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Gamekeeper Restaurant

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3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525 (100 yards up Shulls Mill Rd from the entrance to Yonahlossee)
828-963-7400
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 199
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best restaurant in NC!

Gamekeeper is our absolute favorite in NC! We regularly travel to the NC mountains and always reserve at least one night to eat at Gamekeeper. The restaurant itself has a great feel inside and out, the staff is superb and the food is always phenomenal. The mixed grill is an absolute must and always... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
336Paradise
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Lexington, North Carolina
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Lexington, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gamekeeper is our absolute favorite in NC! We regularly travel to the NC mountains and always reserve at least one night to eat at Gamekeeper. The restaurant itself has a great feel inside and out, the staff is superb and the food is always phenomenal. The mixed grill is an absolute must and always has something new, the oysters melt... More 

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1 Thank 336Paradise
Charlotte, North Carolina
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190 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice restaurant. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Our server was very attentive. We had a variety of drinks at the table: champagne, cocktails, beer and wine. We started with the mixed grill. It was a sample of many different meats and sausages served with potatoes. It was a unique experience to be able to try... More 

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1 Thank JACfromDC
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I went here for my birthday. As it is a game restaurant it is more pricey than the average place but it isn't outrageous. The building is a house on the side of a steep hill. It's a rather folksy and cabin like structure that's been made up like a "trendy" place inside. The servers were attentive... More 

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1 Thank Banzai B
Moneta, Virginia
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Again, again, again, delicious food, service, ambiance, the food! Dinner with friends, one of which a first visit to the Gamekeeper, yep she will be back. Started with the always tasty divine mixed grill, a must for an appetizer, the v.i.p. cheese plate and crabmeat stuffed poblano peppers (thank you Wendy), seriously top notch Whiskey, followed up with chicken fried... More 

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Thank CIndyCsml
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Delicious meal, fantastic for the exotic foodie, or the secret introverted foodie. We loved trying the Mixed Game Grill, trying Antelope, Elk, and other succulent meats. The service was top notch, the food incredible and the staff fantastic, we cannot wait to go back

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Thank Melissa M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is why this town is a great place to live. This insane little restaurant isn't on some bustling downtown street, but tucked away in the mountains. You'd drive right past it, or even second guess yourself if you found it. But, you'd be making a huge mistake to skip this one. The food is amazing. Brilliant textures and flavors,... More 

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4 Thank Matthew J
Statesville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Reservation process is excellent, calls are returned promptly and revisions were seamless. Gorgeous mountain setting with an outdoor fire pit on a cool evening, rustic bar and restaurant with valet parking. The holiday menu was a 4-course meal with 4 entree and 3 dessert selections. Our party selected 3 of the entree offerings and all 3 desserts. The food and... More 

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1 Thank GoldWingRose
Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

For my MBA Graduation Weekend, I wanted to find a great spot to take my parents and a few close friends to celebrate. The Gamekeeper was the perfect choice. Our waiter was knowledgeable, patient and delivered fantastic service overall. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was perfect. I hope to come back soon!

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2 Thank Kpickeral
Pikeville, North Carolina
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

The food was absolutley amazing. Me and my buddies from college visited and left in pure food coma. I feel like we tried everything. The venison, duck and rattlesnake were outstanding and the service was great. The Bread Pudding was to die for!

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Thank JeremyN86
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Gamekeeper always delivers. Great atmosphere, food and service and Great wine selection. Thank you for upping the restaurant scene in Boone area. Try the Osso Bucco!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
    (100 yards up Shulls Mill Rd from the entrance to Yonahlossee)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: 828-963-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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