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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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Selected from the restaurant week menu. Great quality food. Excellent service. Temperature of the dining room was just right."
    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
  • "I am trying to submit this without writing a review, so instead of a review I will just write the requisite number of characters."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Food was outstanding. Service was great. We had a wonderful time."
    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
  • "THE best restaurant in Lynchburg, hands down. The food and ambiance are fantastic- definitely not to be missed!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Went there for my one year with my boyfriend. The food was outstanding! Loved the crab dip! Our waitress was extremely nice & accommodating! Definatley a great atmosphere & food espically for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "I make a point to get the most similar steak as possible at every restaurant I visit (I always go for a rib eye), for the sole purpose of finding the best steak in any given area. Shoemaker's has taken the competition by storm and prevailed as having the best rib eye I have ever tasted--not just in Lynchburg, but out of all of the steaks I have ever had, I would say Shoemaker's is the absolute best, hands down. The atmosphere was perfect. My wife and I spent the evening at Shoemaker's to celebrate our first anniversary, and the ambiance was perfect for such an occasion. Our waiter was superb. He thoroughly knew that menu as if he had majored in that menu in college. He was as friendly as can be, and incredibly punctual. Great place!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I enjoyed that we could enjoy the experience without feeling like we were rushed."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This restaurant was always my first suggestion to colleagues and friends. I never had an unpleasant experience until 6/7. Unfortunately, the unfriendly behavior manifested itself as soon as my party and I arrived it was very obvious that our presence and party size was an inconvenience to the Maître de. Our food arrived 1hr & 18 min. after our order was taken-no explanation given. 2 in the party did not receive their food until 20 min. after everyone else. 4 in the party stated their food was not what they expected-no make good offered. Had to ask for refills on the beverages. We were tolerated and not treated as customers. Did speak with the manager to express the embarrassment and disappoint that my party received."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We enjoy this place on our special events in our lifes, my only complant is the noise level can get a bit loud if your planning a rommantic diner."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Thank you for helping us celebrate our daughter's 26th birthday. The food, service, atmosphere was all top notch. Great steaks and flavorful steamed vegetables! The Wedge Salad was so crisp, fresh, and scrumptious. It was a fun and impressive evening! We will definitely be returning soon."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We chose Shoemakers to celebrate our wedding anniversary and we were delighted with the experience. The restaurant staff were friendly and courteous, our server was professional, warm and friendly, and the food was absolutely delicious. The prices are high, but for a special occasion, this is a sure bet! My wife and I are food enthusiasts, and the special rebeye being offered that evening was scrumptious. My wife had the fried oysters appetizer and as an oyster lover, she said these were the best ever. I had the escargot and loved it. My lettuce wedge was fantastic, but my wife's ceasar was just average--the only average thing we had. This was the best dining experience we've had in the Lnchburg/Roanoke area. A great choice for us."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "The food is always wonderful and the service is just as good. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Very good food and service. One small thing: bring sunlight from windows made it hard to see my wife's face."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I visited this restaurant because it's connected to the hotel where I was staying and I thought it would be a great place to take my husband for dinner on his birthday. Pricey specials, and disappointed that Cameron had nothing to offer customers who spent their money at YOUR restaurant, could have gone somewhere else. Cameron had very little personality, and he didn't know how to say happy birthday, he said congrats as if to say so what!! He offered to bring us candles?? I don't normally use this term but "really"??? I would have shared this with management but decided to be on my best behavior for my husband's special day."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Perfect for a nice, elegant (and expensive), graduation dinner. Our party was 8 - no problem. Looks like above 15 or so and they would have trouble. The food was excellent, the service top-notch and everyone left satisfied with no complaints whatsoever. Recommend."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We are regular Shoemaker's Grille diners because we are never disappointed. Sunday's dinner was no exception. We enjoyed a cocktail, fabulous dinner (perfectly cooked tenderloin and filet) with wine, incredible desserts and, of course, first class service from Cliff. It made for the perfect Mother's Day treat. While we went for the "high-end" menu items, there are great moderately priced items as well. Whatever you choose, it is well worth the price of admission. Don't miss this wonderful restaurant, elegantly but modestly crafted within the bones of what was an old 1800's riverfront warehouse. Truly a gem in historic downtown Lynchburg. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent food, service, atmosphere. Upon entering and making our way to our table, we were warmly greeted by just about every staff member visible. It certainly made us feel very welcome! On top of that, our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable. We enjoyed a relaxing and delicious meal. Everything was done to perfection. This was not our first visit to Shoemaker's and it won't be our last! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We went here after graduation at LU. We knew that they would be busy that night, but they adjusted to it perfectly! The service was amazing. Our waitress was knowledgable and so nice. We never felt rushed! The food was superb and we will absolutely be returning!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The menu has variety with excellent specials offered each evening. Great for an evening out with friends or for business."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "I went here for a first date with this amazing girl, all I can say is that this was the perfect spot by every aspect"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "It's nice to have a romantic place to eat on a Monday night and yet business people can enjoy it too. Our steaks were cooked to perfection and the best crab stuffed lobster I have ever eaten! Lime Shrimp was so good we asked for the sauce to be put in a to go container!! Will be good on pasta at home. Light was a tad dim, if you have vision issues bring a small flashlight and the music, though at the right volume, was a bit on the new music side for the all ages crowd. But these are individual choices that may vary from night to night."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Food was fantastic! It was the best steak i have ever had. Our server was great! He knew the menu and was extremely, appropriately attentive. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, great food and great service! I will return."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Had a great time on a date night with my spouse! The sweet onion asparagus soup was absolutely outstanding! Love it! Want to go back just for that. Will return for a quiet evening with my wife!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Shoemakers is a classic steakhouse; it's not about being exotic, but about classic steak and seafood items done very well. This trip, the calamari was excellent and my filet was wonderful. This restaurant would be at home downtown in any major city. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Dinner was delicious. Prime rib, filet, sirloin and ribeyes were cooked to perfection. The first flaw was that the meals are only served with meat and garlic mashed potatoes. No vegetable was offered and what if you don't like mashed potatoes mashed in the skins, which we don't. Nothing was offered as an alternative. The filet arrived overcooked and was quickly taken back to the kitchen. The mgr came by and apologized but did not offer compensation. All other diners were finished with their meal by the time the replacement arrives. Second flaw was that we were inundated with stink bugs. Very disappointing that they could not control their pest problem. Even the waiter swatted at one flying by! Otherwise the food is Delish!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "So my husband and I NEVER get out for date nights and the like... we have kids and not many options for a babysitter. But the stars lined up for us and we chose Shoemakers for our once in a year date night and was NOT disappointed! The food was to die for, our waiter was on point, and the bottle of wine we purchased was delicious. We definitely will be going back!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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