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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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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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  • 173
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  • 45
    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
Something Changed Here

We've been here a few times, and in the first visit or two, we had pegged this place as an overpriced and pretentious steak house. I'd been told that things got better over the last couple of years, but I remained suspicious. Something happened that made me reassess this: last night's dinner... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
OneNZero
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Lynchburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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243 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Lynchburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

We've been here a few times, and in the first visit or two, we had pegged this place as an overpriced and pretentious steak house. I'd been told that things got better over the last couple of years, but I remained suspicious. Something happened that made me reassess this: last night's dinner. While not exactly an expansion of the menu,... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

While I live in the Pacific Northwest, I am a frequent visitor to Kansas City and I know a great steak when I eat one. That being said the steaks we ordered as a part of my hubs birthday dinner were the best ones we have had to date. Our server was attentive, polished and had impeccable manners. All courses... More 

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

Penny, thank you so much, we appreciate your honesty and your review (we hope you'll be back to see us again). More 

Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Wow! I was visiting Lynchburg from Lancaster PA and I stopped here for dinner. The servers name was Daniel. He seemed very knowledgeable and after explaining my culinary preferences he suggested an entre that could not have been more spot on to my requests. I also loved the B.R. Cohn (cab) he suggested! Will definitely come back!

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

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

fredericksburg, va
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Most of our food was delicious. My steak was done well, but a little on the salty side. The cheese platter appetizer was delicious and the caprise salad reduction was excellent. The seafood chowder was nice, but would have liked it to be thicker - just my preference.

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

We appreciate your feedback and thank you for the review! More 

Greensboro, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This restaurant is located in a restored shoe factory.Probably one of the best jobs of redoing a old building I have seen.Th food was excellent with a very extensive wine list.The waiter(Sumer) was very helpful.

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

Thank you Warren! More 

Madison Heights, Virginia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Lynchburg's Historic section is trying hard to come back after years of decline. The Shoemaker's Restaurant inside the Craddock Terry Hotel is showing that it's possible. My first impression entering was of an elegant English pub. I was surprised to be greeted by not only the hostess, but the servers waiting at the various locations. The servers were all dressed... More 

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

Thank you! Yes, we love our bar as well, come back and see us!! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is my go to place for special nights out so not my 1st visit. We love the atmosphere although can be loud at times. The decor is very unique. Dined here on Wednesday evening. The service was no where what we have come to expect, The steak was also below normal standards. My wife had the stuffed Halibut special.... More 

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

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

Thank you - we appreciate your feedback and your review! More 

Fairfax Station, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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 

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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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