 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 8 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/26/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful ambiance

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Dined on 4/25/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Dim lighting, dark mahogany booths and $22 lobster tails...Where could you go wrong? Lobster was great as was the asparagus and the the Angeline Chardonnay that accompanied the meal. The huge chocolate brownie topped with rich vanilla ice cream was the icing on the cake, so to speak. Very good experience!"
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 10 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/25/2016
 2007
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2007
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/25/2016
 2007
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Review 11 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2013
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Review 12 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
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Review 13 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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Review 14 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 15 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Disappointing

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"They were doing a fundraiser for feeding the poor (not sure which one). Great idea. We were given a choice off of a special menu if we wanted to help with the fundraiser. Everything on that menu was just about $30.00. Choose an appetizer, entree & dessert. So we did and as we ordered the three courses at once I ask that the entree not be brought out for a while to let us enjoy the appetizers and some conversation. We only get together about three or four times a year so we always have lots to talk about. Anyway before I was half way through my salad here comes the appetizer and the waitress says "the kitchen is on the ball tonight. I know this is fast but they are just really moving back there". So I finished my salad with was great after being sent back the first time because I requested no goat cheese and the first one was loaded with it. So I finished my salad and the entree got cold but cold lobster tail is still good. as were the potatoes. The asparagus was hard but still had a good flavor. Nothing was horrible but nothing was great and at almost $30.00 I want very good at the least. The Hard Shell did not deliver as I was expecting. I probably will not go back but as the saying goes: never say never so I may. It was not bad just very disappointing. Our server was Shelby W. and she was very attentive and tried to smooth over the food being brought out way too soon but it was not her fault and really nothing she could have done at that point. The evening was definitely not ruined but not as nice as it should have been."
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2015
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Review 16 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 17 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 18 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went on a Saturday night and enjoyed the live jazz. Service was great and the food was very good. Will return."
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2010
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Review 19 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 20 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

ProBuyer

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"The Hard Shell at Bell Grade is an outstanding choice for both food and service. The bar area is great for meeting friends after work, or for a full dinner with your special someone. The dining area is large and the tables and booths are far enough apart that you can have a private conversation and not be interrupted by the large table of celebrants. The crab legs and steamed shrimp are great. The calamari is crisp and hot when it arrives at the table. Plan to save room for dessert, the Key Lime Pie is amazing."
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

This was excellent!

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Dined on 4/21/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/21/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 23 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/18/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Restaurant Week

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2010
Dined on 4/20/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Having wanted to go here for awhile, I was excited to see it on Richmond's Restaurant Week. My wife and I both ordered the poached lobster tail and it was incredible. The dessert that followed, key lime pie and chocolate chip cheesecake was amazing as well.
The service too was top notch. Available when needed and timely with drink refills and other request. Granted, we did go one a Wednesday night.
I would recommend to anyone, especially if they liked seafood. Not sure about their steak as it was not ordered.
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Dined on 4/20/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 25 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/18/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 26 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/18/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/18/2016
 2014
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 27 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 28 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Birthday Dinner

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We had a party of 6. Everyone's entree was very good. For the cost the portions were very small. It seemed like a small plate price for a large plate cost. I had the seafood pasta which consisted of two mussels, two shrimp, two scallops and two clams with a small portion of pasta. I would recommend the restaurant to a friend but would be sure to mention the small portions and high prices."
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 29 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

The Lobster Dip appetizer was delicious!

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Dined on 4/16/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 30 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2013
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Review 31 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/10/2016
 2014
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Review 32 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/16/2016
 2011
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Review 33 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2009
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Everything was great!!!
We always enjoy the food and the service
Was very good. My husband selected
Hard Shell for his birthday celebration!!
It was fun and delicious!
"
Dined on 4/10/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 34 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Big price but little substance

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"My wife and I came for our anniversary. We we're expecting something a little better. I had the blackened swordfish and shrimp and my wife had the shrimp with grits which she found lacking in flavor. To be fair, she told the waiter to leave out the bacon on her dish which probably is a key component of the entre. My swordfish on the other hand was better but not worth the price. Our server who I cannot remember his name at the moment was very professionals and couteous and seemed to know the menu very well."
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 35 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 36 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 37 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2008
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Review 38 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great food and ambience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic
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Review 40 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 41 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/27/2016
 2012
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Review 42 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/26/2016
 2009
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Review 43 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2013
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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Review 44 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2008
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Review 46 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Very Good!

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Dined on 3/26/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/26/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 47 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2007
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Best waiter

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had Nathan as our waiter. He was fabulous! The food and drinks were excellent. Would definitely come back!!"
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 49 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious and fresh seafood

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Grilled shrimp and scallops are delicious! Pan seared crab cakes were wonderful."
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 50 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2010
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