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Shoemaker's Grille, Lynchburg, VA

Shoemaker's Grille

4.4
4.4
936 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Shoemakers American Grille, located in Lynchburg, Virginia, serves a menu full of fine American cuisine. The restaurant aims to provide an enjoyable fine-dining experience and has a large patio in addition to its elegant dining room. Shoemaker's Grille has a full bar which features wine by the glass and bottle in addition to domestic and imported beer and spirits.

Start out with an appetizer to share at Shoemakers Grille such as the onion rings with spicy ketchup or the blackened seared ahi tuna. Choose from dinner entrées like the filet mignon, the double breast of roasted chicken or the blackened grilled salmon filet. For vegetarians, try the personalized vegetable plate.

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2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (434) 455-1510
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Master Chef Edwin Scholly
  • Private party facilities
    We offer three private dining rooms that can be reserved for parties of 8-40.
  • Private party contact
    Lucy Smith: (434) 455-1510
  • Neighborhood
    Lynchburg
  • Cross street
    Main Street
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 936 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

936 Reviews
  1. Jamesw

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Caressa was an awesome waitress and my girlfriend and I loved what we had. Wonderful flavors!

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  2. MichaelM

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent. The flavored butters served with the delicious bread was a nice touch. Unfortunately, the chicken roulade was super salty. My wife had salmon that was also over salted.

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  3. MsVickie

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our meal was delicious and our servers was excellent

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  4. TroyW

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was immaculate, great service, along with a calm ambient environment.

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  5. Mimi

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. Delicious food. Loved all the small touches that created a special experience. Highly recommend.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Even though we do not live in the Lynchburg area, Shoemaker's has been my husband and my go to place for special dinners or just a quick get away ever since they opened years ago! Food is delicious, service is great and I love the shoe theme. But I would like it to be a little more intimate with dimmer lighting and more quiet music especially when you are seated in the booths. Hard not to hear conversation from the booth across from you.

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  7. JosephF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Wonderful atmosphere, very nice dining room. Enjoyable menu, excellent service, and of course great food! Our server was very polite, outgoing, and had great timing. Highly recommend!

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  8. TimJ

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ribeye was perfect. Wife ordered filet and loved it too. Always a great experience!

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  9. TamraM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shoemakers was a wonderful, quiet restaurant with delicious food. The atmosphere was wonderful, the waitress was the sweetest, and I will definitely be visiting again.

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  10. LaurenH

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was beautiful and the food was fabulous. Me and my husband enjoyed ourselves very much.

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  11. SandyJ

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here twice and each time the food, service, and atmosphere are all on par and wonderful. The food is delicious and rivals some of the places we go to in NYC. We tried salads, appetizers, steaks, and lamb shank...all well prepared in their unique ways as described on menu and big portions with enough to take home. We will be back each time we are in Lynchburg.

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  12. Alohamary2

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok not great . Everything seemed too salty for all 4 of us . Spouse did enjoy the lamb shank . Pavlova for dessert was not great / too hard . They did comp that . Service was excellent .

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable food, well seasoned and generous portions. Service and ambience excellent. Good beverages and wine list.

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  14. Rick

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just outstanding in every way. My compliments to the kitchen for exceptional presentation and taste. Totally complimented by terrific service . I recommend it to everyone.

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  15. MichaelW

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and unique atmosphere. Fantastic server. The drinks were great. But, as for the food-- firstly the apps were tasty, but the portion size felt ridiculous. Ordered a brie en croute; the brie was 2 inches in diameter which made the 4 inch in diameter crust look like an oversight. The crab cakes were good, but for the portion of 2 one bite pieces, we paid $24. The osso bucco was encased in fat, impossible to detect bc of the gravy.

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  16. DanH

    E. Tennessee

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was wonderful. Sadly it was the one high point. The parking situation is dreadful, as in walking a few blocks in the cold to nearest parking. We were seated quickly and our order was taken but it took over 30 min to get drinks from the bar. It took almost 75 minutes to get our entree. And was a bit over priced, as was over $200 for dinner for two.

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  17. BrianT

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I enjoyed the location. However the noise was too much and for the money I was disappointed. Don’t get me wrong. The food is good and culinary is great. The steaks were charred and blackened too much and mine was under cooked to request. Overall I enjoyed it but would likely would spend my money elsewhere in the future. It used to be much better than it is now.

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  18. MarkA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Super disappointed. The entrees were the biggest disappointment and certainly not worth the money. The beef in the beef Wellington was extremely dry and over cooked.

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  19. geraldb

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great location next to Craddock Terry Hotel where we stayed. Service was excellent at bar and good in restaurant. Salads were large and very good. We both chose halibut which was large but disappointing, either had been frozen or was old. Will definitely go again and hope for a better entree.

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  20. Beth

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent for a date or celebration dinner. Great wine/ cocktail menu.

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  21. Jennifer

    Greater Boston

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We love staying at the Craddock Terry and looked forward to our dinner at Shoemaker’s. Our table was perfect. Our wine was very good. The atmosphere was lovely. The disappointment was the meal. My Caesar salad dressing had too much Worcestershire flavor for my liking, but the Parmesan crisp was delicious and the lettuce crunchy. The true disappointment was the entree. We prefer our meals lightly sauced so that we can experience the true taste of the protein. We found both dishes overly sauced, the Brussels sprouts mushy and too much of the garnish. The quality was good but to our palate, hidden under too much heavy sauce.

