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Golden Shell

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Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian, Central European
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P. Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+385 98 9177-386
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 9
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A bit of an experience

This was an interesting restaurant to say the least. The food was a bit different to some of the other eateries and it trades on its 'masterchef' reputation. The food was enjoyable although we never got a chance to order dessert or coffee as they starting packing up at around 9pm and seemed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Anne K
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice and quite place with great food! If you like beef, you should try steak in this restaurant. The staff is very polite and all of them speak good english.

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Belgrade, Serbia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent place to have dinner with family or friends with great service and amazing food. Really enjoyed flavors here and had very fresh and tasty meal. The best restaurant I've ever visited in Hvar.

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Zagreb, Croatia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

You can tell from the moment you're greeted by the waiter that you've found something different in a sea of "local restaurants". The kitchen is open towards the seating area and you can see (and smell) food being freshly made, with love, for you. I visited this restaurant several times over two summers and everything I was served was strictly... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I've tried food all over the world, and I am always looking for something new and exquisite. This is the most exquisite I've tried in the last ten years or so! The chef is, as I learned later, an award winning internationally recognized expert! Go there if you happen to find yourself in Hvar, and you will have a story... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was an interesting restaurant to say the least. The food was a bit different to some of the other eateries and it trades on its 'masterchef' reputation. The food was enjoyable although we never got a chance to order dessert or coffee as they starting packing up at around 9pm and seemed to lose interest in us. But I'd... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The most delicious, beautiful meal I've ever had, and what a lovely venue! A very nice, relaxed environment with some very helpful, attentive and friendly wait staff. The food - while more expensive than the usual tourist hot-spots - was absolutely divine. Highly recommend for anyone visiting Hvar. The steak 'hvar style' was the most succulent and delicious thing I've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Lovely waiter, chatty! Food was good quality and really nice. Don't bother going if you want rubbish food as they don't do spoons style chips and pizza etc. Just good quality local cuisine. Sea bass was mouthwatering! And tuna steak was fab too. Deffo would come Again & recommend

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It is not difficult to find good sea food restaurants in Croatia. Golden Shell attracted us as a more potentially refined dining experience, for which we are willing to pay a premium. The food was indeed good, but the overall experience did not live up to expectations. My wife chose one dish (sea bass with saffron sauce and polenta) specifically... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I guess the name of the streets changed about a year ago and google maps has not updated it. If you are by the hotel you won't find it. Here is how you find it. Go to Cafe Marin in the big square by the church. Walk up the steps past last Cafe Marin. Take a right at the Sosa... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The Golden Shell is run by a family that loves what they do and work to share their passion for the local food of Hvar. There is a creativity and care which combines with their passion that creates a unique dining experience. If you find yourself within a 100 miles and appreciate spectacular fresh food, get there.

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Additional Information about Golden Shell

Address: P. Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
Phone Number: +385 98 9177-386
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
Average Prices: USD 20 - 70
Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian, Central European

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: P. Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 98 9177-386

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 70
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Mediterranean, Croatian, Central European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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