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Gamekeeper Restaurant

3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
+1 828-963-7400
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“duck” (45 reviews)
“mixed grill” (27 reviews)
“wild game” (21 reviews)
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3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not your regular restaurant. The elk was great and the emu was such a surprise. It looks just like beef filet, but tastes just as great. Also had flash fried oysters. I would go back again just to eat those. Pricey, but well worth the...More

Thank JAWSPrattville
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see. My buddies and I went to the Gamekeeper. We had reservation s. Highly recommend it. Make reservation s because the place is small. Tucked away in the mountains by Grandfather. So beautiful. Bar opens at 5.

Thank Shrimped
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is off the hook! A bit off the beaten path, and it's menu is too- nothing ordinary about the items at all. We had elk, bison and emu. Our appetizer included duck and rabbit. All were served with side dishes that complimented them...More

Thank Rick D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I highly recommend getting the meat sample appetizer. I think the meats vary based on availability. We had elk, bison, rabbit sausage, and boar sausage. We all thought that the elk was to die for as an appetizer. For entrees we got elk, duck, and...More

Thank LoganBerryKai
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good restaurant. It was a cold and rainy prom night, but the house setting is lovely. Food was good and prices high. We enjoyed our elk and duck and do like the fact that the meats are unique to even a typical nice restaurant. Service...More

1  Thank markvM800MT
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old cozy home environment nestled in the mountains. Fabulous views. Unique and wonderful wild game menu. They also have more traditional meals for the less adventurous. The food is superb, truly gourmet. Try the mixed grill appetizer - 4 samples of wild game to start...More

Thank Sheryl A
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We arrived slightly early and were asked to have a seat in the bar where we struck up a conversation with a couple who were obviously regulars.Between them and the bartender, I'll plan on arriving early next time ! We were promptly seated off of...More

Thank wuzzfuzz
Reviewed 22 May 2017

The Gamekeeper is with out a doubt the finest restaurant in the North Carolina high country. The setting with gorgeous mountain views and sunsets is without parallel. The staff is impeccably trained and there to serve. The food is wonderful, exotic and always a culinary...More

Thank Edward N
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This place was a disaster this visit. We arrived 7 minutes before our 8 pm reservation. They told us our table wasn't ready but would be ready soon. We thought no worries and went to the bar to grab a drink. Over 45 minutes later...More

2  Thank TessLilly
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Pricey but you get what you pay for!! Generous portions of some of the rarest dishes I’ve ever seen. There’s nothing in the area like the Gamekeeper!

Thank hllwknght6769
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do you have steaks and chops ?
18 January 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.
edwina b
Is there a dress code?
29 July 2015|
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Response from ShirlyGilad | Reviewed this property |
Not really. People were dressed with jeans and flip flops but also jackets and such....
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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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