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“Cozy and Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Proper

Proper
Ranked #17 of 148 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Proper is a Southern bistro-style restaurant located in downtown Boone NC. We offer carefully prepared fresh food in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Most everything we serve is made from scratch, in-house, and what we do not make ourselves is all natural and preservative free. All of our desserts are made in-house as well. Our best sellers are fried chicken, collard greens, and mac 'n' cheese, and chocolate pecan pie, but we have much more to offer. Come see us and find out for yourself.
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cozy and Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2012

Serves good ole fashioned meet and threes but is a artsy little house that is fun and crowded with life. The server was accommodating to my husband's gluten free requests, but forgot to separate the items when serving the food (i.e., left bread on his plate and gravy on his mashed potatoes). He was very helpful upon realizing the mistake. The collard greens were the best ever and my mimosa was superb!

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank JRHT
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mountains of nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Good Food-Fresh Ingrediants”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

I have eaten at Proper several times over the the last year. The food is always good, made with fresh local ingrediants. The dishes are cooked to order, so sometime a wait might be involved. Also...ask ahead of time if anything on the menu is not available. Some items sell out fast.

Today I had the crabcake for the first time. While it was good, it was not my favorite of the lunch menu items. It was a tad overcooked on the outside and the vegetables (red onion and celery) were a bit to large to compliment the crab. While many love the mac and cheese, I felt it a bit bland and almost too creamy. ( I know I will get blasted for that!) The cornbread had a wonderful moist, yet light texture and thanks goodness it was NOT sweet like some folks eat their cornbread!

Overall, this restaurant, located in the historic jail is a great place to try if you haven't. The atmosphere is simple, rustic elegance.

The best thing is the chef's use of fresh local vegetables that are grown IN SEASON!

In the summer, sit outside and enjoy the flowers. Can't miss with Proper.

  • Visited January 2012
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Sugar Mountain , NC
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“very good especially for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2012

Only have been here once but was very impressed with the food and service especially at the price

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Boone, North Carolina
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Loud, crowded, couldn't even get in the door”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2012

Teeny, tiny place whose popularity way exceeds its floor space. Couldn't even get close enough to find out whether there was a wait list and how long it might be. Looks like the place to go if you're not hungry, and don't mind a long wait. You'd think they were giving the food away! I saw many other people approach the place, give it a once over and turn away. They need to either double their prices or expand!

  • Visited January 2012
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Thank tqmbill
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charlotte, nc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

This restaurant was excellent. I've read others complaints about them running out of the "specials"...which is precisely what makes this restaurant so great. Everything is fresh and homemade....nothing tasted like it had ever been frozen or sitting around under a heatlamp. I had the fried chicken (it's a boneless breast), collards and fried potato cake topped with pimento cheese. For dessert I had the homemade chocolate chip bread pudding. Everything was delicious, served in a timely manner and with a smile. We will definitely return again...I can imagine it is very difficult to get a table during high season and when App. State is in session.

  • Visited December 2011
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