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“Nothing fancy” 3 of 5 stars
Review of 1860's Hard Shell Cafe and Bar

1860's Hard Shell Cafe and Bar
1860 S 9TH St, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3904 (Soulard)
(314) 231-1860
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Ranked #1,158 of 2,590 Restaurants in Saint Louis
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Soulard
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Neighborhood: Soulard
Bangor ME
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“Nothing fancy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We were looking for a late meal on a weeknight, and found the Hard Shell Cafe was open.
Although primarily a drinking spot, they do have a limited bar menu. My wife really enjoyed her fried catfish, and my cheeseburger was good but nothing special.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Saint Louis, Missouri
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Great fish and chips”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The menu claims that the fish and chips is a house specialty. We ordered and can see why. The fish in particular was terrific. Very light batter, perfectly cooked. No oil or grease. And four good-size pieces of fish -- plenty to split. The Cajun chips with dill dip are probably the better choice over fries. And the price is right.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Princeton, West Virginia, United States
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“Super cajun food. The best in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

This place has the best cajun food at the best price in town. Went twice while we were in St. Louis. Had the sampler platter both times ...it was that good. The bummer is that a draft beer is $6.50....wtf.

Visited July 2012
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“Credit Card Issue”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

kEEP YOUR CREDIT CARDS HOME. Personal experience --- had appetiers and a drink on January 13. After reviewing my bank statement on January 16 showed two charges one on 13 which was corrent another on the 14th ---- NOT OURS!!!. Called resturant at 10:30 AM "Darren had to go to store will call you back when he returns. I called again at 1;30 Darren busy in kitchen will call back after 2:00. I called back at 3:45 Darren is gone for the day --- Nathan will be in at 5:00 and call you....I asked for name of owner lady said Matt would not release last name. Matt does not return customers calls (says a lot about the business)....seems to me should be more involved if credit card fraud was being initiated from resturant....do not go!!!!

  • Visited January 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“soulard bar, what can you say?”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2007

soulard bar, what can you say?

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