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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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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“fried oysters” (11 reviews)
“crab legs” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
11400 W Huguenot Rd, Midlothian, VA 23113-1193
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We chose this restaurant because we were taking an elderly aunt to lunch who loves crab soup. I had read that this restaurant got good reviews for their crab soup and seemed to have it always on the menu. My aunt got a bowl of...More

Thank CarolinaBecky
Chris F, Manager at The Hard Shell - Bellgrade, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent brunch visit to The Hard Shell. I am extremely sorry we did not provide you with the experience and service that we, nor you expected. We take customer feedback very seriously, and will use...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the chicken wrap which was very tasty. Sat on the patio which was very nice. Great service. Have also been here for Sunday brunch which was very nice.

Thank Cheryl W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eating outside on a cool evening in Richmond is rare so we were fortunate to have had the pleasure of the nice weather and an attentive waitress. They have happy hour 7 days a week and their prices are very reasonable. A great martini is...More

Thank jeffras
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

my husband and I met his cousin and her husband for dinner here. what a lovely restaurant. we could converse (not too noisy) , fantastic menu, almost couldn't decide. had the salmon which was excellent, good service, lovely decor.

Thank kathydressage
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

First visit. I tried raw oysters from farms in Chesapeake Bay. Pretty good fresh and a little briney. Out door seating available. Seems like a locals place. For a Monday very crowded. Bar is u shaped. Drinks are a little pricey. They have a happy...More

Thank Q5820YDrobertp
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Took some clients here based on their suggestion. Food was great. Nice presentation not too crowded and a really nice server. Will definitely come here again

Thank michael s
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I was invited for a birthday dinner. I arrive to find my friends at the bar. They had drinks. Three of us did not. I was NEVER asked if I wanted a drink. One of the others asked for a drink but never got it....More

Thank MPNC1123
Reviewed 20 June 2017 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 16 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
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Questions & Answers
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
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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