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The Hard Shell - Bellgrade

) #16 of 181 Restaurants in Midlothian ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, Seafood,
11400 W Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113-1193
+1 804-464-1476
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“fried oysters” (11 reviews)
“crab legs” (9 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
All hours
American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
11400 W Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113-1193
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Reviews (106)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a great Father's Day dinner here. The service was slow, but the waitress was attentive and the food was good. The food could have used a little more seasoning over all, especially the lobster dip. Would definitely like to visit again for happy...More

Thank CRLsrating
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

Food was great had rib/crab combo. The ribs were so tinder the meat almost feel off bone. Calmari was wonderful. Cush was our Server and he was great.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Went twice in one weekend it was so good! The tuna was excellent and salads to die for! Surf and turf was good also. Previously enjoyed the shrimp and grits.

Thank sees50
Reviewed 25 April 2017

Great food! Monday is lobster night and it is always packed. We love the steamed shrimp and filet mignon is always perfect!

Thank Jamie C
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of my favorite spots for business lunches when I'm in Chesterfield County or south of the James River in the Metro Richmond area. Although the menu is heavy on the seafood selections, there are plenty of other options particularly for lunch. Excellent...More

1  Thank Don M
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Paul1361
Reviewed 2 March 2017

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...More

Thank NancyB936
Reviewed 22 February 2017

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...More

Thank AJ1020
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Donna126
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...More

Thank LGRichmond
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
What is the special on Thursday night?
23 February 2017|
Answer Show all 3 answers
Response from Don M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of a Thursday night special. Check their web site.
NKay S
What are happy hour times and menu choices
16 March 2015|
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Response from palominagal | Reviewed this property |
Happy Hour is 4 - 7 Mon - Fri. Crab dip with crostinis - wonderful. You should be able to find the list on line. doz. oysters on half shell - $8.95 I think. A shrimp dish with lettuce wrappers.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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