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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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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food for decent price

My daughter and I ate a late lunch at Proper on Saturday June 27. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich and she had fried chicken. Both meals were great and the price was right. Sat in the front porch with a nice breeze. Will definitely visit this place again next time I am in Boone.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We eat here 8-12 times a year. It's one of the better farm to fork restaurants in the Carolina's. Unpretentious. High quality. Revolving specials to keep each visit fresh but plenty of everyday house specialties. Deserts to die for. Highly recommend this place!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My daughter and I ate a late lunch at Proper on Saturday June 27. I had the buffalo chicken sandwich and she had fried chicken. Both meals were great and the price was right. Sat in the front porch with a nice breeze. Will definitely visit this place again next time I am in Boone.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We had an outstanding meal - there were 12 of us including children. We sampled a trio of appetizers and each had different specials. Each plate was better than the other - great southern food -- just like your grandmother made or you dreamed that she made. If you are a collard fan then they are a must!

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Concord, North Carolina
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

My husband travels in the area and this is my favorite place to eat. This week we ate outside, the weather and the food were fantastic! We were there to celebrate our anniversary !

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015 via mobile

I'm in love with the food and atmoshere of this place! We visited for lunch & will definitely be back. We ordered the fried chicken & meatloaf plates. The collards were the star of the show! Perfectly seasoned with just enough vinegar to make them a standout. The fried chicken was moist on the inside & crispy on outside. We... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This restaurant was a nice find. We were starving and looking for breakfast or brunch, and happened upon their Sunday brunch. I ordered their chilaquiles, which was sort of a frittata with tortilla strips and other ingredients. Their version was not the traditional version which I experienced in Mexico. My partner ordered shrimp and grits. We each enjoyed our dishes.... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Great food. I had the chicken with mashed potatoes and green beans. Added the carrots and Mac and cheese because it looked so good. Wasn't disappointed, everything tasted so good and was really fresh. My wife had the flank steak and it was really good also. Our daughter had the pulled pork which was also really good. It has a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is not my first visit to Boone, but it was my first time at Proper. Words like amazing and wow can't really describe the food. I had the fried chicken, Waldorf salad, and macaroni and cheese. And although it was filling, I wanted to order a second plate immediately because yes, it was that good. My husband had catfish,... More 

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West Jefferson, North Carolina
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had laid off this restaurant for a while due to the fact that our last couple of meals/service there were "bleh," We have even had a gift certificate but did not even wanted to go there for free. HOWEVER! We finally went again and let me tell you I am of a different mind now. We had a great... More 

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Burlington, NC
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259 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

It's been a year since my family had visited Proper in downtown Boone... and once again, we hit it up for Sunday brunch. THIS time I got something new that I've never had (nor heard of) before... a Chicken & Waffle with wild mushroom gravy! Others in my party got entrees like: Baked Grits (with Sweet, Sweet Bacon), Meat &... More 

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Additional Information about Proper

Address: 142 S. Water Street, Boone, NC 28607
Phone Number: +1 828-865-5000
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 5:00 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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 24
Cuisine: American

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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 - 5:00 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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