Shoemakers American Grille is a shoe-in for a great meal (Lynchburg, Virginia)


SMALL BITE: If you’re looking for a unique taste of Lynchburg, Virginia, and its rich history, consider eating at Shoemakers American Grille at the Craddock Terry Hotel – a former turn-of-the-century shoe factory known as the Craddock-Terry Shoe Corporation. You’ll get great food and great service, without the fancy dress code. Shoemakers is connected to the hotel by a canopy and a catwalk, and features shoe-themed dining rooms and matching décor lining the walls. The hotel and restaurant are both part of the historic Bluffwalk Center in downtown Lynchburg.

SIGNATURE DISHES: Flame-broiled steaks, fresh seafood, prime rib, chicken, salads and burgers — all prepared by talented chefs in an open kitchen.  An open-air courtyard offers al fresco dining in season.

DISH FROM DINERS: “The entire experience was exquisite! The decor and essence of the restaurant was relaxing and very romantic. The service was friendly, polite and prompt. And last, but not least, the steaks are exceptional! Best restaurant in central Virginia!”

FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Buster Brown, a Wirehaired Fox Terrier, is the official “Hotel Dog” and greets new guests when they enter this pet-friendly hotel.


HOURS:  Monday through Saturday, 4:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays

For reservations, call:  434.455.1510

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ABOUT CRADDOCK TERRY HOTEL:  This 44-room boutique hotel blends the urban architecture of two landmark brick warehouses with modern décor. The guest rooms and suites are incredibly spacious, due to the nature of the buildings’ origins, and offer up dramatic views of the James River, historic downtown Lynchburg, and Blue Ridge Mountains. Accommodations include one king or two queen beds, tile and granite bathrooms, sitting area, work desk, high-speed Internet access, flat panel TVs, and shoe-themed amenities, including a complimentary in-room continental breakfast served in a wooden shoeshine box.




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