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The Hard Shell - Bellgrade

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Seafood,
11400 W Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113-1193
+1 804-464-1476
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“lobster” (14 reviews)
“crab legs” (9 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
11400 W Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113-1193
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Have eaten here three times and it is always great. The waiters are very friendly and helpful. The food is perfect every time.

Thank halb130
Reviewed 6 days ago

I had the ribs and crab legs entrée and it was great. Also had calamari as an appetizer, Well worth a visit!

Thank mstanfield18
Reviewed 10 April 2018

Found this place on a google search for seafood near our hotel. Based on reviews and online menu ( except the Sun/Mon special pages on their website didn't load) we decided to go and we were not disappointed. You can make online reservations at open...More

Thank Newsbyscott
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Nice ambiance, and had a server in training which was actually exceptional. Didn’t think much of the place originally, but as far as seafood goes, I have pleasantly surprised at the quality of food and timely service. Highly recommend the place! Monday is lobster night...More

Thank 1alwaystraveling
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Having lived in Boston near the source of good lobster, we had a crustacean craving recently and it was well satisfied at Hardshell. We had the dual lobster tail dinner. We were delighted it was not overcooked, which is easy to do. A few weeks...More

Thank phu14
Reviewed 6 March 2018

First time visitors to The Hard Shell Bellgrade and happily took advantage of lobster night specials. We made reservation not knowing how the crowd level would be, but found the restaurant only half full at 6pm thus not necessary. I imagine on weekend nights reservations...More

Thank LT T
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

We had not been here in a few years. We had a great meal this past Friday evening! Good atmosphere, lively but not too noisy. Great seafood seafood and good wine selection. Our server did a great job as well!

Thank Yoshidog
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I had 20 guests join me at a Christmas party thrown by my office. It was such a hit! Everyone had a great time and the staff was very good given the size of our group in total being about 60 perhaps more. The service...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

Went with my husband for anniversary dinner. He had their Salmon and I had a Shrimp dish. The service was excellent and the seafood was very good. Great wine and beer selection and nice atmosphere.

Thank Sharon C
Reviewed 21 January 2018

The menu was large, contemporary and everything was delicious. The arugula and goat cheese salad was amazing. We tried the crab cakes, pecan crusted salmon and grilled shrimp .The prices of entrees were very reasonable. Everything was fresh and delicious. Our server was pleasant and...More

Thank MarylandJules
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23 February 2017|
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Response from Don M | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of a Thursday night special. Check their web site.
NKay S
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
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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