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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)
+1 828-963-7400
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Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food. I love locally and have been going there for years. Incredible scenery off the deck and from inside all four seasons. Your palette will be amazed at their extraordinary dishes.

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Thank B. Dawn M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Gamekeeper as our final dinner the last night of our trip. We were not disappointed! This eclectic place is well worth the somewhat treacherous drive on a foggy, wet night. The food is first rate with even better service. Our waitress offered spot on recommendations and then surprised us by beautifully singing to a patron celebrating a... More 

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Thank Deanna L
Lerona
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved a table because the restaurant was just a minute or two from our cabin. This was just after Christmas and the place was booked through 8:30 pm (we called around 5:30). The wait was worth it -- beautiful rustic surroundings and attentive staff. I tried Bison for the first time, and my husband had mixed grill. Delicious! We... More 

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Thank Donna G
Greenville, South Carolina
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here with a group . Was surprising good . Great flavor . Nice small bar but perfect . Great for large groups or couples .

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Thank Gina R
Winter Park
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Elegant, yet hunting lodge at the same time. Delicious food. The emu was amazing! Wonderful wine list and our server was great with recommending wine and plates that we would enjoy.

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Thank traveltime87
Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A little funky, a lot interesting, a comfortable surrounding for amazing food! New Year's Eve featured a prix fixe menu that was outstanding!! First, the bar is fully stocked and we had time to enjoy a well made cocktail before being seated for dinner. We had a little fun with with our waitress when she served an amuse bouche she... More 

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Thank Lisa T
Kingsport, Tennessee
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Gamekeeper for their New Years Eve meal and did not know what to expect. The 6 course meal was one of the best we have ever encountered! Their selection and vast array of meats and dishes was incredible. We of course had a set course for our meal, however, we will be going back to sample their... More 

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Thank C O
Cary, North Carolina
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our family had the good fortune of visiting Gamekeeper twice in the past month. We shared bites and everything we tried was great: trout, venison, bison, elk, emu and duck and rabbit sausage. The mixed grill appetizer is a great way to try several types of game. They have a good selection of craft beers and one cider (better cider... More 

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Thank Joe H
Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the TA reviews and decided to give it a try. Showed up without a reservation and despite being booked they setup a table for my wife and I and our 2 year-old son. Great service, awesome food, definitely worth a visit. Get the grit cakes app. You're welcome...

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Thank TannerAndMe
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gamekeeper specializes in esoteric game dishes like elk, bison, emu. The chef does a great job presenting these hearty dishes. The service was energetic and enthusiastic. Interesting cocktails from the bar. Well-matched wines carefully picked. We had a pleasant time but we should mention we've only had one visit to The Gamekeeper. Would we go again? There is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $50
Cuisine
American
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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 Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-963-7400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?