The Hard Shell Restaurant
The Hard Shell Restaurant
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The Hard Shell Restaurant


Thank you for considering THE HARD SHELL DOWNTOWN for your upcoming event. The Hard Shell features a private dining space that can accommodate up to 48 guests. We do offer a full restaurant buyout for larger events. The maximum guest count for a buyout is 100, not including the patio, and the minimum will be determined based on the date of the event.

A room rental fee will not be required as long as the spending minimum is met. To secure a reservation, we require a signed contract and a 50% deposit determined by the estimate for your event. Basic service items are provided at no charge; however, additional rental fees may occur based on each event’s specific needs. Deposits are non-refundable but are able to be used towards a future event provided that the guest cancels outside of 30 days before the event date. Cancelations made inside of 30 days will forfeit the deposit. In the unlikely event the restaurant is required to close by the state or local authorities The Hard Shell Downtown will offer a full refund of the deposit or allow the guest to reschedule the event on a later date.

The Hard Shell Downtown offers a variety of menu options included in this package, or we can customize a menu to suit your particular needs. We can also customize bar packages to suit the budget and preferences for your event. Prices listed in the package do not include administrative fees, tax, or gratuity.

Venue Location + Transportation


1411 E Cary St,
Richmond, Virginia