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Gamekeeper Restaurant

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3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525 (100 yards up Shulls Mill Rd from the entrance to Yonahlossee)
+1 828-963-7400
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Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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105 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Been wanting to go try this place out for awhile and we got the opportunity yesterday. We are from the area and wondered why we had never seen this place in our travels. Well that was answered very quickly when we realized it is on a side road in the middle of the woods. Neat idea for having turned this... More 

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Thank Tim F
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I ate here for her 50th Birthday and Valentine's Day. The atmosphere is great with unique dinner options. I had the Emu and my wife had the Bison Skirt Steak. Elk was also on the menu. Both meals were fantastic and we will return very soon! It is best to make reservations because it is a popular... More 

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Thank A2579BCwayne
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gamekeeper never disappoints. The food is exceptional. All the dishes have distinct three dimensional flavors. Thus is truly the best place in Boone, hands down.

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Thank Myers M
Boone, North Carolina
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38 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is the type of quirky you sometimes find in restaurants. I'm talking the ambiance, the menu and the whole damn place is quirky. Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn't. At the Gamekeeper their quirky works in spades! First, if you're not a meat eater, pick another restaurant. This place is all about meat, wild game in particular. So... More 

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Mountain City, Tennessee
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The dining experience was excellent. Great service and incredible food. Ambience was cozy and inviting on a cold winter night. Idea place for a special occasion, romantic evening or just a sharing wonderful food with wonderful friends. Highly recommend.

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Thank 2015BMWX5
Spicewood, Texas
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Is it worth the price??? YES. We went during Christmas with my family who lives in Boone. I read some of the reviews..didn't like the furniture..didn't like the ambience etc. Don't believe all that rubbish. Unfortunately you have a large number of rich people who have summer and or winter homes in this area. This is not fancy Palm Beach.... More 

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Thank paul k
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been here twice now with my wife and we are blown away every single time. Food is exquisite and service is top tier. Give it a try and be aware this is fine dining. Very expensive but worth it every time we have gone.

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Thank Gregory W
Durham, NC
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything from the roaring fire and cozy cottage feel to the occasionally kitschy decorations is perfect. The waitstaff is polite, knowledgeable, and enjoyable. The food is amazing. I've been twice, and everything we ordered was perfect.

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Thank Greenforce
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. I love locally and have been going there for years. Incredible scenery off the deck and from inside all four seasons. Your palette will be amazed at their extraordinary dishes.

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Thank B. Dawn M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We visited The Gamekeeper as our final dinner the last night of our trip. We were not disappointed! This eclectic place is well worth the somewhat treacherous drive on a foggy, wet night. The food is first rate with even better service. Our waitress offered spot on recommendations and then surprised us by beautifully singing to a patron celebrating a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
    (100 yards up Shulls Mill Rd from the entrance to Yonahlossee)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-963-7400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?