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Shoemaker's Fine Dining

1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
4344551510
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Ranked #2 of 273 Restaurants in Lynchburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

Great food fair prices. I really enjoyed eating here and can't wait until I can come back again. The atmosphere was also good

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Lynchburg, VA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Food is very good. Cheerful wait staff. Nice atmosphere. A couple of mild negatives... I occasionally take my wheelchair-bound mother out to eat here. It is very inconvenient to get in and out of Shoemakers with a handicapped person. You have to go into the hotel, take the elevator, and wind your way through something of a maze. Second little... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We were there on a VERY busy night and they had not staffed appropriately, either in wait staff or in the kitchen. Not a good value for the money, although we expected it to be pricey. Food was well presented but inconsistently prepared. Fish especially not cooked properly. Service was glacially slow and server really didn't make the effort to... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just went to Shoemakers to celebrate my birthday and we waited at the front for 10 minutes until finally after the second waiter that had seen us asked if we had been helped. He told a blonde hostess that there were people waiting. She asked what we needed and then left saying she had to check if there were tables... More

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Philadelphia, PA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is not my first dining experience at Shoemakers. I have had wonderful dinners here. Unfortunately the last two occasions were a disappointment. Each time we were guests at the hotel which was wonderful. Both times the same issue surfaced with my wife's meal. Absolutely uncooked , cold fish and this was not Tuna. The meal had to be returned.... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

This was a trial run to select a place to celebrate our daughter's graduation...and it was a home run... everything from service to decor and of coarse the food was perfect!

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

Mindie - we thank you! More

Lynchburg
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Visited this past weekend for a special dinner out. Was seated upon our arrival and greeted soon after being seated. While looking at the menu, asked the waitress if I could substitute the side that came with the steak entrée I was considering (I don't care for asparagus) with another side, and she said I could. When she returned to... More

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Lynchburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Terry Craddock hotel for my birthday and ate here for dinner that night. If you order their specialty dishes, you'll spend a pretty penny, but you get your money's worth! We both ordered the Kona filet (filet mignon rubbed in Kona coffee) which was served with asparagus spears and a hearty serving of... More

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

So happy you enjoyed your dinner with us - thank you for taking the time to write this nice review! More

CAPE COD, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We were recently in Lynchburg to attend a family wedding. Amid the festivities, we needed a little getaway for a quiet dinner. Shoemakers was amazing! The service was attentive but not intrusive, the food was delicious and the ambiance warm and friendly. The drinks were generouos, the wine list extensive and the dinner was prepared and presented in a most... More

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

Oh, we're so happy you enjoyed your experience! Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review and we hope you'll come back to visit us again when you're in town. More

London, ON
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had high expectations for the Shoemaker having read the reviews and been impressed by the ambiance and greeting upon arrival. They certainly have the makings of a fine dining venue, but they fell far short on execution. We arrived at 9PM on a weekday and so the place wasn't overly busy yet the service was slow and somewhat awkward.... More

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Additional Information about Shoemaker's Fine Dining

Address: 1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone Number: 4344551510
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American

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