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Proper

142 S. Water Street, Boone, NC 28607
828-865-5000
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Ranked #25 of 126 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
Boone, NC
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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eL cAJON
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The parking is not good but if you park a few blocks away by the courthouse it is free after a certain hour and a nice walk. This was recommended to us by the owners of a B&B. It is small inside but very busy. One interesting thing they don't serve soda or pop, just water. Would go there again.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We drove around the block twice before we found it. The restaurant is set a little back from the street and looks more like a house. The fried chicken was great. Go for the collard greens as a side.

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Kingwood, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Though a small establishment, this is a good place to eat. Everything is homemade and fresh. The food is of a southern cuisine. Their specialty seems to be the fried chicken. Too the specials are so good they run out of some of them early, so get there as early as you can for lunch or dinner. I tried their... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've been to Boone many times and never new this place was here. Recommended by two local shop owners and they were spot on! Meatloaf, collard greens, tomato pie and chopped pork. Kinda' like you used to have served from "Aunt Frances" for sunday lunch! Small, yet got a southern college town feel. Don't forget to try the chocolate chess... More

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Boone, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food is amazing and true southern cuisine. I suggest their fried chicken, pulled pork or any of their specials. This is one of my favorite places and the menu is reasonably priced. It's a small place, so sometimes there is a wait, but it's worth it.

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