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Shoemakers American Grille

1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
+1 434-455-1510
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A old converted shoe factory does not exactly convey images of a top notch meal. But once we found the restaurant by going through hallways, down steps and up an elevator we finally found Shoemakers restaurant. The search was not handicap friendly and it was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank CostaRice
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Excellent steaks, seafood, and really yummy mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts! Great for a wonderful family dinner or special occasion.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Denise G
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Our group of 10 enjoyed a fantastic holiday dinner with terrific service while in Lynchburg for meetings. The steaks were top notch, as well as the appetizers, especially the crab cakes. Definitely will return.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank BrentwoodBear
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Everything we ordered, even the drinks, were delicious! The manager was super sweet and our server very attentive. We ordered the chicken and risotto dish and the salmon, both very delicious! We will be back!! Thank you for a special night!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 526amyn
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Tonight at Shoemakers I ask for a different risotto for my meal. I requested one that was already being prepared for another entree. Fine was what I was told and then the restaurant CHARGED me for the substitution. Charged me for a risotto already being...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 25, 2018

Stopped by for a few drinks at the bar. Really nice atmosphere. Attentive bartender and waitstaff. The drinks were good. My only "complaint" was, the waiter brought our check at 9:30 and said that "they were the only late night place in town but were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank photodigichick
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Food is always wonderful with very professional service. My Caesar Salad with white anchovies is as good as it gets. So very delicious. I ordered the seafood medley on a fresh bed of pasta in a red sauce. It was served piping hot with big...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SandyR502
Reviewed November 14, 2018

We went on our Anniversary to celebrate and we couldn't have been more pleased. Service was excellent and food was delicious. Beautifully prepared and presented.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bsnbsn16
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Booked a large party of 45. Trying to get it booked was disorganized. Right hand doesn't know what the left hand is doing. Set up a meeting the Host says she is in charge for setting up large parties. Showed up for the meeting and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank walmlat
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Always, always a great place to get a great meal! I have eaten here a dozen times or better and I never left dissatisfied. The service is great and so is the food. If you are looking for a place to dine that is not...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank lisa m
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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.
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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
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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