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Shoemaker's Grille, Lynchburg, VA

Shoemaker's Grille

4.5
4.5
974 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

7:00 PM


Booked 5 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 974 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

974 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent dining experience. We have dined here several times and again does not disappoint!!

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  2. KeithJ

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Is can’t believe the “market rate” 14 oz ribeye was placed on my plate. The service was great but the food was not worth the $90 a person I paid. I won’t be back.

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  3. RHaley60

    Greensboro

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shoemaker’s is always an excellent dining experience!! Great food, great atmosphere, overall great experience!!

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  4. JonathanK

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our servers Jacki and Bryan were fantastic. The food was tasty and timely and they provided good recommendations.

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  5. JosephC

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Steak was very good, nice service. Not a lot of nearby parking though

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  6. QuentinG

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Arrived early no problem getting us to our table. They were not that busy. Service was great, food was excellent. No issues with anything.

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  7. FuixS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and I went for our anniversary dinner. We were seated quickly on a Saturday night and served complementary champagne for our special occasion. The food was excellent! We had crab pudding, corn fritters, grilled watermelon, and octopus for appetizers. Our main entree’s was the salmon and the special that night, red snapper. Dessert was the chocolate mousse. You could taste the main course or ingredient of each dish, nothing was overly salted, sauced, or masked. The service was welcoming and did a great job taking care of us. Looking forward to our next visit.

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  8. BridgetteT

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a beautiful restaurant perfect for a date night or special occasion. We were staying in the attached hotel for an anniversary weekend get away which was a great combo. The service was very nice, attentive without being overbearing. The cocktails were delicious and pretty. The food was beautiful presented. My significant other had the pork chops with polenta and asparagus. He found the asparagus to be undercooked/raw at the ends which were very thick, the white asparagus and the polenta was pretty but tasteless. The pork was very flavorful albeit a bit dry. I had the risotto which was garnished with dried flowers and spices. It was thick which is the way I love it, the perfect creamy comfort food and I enjoyed the runny poached duck egg on top. I would have loved to try dessert but we were too stuffed!

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  9. Exquisite

    Louisville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The 4 star on food is more my fault. My wife tells me the ribeye was perfect. I usually get filet. I’m thinking perhaps the ribeye is just too fatty a cut of meat for me. Next time…filet it is!

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  10. TammieF

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Picked this place randomly and was so pleased with everything!!! Courtney, Jackie and Chef were amazing and Courtney went above and beyond taking pictures of us outside:)

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  11. MeredithMitch

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at ShoeMakers and we will definitely return. We had a great time and the food was excellent.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely experience. Free dessert and video assistance for marriage proposal.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef was excellent. He came and talked to us, told us his story, and was very tasteful. He’s a master chef! Great quality and tasting food.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Service, Great Food and we loved the AMBIENCE!!

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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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FAQs

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

Shoemaker's Grille is rated 4.5 stars by 974 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 5 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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