About Shoemakers

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. As part of The Bluffwalk Center, with buildings that encompass what once was The Craddock Terry Shoe Company, the fifth largest shoe manufacturer in the nation, the restaurant perfectly balances its past and present.

Whether dining in the main restaurant, enjoying light fare on the patio or in the bar, or hosting a special event, Shoemakers consistently delivers exceptional, caring service, enticing menu offerings, and an award-winning wine list. As one of Trip Advisor's “Top Five Restaurants” to visit in Lynchburg, the restaurant incorporates fresh ingredients from local vendors in daily features.

Adjacent to the Craddock Terry Hotel, within walking distance of downtown’s specialty shops, and convenient for river viewing from a stroll on the Bluffwalk, Shoemakers American Grille is open for dinner, Monday through Saturday from 4:30 p.m. - till.


Located in the   Craddock Terry Hotel

Voted one of the Top Hotels and Special Events Venues in Central Virginia, the Craddock Terry Hotel features the creative adaptive reuse of existing historic architecture into a modern boutique hotel design. What once was a turn-of-the-century shoe factory, now offers an upscale overnight experience.

The hotel offers 4,000+ square feet of meeting and event space with award-winning onsite restaurants including Shoemakers American Grille and Waterstone Pizza.

Enjoy elegant guest rooms, luxurious bathrooms, a signature breakfast in an old-fashioned wooden shoeshine box, turndown service, room service, and much more at this riverfront hotel.

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