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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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  • 159
    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
Never disappoints

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
JHP34102
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Naples, Florida
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Walden
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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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is one of the best meals I've ever had. I had the emu with rosemary potatoes and the chocolate ganache cake. Everything was so delicious. My husband had the elk and cheesecake. We enjoyed this meal so much and we got to sit by the window with a view. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and very... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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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
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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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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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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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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, 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?