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Golden Shell

Ulica Petra Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+385 98 917 7386
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“sea bass” (15 reviews)
“gnocchi” (16 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Croatian
Ulica Petra Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The chefs at the Golden Shell clearly know flavors, ingredients, and how to put them together. This is some of the best food I have eaten anywhere. If you're a foodie, don't miss this! The restaurant is cozy, service is great, prices are reasonable, and...More

1  Thank Glennestrand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found this restaurant on Town and Country's Guide to Hvar. It was a delicious meal. My friend said the zucchini and shrimp risotto is the best risotto she has ever had! Between the 8 of us, we had the gourmet burger, the pulled pork,...More

1  Thank Julie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very small (7 tables) family owned restaurant: father Ivan and daughter Maja manage the kitchen while brother Antonio seems to be the wine expert. Everything that is cooked at this wonderful little restaurant uses ingredients produced in the islands (Croatia islands). Great local Wines but...More

Thank Guilherme S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Another great restaurant in Hvar. Nice courtyard style dining room and very friendly staff. The restaurant is family run - Dad in the kitchen and son / daughter out front. I had the Lobster pasta which was superb and my wife had white fish in...More

Thank PKEM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had the pleasure of eating at Golden Shell last night. Our waiter was one of the family members who own and operate the restaurant. Service was incredible but was second to the food. The gnocchi was incredible, the risotto was incredible, and the tuna...More

Thank 16by16
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Family of adults dining Used to big city American cuisine Croatia cuisine continues to amaze us- not a bad meal the whole trip BUT this place was spectacular 1 service is impeccable - literally white glove - I never want a wine glass empty or...More

Thank marikim
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed the food, one of our better meals in Croatia. There was a large party the same night and I think the kitchen staff was a bit overwhelmed but the chef tried to make sure we got our food reasonably quickly. We tried the...More

Thank sumster636
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We were wandering around looking for food and stumbled onto the back entrance to Golden Shell. Drawn in by the magic words "gluten free" and "lactose free" on the menu - we couldn't believe there would be a restaurant that would have something for both...More

Thank SFTravelPhotographer
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We had their €50 tasting menu and it was delicious. Small but a well curated wine list specializing in wines from Hvar. The family cooks and serves, friendly and accommodating service. A relatively small space in a courtyard.

Thank Peakclimber46
Reviewed 2 June 2017

My fiancee and I splurged on the 6-course tasting for dinner, and wound up with our best meal in Croatia. Antonio, the son of the chef/owner and lead waiter/sommelier, provided us with an evening fun and funny, charming, attentive service. We loved the slow food...More

Thank kbasin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$70
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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