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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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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 17
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  • 7
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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
Consistently good quality food, preparation, and service

Have eaten here three times. All the meats are very good quality and well prepared. The service is very attentive and cordial. Wines are very reasonable. The individual entrees are on the pricey side and can be duplicated at other locations for less then what is being charged here. The setting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here three times. All the meats are very good quality and well prepared. The service is very attentive and cordial. Wines are very reasonable. The individual entrees are on the pricey side and can be duplicated at other locations for less then what is being charged here. The setting on the porch is romantic and pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We had an absolutely fantastic meal last night at the Gamekeeper. This was the best meal we have had in a very long time and we travel a lot. We had the mixed grill to start with. It was wonderful to sample so many different types of game. Everything was very tasty and not game tasting at all. I had... More 

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Greensboro, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We couldn't have asked for a more memorable dining experience as we celebrated our wedding anniversary! We had a table overlooking lovely mountain views; it was private enough for an intimate meal. The staff had even placed a "Happy Anniversary" greeting board on our table and made sure to acknowledge our special night. Our server was top-notch: friendly, knowledgeable, and... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

While the restaurant was "booked" for dinner reservations last Saturday night, we called and asked if they had any "walk in" availability. We chanced out luck and sat at the bar for a short but interesting time as we watched old videos of the summer camp that used to be the restaurant. Our patience was rewarded as we were seated... More 

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Madison, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Visited Boone with family. Unique dinner in hills above Boone. Emu, Elk, Rabbit. Where can you find these dishes? Stayed in cabin only 2 miles away. $$$$ but once every few years it's worth it with your family. If you can find GO!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The name says it all. Cool and exotic meats. We had Emu, Elk, Bison and Duck. All excellent. All served beautifully and expertly. The flourless chocolate cake we shared because we were too full for more than one dessert was just the right bitter-sweetness. The kids, 13 and 23 loved the food. The decor is fun and the service friendly... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We took guests from Hong Kong for a mountain dining treat and they were not disappointed. Our neak was perfect. Great food,wine and service. We keep going back, time and agin, and it's wonder. I highly recommend one of the best 2 restaurants in the high country, you won't be disappointed.

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Inverness, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Folks, it doesn’t get any better than the “Gamekeeper Restaurant.” We are visiting the Boone & Blowing Rock area for the first time and I must say there is an assortment of good restaurants to fit every pocketbook and palate. To be upfront, this restaurant is not for everyone, especially if you are worried about the $$$ cost of an... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I don't know which is more enjoyable, the food, the staff, or the setting.The food can be an adventure or not, depending on your taste. The staff is going to be incredible no matter what and the setting is like being in a big tree house. When you are in Boone make the effort to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Exceptional,,, Meal, wait staff was on Point and atmosphere beautiful! We were celebrating 21 years of marriage so THE Gamekeeper was a Happy Meal for us and a friendly place for a grand celebration of great food great people great marriage and in all a great evening! We will continue to return for many more great meals!!!!🍴

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Additional Information about Gamekeeper Restaurant

Address: 3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
Phone Number: 828-963-7400
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
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
Average Prices: USD 50 - 50

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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 Smoky Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: 828-963-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 50
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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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