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“The most amazing experience”

Gamekeeper Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 148 Restaurants in Boone
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 100 yards up Shulls Mill Rd from the entrance to Yonahlossee
Coconut Grove, FL
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75 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“The most amazing experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2011

The place is nice, a little rustic. Service is just phenomenal as is the food. You would never think there would be this amazing food in the middle of the mountains. Nothing was wrong, the wine was excellent too and the price was very reasonable. I made the reservation for a Tuesday in April, two weeks before, the restaurant was full when we got there but they had our table ready for us. Made it through Open Table.

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1 Thank Charliep57
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English first
Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2011

I can not rave enough about this place. The food is out of my budget to come here regularly, but I still try to get here once every month or two. The service is fantastic and the food as amazing and you can feel good about eating it because the ingredients are mostly local.

Went here for our anniversary and we ordered the sea gift, the ostrich, the escarole salad, and the bread pudding along with a bottle of champagne to celebrate. Again, outstanding and you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2011
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2 Thank AF00die
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Lanett, Alabama
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Overpriced but unique food - not unique flavor.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2011

Have given them two chances. Were disappointed both times. Really can't tell a difference between their unique foods from any other. Won't go back.

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1 Thank KatEagle
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Finally--a restaurant I want to go to in Boone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2011

I have eaten here twice in the last two months and loved it! My husband and I do not eat out much in Boone/Blowing Rock because we are usually disappointed with the food and service wherever we go. We like to cook and so more often than not we feel like we could have eaten better, for less, at home...until we tried The Gamekeeper! We first went with a group of friends (16 of us!) before Christmas. The atmosphere was delightful. As soon as we walked in we fell in love with the place. A real log fire was burning which was very welcome on a snowy night. This place has real character. The temperature was perfectly comfortable the whole time. We were so well taken care of--the service was excellent. If it's your first time too they make a point of explaining the local game they serve (where it is from) and what to expect from unusual dishes like ostrich and buffalo. We loved the ostrich and buffalo, the pork belly appetizer, and the salads are all incredible! I would recommend getting the mixed grill appetizer before ordering your entrees because you can sample some of the ostrich, buffalo and rattle snake sausage(!) before making your decision. The bread pudding dessert is also wonderful. The second visit was in January with a smaller group of friends. I thoroughly enjoyed the duck that time. Prices are very reasonable considering the quality of the food and service. We will definitely be returning to The Gamekeeper as often as we can!

  • Visited January 2011
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3 Thank Joanna C
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jasper
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129 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“A MUST FOR THAT SPECIAL-OCCASION-DINNER!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2010

Last week, we celebrated our Anniversary at the Gamekeeper Restaurant, while visiting Boone, NC. What an awesome experience!!!!! The menu is so varied and original, food is absolutely delicious, service could not have possibly been any better and the ambiance is wonderful! It isn't your usual restaurant -- you dine, not just eat! And, thus, it is a bit pricier than those other restaurants -but- worth every dollar!!!!! Don't miss this great restaurant!

Charlyne and Jerry Steele
Jasper, GA

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