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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
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: (828) 865-5000

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charlotte, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had seen an ad for Proper in a Visitors magazine. It made the restaurant sound as if it were good southern food like your mother makes. That was far from the truth. The mac and cheese would have been much better if it came out of a Kraft box. I am not sure what it was that they were... More

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Helsinki, Finland
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We have eaten here several times when visiting our son at ASU. This is a great place for brunch or dinner. Awesome collards! Down home southern style comfort food.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Great comfort food like from Grandma's kitchen. I highly recommend the collards as one of your sides. The temperature of the entree could be served a bit hotter. Interesting space as this historic building was the old jail. Outside seating available. Great service.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

For a family of 5 the meals were delicious.the old house had character amd the staff were friendly Hard to find parking places until you see directions on front door.

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florida
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93 reviews 93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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41 reviews 41 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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