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Shoemakers American Grille

1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
+1 434-455-1510
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“filet” (49 reviews)
“crab cakes” (44 reviews)
“escargot” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
PRICE
$$$$
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1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
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Reviewed yesterday

This restaurant is by far the best food with the best atmosphere and the best servers in Lynchburg. This is an expensive restaurant but we have never felt like the food we ate was not worth what we paid. This is a place to go...More

Thank Nancy K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Always generous portions and perfectly prepared. I'd recommend you try their daily specials and their crab cakes.

Thank Scott H
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Scott, thank you for the recommendations. Hopefully,​ we will continue to see you in the future.

Reviewed 3 days ago

Shoemakers is a great restaurant for a nice meal. As my wife and I have young children, the times we get to go out to eat and enjoy a nice meal sans infants are few and far between. We find ourselves going here at least...More

Thank Matthew G
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Matthew, we appreciate hearing your feedback. Thank you for dining with us for on multiple occasions, it's always a pleasure to serve you and your party. We hope to continue to have you as a guest long into the future.

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is my go to place for a good meal whether it be with my wife or for a business engagement. The service has always been spot on and the food, excellent.

Thank Brian Y
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Brian, we are so pleased to hear you have enjoyed​ coming back continuously. We appreciate your loyal support.

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to Shoemakers for our anniversary and were thrilled with the atmosphere, service, and the food. Shoemakers is definitely the place to go on a special occassion. Not only are you waited on like no other place but the food and...More

Thank mombkraz
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Happy Anniversary! We are so thrilled you both chose to celebrate with us and enjoyed yourselves. Thank​ you for letting us know how your evening went, we hope you will remember us for your future special events.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the last three years we have spent graduation night here celebrating with friends and family on their recent graduation. This is a great place to do so and the food is always exceptional! Can't wait to go back.

Thank TakeMoreAdventures
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for letting us know you always have a wonderful time here at Shoemakers. We enjoy being able to celebrate with you and your party. We look forward to your next get-together!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With all the positive reviews of this restaurant, we thought we would go here for my official birthday dinner. We were staying in the Craddock Terry Hotel so it was hard to beat it for the convenience! We both had the Shoemakers Sirloin and shared...More

1  Thank DONNAandJANET
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to see us, we hope you had a lovely birthday! We are sorry your steak seemed average, but we are glad you enjoyed your service by Stephenie. We hope you will consider coming back again on another special evening to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have dined here before and was great. This visit was like walking into a totally different place....seated at 6:20......at 6:40 nobody acknowledged us while the place was not busy....not sure what they were doing but not worth sitting there for 10 minutes without any acknowledgementMore

Thank Daniel W
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Daniel, we appreciate you sharing your recent experience. We are always listening to our guests' feedback for ways to improve. We are very disappointed to hear you did not receive the attention you deserved and we desire for each guest. We sincerely apologize and...More

Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

We went for a graduation party. The food was fantastic! Crab cakes on point, filets cooked perfectly and the bartender makes perfect cocktails. Of course it’s more expensive than several other places in town but the staff, environment, and food are a cut above the...More

Thank Julie M
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded May 3, 2018

Thank you for joining us, Julie. We are so glad we were able to serve you an incredible meal and be apart of a lovely evening. Thank you for the review!

Reviewed April 27, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I entertained a business couple of hers and ate at this restaurant. The service was terrific and the food was most excellent. The waitress told us the specials and recommendations and they were spot on. I had the filet mignon and was...More

Thank Ozgard
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2018

We are so pleased that you and your wife had a wonderful time with us while entertaining others. Thank you for letting us know we did well and that your service was excellent.

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Itinerant7
March 24, 2018|
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Response from Sean D | Reviewed this property |
Yes and they will do 'special' arrangements. All you need to do is communicate with them and they'll help you out.
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Lawrence h
November 17, 2017|
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Response from jenniboo72 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but if you want good one go to R&A down the street.
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Andrea L
May 30, 2017|
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Response from jameseder | Reviewed this property |
Don't recall a children's menu. No posted dress code, but it's a nice place. I suggest business casual, or better. That said, I doubt they'll turn you aside because you're in jeans.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$20 - $40
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-455-1510
  • E-mail
Description
Located on the Bluffwalk in historic downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, Shoemakers American Grille offers fine cuisine in an upscale industrial setting. Its shoe themed rooms and décor reflect Lynchburg’s rich history in the early 1900’s as the mecca for all things shoes and tobacco.
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