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Shoemaker's Fine Dining

1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
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Ranked #1 of 273 Restaurants in Lynchburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $40
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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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CAPE COD, MA
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Great dinner last night at the bar - food was excellent and we appreciated the pasta dinner accommodation. Warm greeting when we walked in from one of the servers - thank you! Will definitely return next time we are in Lynchburg.

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

Thank you!!! Appreciate your nice review. More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had appetizers and dinner. We were greeted and welcomed by the owner during the course of our stay made it more pleasurable than the very good food provided! Restaurant is part of a renovation of a historic manufacturing facility which is well done. Better than most such sites.

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

Thank you Alan! More

Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We met at Shoemaker's for a meeting and then a wonderful lunch. I would recommend for meetings or just to dine. The atmosphere was wonderful.

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

Thank you - we're very happy you enjoyed both the meeting venue and our food! More

Richmond, Virginia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Back n Lynchburg for family this time. Since Shoemaker's blew me away in May, when on business, thought I would take my favorite uncle and aunt for a visit. A repeat performance. Food was wonderful, service was five star and we had a blast. Thank you folks.

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

We love it! Thank you so much. More

Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Although a little difficult to find, the effort was worth it. The transition of an old shoe factory into an excellent restaurant is interesting. Our server Thomas was very helpful in telling of the history and how this restaurant became very popular. Food was very well prepared and priced. Would visit again.

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

We're happy you found us - thank you for the nice review! More

Greenville, South Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went here for a dinner date together. Everything was so good. He got the prime rib and it was very juicy. I had the seafood soup with a crab cake. Very yummy. The ambiance was delightful and service was excellent. Cliff, our server, did a great job with menu selections and recommendations. I would go again... More

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

Thank you! We so happy we made your special occasion so memorable - come back to see us soon! More

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

From the moment we entered the bar we were met by Kristen, she was absolutely amazing! Got me some fine wine and husband an amazing flight of beer. Full of amazing smiles and chat, what an absolutely wonderful member of staff to have on your team. Credit to your restaurant. Now food, fillet mignon and a steak special, Roger you... More

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

All we can say is, WOW about your review! Thank you so much and we're very pleased you enjoyed our service, food and overall experience - come back and see us! More

Forest, Virginia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I celebrated our 30th anniversary at Shoemakers. Scott, our waiter, was excellent - friendly, conversational and timely throughout the meal. The food was exceptional, noise levels allowed for normal conversation (even though my bride insists I need a hearing aid). We both had an 8oz filet. Both were cooked as requested. The wine list is ample and... More

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

Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us and we're very happy you enjoyed your experience!!! More

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