About The Hard Shell

Opening its doors in 1995 in downtown Richmond, Virginia’s Shockoe Slip, The Hard Shell has created a loyal following and has been repeatedly voted “BEST SEAFOOD” in the city by Style Magazine and Richmond Magazine.

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.

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. Both locations offer private dining rooms and have outdoor patios as weather permits.

The Hard Shell offers a wide variety of fresh fish and shellfish including clams, shrimp, oysters, mussels, crab legs and lobster as well as steaks, ribs and vegetarian options.

Reservations are recommended, but not required.

We hope you’ll give us a try and look forward to earning your repeat business.