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Shoemaker's Grille
Shoemaker's Grille

Shoemaker's Grille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.shoemakersdining.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
  • "We seldom go downtown Lynchburg for dining. We've been looking for a good steakhouse but have been disappointed because the steakhouses in the 'burg have back on their meat quality and serving size to keep prices in check. Not so at Shoemakers. I had the Kona-rubbed filet mignon and my wife had the bleu cheese crusted ribeye and they were both to die for! Our server was super friendly and helpful. This will be a regular stop for us from now on."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We were staying at the Craddock Terry Hotel and decided to try their restaurant. We LOVED it! Our table had the rib eye steak, burger, and the wasabi encrusted salmon with crab cake. All were delicious. For beginners we had the caprese salad and the escargot which were wonderful. Service was prompt and professional out on the patio, we lacked for nothing. Try the Jefferson Vineyards Chardonnay; yummy! We highly recommend Shoemakers AND the Craddock Terry Hotel while in Lynchburg!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This was so good and is a great place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The service has always been outstanding - made special for two or handled efficiently when with a large group. The specials created are amazing and worth exploring because you will be rewarded with your perfectly cooked to order steak or seafood choice accompained by unique seasonal sides. Desserts are to die for- save some room to treat yourself to the Chocolate Black Out Cake!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "The staff treated her like she was family... I was very happy with the attention she received, and the food and atmosphere were perfect ... it was a special 85th birthday... our server was very pleasant and did a great job..."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "We called in advance for a table that is located in a quite area, got it! We asked for a special wine, got it! We were served with smiles and the evening was outstanding not to mention the food......I can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "We have been to Shoemaker's Grille many times, and took visiting out of town guests there for dinner. They were very impressed!"
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "We visit this restaurant about three to four times a year for special occasions. The delicious food and great service has kept us coming back despite the prices. However, during our recent visit we were extremely dissappointed with the quality of our meal. At our table, we had a variety of meats, steaks ranging from: filet, ribeye and sirloin along with seafood. In the past the steaks we're melt in your mouth delicious, very tender cuts and so savouring. Unfortunately we cannot say the same time for this recent visit."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Our party of six had a wonderful dinner on a Saturday night -- with the exception of one steak being medium versus medium-rare, the food was first-rate and our server was exceptional. The only problem was the length of service....we certainly did not want to be rushed, but the intervals between individual courses and payment was much longer than necessary."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Shoemaker's proved to be a great restaurant for celebrating our anniversary. The food was worth every penny and the service made the experience even better. Every aspect of the meal was great from appetizer to dessert."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Making reservations online was very easy. Shoemaker's was very quick to confirm the reservation. Then a day or two before a reminder was sent,this was a nice touch."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Because of all the great reviews I expected a really great meal. The romaine in the ceasar salad was wilted and the dressing tasted like mayo. The tuna had no flavor and the salmon was overcooked. There was too much wrong to bother complaining. The waiter was attentive - we never had to look for him."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in town in a charming historic building. Beautiful terrace for dining or drinks, too."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Tasteless describes our experience... Flat iron steak (Waffle House quality-served as a big slab vs sliced for salad?), salmon, Mac n cheese, succotash (which specifically called out spinach-had all of 4 leaves)...blah. Server was in the dark about several items when asked for descriptions. As a "steakhouse", you assume the sides will be amazing -not! The sautéed mushrooms and caprese salad were fantastic. Weird the server felt they had to correct 2 patrons (2 tables) on "caprese/caprase" pronunciation. Overall, just not up to par. Everyone was very friendly walking in/out. Outside dining looked great if you don't look to the side where there is major construction. Great design concept inside. Stick to their sister restaurant Water Stone."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Shoemakers is a nice place for a special evening out. I think the food could be a little better for the price though."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "My husband and I enjoyed dinner at Shoemakers on July 21, 2014. We were celebrating our 29th anniversary and we're congratulated warmly by our server. I ordered the filet and crab cake. My husband had the bacon cheeseburger. Both were fantastuc. I cut my filet with a fork! We enjoyed a crab dip appetuzer, and creme Brule for dessert. Everything was delucious. Service was wonderful. We would highly recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This was our first experience at Shoemaker's Grille, and it is now, by far, our new favorite restaurant. We only wish we had found it sooner. Everything was perfect! It would be impossible to improve upon the food or the service. It is a little more expensive than most of the others, but if you enjoy excellent food and a quiet atmosphere, it's worth every penny. Clientele can dress up or go casual, as we did, making it an even more comfortable and welcoming experience. We will be bringing all of our out-of-town guests here in the future. There is no need to travel any farther than Lynchburg for fine dining."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food is amazing. We sat outside and it was very nice. The service was a bit slow. Thank goodness there were floaters to help with missing items. However, I would highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "When if first opened, Shoemaker's was wildly overpriced for the quality of the food. The restaurant was seldom full. So, they tried lowering the food prices. Unfortunately, they also lowered the food quality. Now, in their third attempt, the menu prices have gone up, but not as high as they originally were, and the food has gotten better than it was when the prices were lower, in "phase 2". Service is excellent. Food is now pretty good, but not gourmet. We go there for special occasions now & then. Usually with people from out of town."