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Gamekeeper Restaurant

3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
+1 828-963-7400
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bison” (73 reviews)
“mixed grill” (30 reviews)
“duck” (49 reviews)
Closes in 15 min
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want wild game you have to visit this restaurant off the main roads high in the mountains. Even though it was my birthday and I made a reservation monthes in advance my table was a disappointment. Beautiful table views except my table in...More

Thank Charles Y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wanted a top tier restaurant. Found one in the Gamekeeper. Tried the sampler appetizer and it was good. Family for the elk osso bucco. I tried the duck and it was a well done plate. Next time I will get it medium well as it...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Shared game appetizer platter and bottle of wine for dinner. Excellent meal and service. Recommend. Even non lovers of game will probably like.

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband treated me to dinner for my birthday tonight and it was the best tasting meal I've ever had. We started with the sampler, which consisted of emu, elk, rabbit, & alligator with fries & dipping sauces. So delicious! Then I had the bison...More

Thank Marcie W
Reviewed February 15, 2018

Great food. A little expensive but worth it for the kind of food you get. Service good and attentive.

Thank alannab478
Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

Just had a wonderful dinner Saturday night. The Mixed Game Grill had elk, emu, bison and rabbit. Three great sauces and steak fries. Delicious. We also had the cheese plate. Very good local selections. Soup of the day was a potato and Tasso. Our ladies...More

Thank JPatrick B
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We've been to the Gamekeeper too many times to count, and we keep coming back. The menu changes often, yet the masterpieces always remain. This visit did not disappoint. We had a new dish known as Field & Stream (venison and crawfish tails). Cooked to...More

Thank Hunley99
Reviewed January 10, 2018

My wife & I have been visiting the Blowing Rock / Boone area for decades, and we FINALLY made a point of dining at Gamekeeper. Wish we hadn't waited so long. The previous reviews tell the story -- special, memorable, unique, excellent. Located in an...More

Thank Frank A
Reviewed December 30, 2017 via mobile

This is a great, quaint restaurant with a unique menu. The atmosphere of the storybook like mountain restaurant and bar did not disappoint. I had the emu and my wife had elk. Both dishes were excellent, with the emu being the star for sure. Our...More

Thank GatorTraveler2011
Reviewed December 17, 2017 via mobile

Cold food, bad service, driveway icy and dangerous. A mini van was ahead of me pulling in and started sliding back into me. I had to pull on shulls mill road putting my family in danger. How cheap can you be not to salt a...More

Thank John R
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October 16, 2017|
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Response from Ken G | Reviewed this property |
I think the answers above are right on. Enjoy. Ken
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Greenforce | Reviewed this property |
there is a patio. not sure if this is the place to bring a dog. even if they're well behaved this is quite a nice restaurant
January 18, 2016|
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Response from Greenforce | Reviewed this property |
If you like steaks and chops, you will not be disappointed by what they have.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$50 - $50
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic
Open Hours
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: +1 828-963-7400
  • E-mail
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