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Shoemaker's Grille, Lynchburg, VA
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Shoemaker's Grille

4.2
4.2
850 Reviews
$30 and under
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

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • 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

    Joseph Hubbard

  • 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

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What 850 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Amazing service! Rib eye steak was a poor quality cut and not just over cooked, it was burned. Wait staff was kind enough to remove it from my bill. I would give it another shot based on how good the rest of the experience was.
  2. AB

    AmyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was spot on! The beverages, the food and the atmosphere was great and fully enjoyable excellent wait staff as well!
  3. MR

    MartyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must always enjoy it here every year or so excellent food ambience service
  4. d

    doug

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This is the nicest restaurant in Lynchburg and located in the Craddock Terry hotel where we stayed. The atmosphere was very pleasant in a beautifully converted old factory with exposed beams and brick. My review would have been higher but for dinner for two with a couple of drinks and no appetizer costing $170 before tip, I expected perfection. My martini with a twist came out with olives and my wife's Jack and ginger with easy ice came out slammed with ice and small pour. Then came the wedge salad that she ordered with the blue cheese on the side which came out with blue cheese right on top. Not a problem, she just scrapped it off. What was crazy was her sea bass came with a serving of blue cheese on the side. My ribeye stake was excellent.
  5. M

    Mackenzie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Great food. Ambiance was romantic and quiet. My fiancé’s steak was not cooked properly, but they sent it right back and had it fixed immediately, and it was perfect. Very professional.
  6. JD

    JohnD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, food and atmosphere was first class! We always enjoyed it.
  7. SF

    ShirleyF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We asked for a quiet location - that was totally taken care of and we appreciate it. Service was great; food was exceptional and atmosphere really nice. Great evening out!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Went there for my wife’s birthday. Food was outstanding! Service was SO SLOW and it’s not like it was packed.
  9. S

    Sidecar

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Very bad experience slow cold tasteless other than tons of salt, mixups corrections mistakes sickness dreadful.
  10. JM

    JohnM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was Ronnie and he remembered us from last year! He did a great job and kept us happy during our dinner. You had prime rib, my favorite, and it was divine! I had a caesar salad that was outstanding! Very excellent meal, as always!
  11. AS

    AlexandriaS

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was perfectly cooked and served hot. Great service too!
  12. JD

    JackD

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Paul the bartender is amazing as always. Our server forgot our appetizer and didn’t listen to our drink orders from the table. The ambiance as always was terrific.
  13. O

    Oirish

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you enjoy a great meal, with the right amount of attention-Shoemakers.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best Dining Experience around.
  15. D

    Dave

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Lynchburg and we always dine here when we stay at the Craddock Terry. The food is always 5-star and the staff is amiable. Cassidy is a smart, kind, and exceptional server!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an unexpected gem of a restaurant. The food doesn’t disappoint and the mocktail menu is exceptional.
  17. AS

    AlexandriaS

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Simple, well thought out, and perfectly paired menu options. Our filet and fish were delicious. We shared a bowl of the crispy brussel sprouts- they were to die for! The flavor and texture of all our food was amazing. Oh and you must have the chocolate mousse and the crème brûlée to finish out your night. The entire waitstaff, ambiance, and atmosphere were excellent.
  18. MH

    MelanieH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, especially the brussel sprouts. Jasmine, our server, was excellent. Wonderful time for us on our anniversary!
  19. T

    Twigdog

    Atlanta

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Concerned about Shoemaker's. Frankly I have not dined there in a while. Literally no one in the restaurant on what should have been a busy night. The shareables were very small and the entrees were less than average in quality and taste. Service was very slow for the restaurant not being busy. Other options in Lynchburg may be better at this time.
  20. JT

    JimT

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous experience. Top notch across the board.
  21. BR

    BradR

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Food. We had Crab Cakes, She Crab Soup, Quinoa & Avocado Salad and Braised Short Ribs.
  22. A

    Andrea

    Northern Territ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wry nice service and food. Simply outstanding. I will be back very soon.
  23. MH

    MatthewH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We very much enjoyed our evening at Shoemaker's. Each of our main course selections were delicious as were the shareables. Service was friendly, very helpful and personal. We look forward to our next opportunity to be at Shoemaker's.
  24. MG

    MicahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time eating here and I will absolutely be returning. Truly an incredible experience with amazing food.
  25. S

