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Gamekeeper Restaurant

3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
+1 828-963-7400
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bison” (70 reviews)
“duck” (49 reviews)
“mixed grill” (29 reviews)
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3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

A special occasion restaurant for my family for more than 20 years. Specializing in local produce fish meats and game. Beautiful setting and view. A little off the beaten path but worth the drive. Menu is seasonal but don't miss the blueberry cobbler in the...More

Thank robertstackmd
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

It is expensive but fantastic. They serve exotic meats and they are cooked perfectly. Me and my fiance go here for anniversary dinners.

Thank Luna W
Reviewed August 20, 2017

The Gamekeeper comes highly recommended and rightfully so. Quick valet parking, Able to get requested table through Open Table. Wait staff promptly took drink order, explained menu items and the chef''s desire to use local fresh produce. As the name implies, a great selection of...More

Thank Asheville-rider
Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a special dinner place to go on our short trip to the Boone area. She found this place despite her skepticism regarding -- what she considers -- strange food. The gamekeeper offers some unusual meat choices ... right...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed August 9, 2017

If you are looking for some classy and unique dining experience, this is the place. Great food choices. Sauces are kept to a minimum, allowing the real taste and flavor of the specialty meats -- all sorts of game including Emu, Rabbit, Elk, Venison, etc....More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed August 6, 2017

My wife was skeptical. We booked it last minute. We were a little under dressed. Casual is ok. But others will be dressed a bit better. This place is about 15 min from Boone. It's in a house on the side of the hill. Nice...More

Thank Tarheel_on_the_go
Reviewed August 5, 2017 via mobile

Definitely start off with the sampler appetizer. Absolutely save room for the bread pudding. The entrées were very good. However, the bread is not. The fired green tomatoes appetizer had 4 small slices of two fried and two fresh tomato slices - disappointing. The waitress...More

Thank Bethcribb
Reviewed August 4, 2017

Loved the bartender and the atmosphere at the bar. We should have chosen to eat there. Instead a table opened up and we went into the dining room. Very cool 50's style cottage. Would recommend the cheese plate, it paired beautifully with the red wine...More

Thank Lynn P
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

The scenery here is beautiful! I loved the choices of food that I have never eaten before. We tried the mixed grill appetizer and liked sampling the meats before ordering the entree. We happened to be there on a Thursday, so took advantage of half...More

Thank Melanie R
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

Really excellent food and service. Larger wine list but out of our first choice. The beef tenderloin was really outstanding. Very interesting menu options and pleasant ambiance

Thank Kjtravelor
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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 smokingjoe | Reviewed this property |
I have dined there several times and it's awesome. There are no beef steaks, it's game, I.e., ostrich, venison,duck,pheasant...extra.
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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
Scenic view, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine
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
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