Category Archives: Best of Lynchburg

Week 5: Best of Lynchburg Dining Award Winners, part 2

Here it is, our final winners in the Best of Lynchburg 2013 Dining Awards! You voted for the winners and here are the best of the best! Our “Best Overall Restaurant” winner will be announced in the print issue of the Lynchburg Menu, out May 2013.

Best New Restaurant in Lynchburg
Platinum: Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Gold: Chipotle
Silver: Blue Orchid Thai Restaurant

Best Downtown Restaurant
Platinum: Shoemakers American Grille
Gold: Waterstone Pizza
Silver: Robin Alexander

Top Chef (please list restaurant and chef’s name)
Platinum: Roger Murphy at Shoemakers American Grille
Gold: Alex Richardson at Robin Alexander
Silver: Sean Meeks at Isabella’s Italian Trattoria

Best to See & Be Seen
Platinum: The Neighbors Place
Gold: Waterstone Pizza
Silver: Shoemakers American Grille

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Week 4: Best of Lynchburg Dining Awards, part 2

Best Appetizers
Platinum: Shoemakers American Grille
Gold: Mangia
Silver: Waterstone Pizza

Best Desserts
Platinum: Shoemakers American Grille
Gold: Main St. Eatery and Catering Co.
Silver: The Neighbors Place

Best Wine List
Platinum: Shoemakers American Grille
Gold: Isabella’s Italian Trattoria
Silver: The Crown Sterling

Best Local Craft Beer
Platinum: Waterstone Pizza
Gold: Rivermont Pizza
Silver: Jefferson Street Brewery

Best Cocktails
Platinum: Robin Alexander
Gold: Shoemakers American Grille
Silver: The Neighbors Place

Week 4: Best of Lynchburg Dining Awards, part 1

Restaurant With the Best Overall Staff
Platinum: Shoemakers American Grille
Gold: The Crown Sterling
Silver: Robin Alexander

Best Simple Meals
Platinum: Waterstone Pizza
Gold: Market at Main
Silver: Country Kitchen

Best Deli
Platinum: Catalano’s Delicatessen
Gold: Westside Deli
Silver: Magnolia Foods

Best Late Night Dinner
Platinum: Texas Inn
Gold: Robin Alexander
Silver: Cook Out

Best Destination Restaurant (within one hour’s drive)
Platinum: Millstone Tea Room
Gold: Perky’s Restaurant
Silver: Devils Backbone Brewery

Week 3: Best of Lynchburg Dining Awards, part 1

Best Buffet
Platinum: Choice Hibachi Buffet
Gold: King’s Island Restaurant
Silver: Golden Corral

Best Takeout
Platinum: King’s Island Restaurant
Gold: Osaka Japanese Express
Silver: Blue Orchid Thai Restaurant

Best Healthy Plates
Platinum: The Neighbors Place
Gold: Blue Orchid Thai Restaurant
Silver: Robin Alexander

Best Sunday Brunches
Platinum: Isabella’s Italian Trattoria
Gold: Benjamin’s Restaurant
Silver: The Neighbors Place

Best Outdoor Patio
Platinum: Mangia
Gold: Waterstone Pizza
Silver: Robin Alexander

Week 2: Best of Lynchburg Dining Awards, part 2

Best Chinese
Platinum: King’s Island Restaurant
Gold: China Royal

Best Italian
Platinum: Isabella’s Italian Trattoria
Gold: La Villa
Silver: Mangia

Best BBQ
Platinum: The Silver Pig Barbecue
Gold: Pok-E-Joe’s
Silver: Ranch Road BBQ

Best Ribs
Platinum: The Depot Grille
Gold (tie): Pok-E-Joe’s, Texas Roadhouse

Best Seafood
Platinum: Blue Marlin Seafood
Gold: Shoemakers American Grille
Silver: Harbor Inn Seafood

Week 1: Best of Lynchburg, part 2

Best Smith Mountain Lake Restaurant
Platinum: Mango’s Bar and Grill
Gold: Moosie’s
Silver (tie): Benjamin’s RestaurantThe Landing

Best Indian
Platinum: Milan Indian Cuisine
Gold: Hot and Cold Café

Best Mexican
Platinum: La Caretta
Gold: Mi Patron Mexican Restaurant
Silver: La Taqueria

Week 1: Best of Lynchburg Dining Awards, part 1

Welcome to the Best of Lynchburg Dining Awards winners’ list! Each week, we will have 2 posts that list the winners, culminating in the grand finale list the first week of March! That will include the bigger categories such as “Best Overall Dining” and “Best Restaurant Staff” so keep checking back to see if your favorites won in their respective categories! Thanks to everyone who voted – you’ll see a complete winners’ list in our Menu Guide this spring, too!

Best for Watching the Big Game
Platinum: Buffalo Wild Wings
Gold: The Stoney Badger
Silver: The Neighbors Place

Best Japanese
Platinum: Osaka Japanese Express
Gold: Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Silver: Kyoto Japanese Steak & Seafood House

Best Sushi
Platinum: King’s Island Restaurant
Gold: Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Silver: Kyoto Japanese Steak & Seafood House