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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 149
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Most recent review
Great atmosphere and views

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Laurel G
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Boone, North Carolina, United States
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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213 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
34 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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Lexington, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We literally plan our trips around the availability at Gamekeeper. If you are a true foodie, who also enjoys a great atmosphere, great wine and super staff, there is no other place like Gamekeeper. You will always find the most interesting menu and no matter what you (or your firends) order, it will be amazing. Where else can you find:... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I was a little afraid at first. This was my husbands pick. But, I have to admit everything was amazing. Never would I think I or my twin 9 year old daughters would enjoy the food we tried. Topped off with Scott's great customer service & personality we had to return 2 days later. Can't wait for our next trip... More 

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Bluff City, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Interesting drive in the dark up the mountain but no problems finding the place as mentioned in previous reviews. The menu has offerings that are as the name suggests--wild game! From the time we walked in until we walked out, it was non stop great atmosphere and service. Our waitress was extremely helpful and knowledgeable of the items on the... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Could not ask for more. Great service, great ambiance, great wine, great food. We were welcomed by name by the host as well as the server. Our server Scott was awesome and very knowledgeable of the menu and wine list. Everything was perfect and timely. The mixed game appetizer is a must have and the Elk was just plain amazing.... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We had heard great things about this restaurant and had always wanted to try it on one of our trips. We were so excited when we were able to get a dinner reservation, but sadly disappointed once we dined there. The restaurant itself is beautiful. We sat at a quaint little table in the corner - perfect for a romantic... More 

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Taylorsville, North Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I moved from Los Angeles California to Hickory NC. I have eaten at pretty remarkable restaurants in my 60 years. I would rate this remarkable restaurant at the top of my list. What a GREAT experience with the staff and the chefs turn out remarkable food. The wine list is very good and tried Nickel Nickel cab. What a great... More 

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for some mountain life being from Miami and this resturant had it all. The wild game menu, vennison, elk, etc.. The drive up to the resturant and the decor sets the mood. Would definetly reccomend to anyone who likes these dishes. Best meal of our trip for sure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The GPS service is terrible up there, so we past the restaurant. I called and the manager talked us through the directions right to the front door. Upon arrival we had a very warm welcome by each of the staff members, they all wished me a happy birthday. We ordered the Mixed Grill to start, which offered an array of... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?