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Gamekeeper Restaurant

3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
828-963-7400
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Ranked #8 of 127 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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Wilmington, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My husband and I have waited three years to be able to be in Banner Elk when The Gamekeeper Restaurant was open. Tonight we knew it was worth the wait! Despite foggy conditions and confusing GPS and Google Map instructions, we found the restaurant! Chris talked with us twice on the phone and helped guide us. A word of advice... More 

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North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014 via mobile

I am, have been and will continue to be a visitor to this restaurant. The other reviewers are correct - the food and ambiance make for a great meal and together with some seasoned and professional wait staff a visit here for your gustatory indulgence will not disappoint. Most recently, my wife and I ate here for our Thanksgiving meal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Gamekeeper probably has the most mountain ambience in the area. It is somewhat difficult to access via steps from the parking lot, so be careful. Very good food and service.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Want an excellent meal in a tucked away mountain setting - this is your place! Fresh food skillfully prepared - and try some of their interesting game..

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Lenoir NC
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Returned here with friends after a year or so, great meal. We all had different things from pumpkin soup to Rabbit, Elk, Bison and Snapper...all were excellent. This is a great place for that special meal it is pricey but worth every cent

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had really high hopes for The Gamekeeper based on recommendations and online reviews. Unfortunately, it did not live up to those expectations in either food or service. Was it horrible, no. Was it great, no. It was a solid "ok" on the rating scale. Our server was not able to answer simple menu questions, and did not seem eager... More 

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North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Gamekeeper was our favorite restaurant to take our friends and family when they make a long journey to visit us from all over the country. We braved dark and curvy mountain roads many times. The menu was not as complete as it used to be and quite different from what they posted on the website. The wait staff was not... More 

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Orlando, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I took my family to The Gamekeeper for a celebration dinner at the suggestion of a friend. After waiting for a half an hour for our reserved table, we were finally seated. The menu prices and the menu on-line prices did not agree (the menu prices were higher). The atmosphere was dark, too dark to see what you were eating... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The drive is worth the meal.....we arrived safely and were promptly seated. Our waitress was engaging and very well informed. We both enjoyed specialty salads, both of which were excellent. My husband had the bison and I the rabbit/pasta dish. Both dishes were well prepared and very much enjoyed. The restaurant sat us with a lovely view of the mountains... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We were 3 couples traveling together the evening we took in dinner at Gamekeeper. We inadvertently messed up on our reservation time, however the staff worked hard to accomodate us while we sat in the bar waiting. We were entertained and treated well by 2 very fun bartender men as we waited approx 45 minutes. We were then seated in... More 

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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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