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  22. Amazing

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We were soarly disappointed as this place had such good reviews. We are chalking it up to holiday week but still lettuce was tired, salad dressing not great, lamb shank overcooked and chicken looking a bit pale. Beautiful restaurant though.

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  23. SusanA

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food used to be outstanding! Haven’t eaten here in awhile so recommended it to a friend based on prior experiences. All the dishes were sauce based and very creamy and rich. The salmon didn’t have much flavor & possibly because it was covered in the sauce. A protein with a green vegetable cooked by an experienced chef would have been wonderful, especially since my bill was $70 for 1 person. I was embarrassed because I had really praised the place to my friend. What a let down!

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  24. Judy

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We all enjoyed our meals. Two of us were disappointed that the food wasn't hot. It took awhile to get our drinks, but perhaps the bar and server were busy. The salad and bread and butter were perfection!

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  25. RandyT

    Louisville

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful dinner. Cozy atmosphere with excellent service.

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  26. Pops

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quality of the food was not what I was expecting, I was alas, expecting so much more. We had the Osso Bucco, it was dry with not much flavor, the polenta was grainy, filet was dry, and quality of meat was disappointing. Drinks were great, the appetizer, crab cakes were like a crab casserole, they were mushy, with not a lot of crab in them. We raise American Wagyu, you should reach out and purchase our meat for your restaurant, it would elevate the dining experience tremendously. Brickyardbulls.net

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  27. Rick

    Bristol

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect. . Restaurant was busy, but humming like a fine tuned engine, service was exceptional, and the food outstanding. I was totally impressed

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  28. LauraF

    Richmond

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Me and my husband used to love Shoemaker's. It was our spot we would celebrate special events in our life. Our recent experience left us a bit disappointed. The steak didn't have seasoning, it had a sauce but it was just missing something in the flavor. Everything else was decent and we still had a good evening. We were also disappointed they didn't have any dinner specials especially with it being the holiday season.

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  29. KB15

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was ok. I wasn’t blown away. The price was high for what we got. The food wasn’t terrible, but it was worth the price we paid for it.

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  30. TXGuy

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The owner should be arrested for charging this much for this poor quality of food. The crabcakes were terrible. The salmon smelled weird, and the steak and mashed potatoes was a sloppy mess.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was great. When we first walked in we were very cheerfully greeted by the hostess and as we walked through the restaurant, other staff members including the chef also welcomed us which was fantastic. Our waitress was very knowledgeable of the menu and helped us find the best items to order. The food was good but could use more seasonings or at least some salt and pepper. Also, our food was lukewarm in terms of temperature. I’m not sure if this is the temperature they serve all food at or if this was a fluke for us. If my food had been a better temperature, then the food itself would have been better. Overall it’s a good restaurant.

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  32. Nina

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We have gone to Shoemaker’s for almost every celebration since we moved here 11 yrs ago. I took my husband there for his birthday this past week and the food was great, we had a good time but I was quite shocked at the change of the prices on the menu. The prices have increase tremendously since the last time we were there a year ago. It’s not that I can’t afford a $67 steak, it’s more like I’m not going to pay that price for a steak. I always thought the food and service were worth the expense however, it’s reached a crazy level compared to what it used to be. it’s just way too expensive now and unfortunately we probably won’t be going back.

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  33. CharlesM

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Could not have been better.

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  34. Skip

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good variety, high end, Brussel sprouts are wonderful.

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  35. FrankMcP

    Alabama

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed Shoemakers very much. Try the cocktail called "Point of Honor". Original drink that was very tasty.

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  36. VictorG

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Making a reservation online was a snap. Martini dry and to my taste. The Salmon dinner was excellent - especially the accompanying sauce. Great job chef. What i specially liked was the ability to have a great conversation in a quiet environment. Much kudos to the servers.

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  37. JerryC

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The shrimp / salmon combination was an interesting idea, but that shrimp had to be the toughest and largest shrimp ever harvested. Regrettably, I allowed it to distract from the otherwise great piece of salmon. Service was very good.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and wine. Waitress disappeared for a while, but hostess was willing to help.

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  39. msjudy

    Richmond

    56 reviews

    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Ambience is clubby and pleasant. Bread, butter,Caesar salad excellent . Entrees , artichoke and wild mushroom risotto not good. chef training made for long wait for dinner.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chef sat down with us and spent some time with us. Food was incredible along with the menu selection. Definitely will be back!!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Shoemaker's Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (434) 455-1510.

Shoemaker's Grille is rated 4.4 stars by 936 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Shoemaker's Grille

1312 Commerce Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Main Street
  • Neighborhood
    Lynchburg
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    American, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Master Chef Edwin Scholly
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (434) 455-1510
  • Private party facilities
    We offer three private dining rooms that can be reserved for parties of 8-40.
  • Private party contact
    Lucy Smith: (434) 455-1510
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