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Proper

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142 S. Water Street, Boone, NC 28607
+1 828-865-5000
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Proper is a Southern bistro-style restaurant located in downtown Boone NC...
Proper is a Southern bistro-style restaurant located in downtown Boone NC. We offer carefully prepared fresh food in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Most everything we serve is made from scratch, in-house, and what we do not make ourselves is all natural and preservative free. All of our desserts are made in-house as well. Our best sellers are fried chicken, collard greens, and mac 'n' cheese, and chocolate pecan pie, but we have much more to offer. Come see us and find out for yourself.
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    Very good
  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Southern Food

The food we had was wonderful:) I have to agree with another post. My daughter and myself both had the fried chicken. Her portion was the same as mine. Yes I did get an extra side but no more chicken. But the food was very very good. Service was good. Parking was a pain but worth it for the food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Madsmom456
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Melbourne, Florida
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The food we had was wonderful:) I have to agree with another post. My daughter and myself both had the fried chicken. Her portion was the same as mine. Yes I did get an extra side but no more chicken. But the food was very very good. Service was good. Parking was a pain but worth it for the food.

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Moshi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was my second meal at Proper and it was delicious as was my friend's. The atmosphere is good, and charming and our waiter was very nice. I had a question about the pulled pork and he asked the cook and in reasonably quick fashion gave me my answer. It did take nearly 45 minutes to receive our orders, and... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The building in which this restaurant is located was once a jail house which is why I wanted to visit. It is small in terms of seating but the food was great! If I visit Boone again, I will try to visit this restaurant again and I recommend it to others who visit the area.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

AVG is the best but that is stretching it. (we give brunch 5+ but the rest of the menu and the tall male server with a beard and bad approach in addition to the lack of support from the manager for guests -1) We were up there for a family vacation and after a morning of golf we wanted something... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

First, we love historic buildings, then we loved the southern cooking. The prices were good for the quality of the meal. I had the pulled pork, collards, and the potato cake with pimento cheese. The peach cobbler was piled high with homemade whipped cream!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

One of my Boone favorites, in an old historical setting - a former jail, making it entertaining to enjoy the gourmet for very reasonable prices cuisine.

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a great restaurant. I eat here pretty regularly. They're reasonably priced and the food is absolutely delicious. I highly recommend the desserts; they're expensive but phenomenal. The home fried potatoes are amazing and the mac and cheese has a great gooey layer of cheese on top. The pulled pork plate is really good BBQ for the area; I... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The place is always crowded......but when you get served you'll know why. Great service.......Great food.....really enjoyed Proper.

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Boone, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Maybe our experience was a fluke, we got there around 6:35pm, we were seated outside after a short wait. 15 min after placing our orders which included the 2 specials, I was told my special was out, I then ordered the catfish special which was the same as my wife's and 5 min later we were told those were also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

What a great restaurant! I recommend that you have a reservation on weekends but we were seated within 30 minutes at prime time on a Saturday during the Scottish Highland Games. The specials were awesome and I highly recommend the Mac & Cheese - Fantastic!! The ambiance is great too as its an old jailhouse!!! If you are in Boone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 142 S. Water Street, Boone, NC 28607
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-865-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Proper is a Southern bistro-style restaurant located in downtown Boone NC. We offer carefully prepared fresh food in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Most everything we serve is made from scratch, in-house, and what we do not make ourselves is all natural and preservative free. All of our desserts are made in-house as well. Our best sellers are fried chicken, collard greens, and mac 'n' cheese, and chocolate pecan pie, but we have much more to offer. Come see us and find out for yourself.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 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

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