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“Quick lunch in Boone” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Proper

Proper
Ranked #17 of 147 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $24
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
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.
Butler, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Quick lunch in Boone”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2012

We were there on a weekday afternoon, the atmosphere was hectic, crowded not overly clean but quaint and rustic. They were were out of about half of the items on the menu, even though we couldn't get exactly what we we wanted the food we got was good. One of the female waitresses (not ours) was rude when they messed up our order. We would go back if only for the food. Really good selection of specialty beers.

  • Visited June 2012
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Stephen L
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Forest, Virginia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A quaint break from the norm.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012 via mobile

Great little restaurant in the heart of Boone. Lunch was reasonably priced and very fresh. The pimento sandwich was wonderful. A must stop during any Boone visit.

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Thank boztch
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North Carolina
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55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Amazing food but cramped atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2012 via mobile

The food was all great but the atmosphere was pretty bad. It was very loud and hectic. I think the food made up for everything though. I had the Baked Ziti with green beans, mashed potatoes, and cornbread. All of it was excellent!

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Thank Shaney777
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Boone, North Carolina
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88 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good local food in a neat setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

Proper serves a good mix of entrees featuring local produce in a historic building. Although it once was the town jail, you won't feel incarcerated. Seating inside is a bit tight, but intimate; in good weather the outside tables in a garden setting are enjoyable. Lovely roses on the property's fence. Good range of beers and wines. Some local art on the walls. Well-sized portions and some excellent soup specials.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank USMC_walker
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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious restaurant, great pricing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

The atmosphere was excellent. We sat on this deep Southern porch on raised cloth chairs, pink roses and greenery all around us. It was all very cinematic.

The food was simple and reasonably priced. I ordered a Fried Green BLT and it was great. My boyfriend had a pulled pork plate, which came with homemade hushpuppies, a biscuit, and mashed potatoes and gravy. It was a new take on the pulled pork and the hushpuppies, and he wasn't disappointed.

They don't have diet drinks, though. I'm sure that's something to do with being in Boone and buying local or being healthy. It wasn't that big of a deal.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank volumniadedlock
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