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Golden Shell

#31 of 115 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
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Ulica Petra Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+385 98 917 7386
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Washington, DC
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

...keep an eye out for a worm in your wine glass. Other than that, an entertaining a delicious dinner. Definitely pride in family ownership.

Thank Cleeg
Corfu, Greece
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

In a town that is a bit challenging to find an address in it was worth seeking it out to find the hidden gem of a restaurant. We felt like we were dining in a family home and enjoying the local foods made with great care and finesse by a family dedicated to the slow food movement. We had the... More 

Thank SenaGirl
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56 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Incredible sea food stew was large enough for two to share at lunch. Cool patio, but no view. Be sure to dip the bread in the stew broth. Delicious!

Thank Luckylibrarian13
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I could not fault this restaurant. Being a vegetarian with a meat eating partner it isn't always easy to find somewhere we both enjoy the food but the Golden Shell was perfect for both of us. The vegetarian options I had (vegetable salad with goats cheese dressing and a carrot rice salad) were divine and it made a change to... More 

Thank NatashaK74
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The food is lovely here , a little hidden gem and by far the best restaurant we visited inHvar! They fully cater for everything including cealiac (gluten free diet) and the food is delicious, so much so we have booked again for our final night . Thank you again to the family who run the golden shell, you made my... More 

Thank Hayley D
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Fabulous ambience and delicious food! Extremely knowledgeable staff. Wonderful experience. It is pricey, like lots of places in Hvar, but this place actually is worthy of charging the prices it does!

Thank Lucy H
Portland, Australia
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263 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

The front of house is amazing as is family operated restaurant. Waiter Antonio was so delight as also does prepare some dishes. We enjoyed the whole experience of eating in this little out of the way place. We started with taste plate of local meats and produce and then mains. Our mains were good but the menu is a little... More 

Thank Peter_B_Simons
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant really stands out from the rest in Hvar! The food is most certainly worth a Michelin star. The service was implacable and the dinning area set in a lovely tranquil surroundings was very pleasant. We are both gluten free, and they were very accommodating with our requirements. I had a meat dish that literally melted in my mouth... More 

Thank Baine S
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Warm, friendly family run restaurant who I had to give my compliments to the chef afterwards (which I never do usually). We were surprised it was not as busy as other restaurants maybe it is because it is tucked away but I had the slow cooked meat and dumplings that was honestly so so good. We want to come back... More 

Thank Ollie S
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The combination of grate food amazing service made our stay on Hvar absolutely devine. We were served by a young and handsome waiter in training.

Thank Matij M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$70
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ulica Petra Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 98 917 7386

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?