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The Gamekeeper's Tavern

Contemporary, Pub
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3646 US Highway 64 E, Cashiers, NC 28774
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Montclair, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a bad experience with service once before, the waitress blamed my sister for a mistake the kitchen made. The arguing from the server, and the owner backing her up was unbearable. A couple of years later we decided to give it a second try. WHAT A MISTAKE! The food was terrible, and the attitude of the owner AGAIN... More 

Thank deevanj
Ninety Six, South Carolina, United States
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had enjoyed a dinner here so much we wanted to return. We were so disappointed to learn that the Gamekeeper's Tavern closed in Cashiers. It has been replaced by a pub. We didn't go there.

Thank Barbara R
Cashiers, North Carolina
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93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location has changed names and has a great menu, they even have pecans and bacon on the appetizer menu. The sandwiches and burgers were great. The surprise was fining out they had 4 different cigars, some of the best I have ever smoked, smelled and savored. If you are a cigar lover then stop in for a drink and... More 

Thank SaltLifeAdventurer
Memphis, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is now Sapphire Whiskey Kitchen. The best dinner in a long time. Homemade blackened blue cheese dressing was fantastic. The hamburger was very good. Mixed drinks at the bar were also very good.

Thank Stephen R
Melbourne Beach
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

We dined here while visiting with friends at Fairway Forest. We understand the restaurant has just changed to Sapphire Whiskey Kitchen. It has both patio and inside seating. We opted for inside. It reminded us of a "pub" -- very homey. Mary & Gary were our servers and both were great. The menu had something for everyone. We opted for... More 

Thank Shellseeker104
Phoenix, Arizona
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58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We realize that a restaurant should be visited at least twice to determine whether it is good or not, but we only went one time and were surprised at the cost of what we thought our meal should be. The drinks were higher than other restaurants as well as the appetizers. If we lived in or near Cashiers, we would... More 

Thank smagto
Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

restaurant has plenty of standard fare but also some unique offerings of different game meats, have eaten here several times and very good. have always eaten here early and usually outside on lovely porch

Thank VAC123_123
Orlando, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We've been here several times over the last few years and it is just so inconsistent. The staff is constantly changing, the bartenders are no longer friendly, and the food is sub par. For such a beautiful building it is a great disappointment.

1 Thank scarp1986
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

I am not opposed to paying more for a meal that is going to WOW me! I love to go out of town and "experience" a new meal at a new place, but this was not at all what we had imagined. The atmosphere is amazing and our server was very attentive. When you look at the menu and the... More 

2 Thank MStachurski
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128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

The ambiance was perfect and the staff, attentive. There are some nice game choices on the menu, such as kangaroo, elk, and duck. The lobster was very good and the sautéed mushrooms were excellent. The only complaint is the price. South Beach prices in such a rustic place.

Thank Terry S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3646 US Highway 64 E, Cashiers, NC 28774
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Cashiers
  • Phone Number: 828-743-4263

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?