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The Hard Shell - Bellgrade

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11400 W Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113-1193
+1 804-464-1476
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 10:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Food is good but it is hard to find a friendly smiling person on the staff. What is it like working there?

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Thank Paul1361
West Palm Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped by for lunch. Shee-crab soup was delicious as was the fish and chips. The restaurant was not very busy on a weekday afternoon, and the waitress was very attentive. One member of our party ordered the scallops appetizer and was very pleased. We will definitely go back here during our next visit to the area.

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Thank NancyB936
Richmond, Virginia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted a stress-free wedding that we (the bride and groom) could actually enjoy... and the staff at The Hardshell Bellgrade did just that! We used the fireplace room and private bar. The setting was comfortable and beautiful for our 40+ guests. Amy, the event coordinator, made the planning so easy, and we were able to drop by our centerpieces... More 

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Thank AJ1020
Midlothian, Virginia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first time there for brunch. I had the Crab omelette. It was fluffy, delicious and HUGE. Inside there were also cherry tomatoes, spinach and white cheese. It came with delicious home fries, a biscuit and a small ramekin of fresh fruit. Ummm good!

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Thank Donna126
Richmond, Virginia
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

First visit to The Hard Shell and we enjoyed it. Service was a little slow but she made up for it with her friendly and helpful demeanor. We ordered the crab cakes to start then one rockfish with risotto and one monkfish special. Finished off with cheesecake. All were delicious and decent size portions. Drink prices were reasonable. Fish dishes... More 

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Thank LGRichmond
Virginia
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314 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

My guest had not been here before and was very impressed. We both ordered crab cakes and they were excellent. The wait staff was very helpful and also stayed away when we were having a private discussion. Not many people in the restaurant for this mid week business lunch so we had lots of privacy. Nice wine list but we... More 

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Thank Don M
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Excellent seafood. Perfect anniversary dinner! She had the stuffed lobster tail, I had the Hard Shell Pasta. Both were terrific.

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Thank hal244
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Food here is delicious! Expensive but well worth it. Very nice setting for fine dining, great place for couples date night, celebrations. Staff is very friendly and food service and accuracy is top notch. Would definitely come back here.

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Thank ecrost84
Midlothian
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Really enjoyed the food--the crab soup was outstanding, with plenty of crabmeat. Portions were decent sized on all dishes. Food could have been a little hotter coming from the kitchen, but all orders were at least warm. Service was very good, and atmosphere was very nice too, though a little loud at times. My only disappointment was the prices--I don't... More 

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Thank Richard G
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118 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The atmosphere is pleasant--inviting and comfortable. Recently visited for lunch with friends, and had an excellent meal. Three of our party had seafood--all positive reviews on their meal. I was a rebel and ordered filet mignon--which turned out to be the best I have had in the area! Roasted potatoes and asparagus rounded out the meal--potatoes delicious. The asparagus included... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Television
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11400 W Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113-1193
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Midlothian
  • Phone Number: +1 804-464-1476
Description
The Hard Shell now has two locations to choose from, the original location in Shockoe Slip and our new location at The Shoppes at Bellgrade in South Richmond. Both locations offer private dining rooms and have outdoor patios as weather permits.The Hard Shell strives to offer the highest quality seafood, steaks and more in a warm, inviting and relaxing atmosphere and to provide outstanding customer service to each and every customer.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?