The town of Lynchburg in Virginia is set in acres of stunning wooded hillside and next to the equally picturesque James River. The town was also a favorite of Thomas Jefferson and contains over 40 sites listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Whether you visit for the scenery or the history, it’s well worth checking out the local food culture. Here are the 10 best restaurants in Lynchburg.
Jefferson Street is the perfect place to stop in on for a night-cap after a meal at Shoemaker’s or Waterstone’s. The brewery is worth visiting even to just see the interior, which combines old-school americana with a distinct southern sensibility. The bar is well-stocked with a range of honey wheat, american pale ale, oatmeal stout, light and amber ale. The selection may be huge, but the staff are so accommodating that this venue will be appreciated by ale fans and novices alike. The beers at Jefferson Street Brewery are all created by award winning brewmaster Wesley Chastain, who is a veteran of american brewery and will be happy to answer all of your questions.
A list of the top restaurants in the South Atlantic area wouldn’t be complete without at least one food truck. The Canopy Food Truck have molded themselves on a kind of mobile Chipotle, which, unsurprisingly, has proved incredibly popular with the locals. The truck can be found on Main Street during the lunch time slot, when the long queue outside their eggshell blue camper-van is made up of both local workers on their lunch break and visitors to the area. The range of tacos, salads and sandwiches all clock in at about $7 and arrive in generous portions to keep you going all afternoon.
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Oishii is the best place to get beautiful, handcrafted sushi in Lynchburg. On the menu, you can find all of your favorite rolls, which come in both vegetarian and vegan form, and the interior features an open kitchen to ensure quality of preparation and allows the owner to interact with customers. Make sure to check out their website for their generous range of printable discounts, which include reductions for students and the offer of free rolls. If you don’t usually get dessert when you go out for sushi, make sure to try it here, as their dessert menu includes a range of unusual bubble teas and ice creams.