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All 98 Hvar Restaurants

Golden Shell

P. Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+385 98 9177-386
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Ranked #48 of 98 Restaurants in Hvar
Price range: $20 - $70
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Seafood, Central European, Croatian
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Graz, Austria
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63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have been to the golden shell more than ten years ago and over the years. It is still as good as then and got more sophisticated. Their food is excellent and differs from most run of the mill restaurants along the coast. Great seafood, but also the gnocchi are highly recommended. Two comments. I found the service a bit... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited Golden Shell on the last night of our 10 day stay on Hvar.We have eaten at all of the top rated restaurants on trip advisor and whilst some of the others were good the overall experience of food,service,wine and cost at Golden Shell made it our favourite.I don't understand why it's rating is relatively low on Trip Advisor... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Staff were friendly and food was delicious. We had the fish stew and the pasticada which are standard local favourites but these were done to a very high standard. Nice location too, in a garden at the back of the restaurant.

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Paris
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were told by the hostess that the cook was a "master chef" so given that and the price, we were expecting a pleasant dinner... The food was plain and honestly boring - we were expecting so much more! Given how quickly everything was served, I'm wondering how long in advance everything had been prepared... Service was nice though. And... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Was recommended to us but was worst meal weve ever had. Starters were so overpowering with the cheese it ruined it and boyfriend's beef was so salty. Steak was beautiful but again bits with it were far too salty. Overpriced and rubbish.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I was here fea days ago with a few friends. I normally don't write reviews but I had such a great time here. I had a dentex carpaccio as a starter and gregada as my main dish. It was very tasty and fresh. It is a quiet restaurant and I was chatting to my friends without anyone or anything bothering... More

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East Lyme, Connecticut
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We were encouraged to try the Golden Shell and were very disappointed. Two out of the four entrees were terrible; the lamb with coconut was one of the weirdest dishes I ate on our 3 week trip. The food was very pricey and there are so many better places to try in Hvar.

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St.Louis
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We ate there yesterday and the overall experience was good to great. It was a nice quiet intimate setting. My wife tried the 4 course tasting menu while I ordered the spaghetti with prosciutto and truffles plus the seafood stew. My wife enjoyed all the different dish preparations. My two dishes were delicious and very large. The bottle of white... More

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Novi Sad, Serbia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I was walking with my wife and we have chosen randomly the restaurant... The lady outside was very nice and explained what the restaurant offers.. We gave it a try. Nice and cosy atmosphere for a peaceful dinner. I tried fish food Gregada, fresh fish, very nicely cooked and prepared, my wife took pasta which is excellent.. And desert.. Semifreddo... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We liked this restaurant mainly because of the service and it's atmosphere. Awesome waiter! I tried the speciality of Hvar (fish and seafood) which was interesting and with good taste. My girlfriend tried the sea bass with saffran that was too dry and complex. The wine was from Jelsa (moj Otok) which tasted like liqueur. Semifreddo was a nice desert!

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