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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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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 152
    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
Creme dela Creme of dining in the High Country

I have been here hand full of times and I have NEVER been disappointed including my most recent visit on NYE. I like the addition of molecular gastronomy to the menu... I mean the combo of wild game with nitro lemon drop or honey or pureed root soup/salad concoction and champagne jello shots... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2013
alilly5
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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219 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Augusta, Georgia
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

As I have said in my other reviews, we have a vacation home on Sugar Mountain and make the trip up there often. Over the years we have tried many many restaurants in the Hight Country and we are always looking for new dining experiences. We have heard a lot of hype about Gamekeeper, so we decided to try it... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

I have been here hand full of times and I have NEVER been disappointed including my most recent visit on NYE. I like the addition of molecular gastronomy to the menu... I mean the combo of wild game with nitro lemon drop or honey or pureed root soup/salad concoction and champagne jello shots= AWESOME! I also like that they are... More 

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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135 reviews 135 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

We've heard rave reviews about the Gamekeeper for years and finally made it there. Overall, an outstanding experience. We had martinis at the bar upon arriving that were excellent. The bartender was very engaging and friendly. The atmosphere was fantastic as was the service. Our appetizer and meals were all great. We knew going here it was going to be... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere was very nice and the service was great. My husband and I both thought the food was a bit over priced. We probably will not go back

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Chicago, IL
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

We held our rehearsal dinner here. The food was outstanding. The staff was great and Wendy was very flexible to work with. Our guests had a great time. Overall excellent experience. We would highly recommend.

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Gameskeeper Restaurant is a place we eat plan on eating at on every visit to Blowing Rock. My husband and I made reservations for an evening in November 2012 and were disappointed. The menu had changed and it was difficult making a decision of what to order because nothing stood out. There were fewer options to choose from. The menu... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The restuarant was much bigger than I had imagined, which made it feel not as intimate. We were not impressed with the small portions of the venison. Must have been a tiny deer to have such tiny chops. The trout was excellent though. We will definitely go back for a second chance.

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Arlington, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We'd dressed up as much as we could, as we didn't realize we'd still be traveling on New Year's Eve, and we'd just been seated at a table in the furthest reaches of the restaurant after a brief wait at the bar. Approximately three seconds later, we realized we'd be suffering the whole meal -- a large and boisterous group... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

My family has been to the gamekeeper several times and this one shall be our last. It was very overpriced to say the least. My dad ordered the squash soup which was decent but not worth $11.00 we both ordered the elk which was 40$ and we were both dissapointed. It was 4 thin strips and a bunch of cauliflower... More 

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Blowing Rock, NC
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This restaurant has an unusual array of options in food choices. They serve meats from buffalo to ostrich to salmon. Everything is uniquely prepared and DELICIOUS!!! Most (if not all) of their foods are organic and local. I have not been afraid to try anything on their menu...it has all been awesome! A MUST TRY!!!

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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: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
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?