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142 S. Water Street, Boone, NC 28607
828-865-5000
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Ranked #23 of 128 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: (828) 865-5000

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Sugar Grove, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

What a fantastic lunch we had! Everything was absolutely perfect! While this restaurant specializes in traditional southern cuisine, I wanted something that was not fried. They took their roast chicken breast (which was incredibly tender and flavorful) and made me the best salad ever! The service was very attentive and helpful. Really made us feel special!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

Great food. Small location so expect a wait if you go at peak times (70 min for me on a Saturday night). I'll return.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

There aren't words that can/would do my dining experience justice! Impeccable food and service, great atmosphere the restaurant setting in an old home, heated porch comfortable in dead of winter. The mac & cheese, meatloaf, green beans and sweet chipotle squash soup are to die for. You cannot go wrong here. You're welcome!!

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Concord, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This was my second visit, I was trraveling with my husband on a business trip and told him we had to go! We both had the meatloaf and wonderful sides!!! Cant wait to go back! !!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Freshly prepared food. The collards were so good. Everything we ate was delicious. There is a nice outside seating area, but since it was January we ate inside. Give it a try.

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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very good atmosphere and service. Food was quite tasty and lots of it, but sadly the coffee was disappoints.

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Lenoir City, Tennessee
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62 reviews 62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I hate give places like the a great review simply because they are such well kept secrets...or at least they were. Second time eating here in a few years and the food is as good or better than I remembered. My daughter who is never pleased loved the grilled cheese. The pork is flavorful and the sides are unique and... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I actually eat here every time I go to Boone. The building is small but the food is great. It is very comforting food. My daughter wants to eat every supper meal here. The desserts are fantastic. Worth the wait.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Talk about a hole in the wall! I heard a server say that the building used to be a jail, and I believe it. It's tucked in a corner somewhat removed from the rest of the Boone hustle and bustle, but you simply must search for it if you like well-done Southern food. Lots of the menu options were appealing,... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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100 reviews 100 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Proper, located in an old house near the Appalachian State University campus, serves delicious, locally sourced Southern food in several rooms and on the porch. Most lunch plates ($12) come with a choice of two sides and cornbread or a biscuit. Four of us tried a variety of items: tender fried chicken (boneless), fried catfish, tomato pie, very tasty (nonveg)... More 

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Additional Information about Proper

Address: 142 S. Water Street, Boone, NC 28607
Phone Number: 828-865-5000
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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