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Shoemakers American Grille

1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
+1 434-455-1510
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (43 reviews)
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1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was never a fan of crab cakes because the few times I've tried them, I could barely taste any crab meat. However, when I tried the crab cake here, I was so impressed. It's delicious, full of crab meat, and the portion was pretty...More

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Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so pleased to hear you liked your crab cake as much as you did. We certainly understand the frustration with ordering seafood dishes and feeling shorted when they arrive; we purposely have tried to counter those experiences with our portion sizes and freshness....More

Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Not bad for a Steakhouse restaurant. I wouldn’t compare this to a Morton’s, Fleming’s, or Ruth’s Chris but I would definitely eat here again. Not high end but at least decent prices for a good piece of meat. Had to work hard to make accommodations...More

Thank Sean D
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

Hi Sean, thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We always like to hear feedback from our guests. We hope you did enjoy your visit and will bring the whole family back again. We look forward to it!

Reviewed 9 December 2017

I was in Lynchburg recently for business, and was dining alone. I had been to Shoemaker's about 18 months ago, and decided to go again. It was a superb experience. The host was friendly and found a table for me right away. The server couldn't...More

Thank Ralph D
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Hello Ralph, we couldn't be more pleased to hear you had a wonderful experience with us while in town. We are very glad our staff was helpful and attentive; also that you loved each part of your meal. We hope to become your regular stop...More

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Obviously, that's my humble opinion... We've eaten at Shoemaker's several times over the past few years. The food is excellent; service top-notch. It's the nicest place in town for a first-class dinner out on the town.

Thank Ben M
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2017

Well, we sure appreciate your humble opinion, Ben! Thanks for the great review, we have loved serving you and making each visit memorable.

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We were looking for a dinner spot on a very crowded night during parent's weekend at a nearby university when a friend recommended Shoemakers. It did not disappoint! The service was very quick and accommodating without being overbearing and the food was amazing. We tried...More

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Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Your visit was a pleasure to us as well: we aim to serve a high-quality meal as well as a memorable experience for each guest. Please come dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

This was our first time at Shoemakers and was a pleasant choice. Server was great, food was delicious, atmosphere is very comfortable, but, bring a huge wallet.

Thank Bill R
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Bill, we are grateful that you dinned with us and enjoyed your time. We do hope to see you again, maybe to celebrate a special event!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We both had the filet Mignon, and it was delicious. The service was superb, the decor interesting and romantic, and everything was perfect. The price is a bit high, but the quality couldn't be beat.

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Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

Quality is what we strive for at Shoemakers, and we are pleased to hear you had a lovely time. We hope you will come again!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We met here for a business dinner and had a great experience. Our waiter was welcoming and attentive. Cocktails and dinner were delicious and a great value (some of the portions were huge). The ambiance was lovely - a little fancy but still approachable. Will...More

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Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2017

We are so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and found your drinks and dinners delicious. Our wait staff and kitchen desire to make each guest's visit a real experience worth remembering.

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Tablecloths and low lighting make this restaurant feel so classy, but accommodates the whole family,,casually! The food is delicious, tender steaks, lovely mashed potatoes, great salads. The complimentary bread was hot and satisfying.this place is easy to find. It is located along the river,so you...More

Thank Janet S
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

Janet, thank you so much for spending an evening with us. It was our pleasure to serve you and your party. A walk after dinner is the perfect touch, we hope to see you again.

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We tried when they first opened and no one was there to get a table and were told that without a reservation we could not get in. We tried to make a reservation at any time for the following day and they had none.More

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Melissa P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2017

We apologize that you were not able to get a reservation, we would love to serve you! We suggest if you are making reservations for the weekend to make them 1 week in advance. Near the holidays we suggest a couple weeks in advance. You...More

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Lawrence h
17 November 2017|
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Response from jenniboo72 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but if you want good one go to R&A down the street.
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Andrea L
30 May 2017|
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Response from gornking | Reviewed this property |
Seemed to be mostly business casual I saw no signs of a mandatory dress code. Did not try any fish this visit
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Warren S
31 March 2015|
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Response from Scott N | Reviewed this property |
Mahi Oscar is awesome!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 40
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
    (Main Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Lynchburg
  • Phone Number: +1 434-455-1510
  • E-mail
Description
Located on the Bluffwalk in historic downtown Lynchburg, Virginia, Shoemakers American Grille offers fine cuisine in an upscale industrial setting. Its shoe themed rooms and décor reflect Lynchburg’s rich history in the early 1900’s as the mecca for all things shoes and tobacco.
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