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Gamekeeper Restaurant

3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
+1 828-963-7400
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bison” (73 reviews)
“mixed grill” (31 reviews)
“duck” (49 reviews)
American, Vegetarian Friendly
3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had a very light dinner consisting of the mixed game appetizer and a Red salad all to end it with a chocolate cheesecake. Waitress was extremely helpful and fun. Absolutely loved the atmosphere and decor. Will totally come again

Thank Sara B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent place to sample nicely prepared game meats in a relaxing mountain atmosphere. We started with the appetizer sampler plate, with emu, elk and two kinds of sausage (rabbit and boar). The entrees we had were the bison hanger, more elk, and rabbit pot pies...More

1  Thank otterpele
Reviewed 1 week ago

What makes a perfect restaurant? Certainly good food. But so much more goes into it, including how that food is plated and served, and so many front of house considerations like room, ambience, table placement, and street level issues like parking and curb appeal, not...More

Thank JMark S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely an excellent time at the Gamekeeper. The restaurant itself is cozy and charming. It’s perched on a hill with a beautiful view. After reading reviews, we knew to start with the mixed grill and dipping sauces. Everyone loved it! The table had emu, elk...More

Thank Karin D
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

Had heard about this place for a couple of years, but had not gone until now. We celebrated our anniversary there and could not have been more pleased. Valet parking is offered, but not required. The service was informative and attentive without being a pain....More

Thank rogergrippe
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

First of all it was a visit with my parents all of our first times we made the reservations we got there early. When we were being seated the restaurant was nicer in the front section linen on the table heaters because it was real...More

Thank hollinssylvia
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to dinner and had a wonderful experience. The restaurant is located up in the mountains and the drive to it has stunning views. There is valet parking which is necessary in a mountainside parking lot with limited space. The menu...More

Thank Beth S
Reviewed March 22, 2018

If you want wild game you have to visit this restaurant off the main roads high in the mountains. Even though it was my birthday and I made a reservation monthes in advance my table was a disappointment. Beautiful table views except my table in...More

1  Thank Charles Y
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Wanted a top tier restaurant. Found one in the Gamekeeper. Tried the sampler appetizer and it was good. Family for the elk osso bucco. I tried the duck and it was a well done plate. Next time I will get it medium well as it...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Shared game appetizer platter and bottle of wine for dinner. Excellent meal and service. Recommend. Even non lovers of game will probably like.

Thank Robert C
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October 16, 2017|
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Response from Ken G | Reviewed this property |
I think the answers above are right on. Enjoy. Ken
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Greenforce | Reviewed this property |
there is a patio. not sure if this is the place to bring a dog. even if they're well behaved this is quite a nice restaurant
January 18, 2016|
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Response from Greenforce | Reviewed this property |
If you like steaks and chops, you will not be disappointed by what they have.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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
Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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