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The Hard Shell - Bellgrade
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
roasted peppers, fresh dill , fried flour tortillas
corn relish, house hot sauce, cilantro lime crema
She Crab Soup
topped with crab meat
We really enjoyed our brunch at The Hardshell. The pineapple juice mimosa with eggs Benedict was divine. The entire family was happy with their meals. The service was excellent.
From the minute we walked through the doors everyone at The Hard shell made us feel like family. The food was perfect, the recommended dishes were amazing. Will definitely return when in town.
Great time. First time there. This place was recommended and it did not disappoint. Thanks for the experience.
Crab cakes were very good. Service was very good. Wedge salad is large enough to share.
We dined outside and felt safe and well taken care of. The food and drinks were wonderful and the service was as well. It will be our new go to when in Richmond visiting family.
Overall good experience. Clean. Good atmosphere.
I love coming to The Hard Shell because they have fresh seafood and a great wine list!
Great place to go for a date night. Food is a good value
I had the Rockfish dish and my husband had the scallops and shrimp. Both were cooked perfectly and the sauces/flavor were amazing! The Brussel sprouts and She Crab chowder were also amazing. We will be going back!
We have enjoyed the Hard Shell Bellgrade for many years. While it was always good, we have to say the food it is better than ever. The service is good and we do miss the live music. But the food is excellent!
We did have a few glitches, but our waitress, Eve, and the manager did everything possible and got the situations corrected very quickly. In the end, the lobster turned out perfect, and the drinks were delicious. Clams and oysters were shucked perfectly and were awesome. We will be back
This was our first outing since COVID-19 for dinning out. We went for brunch to celebrate our 28th wedding anniversary. It was a great experience we were the only ones in the restaurant. We have eaten dinner there many times. The food is delicious.
Food is amazing and staff is very kind. Will definitely go back.
Good outdoor layout, heaters available if the weather turns, food good , but the menu could use some updating and verity.
A great place to enjoy great food! We were celebrating my birthday and it far exceeded my expectations
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner-I ordered the crab cakes and my girlfriend ordered the shrimp & scallops. Everything was cooked to perfection.
Went for an anniversary meal. Everything about the evening was wonderful. Would recommend it for a good seafood meal. On other occasions we have had beef and it was delicious as well but the seafood is outstanding!
The experience was outstanding food was great, Service outstanding
Thank you for the support, Mark!
We come here most every week either as a couple or with a group of my female friends. We always find the service and food exceptional.
Thank you for the kind words!
The food was not only amazing but pretty cheap for what we was served and the presentation as well. The flavors of the dishes we had were flawless and didn't need for me to put salt on which for me seasoned food is always plus. The ambiance is real classy and professional but also a place where you can unwind and relax if need be. The service was as well professional and personal which is quite a balance. Our waiter who also bartended which was a plus was so polite and professional but like I said touched the personal side by catering to what we were asking for and just being able to laugh with us. Overall this establishment is beyond what I expected and more!
Thank you for the feedback & support, Natasha! We appreciate it.
We had two brithdays to celebrate and had a great time and dinner.
Will be going back in a couple of weeks.
Always cheerful and great service. Love the food especially the crab
Great outdoor patio! Excellent service, wine and food!
Thank you for the support, Karen!
Doing everything right during the pandemic. We sat outside on their newly expanded patio and they had lots of heaters which made it perfect for the cooler fall nights. The food was excellent! Highly recommend.
Thank you, Candice! We appreciate your support & feedback.
Pricey- crab louies she crab soup is much better. My son enjoyed it, although they don't offer much except over priced fries and ribs. A one time occasion- will go back to crab louies or riptide.
Hi Donna, I am sorry to hear we did not exceed your expectations on your recent visit. We take guest feedback very seriously and while our current menu has a few less options than before as we all navigate these unusual circumstances for Covid-19, we always appreciate guest suggestions on ways to improve our offerings. Thank you for your patronage.
The table was exactly what I requested- outside.
The food and drinks were very good, as was the service.
Thank you for the support and feedback!
I hate complaining about service because I have a lot of respect for the service industry but our server clearly wasn’t trying to provide us with a good experience. I overlooked the incorrect orders(hubby asked for no anchovies and I asked for egg whites) until she decided to drop a check at one price then run my credit card for another. This was due to her realizing she forgot to charge me for my kid’s drinks. Would have been nice for her to let me know about the adjustment instead of just adding it on after the fact. I’m a very understanding person and would have had zero problem paying the extra $5 but the optics aren’t good when you present a check one way and then alter it when running the card. A manager never even visited us before leaving and it was very clear that I was disappointed with the level of service. Server tried to blame it on having only 2 servers staffed which could have been justified if there were more than 3-5 tables seated in the whole restaurant. Bottom line is that she should have just made me aware. I tipped well despite this (would have been more) and expected better quality service at a nice restaurant like this. Won’t be returning
Good evening Mrs. Murray, I do apologize for the missteps on your recent visit. We take guest feedback seriously, and will use this to improve our efforts. We strive for things to always go well, and when mistakes are made we hope to correct them. I am glad Kelly was able to get you the correct omelette. We will be sure to take the correct steps in future situations. In these unique times, we do appreciate your patience and understanding and hope you reconsider visiting us again. Thank you
We were there for Brunch. Our waitress was friendly, timely and knowledgeable. Our food was prepared well and served hot. We were there right as they opened and yet they were ready to serve us. We ate outdoor which I like.
Thank you for the kind words and support!
Love the atmosphere. Food was excellent and service great. One of my favorite dine ins. I will recommend to others.
Thank you, Thom! We are thrilled you enjoyed your visit.
Loved the outdoor patio. We’ll done!
We're so glad you like the changes!
Wonderful Brunch! Loved sitting outside. Excellent service. Very clean!
Thank you, Betty! Glad you enjoyed your visit.
We arrived late on a Sunday evening, and were still graciously seated and served a wonderful meal.
We had Sunday Brunch and the options were delicious.
Very good meal with wonderful options. My food (mashed potatoes) were less than warm, and the food was a touch salty. For that, I give the meal four stars Overall, I loved the restaurant decor, and the food options were great. Solid service with well crafted cocktails. I will be back for sure.
Great meal, but did see the hostess take off her mask to talk to a table, which made me very uncomfortable.
Our apologies. Our hostess had friends & family in for a visit. I will be sure to remind our staff to be more diligent. Thank you for the feedback.
Everything was great! Delicious food great service!
The Hard Shell is the BEST SEAFOOD RESTAURANT in the Richmond, VA area. You won’t be disappointed if you dine there.
Thank you so much for the kind words, Regina!
Been going for years. Great place
Thank you for the continued support!
Food was excellent! Nice atmosphere. Waiter could have been a little more friendly.
Thank you, Jerry!
These folks run a first class restaurant and observe Covid rules. Great job, thanks.
Thank you very much for the support!
The Hard Shell - Bellgrade offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (804) 464-1476.
The Hard Shell - Bellgrade is rated 4.6 stars by 1686 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.