We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Shoemakers American Grille

1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
+1 434-455-1510
Website
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“filet” (42 reviews)
“crab cakes” (42 reviews)
“escargot” (12 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
17:00 - 21:30All hours
CUISINES
Steakhouse, Seafood, American, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg, VA 24504-1804
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (469)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 469 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank P O
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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.

Thank erich545
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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

Thank eess1225
Chelsea G, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Sdccowen
Melissa P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place never disappoints. Service is wonderful. Wine menu is extensive and the menu is sure to please all pallets

Thank Sheere H
Lindsay P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the excellent review, Sheere! We are so glad you enjoy our menu, wine, and service. Come back to see us again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started dinner with an assorted appetizer tray prepared by chef, Roger Murphy who we met during the evening; the assortment included crab cakes, stuffed mushrooms, beef tips and veggies- it was "to die for"; we then shared a salad which featured artichokes and was...More

Thank rschnorb
Lindsay P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're honored by your wonderful review. Its good to hear that your meals prepared by Chef Roger were excellent, and that the service by Joyce was helpful. Hope to see you both again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My brother & I went here for dinner while visiting Lynchburg. I like to sit at the bar. Jaime our bartender gave wonderful service. I had the blackened tuna rare & my brother had one of the specials, steak Diane a 12oz NY strip w/...More

Thank M1X1TUP
Lindsay P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are so glad you enjoyed your meals with us and our atmosphere. Thanks for the amazing recommendation, and we'd love to see you again the next time you're in town!

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner with daughter as she was looking at Liberty University . FOOD was awesome Steak the best in Lynchburg easily. Comparible to a N.Y. steakhouse. Would go again if in Lynchburg. Enjoyed the Scallop and Bacon appetizer

Thank Ripfamily
Lindsay P, Guest Relations Manager at Shoemakers American Grille, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We're thrilled that you loved our steak and scallops, and we hope to see you again when you're back in town. Thanks for stopping by to leave us a great review.

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Waterstone Fire Roasted Pizza
819 reviews
.02 km away
Depot Grille
612 reviews
.46 km away
El Jefe Taqueria Garaje
183 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Amazement Square
235 reviews
.59 km away
Riverwalk Trail
111 reviews
.26 km away
Point of Honor
96 reviews
1.13 km away
Lynchburg Museum
78 reviews
.67 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Lawrence h
17 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from jenniboo72 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but if you want good one go to R&A down the street.
1
Vote
Andrea L
30 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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
0
Votes
Warren S
30 March 2015|
AnswerShow all 8 answers
Response from Scott N | Reviewed this property |
Mahi Oscar is awesome!
0
Votes
Improve this listing

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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
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. Bar opens Monday - Saturday 4:30 pm for Happy Hour.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing