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Shoemaker's Grille
Shoemaker's Grille

Shoemaker's Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shoemakersdining.com
  • Email: shoemakersmgr@gmail.com
  • Phone: (434) 455-1510
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Group from 8 to 100
  • Private Party Contact: Lucy Smith (434) 455-1510

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Shoemaker's Grille
Connected to The Craddock Terry Hotel at Bluffwalk Center, Shoemaker's Grille offers the finest cuisine in Lynchburg.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Went there on April 15th as I was celebrating my 70th birthday. We started our evening arriving at the restaurant at 6:25 and waited just three or four minutes until our table was ready. Our reservation was for 6:30. The restaurant was about 75% filled. Our waiter was very good and allowed us plenty of time to just enjoy the evening. We told him it was my birthday and was looking forward to the evening. We ordered our entrees and then sat back and relaxed. Our salads arrived and we had a leisure time to eat them (some restaurants rush your entree to the table not allowing you time to finish your salad). The meals were cooked perfectly and the taste was fantastic. We never felt rushed and we left the about 2 hours later. "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "Our party of 5 visited Shoemaker's while visiting Lynchburg. We were so happy to find such a wonderful restaurant where we could catch up with one another and enjoy a delicious dinner. The cocktails were very good. We all ordered the Wedge salad which was fresh and crisp with just the right amount of dressing. I had the fried oysters which were delicious without too much breading. Everyone else ordered one of the steaks. Everyone said they were tender, cook exactly how they wanted and flavored just right. The wait staff was attentive and on task. We'll definitely go back the next time we are in the area."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We celebrated my birthday with our out of town family and we all had a wonderful time. The food was delicious, the service was wonderful, and we were able to have a nice conversation. All of this added up to a superb experience. We have never been disappointed in Shoemaker's!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We will drive 2 hours to have dinner at Shoemakers! The food is delicious and the service over the top. We ask for Joyce and no matter how long it has been since our last visit - she remembers us and what we love to order for dinner and drinks! Our favorite is the prime rib on Friday night or the filet at other times. The garlic mashed potatoes are great! The calamari is probably the best we have ever had anywhere! You can't go wrong at Shoemaker's Grille!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "With a lovely atmosphere, great service and excellent food, you can't beat Shoemakers Grille. Our server, Thomas, was knowledgeable and friendly without being too intrusive. Overall, a wonderful meal. We highly recommend the filet -- each of ours was cooked perfectly medium rare. The oysters appetizer is excellent as well, with the oysters still meaty and not overcooked."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Really good food. Hard to find this quality in the area."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was good.My husband and son ordered a steak and you could cut it with a fork. The food was all very tasty filled with flavor. We were very happy with our meal. My only complaint would be too much dressing on the salad, so order the dressing on the side."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "If you are looking for a quiet place to have a great meal, this is the place."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I need to say that I ate the filet and shrimp. That was the best steak I have ever ate, so tender and flavorful. The server was great. This was my first trip to Shoemaker's and I am impressed. I will be dining again soon. Thank you"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed a great dinner at Shoemakers on date date. Great appetizer, entrees, wine, and dessert. Exceptional service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was the first time my husband had been to Shoemakers Rest. and he enjoyed it very much. The food was so, so good, best steaks ever!! We will be back again and again."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Had a wonderful dinner with my mom & sister-in-law. The food was outstanding and the restaurant is truly a one of a kind experience! Love love love this place!!!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We go here everytime we are in town and love it! My son is starting law school in the Fall in Lynchburg so they definitely have my business for the next 3 years."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My wife and I just celebrated our five year anniversary at Shoemakers. Our waitress was wonderful, giving us time to ourselves, without leaving us stranded when we needed something. The food was wonderful too. Appetizers, main course, and desert were all beyond our expectation. I will definitely be referring my friends to this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "On this occasion (International Women's Day) our very pleasant waitress explained the specials, asked for our drinks, soup/salad and entree then hurried off. We would have loved their scallops casino appetizers. Alas, not this time. Our salads arrived very quickly and our meals arrived before we finished our salads. We looked forward to conversation over dinner. The noise level made it difficult and at times impossible. We were offered dessert but were not offered coffee/drinks with it. The folder with our bill had an American Express logo. Shoemakers also accepts Visa and Mastercard. They do not accept Discovercard and don't tell you what they accept: you find out by trial and error."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "love this restaurant. we got an awesome filet. It was incredible. Will go back to this gem of a restaurant next time I am in Lynchburg"
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "The resturant was a first for me and my girlfriend. I would rate it a five star based on the overall of service, food and atmosphere. There wasn't a overload of noise and it was very quiet and it made it personnel to sit there with my girlfriend. The food was nothing but amazing as everything came as we ordered it."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We had out of town guest for the weekend and wanted to go to a great dinner spot! Our meal was excellent. The salmon with crab was delicious and the steak topped with shrimp was delicious as well. Enjoyed the entire dining experience as always."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was all delicious and the service was exceptional! I will be returning!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "excellent food and service .....a nice anniversary celebration"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "My husband and I reserved a table for Saturday night and we absolutely loved every part of it. Our food was delicious, our server was great. We had no problems at all. 100% the best restaurant we have been too."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Shoemakers was everything we had heard and more. Great food, wonderful service, and a lovely atmosphere all made for a memorable night out!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The entire experience was exquisite! The decor and essence of the restaurant was relaxing and very romantic. The service was friendly, polite and prompt. And last, but not least, the steaks are exceptional! Best restaurant in central Virginia!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Shoemaker's Grill is a repurposed shoe factory building in combination with the Craddock Terry Hotel where women's high heels were made when it was a shoe factory. There are lots of shoe decorative touches throughout, to include a gigantic shoe sizer on one wall. The food is delicious, especially the steaks and prime rib (on weekends). My husband and I had a wonderful meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband took me to dinner to celebrate Valentine's Day early. The food was perfect and the atmosphere and low noise level allowed us to talk comfortably. I have celebrated a birthday and also had my bachelorette dinner there and all of those experiences were wonderful."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Loved everything! Drinks were great! Food was amazing! Atmosphere was beautiful! The service was unbelievable. Would recommend in a heart beat."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This was our first visit but will not be our last! All 4 of us had filet - it was perhaps the best steak I have ever had. Each was cooked perfectly. We loved the crab and shrimp dip as well. The ambiance is unique as the building was a shoe factory in earlier days. The decor is done very well, and there are a number of private dining spaces. The staff is very well trained, and as a result the service was outstanding. Who knew such a treat could be found in Lynchburg??"
