10 Restaurants In Lynchburg, Virginia

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Along the James River in Virginia lies Lynchburg, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, earning it the monikers of ‘Hill City’ and 'City of Seven Hills’. Lynchburg was the only major Virginian city to not have been recaptured by the Union by the end of the war in the 1860s. The city is home to numerous well-preserved historic sights such as the Lynchburg Museum, the Legacy African-American Museum, and the Point of Honour. Moreover, the panoramic green vistas surrounding Lynchburg are as gorgeous as they are historic - walk along the old Civil War trails, explore Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, and more. Keep your strength up for exploring Lynchburg at these amazing restaurants which are the perfect ode to the city’s food culture. Check out, below, our list of restaurants in Lynchburg, Virginia.

1. The Neighbors Place

Wyndhurst Lynchburg Va
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Find the best Southern hospitality and American cuisine at the Neighbors Place, a restaurant in the charming Wyndhurst community of Lynchburg. The restaurant features an extensive lunch menu with dishes averaging USD 8-10, dinner menu with dishes averaging USD 16-18, happy hours until 9 pm every Wednesday, as well as a special USD14 hearty menu. The alfresco dining space overlooks the green space of Tomahawk Creek and Wyndhurst’s rolling hills. The interior setting is predominantly table-style, allowing larger groups to enjoy and parties to happen here. If you’re having a home get-together of 20-25 people, their extensive takeout platter menu is perfect.

The Neighbors Place

Address: 104 Paulette Circle Lynchburg

Average price (2 PAX): 15-25 USD

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30am - 10pm, Friday-Saturday 11:30am - 11pm, Sunday 11:30am - 9pm

Website: The Neighbors Place

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2. Jimmy's on the James

James River Trestle - Lynchburg, VA
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Swing to the tunes of cool, live music or socialize to the hilt at Jimmy’s on the James, a former 1940s mechanic’s garage and now a modern, avant-garde upscale restaurant on Commerce Street in the heart of Lynchburg. The menu features appetizers averaging USD 9, mains costing an average of USD 21, and desserts costing around USD 6 to 7. Jimmy’s also features a whole range of cocktails, craft beers, and boutique wines. This place is heaven for music lovers where they will be entertained by local bands and musicians performing live music, with even impromptu jam sessions breaking out!

Jimmy's on the James

Address: 610 Commerce St., Lynchburg

Average price (2 PAX): 10-30 USD

Hours: Monday-Tuesday 5pm - 9:30pm, Wednesday-Saturday 5pm - 10pm

Jimmy’s on the James

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3. William & Henry

Church Street Lynchburg Virginia
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William & Henry is the product of the vision of two seasoned steakhouse operators with more than 60 years of fine dining experience between them. The classic white-tablecloth-setting restaurant is housed in the Virginian hotel and features an exceptional menu of premium seafood and USDA prime steaks to create the ultimate fine dining experience. Appetizers cost USD 15 on an average while premium signature cuts for two average USD 74. Don’t miss out on their extensive bar menu featuring a comprehensive selection of wines from all over the world.

William & Henry

Address: 610 Commerce St., Lynchburg, VA

Average price (2 PAX): 68-70 USD

Hours: All days 7am - 10:30am, 4:30pm - 10pm, Monday-Friday 11am - 2pm (Lunch)

William & Henry

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4. Dahlia

Surf and turf
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If you’re a fan of classic surf and turf and pub grub food, then the Dahlia is your destination. The restaurant boasts renovated, glossy, wooden interiors and a long, illustrious presence in Lynchburg since 1947. The Dahlia features a qualitative, extensive range of pub grub and classic American dishes including Brunswick stew, fried calamari, and a slew of delicious fried and creamy side dishes. Meat and seafood lovers can have their pick of delectable surf and turf dishes averaging USD 18-20. The iconic restaurant also offers a Saturday brunch, daily happy hours, and half-priced wines on Mondays!

The Dahlia

Address: 2221 Bedford Ave, Lynchburg

Average price (2 PAX): 10-30 USD

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am - 9pm, Friday-Saturday 11am - 10pm, Sunday closed, All days happy hours 3pm - 6pm


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5. Red Lobster

Red Lobster
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For a mindblowing seafood experience, dine at the vintage, 1968-established Red Lobster. Seafood lovers and connoisseurs can dive into amazing flavors of every day’s fresh catch, create their own feast with ingredients of their choosing, as well as satiate their hunger pangs with their signature finger-licking shrimp, crab, and lobster dishes. The restaurant caters to a wide clientele, what with their special lunch deals, a rewards program for their patronage, and even a kids menu. Red Lobster even goes all out for the holidays, featuring party platters, holiday ideas, and gift cards. What’s more, they even deliver food home.

