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Golden Shell

P. Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+385 98 9177-386
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Ranked #39 of 94 restaurants in Hvar
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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66% Recommend
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English first
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Dublin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This is a restaurant that specialises in local fare to an excellent standard. The food was absolutely delicious with a good choice on the menu. The food is cooked fresh to order and consequently some dishes may take a while to arrive but it's well worth the wait. We had a fantastic evening at this place and highly recommend it.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We had the best meal at Golden shell. We rarely dine at the same place twice but made an exception for this place. I told the lady in the front that I was a vegetarian and she made the waiter aware of this so our complimentary starter was some cheese (delicious!) Instead of seafood. Both times we ordered the pasta... More

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Lund, Sweden
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We passed this resturant by coincidence and decided to give it a try when the nice woman outside explained about the dishes. It became the best dinner we had in our two week long island-hoping in Croatia! Lovely staff, great wine and delicious food. It really felt as we got to taste authentic croatian dishes, a much welcome contrast to... More

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great food, great service. Very friendly staff! We really enjoyed traditional fish food, which was cooked to perfection. Also the restaurant is pleasently small, which allows for a private and charming environment. Congratulations to the chef and staff!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Stumbled on this restaurant whilst trying to avoid the hvar crowds. Warmly welcomed and excellent service throughout from knowledgeable and amusing waiter. Lots of interesting things on the menu and yes it would be cheaper to get a pizza elsewhere but it the mains were beautifully cooked and tasted great. Relaxed atmosphere and it was nice to be out of... More

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Hvar Island, Croatia
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The sea was angry that day and the golden shell delivered a warm homely meal after a long day of travel. The staff are friendly and the food has a traditional flavour that matches the family run nature of the restaurant. Would recommend the fish dishes and the gnocci. The setting is romantic with mostly tables for two and rock... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Maybe we picked poorly from there menu but the food wasn't very nice and weird music but very polite waiter. Our worst meal in hvar but thankfully not our last.

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Nevada City, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Our tour guide recommended this restaurant as one of his favorites and we made a reservation. What a find! The ambience is quiet, relaxing and romantic. The night we were there, a young couple from Ireland was having their wedding rehearsal dinner there, which added to the romantic vibe for us. We put ourselves in the very capable hands of... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
217 reviews 217 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

A sign, 'Slow Food Restaurant, The Art of Food' on the path coming down from the Fort attracted our attention. One of us went to the entrance and was met by a very pleasant lady, daughter of the establishment, who did give him the full spiel of what and how the local specialties are cooked and served. He beckoned us... More

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