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Gamekeeper Restaurant

3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
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Ranked #8 of 127 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $50 - $50
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 100 yards up Shulls Mill Rd from the entrance to Yonahlossee
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183 reviews from our community

88% Recommend
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English first
West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have only been here as a guest at a wedding so as an event venue only about 70 people it was great. Bar was cash bar and I disagree with the other review, because the cost was what I would expect from a place like this. Many of the dishes served were the bride's favorites from the menu such... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Great food and plenty of it. When we travel we are looking for experiences of high quality and different from what we can have at home. We had elk, venison, rabbit, and ostrich. All were amazing. The food was fresh and not over seasoned nor over cooked; qualities that can be hard to find. Beautiful views of tree canopy and... More

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Sugar Mtn NC
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

Very disappointed in service for a restaurant rated 4 stars. Food was also disappointing and over priced.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Four and half of us for dinner. Almost everything was very good to good, but there was one disappointment. We have been there a number of times over the past 4 to 5 years and often ordered the Ostrich. It was always wonderful. But it is no more. Too bad. Hope they get it back. Three of us ordered the... More

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Black Mountain, North Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Stunning menu, great service, fabulous food...a great place to celebrate with friends. I took my cycling tour group here after riding the Blue Ridge Parkway for five days and we had the best meal of the trip.

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south carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We really enjoy trying new foods and always enjoy when a restaurant takes something basic like macaroni and cheese and makes it exceptional by using blue cheese. This was served with the elk which had a hint of rosemary and perfectly prepared. The pheasant was excellent with shiitake mushrooms and the best risotto, not too soft, perfectly flavored. We also... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is by far one of our favorite restaurants. We go about once a year and look forward to the next visit before we even leave. The atmosphere is quaint, located down a winding road lined with beautiful old oak trees. On our visit last week I had the bison and he had elk. The side dish with the elk... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

First let me say that our meal was good and the service was outstanding; with that said however, you're paying for the novel-ness of the food, not the unique-ness of it. I had elk--correctly prepared (rare) but nothing different than mid-range beef. My wife had bison flank steak--and while good, nothing out of the ordinary. In fact, the only that... More

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Friends took us here for dinner. Had heard about the restaurant but never tried. Service and food were wonderful. Wife and I had wild game mixed grill including buffalo and elk. Absolutely perfectly prepared. All food and drinks were timely served and the ambiance, although a little dated was great. View during the day would be fabulous. I would definitely... More

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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very, very expensive for what you get; for $42/entree, bison meat itself was less than 2-3 oz of grisly meat-thrown into a sea of kale and mashed potatoes. Should have gone to Montana Grill. Environment is very ordinary with klunky uncomfortable kitchen chairs; the drive up curvy mountain roads not for the faint of heart. But I guess- better than... More

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