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Proper

142 S. Water Street, Boone, NC 28607
828-865-5000
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Ranked #23 of 127 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: (828) 865-5000
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: (828) 865-5000
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English first
florida
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86 reviews 86 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Wonderful lunch spot with well-prepared and local food. Great burger with a fried green tomato. Delicious meatloaf. Interesting choice of sides including collards, succotash, hush puppies and more.

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Florence, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Wife & I both had the evening special, shrimp & sausage etouffee over grits, with peach cobbler for dessert! This is southern delight in Boone, North Carolina. Highly recommend.

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Cary, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We had a short 20 minute wait and then we were seated inside with a window view. Drinks came out quickly, although meals took a bit longer which is ok since we had a nice view. It was very busy but the wait staff stopped by often to check on us. The food was plentiful and hearty, very delicious. The... More

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Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went on a Wednesday evening, after my husband and son had done the high ropes course, and they were starving. Hush puppies were great as an appetizer my son could not finish them, with homemade ketchup yuuummmmmm. Then the main course, tomato pie, meatloaf, and a plate full of sides for my son which included home fries, mashed potatoes, and... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My wife and I had an anniversary dinner here. We sat outside and enjoyed the beautiful Boone evening Summer weather. I had the fried chicken and mac n cheese. The chicken was great, mac n cheese is mac n cheese. My wife had a vegi plate and it was all good home cooked stuff. I highly recommend the potato cakes... More

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Boone, NC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

You can't tell it's the old Jailhouse, but the atmosphere is very antique and welcoming. It's a great little place to enjoy a meal, even on the cool little porch. The food is very good, and very southern "home" style foods. Nothing like most restaurants! Everything is fresh, homemade and unique. There is a set menu for each day of... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I would imagine this is what a dinner at a southern grandma's would be like. My son had fried catfish, husband had meatloaf, and I had fried chicken on salad. The sides were awesome. Mac n cheese, green beans, sucatash... Hush puppies for an appetizer. Food was all delicious and the atmosphere quaint. Service was attentive except on the drink... More

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I've lived in Boone for six years and usually visit Proper when I need some really good southern fancy food. My fiancé and I went tonight, and I was rather disappointed. It seems like they've raised their prices, but I was okay with paying it knowing I was going to get some delicious catfish! However, I was disappointed again with... More

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NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had heard great things about this place, so decided to try it for Sunday brunch. Service was punctual, our waitress was very nice Then when we ordered, they were already out of the cooked apples. How can you run out of something 45 minutes after opening?. Then we waited 30 minutes for our food to arrive. Thought I was going... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love Proper. I don't always love Souther-style cooking, so I sometimes pass at the opportunity to eat there, but when I get in, I am always floored by how simply and well they prepare Southern classics like fried catfish and sweet potatoes. Additionally, the atmosphere is to die for. You could ask for more seating, for sure. However, the... More

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