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Shoemakers. It was a wonderful experience. We cannot recommend this restaurant enough! We cannot wait to go again. The steaks were the best that we have ever had in a restaurant. The service was outstanding."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food, service and wine were outstanding as usual. Unfortunately there was a table with very small, very loud children seated in the main dining room who added considerably to the already surprisingly loud noise level, especially considering the decor, lighting provide an otherwise "adult" ambiance. As this was my only criticism and hopefully will prove a rare occurance. Otherise, a lovely dinner."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We greatly enjoyed our meal on Sat. night at Shoemaker's. The only draw back was that the kitchen was running very behind and it took a tremendous amount of time to receive our food - over an hour from when we ordered our entrees (we did not order an appetizer, soup or salad). At times, our lovely waitress was nowhere to be seen and we never received an explanation or apology, but we did overhear her apologizing to the table next to us with the explanation that the restaurant had a large party earlier in the evening."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Absolutely fantastic in every way. Don't think we've EVER had a better meal!!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Friends recommended Shoemaker's Grille while in Lynchburg attending a conference. A friend and I decided to give it a try for dinner. We had lovely drinks called "Pink Pump". How appropriate!! I had decided on my dinner choice until the water mentioned that grouper was that night's special. Chanced y mind completely because grouper is my favorite fish to order when in Florida. But in Lynchburg, VA I have to say that I lhas the very best grouper that I have ever had anywhere."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "The food is always good and served/cooked as requested. The meat is always awesome. Just a little notification: we had burgers and none of our buns were warm but cold... could be even better with warm buns! Definitely the best cheesecake I have ever tasted!!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My wife and I stopped here for an early dinner date (I think it was 5PM). We were seated, and served quickly. Though the food was very good, what really stood out to us was the service. Our server was always seemingly nearby when needed and on our way out we were thanked by servers who had not waited on us and told to have a nice evening. We will certainly come back when we are in the area again."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Selected from the restaurant week menu. Great quality food. Excellent service. Temperature of the dining room was just right."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We visited during Lynchburg restaurant week- appetizer, entrée and dessert for $25/each. with drinks & taxes, the meal was about $90. Even at this price, it was well worth it. Both my husband and I got different food so we could taste test various items. Every single morsel was Wonderful. Steak was succulent, cod was delicious, seafood bisque and fried green tomatoes(need the recipe for these) were fantastic. The desserts- NY cheese cake-yummy and the flourless torte was good. Drinks were made very well. No complaints- even the bread was fresh and tasty. Service was good...but don't go if you expect cheap fast food. This is a "take your time"dining experience. Totally recommend."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Lived in Lynchburg for years and never been to Shoemakers untill now. Loved everything about it. Came for restaurant week, and the menu choices were fanaminal. Totaly would recommend this to people.Great restaurant to go to, but you do have to budget for it."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was excellent and the service superb. Wonderful experience all the way around."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed the food, the service was professional, and the cost was as expected for the type of restaurant. The room was dimmly lit, but very loud. Instead of leaning into one another so no one else could hear the whispers of sweet romance, we were leaning into one another just so we could hear one another over the commotion all around us."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Food was delicious! First visit but not the last. Atmosphere was relaxing and service from Joyce was impeccable. Thank you."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "I have been to Shoemaker's on several occasions now and it is always excellent. We recently went there for Restaurant Week and it was particularly wonderful. They always provide an excellent presentation and quality."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Had dinner with a friend while in town for a meeting, and found the food and atmosphere great... It was very loud, but that was manageable. Drink menu was diverse and interesting!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
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    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was outstanding. Service was great. We had a wonderful time."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "We had dinner this past Monday night to celebrate a birthday. The food and service were great. This is why we will drive an hour to celebrate special occasions here."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Whether it is a regular occurrence, a special night out, a first time date or you've been married for years, Shoemakers offers a time that will be remembered for days, weeks and months to come. The food was fabulous, the service exquisite and the mood very soft and personal. You will not regret this decision."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We came down to Lynchburg for a weekend getaway. I had made reservations for Shoemaker's because we had heard it was going to be restaurant week while we were there. Unfortunately it was not to begin on the night we were there, so we stayed and ate there anyway. The food was amazing. If you like crab dip, you must try their crab dip that they offer. I had the salmon which was also delicious. My boyfriend who doesn't normally like salmon even thought it was good. So to me that say's a lot. He had the 16oz. ribeye, which was really good too. Our waiter was very friendly and never kept us waiting. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Attached to a great hotel, I have eaten here on the same day one year a part. Service and food outstanding both times. You could argue that there is a better crab cake in Virginia but this one is about 90% crab."
    Dined on 6/14/2014