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Why We Love It

The Hard Shell Belgrade is a full service restaurant with a seafood focus. It offers a full bar option and casual fine dining. The restaurant includes three private rooms, a double-sided fireplace, a private bar, AV and screens in all rooms, and custom group menus.

The Hard Shell is Richmond's go-to for quality seafood. Recently they won "Best Seafood Restaurant" by Style Weekly in 2015 and "Best Seafood Restaurant" by Virginia Living in 2015. Popular specialties include their lobster, crab legs and crab cakes.

Special pricing occurs on Monday for Lobster Night, Tuesday for Prime Rib Night and Sunday for Crab Leg Night.

Group Logistics

The Hard Shell is available for brunch, lunch and dinner functions.

Rooms can be combined for a total total capacity for private events of 120 people seated, and 200 people cocktail-style.

Their rooms include the Bellgrade Room (64 people), the Fireplace Room (48 people), the Board Room (22 people), and Private Bar (70 people).

All rooms include wireless internet and in-room volume controls.

All-restaurant rentals are possible.


11400 W. Huguenot Road, Suite 123
Richmond, VA

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There is no room fee at the Hard Shell Belgrade. Group menus start at $24.95 per person.

Food and beverage minimums apply: $750 for the private bar area or the Board Room, $1200 for the Fireplace Room and $2500 for the Bellgrade Room.


"5 Stars all around! Service was amazing (we have lots of dietary requests and just needy all around), and they handled every request! The food was delicious! I will have to say this has been the best restaurant experience in a long long while. Hope to go back for other meals. Brunch is amazing." - Alease L, Yelp

"We went to celebrate my wifes birthday. Excellent Service, great atmosphere, and great food. Made a Special night perfect." - Dave, Open Table

"We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here. Our dinner was so enjoyable, Tommy and his staff did a fantastic job of taking care of everyone. The food, drinks, and service were fantastic and it is such a gorgeous building. We had a very memorable dinner and look forward to visiting again!" - Erin K, Yelp

"We went there for an anniversary dinner and it was phenomenal from beginning to end. Amazing crab cakes and the fried oysters were delicious as well. Service was attentive but not interfering or pushy. Can't recommend it highly enough!" - Emdh, Open Table

"I go to Richmond to visit family and it's hard to find good restaurants that aren't "chainy" or a hole in the wall. The Hard Shell was delicious!" - Ashlee S., Yelp

"The Lobster dip appetizer is fantastic. Haven't had a bad meal there yet." - Jen M., Yelp

"The food was fantastic. The calamari was so fresh you could cut it with your fork. The soup was delicious, the meat was tender, the oysters were great and the lobster was terrific. The bloody Mary's were great too. Exceptional service. If you're in Richmond, you really should check this place out. Thanks to the hard shell for a great time." - Loree R., Yelp

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