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The Gamekeeper's Tavern

Contemporary, Pub
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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, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 99
    Excellent
  • 39
    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
Dine on the wild side

Menu includes wild game choices. Wild boar was mine. A side of ribs that was magnificent. Rustic surroundings and a well stocked bar. What more could you want?

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
Chucks51
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Worthington, Ohio
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Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sound Beach
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

Excellent food, pricey, but excellent quality with exceptional service. Really enjoyed the wild boar and quail.

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Moneta, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We attended a wedding this past weekend and the rehearsal dinner was held at this restaurant. The food was some of the best I have ever eaten (especially the quail, the Brussels sprouts and delicious chocolate dessert! It would be worth the 6 hour drive from my home to visit again!!!!!!!! The staff was very present, well trained and there... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Menu includes wild game choices. Wild boar was mine. A side of ribs that was magnificent. Rustic surroundings and a well stocked bar. What more could you want?

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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242 reviews 242 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
429 helpful votes 429 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
42 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
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Doing business, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?