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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
  • 164
    Excellent
  • 40
    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
Most recent review
An experience

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Lloydyp
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Durham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Durham, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Allison D, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemaker's Fine Dining, responded to this review

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 

Lynchburg VA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten here many times and have never left hungry nor disappointed. The atmosphere is quaint and romantic, the service is impeccable and the food is amazing! The only negative thing I can say is that I can't afford to eat here more often. Highly recommend for a special occasion. Located in the heart of the revitalizing downtown area... More 

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Thank you! More 

United States
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have been to this resturant several times. We try to visit at least twice a year when we're in Lynchburg. The staff is always very professional and courteous. The atmosphere is elegant and there is a private party room. Love that the old shoe factory theme of high heels is present. I always enjoy the martinis and they have... More 

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Thank you, we appreciate the nice review! More 

Kokomo, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I had dinner here during a visit to Lynchburg. The restaurant is inside an old building that is now a hotel. I believe it used to be an old shoe factory. The ambiance and setting was very nice and the service was very good, although a little hoity toity. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the... More 

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Lviv, Ukraine
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

While I was very happy with my ribeye, I could not keep my eye off the filet my wife ordered. Mashed potatoes with a hit of garlic and butter were served with the steaks. Wait service was quick, professional and was well timed. Within a few seconds of finished a course the plates were cleared and more refreshment was offered.... More 

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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 your experience! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

After I came here for a meeting I tried for three years to get my wife back. I had the crab cakes then and got them again. Yes, she finally came and like me she is convinced that this is one of Lynchburg's Best Restaurants. The crab cakes are still the best I've ever had. They are full of meat... More 

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

William, we thank you! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I ate at Shoemaker's for the first time for a friend's bachelorette night. The party experienced it in a lovely environment and good service. Service could have been a tad faster, but it wasn't bad. You definitely get what you pay for here. VERY yummy food. A place you come for special occasions not every night dinner.

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

Morgan - we thank you for the review! More 

Great Falls, Virginia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stopped here based on recommendations from friends as we were travelling through the area. No reservations, but the restaurant accommodated us. It is a charming place with wonderful food and service. It also has a very nice bar. Our waiter (sorry, can't remember his name) was incredibly welcoming, friendly and helpful. There is no question that this would be... More 

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Ken, we thank you and are very happy you enjoyed your experience! 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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