    1889South

    Richmond

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were celebrating our 34th anniversary and chose Shoemaker’s because my husband loves steak. After being seated, it took the wait staff a pretty good amount of time to greet up for the first time. My husband said “we thought you’d never show up.” She wasn’t amused. We placed our drink order and it took a good amount of time to get. We order our food. We all ordered steak and 3 sides to share, two of us ordered medium well and 1 medium. One came back medium well, one came back over well done, and one came cold. Our sides didn’t come, neither did our wait staff. She was MIA. We sent the steak back by the person who brought the food. The cook came out and acknowledged the error and apologized and took the cold steak back. The one steak that came out fine was eaten without the sides because they still hadn’t arrived. The re-fired steaks came out but our sides still didn’t come. We were just about finished eating when the sides came. Our server came to the table after all of that and never acknowledged or apologize for all the screw ups. The mgr came out and apologized and took 20% off the ticket and offered free dessert. It was not enough to make up for all the things gone wrong. I will not return to Shoemaker’s again. It seemed they did not care about customer service and the restaurant is far too expensive for that attitude.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service, atmosphere and food were all excellent! And the restaurant itself has so much charming character. My husband‘s ribeye was overcooked. They Quickly replaced his meal with the correct temperature and it was excellent. The server and manager both stopped by and apologized. And they can’t our appetizer. I know that problems are going to happen occasionally, I judge a situation by how a problem is handled. And this was handled extremely well. We will definitely be back when visiting Lynchburg and will also check out the attached charming hotel. And we highly recommend! Fillet, ribeye and salmon are all excellent as well as the fry oyster appetizer.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, excellent service, and fantastic cuisine. Love the crispy sprouts!
  28. HC

    HilaryC

    Charlotte

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delightful meal in a unique place.
  29. l

    leslie

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great. Great bartender.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    We’ve been to Shoemakers several times as a group function and we never were impressed by the food. This time we went as a couple for a night out and found out the food still isn’t worth the price. We started with drinks at the bar which were good, however the quality of drink throughout the night declined to basically mixers in glass. The appetizer selection is limited which isn’t normally a problem. My wife got a Shecrab soup and I got the Cesar salad. They starters arrived by a runner which dropped them and ran leaving my wife without a spoon for a while (3-5 minutes)until the waiter showed up. My wife ordered the special and I a steak. Both arrived without steak knives. Her Filet was over cooked, my steak was ok. Service throughout the night was extremely slow for a half full restaurant. The food is not up to par for the prices. Flavor was minimal, however the vegetables that came with the special were good. We won’t be returning, and will frequent other nice restaurants.
  31. MH

    MikeH

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had the 8oz Fila, one of the best steaks we have eaten. Service was excellent and enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant and decor with the exposed brick. We did have 2 issues, one with the menu and one with portion sizes of the shareablea. Menu very limited. Wife has seafood allergy and appetizer menu offers nothing but seafood and salad options. Also, no surf and turf option on menu for myself. Shareable portion little on small side for $10. Overall a great experience and would dine again at this location.
  32. KG

    KennyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic place for a business dinner! Menu choices are elegant and delicious
  33. D

    Debba

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was good. A little disappointed that no sides come with the main course. The price was high for the amount of food provided. The service was good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a lovely dinner for our son’s 21st birthday. Both food and service were amazing!
  35. AF

    AmandaF

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic, food was excellent. We highly recommend the charcuterie board. We especially enjoyed the live music on Friday.

    Shoemaker's GrilleResponded on November 2, 2022We greatly appreciate your review and are delighted you enjoyed Shoemakers! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  36. D

    Debbie

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! Great food and service. Lovely place. Highly recommend.

    Shoemaker's GrilleResponded on November 2, 2022We greatly appreciate your review and are delighted you enjoyed Shoemakers! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, food was excellent, the saxophone player was wonderful. We enjoyed it immensely.

    Shoemaker's GrilleResponded on November 2, 2022We greatly appreciate your review and are delighted you enjoyed Shoemakers! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  38. JM

    JessicaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Would highly recommend, food and service were incredible.

    Shoemaker's GrilleResponded on November 2, 2022We greatly appreciate your review and are delighted you enjoyed Shoemakers! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Shoemakers is always a lovely location. We were disappointed however that they had gone away from their old menu. The interesting sauces and pairings plus some tasty apps were a draw for us and are now gone. It seems they have tried to emulate a traditional high end steakhouse. However, the quality just wasn’t there for us. The wedge salad had very few tomatoes, dressing was ok. Bread and butter was delicious as usual. Steaks were ok. Not excellent. And with nothing to “dress” them up it was unfortunately disappointing. Alacarte sides are not unusual but they were nothing special either. A pricey meal without the high quality you’d expect. Service was very nice. Drinks were good.
  40. B

    Bron

    Richmond

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Made a reservation initially for a Saturday night, & changed it to a Friday. When we were seated, there was a rehearsal dinner of about thirty people in the private dining room. We were greeted by a lovely server, she truly was so polite & personable- no complaints about her & her work ethic at all. My issue is with the fact that it took an hour to receive one appetizer for the table, due to the kitchen needing to prioritize the rehearsal dinner. Our server was very apologetic & explained the situation to us, but I wish the restaurant may have had a bit of foresight & contacted me to move the reservation. An hour for an appetizer isn't what we were expecting from one of the fine dining options in Lynchburg- we sat down at 7:30 & we got our main courses around 9pm! Not the fault of the server, or the kitchen- they had a party to prioritize. It was just an unfortunate, somewhat tedious experience for us because everything was lovely but we were so hungry & a little annoyed by the time dinner rolled around. We would have had no problem altering our reservation if the restaurant had contacted us, & would have preferred coming in at a different time if it meant our food wasn't such a long wait. Would recommend to a friend with caution.

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 4.2 stars by 850 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today
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

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joseph Hubbard

  • 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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