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Golden Shell

#34 of 119 Restaurants in Hvar
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Seafood, Central European
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Ulica Petra Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
+385 98 9177-386
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Portland, Australia
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219 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The front of house is amazing as is family operated restaurant. Waiter Antonio was so delight as also does prepare some dishes. We enjoyed the whole experience of eating in this little out of the way place. We started with taste plate of local meats and produce and then mains. Our mains were good but the menu is a little... More 

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Thank Peter_B_Simons
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant really stands out from the rest in Hvar! The food is most certainly worth a Michelin star. The service was implacable and the dinning area set in a lovely tranquil surroundings was very pleasant. We are both gluten free, and they were very accommodating with our requirements. I had a meat dish that literally melted in my mouth... More 

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Thank Baine S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm, friendly family run restaurant who I had to give my compliments to the chef afterwards (which I never do usually). We were surprised it was not as busy as other restaurants maybe it is because it is tucked away but I had the slow cooked meat and dumplings that was honestly so so good. We want to come back... More 

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Thank Ollie S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The combination of grate food amazing service made our stay on Hvar absolutely devine. We were served by a young and handsome waiter in training.

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Chisago City, Minnesota
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food and service were equally incredible making this my best dining experience of the entire vacation! The food was amazing and prepared masterfully as was the presentation and deliverance. This is a family owned and run business and much care is taken to ensure that the diner's experience is marvelous! I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys good... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I could say a lot about this place, but I'm gonna keep it short and say this: 1. It's not expensive. You can choose some dishes that are, but most dishes are not. 2. Trust the waiter. This is a small family restaurant, and they know everything there is to know about their menu and what wine goes with what.... More 

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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

I live on the island and visited this restaurant last night. It was a quiet night, and I spoke with the waiter to order what the suggested.. surprise me! I was a fantastic meal and I enjoyed every course that came.. It was truly amazing! Lovely evening and I hope to return Thanks all!

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Newcastle, Australia
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

The restaurant is very pleasant and cheerful. The service was outstanding and Antonio is a great host. The food and wine are all sourced locally making this truly Dalmation cuisine. The food flavours were outstanding and is truly an authentic experience. Also they have a very clear understanding of what "gluten free" actually means. They have several choices on the... More 

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Thank brucemaree
London, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

A very small dining room run by a well known local chef and his family. The outdoor dining courtyard is well isolated from the busy foot traffic on Petra Hektorovica road (an alley really), and area with many shops and restaurants. The menu offers many traditional local foods with the chef's take on interpretation. The tasting menu however is the... More 

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Thank tdel2016
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This is by far our favorite restaurant in Hvar - and we've tried almost all of them! The place is tucked into a small street and you can miss it if you don't look out for the lovely hostess outside. It's a really small restaurant and that means that they take really good care of their guests. They have the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $70
Cuisine
Mediterranean, European, Croatian, Seafood, Central European
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ulica Petra Hektorovica 8, Hvar, Hvar Island 21450, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Dalmatia  >  Split-Dalmatia County  >  Hvar Island  >  Hvar
  • Phone Number: +385 98 9177-386

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?