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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
This Small Restaurant Has Atmosphere That Can't Be Bought !

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
HollyDiddle
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

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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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had a great dinner here. We ate on the porch on a warm summer evening and it was relaxing. The service was very good; our waitress was patient with our many questions and provided good descriptions of menu items. And the food was excellent! We would definitely return if we were in the area.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The food is really unique with the twist they put on different dishes. The bisquits are homemade as are the vegetables. A little confused as to why a $12.95 meal ended up being $18.95 unless they added the tip for 2 people. We didn't get an itemized bill to be able to tell.

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Zionville, North Carolina
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food at Proper is to die for, everything on my plate was absolutely amazing. The prices are very reasonable and we will defiantly return. The only thing about our visit that left a bad taste in our mouths so to speak was our waitress. Even though throughout our meal she was very attentive and took care of our needs,... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Every time I am in the Boone area on business I make a point to spend the night to take in the cool mountain air and to savor a dinner at Proper. This farm to table restaurant's menu is constantly changing with the seasons and the local availability of fruits and veggies. While the food at Proper is not cheap,... More 

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Roswell, Georgia
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I very much liked my fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese, the country fried steak was great, and eating outside would have been spectacular. Inside, however, the tables were tight and there was a lot of noise.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The BEST fried chicken I have ever had, hens down! Just the right amount of food to satisfy or fill up with an amazing dessert, I recommend the peach cobbler.

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Groton, Massachusetts
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Proper is a terrific restaurant located on a side street in downtown Boone. It is sort of a funky eclectic Southern place where you can get craft beer, RC Cola, wine, and, of course, sweet tea. We had lunch there last week. We ordered the Plate which came with fried chicken and two sides. We had mac n cheese, collards,... 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?