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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, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 154
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Great food, service and atmosphere

My husband and I stayed in the Hip cottage owned by Ken Gordon, and we ate dinner at the Gamekeeper, also owned by Ken and his wife Wendy. The cottage was very nice, quiet and not far from downtown Boone. It is up a long gravel road, which would be scary in the winter but was easily managed by... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Nancykim
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stayed in the Hip cottage owned by Ken Gordon, and we ate dinner at the Gamekeeper, also owned by Ken and his wife Wendy. The cottage was very nice, quiet and not far from downtown Boone. It is up a long gravel road, which would be scary in the winter but was easily managed by us.... More 

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Lake Toxaway, North Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Our family met at the Gamekeeper to celebrate my daughter's college graduation. What a great place to meet and enjoy a wonderful meal. The restaurant is so cozy and the service was great! The food is top of the line! You can tell they use the freshest items available to prepare the dishes. I can't wait to go eat at... More 

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I dined at Gamekeeper several years back; and it was memorable! Passing through North Carolina, we decided to return. We were not disappointed. We enjoyed the frog leg and waffle appetizer. I had the elk with macaroni and blue cheese; and my husband had bison. The food was out of this world fabulous! Exceptional service as well.... More 

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Walden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Service slow!!! Food great view great and atmosphere was wonderful. First time of being challenged with slow and unattentive service. Over all great!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had some gift certificates to use, and we had great food and incredible service. An excellent way to spend a foggy evening in Blowing Rock.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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58 reviews 58 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First of all loved the rustic interior as soon as we figured out how to get I'm place. Sat at awesome table....but then a little weirdness ...baby crying and little kids playing behind us then two guys seated beside us had lovers quarrel. .so atmosphere was shot ....we made best of it after driving 2 hours from Clt area for... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It was very nice to have a variety of foods venison, Bison, pheasant etc.The weather did not cooperate so can't rate the view but it appeared they would be stellar. The service was great and all of the dishes from salads to desserts were excellent, as was the presentation. You better know where your going to get there but it... More 

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Walden
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Been there many times. Food is always over the top great. Service is 5 star as well as the food and focus on presentation is outstanding. Portions are LARGE!!!! Ready to go again to the GK

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Beautiful and tasteful food from exotics to traditional food. Check out their specials. If they have the ostrich, it is the best in the world. Better than Australasia and New Zealand.

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Valrico, Florida
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37 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

We had a great time and a unique dining experience. Scott and Chris gave us awesome service and great recommendations. We had the boar in a blanket, winter squash bisque, grilled elk chop and grilled bison flank steak. Everything tasted wonderful and was great to try something out of the norm for us.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?