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The Gamekeeper's Tavern

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3646 US Highway 64 E, Cashiers, NC 28774
828-743-4263
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good food, service needs improvement.

Staying in Sapphire valley after leave season one should expect limited dining options as many places close for the season after Halloween. It could be that the ones who stay open year round cut back on staff during the off season. We were seated and the bartender was our server, he told us the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
Jeff C
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Fort Pierce, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Not what we expected. The restaurant was very nice. Service was very good. An a la carte menu is always disappointing. Who wants to spend 7$ on a potato? The food was good, but not for the price. The menu was not representative of the name of the restaurant. We were expecting a menu of 'game' but the only real... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We are a group of 5 couples who take a yearly winter vacation, this year in lovely Cashiers, NC, where we had reserved a late dinner for 10 people at the Gamekeeper's Tavern. The ambience was very nice. We were the only table seated during our dinner and we are easy-going, but things went from bad to worse. To begin... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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235 reviews 235 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
403 helpful votes 403 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

My wife and I were staying in Cashiers and headed to the Gamekeepers' Tavern one night for dinner. We kind of just drove by and saw it, so weren't really sure what to expect. It's a nice restaurant and we didn't have reservations, but they weren't busy and we were able to be seated. I was kind of worried about... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This place is has such great potential, food is good if you get it, atmosphere is wonderful,!but the way this place is managed is sad, horrible wait staff,and service, bartender came from another planet, they need 2 bartenders on busy nights, it's just sad everyone is I the wind......

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nc mountains
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75 reviews 75 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

First it is so dark that one must have a little flashlight, provided by the server, to see the menu, or even the food. A little ambience goes a long way, I guess. I ordered the "desconstructed chicken pot pie", I love chicken pie, so thought this would be good, plus at $17 it was one of the more reasonably... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was a terrible experience. Our server started with excuses from the start. He told us three tables were seated at once and that he would try his best to take care of us. It took three tries to get the beer order correct as they were out of my first choice and my second choice for an IPA was... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Staying in Sapphire valley after leave season one should expect limited dining options as many places close for the season after Halloween. It could be that the ones who stay open year round cut back on staff during the off season. We were seated and the bartender was our server, he told us the specials and remarked they only had... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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127 reviews 127 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We made reservations on Open Table (very convenient) on Saturday night. When we drove up, it looked like it wasn't open, but the restaurant is around the side. The porch had a massive stone fireplace with a blazing fire and seating all around. We were taken to the dining room, which was romantically rustic, with another fireplace. The menu has... More 

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lexington, s.c.
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The men liked the very different selection of meat (Elk, lamb, etc.) Great burger, not so good chicken.Took a long time to get dinner. Good wait staff. Loved the large fireplace and seating and tables around it. Blankets provided so that you could eat outside. Inside very nice . Very pricey, all Ala-Carte.

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Sapphire, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We have been to the Gamekeeper's Tavern for lunch but this was the first time for dinner. Very nice atmosphere, good food and great service. There is a very extensive wine list for those who look for that kind of thing. Food is on the pricey side but there is something for everyone on the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3646 US Highway 64 E, Cashiers, NC 28774
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Smoky Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Cashiers
  • Phone Number: 828-743-4263

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?