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Shoemaker's Fine Dining

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1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504 (Main Street)
4344551510
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Offering the best of both worlds, Shoemakers gives off that cool, downtown...
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 169
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very Fine!

I opted with takeout for my dinner since I was staying at the Craddock Terry hotel. While waiting for dinner, sat at the bar to have a glass of wine. The restaurant is very elegant, the bar was classy and quiet which suited my mood. The staff were all very polite. I brought my unfinished glass... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
wifeNmommy
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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236 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

I opted with takeout for my dinner since I was staying at the Craddock Terry hotel. While waiting for dinner, sat at the bar to have a glass of wine. The restaurant is very elegant, the bar was classy and quiet which suited my mood. The staff were all very polite. I brought my unfinished glass of wine with me... More 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Decor and ambiance was excellent. Service was very good as was the food. Appetizers and salads were delicious - stuffed mushrooms, wedge salad, warm spinach and goat cheese w/bacon. I had the special - fresh Halibut over asparagus risotto. Wife and daughter had crab cake and filet. Too full for dessert.

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

Thank you - we're happy you celebrated your anniversary with us and appreciate the review! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My wife and I visited Shoemaker's last night for our anniversary. We were both very pleased with our meals and with the service staff. I ordered the Prime Rib, blackened, at medium rare. I am a true lover of Prime Rib and try it everywhere that seems that it would be good. The best I have ever had was from... More 

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

Thank you Sam! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Shoemaker's is outstanding. I have been several times for both business and with my family. The meal and service is always outstanding. The staff goes out of their way to make you feel special. When I have a special event in Lynchburg, Shoemaker's is where I go!

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Thank you Scott! More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I went to Shoemakers for our anniversary. All the servers were friendly and ours was attentive. Our steaks were cooked exactly as we requested. Enjoyable and reasonable.

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

Very happy you enjoyed your anniversary - thank you for celebrating it with us! More 

Lexington, KY
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The menu at Shoemakers was varied and their wine list extensive including some really nice Virginia wines. Our waiter was delightful and greeted us warmly the next night although we were at a party room function. Fine food, well-prepared, elegant setting - this restaurant has everything going for it!

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

Thank you so much! More 

Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Actual rating is 4.5 stars - not quite perfection, but this has to be the best or one of the best restaurants in Lynchburg. That is is mere steps (or an elevator ride) away from the rooms at the Craddock Terry Hotel is an absolute plus. The food quality here is very good - fantastic steaks are just the start.... More 

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We thank you! More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Some of the nicest staff and the best food we had while on our recent trip to the US. We passed through 9 States over three weeks and our meal at Shoemakers stands out. Beautiful setting, great food and fantastic service. If you are in Lynchburg you owe it to yourself to go here and enjoy yourself.

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

Lloyd - we thank you and are very happy you enjoyed the food, our staff and the experience! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I have eaten many times at Shoemaker's and have always found the service delightful and the food delicious. There are a number of good chop houses in the Hill City, but this one has the gift of marvelous ambiance. I have gotten the Kona Filet with a steak encrusted with Kona coffee. Excellent! However the regular filet is even better.... More 

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Thank you, we appreciate you taking the time to write this review! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This has become our "special occasion" restaurant. I have enjoyed the filet every single time I visit. It is cooked to perfection. I like my steak medium well and rarely do I ever get it cooked right - I have never sent a steak back served at Shoemakers. They season and cook meat to absolute perfection! Juicy, tender, I just... More 

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

Amy, we think your review is the BEST - thank you! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: 4344551510

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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