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We were there Saturday night & had delicious food & excellent service. This is why we keep coming back!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Shoemakers is a lovely place. We have been many times over the last five years and it was always exceptional. This time was the exception. My steak was over cooked and I sent it back. The second steak was cold in the middle. I used to dream about the steaks at Shoemakers they were that good. The waitress was awesome and the restaurant comped my meal but still.... Shoemakers is expensive but in the past was always worth the money. We will try once more on our next visit and hope that things are back on track."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Blue - cheese crusted steak was amazing. A fresh baked cookie - topped with ice-cream and chocolate sauce was a perfected ending to a delicious meal (Shookie). Loved the atmosphere - comfortable yet elegant. Great service!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The ambience of Shoemakers is quite a unique experience of blending the rich history of Lynchburg with modern touches. While the decor was a bit overwhelming, the overall experience is very intimate. Our entrees were excellent; however our drink selections (sangria; moscato), appetizer (Cheese plate) and desserts (cheesecake and creme brûlée) left much to be desired. While the overall experience was good, we did not feel that it was extraordinarily unique and while we are glad to say we have tried Shoemakers, I believe in the future we will just forego spending an arm and a leg, and just stick to some of our own beloved establishments."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "I make a point to stop at Shoemaker's Grille every time I'm in Lynchburg. I sure wish we had one in Northern VA! Every aspect of the meal is always wonderful! My martini was perfectly mixed and chilled. The servers work in teams and never miss a beat. The wine list is extensive as well as additional options they can provide not on the printed menu. The food was so wonderful, it's hard to stop eating even though you're stuffed. I love the atmosphere and how well the servers gauge how much interaction you prefer. Looking forward to my next return!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Phenomenal french onion soup, escargot and mouth watering filet migon!!!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Our reservation was for 7:00 and we were seated promptly. Front desk staff were courteous. Drinks, appetizers, and the meal were spaced enough apart to not feel rushed. The food was very good and we received the proper amount of attention during our visit. A couple can plan to spend $65 for a meal with tip/taxes. The price goes up if you include alcohol and appetizers. The environment is very nice and the private rooms are a plus. Our dining experience lasted about two hours and we were very happy with the visit. This is a great location to celebrate a special occasion and it was nice seeing management walking around chatting with customers."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Shoemaker's is the place to go if you want great food and atomsphere. The food was served hot, was very tasty and presentation was beautiful. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We LOVE Shoemakers. It is always a great experience. The room is inviting while not seeming too "old shoe". Service is just the right amount of attention without driving you crazy. Food - GREAT! Our party did wish there were some different or a few more desserts but.....that's the worst we can dish up!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "It is an incredible restaurant with excellent food and service. The crab cake is all crab with not an ounce of filler and the Ahi Tuna was cooked perfectly. The server was knowledgeable about the menu as well as the wine and other bar offerings."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "This was our anniversary dinner. We are new to the area and your restaurant was recommended to us. We loved the atmosphere, the food was delicious, and the service was superb. We will definitely be back again and will recommend you to our friends!!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "This was the perfect place to go to complete the celebration of our 20th anniversary! Thank you Shoemaker's for a wonderful and romantic dinner this past weekend!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "We were at Shoemakers on Christmas Eve. It is great that such a nice restaurant is open on Christmas, but they appeared to not have adequate staffing. The time to complete our meal (appetizers, salads and entrees) was over 2.5 hours. By the time the entrees were served, we were tired and ready to go - obviously, we were not in the mood for dessert or coffee. The food was good (though the special was a little too spicy for my taste, which the server did not mention). The restaurant was sold out - they could have turned the tables much more quickly and made alot more money if they could have found a way to improve the rate at which food was coming out of the kitchen and served. Even the coat storage and retrieval was VERY slow."
    Dined on 12/24/2013