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Gamekeeper Restaurant

3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
828-963-7400
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Ranked #9 of 125 restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 100 yards up Shulls Mill Rd from the entrance to Yonahlossee
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English first
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a must stop when visiting the Boone area. Great restaurant, and unusual menu. You must try the ostrich. Just as the name says, gamekeeper. Lots of game options.

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Boone, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A wonderful early mountain atmosphere. Excellent food great service. A different experience. Should try it.

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This isn't a restaurant that I go to too often, just because of the price. But, I would if I could! The food is amazing and so, SO different. The menu changes often and you never know what kind of protein they will have. I had a pasta dish and the sauce was so good. We also had an app... More

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Boone, N C
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Great atmosphere and unusual selection of wild game specialties. I had ostrich and my wife had bison. Both were excellent. For those that have never tried these. Both are best descibed as a full flavor red meat which is cooked much like beef. It was a fun place for a celebration but a bit pricey.

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Kernersville NC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We enjoyed the meal immensely. The location was what originally drew us to the restaurant, because of its connection with the former girls' camp. We had also looked at the menu and knew it would be unique as well. We were not disappointed! Everything was perfect. One small problem-a large group of people near us. The hostess was kind enough... More

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Hickory, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Gamekeeper is our favorite high-country restaurant! The food is original and splendid. The servers are knowledgeable and attentive. The atmosphere is cozy, artsy, and eclectic. Definitely treat yourself to an evening here if you're in the area.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

elegant meal with a beautiful daytime view. the good was very good and so was the service. it was elegant and at the same time a warm atmosphere.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great place to eat with friends and family. A bit pricy but the food is outstanding. You need to make reservations at least the day before. This place is always busy

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North Carolina, USA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I live locally and get the opportunity to eat at the gamekeeper several times a year. I took some out of town friends this weekend for the first time. We all had a very enjoyable experience.The oyster salad/app with sriracha was delicious. My favorite of the apps the table shared. Delicious, rich slow braised venison shank was so tender it... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Upon recommendation of a friend who regularly visits the area, I made reservations through OpenTable for us to eat at Gamekeeper for dinner during our recent short visit to Boone. We reviewed the menu online before we went and I was sure to read as many negative reviews as possible (people seem to have such high expectations sometimes...) before going,... More

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