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The Hard Shell - Bellgrade, Midlothian, VA

The Hard Shell - Bellgrade

4.7
4.7
2607 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Located in Midlothian, The Hard Shell Restaurant is known to locals as one of the best seafood restaurants in town. With a new fresh look; The Hard Shell features sleek booths, lots of light and a vibrant city feel. The Hard Shell has Richmond's widest variety of fresh and local seafood. Menu items include signatures such as filet and lobster, shrimp and scallops, lump crab cakes. Patio & indoor reservations are available . Please contact the restaurant for private dining requests. Dress is casual.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (804) 464-1476
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jeff Kolakowski
  • Neighborhood
    Midlothian
  • Cross street
    Huguenot and Robious Roads
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Saturday Evenings 630pm to 930pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,607 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Virginia

    Seafood

2,607 Reviews
  1. Anna

    New York City

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good, drink and service was fabulous! Thank you!!!

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  2. RVAdiner

    Richmond

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Rockfish entree is always my favorite. Delicious combination of flavors.

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  3. Betty2

    Richmond

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love the fried oysters and Parmesan truffle fries! Perfect cocktails and wine to pair with everything. excellent service, too!

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  4. CassandraDod

    Richmond

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For Seafood items, it's a delight. The she crab soup yum, yum. The shrimp are huge and scallops so delicate. I like a tart key lime pie and theirs is perfection. My only criticism is the fries aren't crispy and the Cajun chicken wrap could be more "Cajun".

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  5. Rhonda

    Richmond

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server, I think her name is Ruby, was attentive without hovering and very pleasant. The bartender was a riot and easily established a rapport with us. He even stopped by our table at one point just to check in and see if we were doing okay. It was a nice evening out and I'm glad we chose this location.

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  6. DOUGandLYNNE

    Richmond

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We frequent Hard Shell. My husband ordered the soft shell crabs on the special list and it was not the best. One crab was ok but the second was mushy and not 'clean'. With that being said, my husband's entree was adjusted accordingly and we appreciate that. My salad with salmon was delicious; salmon was cooked perfectly.

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  7. SusanW

    Richmond

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Birthday experience. They were very accommodating to the requests of the 10 and 12 year olds. Much appreciated.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent she crab soup. A very nice experience overall. I used to go there years ago when the atmosphere was a lot darker. I like how the interior has been lighted up and I found all of the main attraction which is the food to be delicious.

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  9. pgg1313

    Richmond

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was fantastic. Recommend the crabcakes and the crab soup

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  10. Christina

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went on the day after Mother’s Day to celebrate and everything was perfect! My mom ordered the lobster combo and the look of pure happiness she had when they set down this huge platter filled with seafood I knew I made the right choice in picking this restaurant. My food, the lobster tail poached with roasted potatoes and Brussel sprouts were delicious. But the most important thing was my mom couldn’t stop happy dancing while she ate. Would definitely recommend.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Hard Shell - Bellgrade using the Order Online button. The Hard Shell - Bellgrade also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 464-1476.

The Hard Shell - Bellgrade is rated 4.7 stars by 2607 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Hard Shell - Bellgrade

11400 W Huguenot Rd., Midlothian, VA 23113

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Huguenot and Robious Roads
  • Neighborhood
    Midlothian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:30 pm–5:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Steak, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Chef Jeff Kolakowski
  • Entertainment
    Saturday Evenings 630pm to 930pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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