Red Lobster

Address: 3425 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg

Average price (2 PAX): 10-25 USD

Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am - 10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am - 11pm, Weekday happy hours 11am - 6pm

Red Lobster

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6. Dish

One of Lynchburg’s longest-running restaurants, Dish’s truly eclectic menu features dishes from all over the globe by drawing inspiration from classic tapas bars. The restaurant’s menu features wide-ranging split-plate dishes including chilaquiles, scampi, local specialty kimchee pancakes, kalamata tapenade, and more, all costing an average of USD 5-8. The bright, spacious restaurant has a leisurely ambiance and allows its customers to choose plate sizes according to their liking and appetites.


Address: 3425 Candlers Mountain Rd, Lynchburg

Average price (2 PAX): 10-25 USD

Hours: Monday 5:30pm - 9pm, Tuesday-Thursday 5pm - 9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm - 10pm, All days latenight 10pm - 2am, Sunday closed


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7. Shoemaker's Grille

900 Block Fifth Street, Fifth Street Historic District, Lynchburg, Virginia, United States, 2011
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Fine dining in an upscale industrial setting is what the Shoemaker’s Grille is all about. Housed in a restored shoe factory in historic downtown Lynchburg, the shoe-themed decor is reflective of the city’s rich, historic past. Past and present form a timeless confluence to create a fine culinary experience at Shoemaker’s. Prices are USD 10 for appetizers on an average, USD 6 for sides, and USD 28 for steaks. Shoemaker’s seafood and meat specialties cost an average of USD 28, with the restaurant also featuring an array of desserts, spirits, and wine selections.


Address: 1312 Commerce St, Lynchburg

Average price (2 PAX): 20-40 USD

Hours: All days 5pm - 9:30pm, Sundays closed

Shoemaker’s Grille

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8. Isabella’s Italian Trattoria

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How about dining on some contemporary north Italian cuisine in stylish-chic fashion? The family-run Isabella’s Italian Trattoria on Boonsboro road has fostered a good relationship with local farmers, an effort which manifests in their range of offerings. One can grab an entree for USD 20, a tossed pasta for USD 16, and the lip-smacking dessert gelato for USD 4-5. The trattoria also features gluten-free options and even a kids menus for their younger clientele. Choose from their vast array of wines, beers, and cocktails and enjoy your Italian meal in Lynchburg.

Isabella's Italian Trattoria

Address: 4925 Boonsboro Rd, Unit 2, Lynchburg

Average price (2 PAX): 13-25 USD

Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am - 2:30pm, Tuesday-Thursday 5pm - 9pm, Friday-Saturday 5pm - 10pm, Sunday brunch 11am - 2pm

Isabella’s Italian Trattoria

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9. Skyline

Downtown Lynchburg from Daniel's Hill at Point of Honor
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Downtown Lynchburg’s only rooftop dining destination, the Skyline Grill atop the Virginian Hotel offers stunning views of the historic Lynchburg while you sip on cocktails and relax. Feast on divine charcuterie platters as you take your pick from their vast wine and cocktail menu, which even features hot cocktails USD 12 apiece. Appetizers are USD 10 on an average, while entrees are around USD 18-19. The menu also boasts of brick oven flatbreads, shared plate dishes, sushi options, a kids menu, and exceptional desserts as well.


Address: 4925 Boonsboro Rd, Unit 2, Lynchburg

Average price (2 PAX): 30-45 USD

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4:30pm - 10pm, Friday-Saturday 4:30pm - 11pm, Sundays and Mondays closed


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10. RA Bistro

Corner of Main and 12th Street
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RA Bistro, short for Robert Alexander bistro, pays homage to Lynchburg’s culture of transforming former manufacturing spaces into restaurants, having been built in a former dry cleaning establishment. The rustic chic place on Main Street features an eclectic menu, right from classic appetizers like calamari to world-renowned dishes like Thai curry. Appetizers and burgers begin at USD 9, and entrees at USD 16. A special USD 9 lunch menu a starter/salad and main are also an option. What’s more, the menu also features sandwiches and hot-press hoagies.

RA Bistro

Address: 1344 Main St, Lynchburg

Average price (2 PAX): 29-40 USD

Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am - 10pm, Friday-Saturday 11am - 12am, Sundays 10am - 10pm

RA Bistro

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Flavorful Lynchburg

Clearly, Lynchburg has one hell of a mouthwatering food scene. Whether it is seafood you crave or the classic American pub grub, Lynchburg’s restaurants have a great range of food choices for every cuisine lover.

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