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Shoemakers American Grille

1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
+1 434-455-1510
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“filet” (47 reviews)
“crab cakes” (40 reviews)
“escargot” (12 reviews)
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CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, American
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
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Reviewed yesterday

My husband and I were invited to a celebration dinner here on August 12, 2017. This was my second time eating here and my reaction was the same as the first time: It's good but it is not great. I thought the first time I...More

Thank 912TScott
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was our first visit to Shoemakers, which was recommended by a friend. We were pleasantly surprised by the service and the food. As halibut, probably a seasonal option, was on the menu, we both ordered it. The serving was large with crab on the...More

Thank ajyj
Melissa P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to serving you again, soon we hope!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat here a lot! Best steaks and crab cakes around! The atmosphere is wonderful as well as the servers, especially Stephanie!

Thank 899ronj
Melissa P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you! We appreciate the high compliment. We will see you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Shoemakers American Grille is an excellent upscale restaurant. They have a great bar for drinks and dining. Shoemakers is also a good place to host large dinners for wedding rehearsal parties or large business luncheons and group seminars.

Thank 57919David_S
Melissa P, Public Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you David! We appreciate the 5-star​ review. We'd love to serve you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome!!!! Best steak I have in a long time. The meal was hot when it came to the table and it didn't take long to get. Very nice upscale restaurant. It is very pricey so be prepared.

Thank jenniboo72
Melissa P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the 5-star review, it's appreciated!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

And I wasn't disappointed Excellent escargot and stuffed salmon special Service was top notch as well Thank you TripAdvisor

Thank Marylandcore
Melissa P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are honored you felt our service was top notch and that you enjoyed your meal. We'd love to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, son and I dined at Shoemakers last Friday, we were staying the night in Lynchburg on our way to pick up our daughter at camp at Chatham Hall. OMG!! it did not disappoint!! Our waiter Mark, who indicated that he was training, was...More

Thank Kathryn B
Melissa P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are delighted that you and your family had a great dining experience. The 5-star​ review is much appreciated and we look forward to serving you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been eating a Shoemaker's since it opened. Two or three times a year ... it's very pricey for Lynchburg so it is a treat when I go. I actually think the prices seem to have jumped from the last time I was there....More

Thank Edward D
Melissa P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are disappointed to hear that your last visit did not meet our standards or yours. Our aim is to give the best service, food and dining experience and we apologize for letting you down. We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been dining here for several years and honestly think it gets better with each visit. Everyone ,from the hostess to the servers treat you like royalty. The menu has excellent choices in steaks ,seafood ( Lump Crabcake My Favorite) and always specialty dishes...More

Thank M7577MLrichardm
Melissa P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are delighted to hear that each visit gets better. We appreciate your kind words and the 5-star​ review. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed July 11, 2017

First off, the service and management are great and very accommodating. Enjoyed the atmosphere as well. Scallop appetizer fantastic! Crab cakes really had little flavor as well as the risotto. For the price expected more. I will return on my next trip however because of...More

Thank kmiles1021
Melissa P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded July 12, 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the service and atmosphere. Thank you for stopping by to share with​ us your experience!

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May 30, 2017|
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Seemed to be mostly business casual I saw no signs of a mandatory dress code. Did not try any fish this visit
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Warren S
March 30, 2015|
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Mahi Oscar is awesome!
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
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.

Bar opens Monday - Saturday 4:30 pm for Happy Hour.
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