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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)
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hunterdon County
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We passed this several times taking a back road to and from the Blue Ridge Parkway and decided to give it a try. They told us their reservations were booked (though we saw quite a few empty tables while we dined) but said they had open tables in the bar to try our luck. We did. We were told this... More 

Thank everly23
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good but not the best. I had the Elk but I swear they gave me a filet of beef. I had fresh elk in Colorado and this was nothing like it. The blue Mac n cheese was excellent but quite pricey just to enjoy the mac n cheese. Try the restaurants downtown 1st.

Thank Jen P
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127 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We dined there recently with out of town guest and were pleasantly surprised. The menu did have some additional more "adventurous options " but we found lots of choices to meet the various tastes of our guests and more conservative pallets. We all enjoyed fresh salads including a wonderful Fall Salad. We enjoyed venison, fish and even a steak. The... More 

Thank Cathy W
Charleston, West Virginia
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose to go to Gamekeeper for our anniversary dinner because we wanted something different and we received so many recommendations from locals. We thought it was fantastic! It is located in a residential area and is a bit unassuming and hard to find if you don't have good directions. It is worth seeking out though if you are looking... More 

Thank aimeeroscoe
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't go without a reservation. I think the food is well prepared and well served not over riced. The wine selection is very good and fairly priced

Thank Robert L
Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was really excited when I found this restaurant, I really wanted to be wowed in some kind of way...the wow turned into more of a OK. I have eaten almost everything that has crawled, swam, hopped or walked. So I ordered the appetizer..this I was pleasantly surprised. However the dinner was a let down..I ordered duck and was completely... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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91 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

A spectacular meal, starting with the new potato soup (wonderfully flavored with bacon) and the heirloom tomato, fried green tomato, and mozzarella appetizer (drizzled with balsamic vinegar with spots of Sriracha sauce). The main course, split between us, was the grilled emu with veggies. We had an excellent bottle of wine, 1/2 price on Thursdays. The care given to the... More 

Thank Virga017
Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Went here for our anniversary dinner and were definitely disappointed. It came highly recommended by a co-worker. We made reservations ahead of time and told them we were celebrating something special. Upon arrival we had our car valeted. We were promptly sat in the most awkward of tables in between two other couples. The place was pretty empty. We sat... More 

Thank Kathleen H
Chattanooga, United States
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We've been to this restaurant a few times & it has always been a favorite with our family - so much so that this is where our daughter requested to go for her birthday dinner (She lives in Atlanta & we live in Chattanooga thus not just a hop, skip & a jump away). It is such a relaxing place... More 

Thank Darlene S
Greensboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Last year, I rated Gamekeeper 5. This year, it was totally different! Our server smiled and seemed knowledgeable. But between her and the cook, things went ascue! Nothing was right. My meat was ordered medium and it was rare and then they "fixed" it and it was med. well. It was delicious but way overcooked. The rest of the meal... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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: 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?