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Shoemaker's Fine Dining

1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
4344551510
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Ranked #2 of 265 restaurants in Lynchburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street
Description: Offering the best of both worlds, Shoemakers gives off that cool, downtown vibe while nestled along the bank of the James River. From fresh-off-the-boat seafood and mouthwatering cheesecake, to beers brewed right next door, Shoemakers boasts something for everyone. And if that's not enough to draw you in, the hospitality is second-to-none.
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English first
Lynchburg
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The food was excellent the filet melted like butter in your mouth and the service was as if you were home,they were always there when needed but seemed to quietly an discreetly make sure all your needs were met. If you come to Lynchburg you must experience this restaurant you won't be disappointed!!!

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemaker's Fine Dining, responded to this review

Thank you Steve - appreciate the review! More

Lynchburg, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

I live in Lynchburg and visit Shoemaker's at least every other week. The steaks are excellent, always cooked perfectly, and the service is great. I usually order the Filet and my boyfriend typically gets the New York Strip and we both love our meal. The wedge salad is a staple for us as well. Great Bar Selections and bartenders. The... More

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Thank you!! More

Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

We were 8 and the number kept changing all afternoon. The staff was so helpful and accommodating Jennifer at the front desk was exemplary in the way she handled our messy reservation - 8 first cousins between 68 and 73 years of age. The food was excellent and the service was impeccable. Steve was one of the best waiters I... More

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemaker's Fine Dining, responded to this review

Thank you! So very happy you enjoyed everything - we appreciate your nice review! More

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Food was great, atmosphere terrific, waiter good, service a little slow. Definitely will go back!! History of the hotel and restaurant so interesting!

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemaker's Fine Dining, responded to this review

Thank you! Appreciate your patronage and we hope to see you back. More

New york
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I was on a business trip and have had dinners in several restaruants. By far, Shoemker is the best in Lynchburg. It is located in downtown, next to the TerryCrabby hotel. The scallop casino was delicious, I would recommend that for appetizer. The crab cake was very good too. I have the warm spinach salad which was also tasty. I... More

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemaker's Fine Dining, responded to this review

David, thank you for the nice review. Very happy you enjoyed your experience! More

Lynchburg, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

My first visit was on a job interview and the second with friends. Both dining experiences are incredible! Every aspect of the meal, from the wait staff to the beverages to the food was five stars in my book. This is an excellent setting for a business dinner, to a night out with that special person in your life to... More

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemaker's Fine Dining, responded to this review

Thank you Mark!!! More

Lynchburg, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We love Shoemaker's, their food, service and setting are 5-star! It's hard to say what stands out - the staff are so hospitable and accommodating. Fabulous appetizers we've had: seared tuna, crab cake, calamari, salads. Entrees: amazing streaks cooked perfectly (their grill is seasoned to perfection, IMO), beautiful salmon, sides all great, especially the mac'n'cheese. I have to note the... More

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemaker's Fine Dining, responded to this review

Thank you!! We love our staff and appreciate you highlighting their service! More

Kitchener, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We loved this restaurant. Went on a Saturday night without a reservation. We when arrived we were advised we would have an hour wait. Only took 30 minutes for a table to open up. The front desk staff were attentive and courteous and managed expectations well. Our server was delightful. She was very friendly and had great suggestions. Food was... More

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemaker's Fine Dining, responded to this review

We're very happy your enjoyed your meal and our service - thank you! More

Coventry, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

After living in the area for more than a year, we finally decided to give Shoemakers a try for International Women's Day. The restaurant was busy on a Saturday night. There are few other choices in the area. I have to say that he entire staff was very friendly. Our waiter was funny, attentive and had a great personality. The... More

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Lynchburg
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Just ate there tonight and had an awesome meal. I had salmon with fried oysters- cooked perfectly, in my opinion. The friends that I was dining with raved about their meals as well- some had steak. I have never had a bad meal here.

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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemaker's Fine Dining, responded to this review

Cheryl, thank you so much for the nice review. We're very happy you enjoyed everything! More

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