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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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390 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(390 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 390 reviews
5 stars
(184)
4 stars
(144)
3 stars
(39)
2 stars
(16)
1 star
(7)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
2.1 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(182)
  • neighborhood gem(138)
  • fit for foodies(136)
  • good for groups(111)
  • romantic(76)
  • great for outdoor dining(62)
The Hard Shell - Bellgrade Reviews List
Review 1 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/08/2014
 2014
Dined on 2/08/2014
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Good was delicious. Service was great"
Dined on 2/08/2014
 2014
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Review 2 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
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 3 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
"The Shrimp & Grits at the Hard Shell is so good! We always have a great meal and a good time when we dine at the Hard Shell."
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2012
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Review 4 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful. Great food!

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2007
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2007
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
"Knowledgeable and attentive service, Waiter knew his oysters: where they were from specifically, their taste (salt vs. buttery). Much appreciated!"
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2007
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good but pricey

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Food was good. Portion size on dinner salad was small but the salmon was a good size. Fun atmosphere but not cheap"
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 6 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Best Seafood south of the James

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 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
"Great food...Attentive staff. Moderately priced with a wide selection of items to choose from on the menu. Definitely will be on my Richmond Seafood Restaurant Short List..."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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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 2/04/2016
 2012
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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 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"My husband and I had the crispy oysters and we were very pleased with them. A couple of the other people dining with us had the special that night and they were pleased with their selection as well. We'll come again, but will probably have the oysters again because they are so tasty."
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Noisy to say the least.

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"It was too noisy, had to speak up to the waiter and yell across the table to my relatives who'd been there before-- they said it was quiet. We could not hear ourselves think- even when the band stopped playing it was too loud!!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 10 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
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
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 1/30/2016
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 12 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
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 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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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 1/29/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2015
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 1/29/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 14 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
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 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 15 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Food very good, service very good, ambience was a bit too trendy for me"
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
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Review 16 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
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Review 17 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 18 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Brunch

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
"We had a great brunch at Hard Shell - we actually indulged in whole Maine lobster s and they were FANTASTIC - what a great way to spend a Sunday Brunch. Additionally the service and atmosphere were as good as the food!! We will be back very soon - can't wait!"
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/17/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2013
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 1/17/2016
 2013
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 20 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2012
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 1/13/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, 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

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2004
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2004
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2004
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Review 22 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

One of our favorite restaurants!

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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My husband and I eat at The Hard Shell at Bellegrade about once a month. It is our "go to" place when we want a nice dinner out., either because we don't want to cook or for a special occasion. His favorite item on the menu is fried oysters, which are served in a unique presentation. The wait staff is usually very attentive and the folks cooking the food have proven to be flexible in terms of making substitutions (my diet is somewhat restricted). This place does not disappoint!"
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 23 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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2008
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Review 24 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 25 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
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 26 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
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly, late-night find
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Review 27 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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2009
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 28 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Mixed reviews

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The bar area is nice and the bar tenders are great. The seating areas are nice, the servers are great and the food is always on point. The only sore spot is the kitchen. Every time I go the kitchen is slow. If you plan to have a meal here just don't be in a rush."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Review 29 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 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 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 30 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/01/2016
 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
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
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Review 32 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice evening out!

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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Waiter was Nathan and he was great. Very attentive to us on a busy night...NY Eve. Drinks and appetizers were great. Ribs average, shrimp and grits too spicy, crab cakes delicious."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Review 33 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great back room

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
"Never new that they had a great room in back for private event."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 34 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 12/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2014
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
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2014
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Review 36 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"No wait to be sitted, online reservations was great. Soup was good, but was served lukewarm, it was sent back to heat up. Small portions for high prices. Steak ordered medium rare, it was overcooked, luckily it was notice before serving, and a new steak was cooked, it delayed the meal. Waiter was awesome. Attentive and to provided a free appetizer while we wait for dinner since it was delayed because of the overcooked steak."
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 38 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

FABULOUS PLACE TO DINE.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"OUR SERVER NATHAN WAS EXCELLENT. TOP NOTCH SERVER.
FOOD IS OUT OF THIS WORLD. I WISHED I LIVED IN RICHMOND!
"
Dined on 12/27/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 39 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 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 40 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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 41 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/24/2015
 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 12/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 42 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food and good service

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 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The seafood was excellent, as was the prime rib. I highly recommend both. I went with a group of friends on Tuesday, which offers a great deal for a multi-course prime rib dinner. Everyone was well pleased. The fried oysters garnered the best reviews, but we loved the shrimp and grits and the tuna and pasta as well. This is a great spot to take good company."
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 43 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 44 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
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Review 46 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
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 12/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

New favorite

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
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
"This was our third visit and the food and service has been exceptional each time. We will be back!"
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 49 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2015
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 12/18/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 50 for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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 12/18/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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