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Gamekeeper Restaurant

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3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525 (100 yards up Shulls Mill Rd from the entrance to Yonahlossee)
+1 828-963-7400
17:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Newland, North Carolina
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanksgiving dinner was excellent at the Gamekeeper. We had been there in the past and always enjoyed the wide variety of food you will not find at other restaurants. The name "Gamekeeper" truly fits their menu of many different types of game. Everything from bison, ostrich, venison, trout, beef, etc. The atmosphere is wonderful and it feels like a cozy... More 

Thank anncolemandvance
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had family visiting from Aruba and ate dinner at restaurant before Thanksgiving. We all had different entrees and enjoyed everything. Always a good choice and wine is priced reasonably.

Thank Joyce I
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I LOVE the game keeper. It is always like a breathe of fresh air compared to other restaurants in the high country. It's obvious it is not a chain but a well run spot with owners and chefs committed to the entire dining experience. Their menu is like no other featuring venison shank (yum!), grilled emu, seasonal... More 

Thank Mike_TheRainKing
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What an awesome place tucked away just above Blowing Rock! We had a perfect rehearsal dinner here before our son's wedding. We started off with drinks (good wine choices and craft beers) on the patio overlooking a beautiful mountain view. Our guests chose from a few game options (which is their specialty) of bison, duck, or trout. Our vegetarians were... More 

Thank Debbie B
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The food, staff and atmosphere were perfect. Casual but upscale with a good selection of wine. We stayed across the road and walked to a wonderful dining experience.

Thank Judy B
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

What a great menu! Service was super. Our waitress was very attentive.. The food was excellent. Drinks were delicious. Elk like I have never experienced before. Impeccable!

Thank Angela C. C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We came to Blowing Rock for a spur of the moment anniversary celebration, and based on a local friend's recommendation, went to check out Gamekeeper on a Saturday night when they were fully booked. We had drinks at the bar and waited to see if they could fit us into the dining room. Not only did our server Noah (?)... More 

Thank TravelledAndTan
Hunterdon County
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92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We passed this several times taking a back road to and from the Blue Ridge Parkway and decided to give it a try. They told us their reservations were booked (though we saw quite a few empty tables while we dined) but said they had open tables in the bar to try our luck. We did. We were told this... More 

Thank everly23
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food was good but not the best. I had the Elk but I swear they gave me a filet of beef. I had fresh elk in Colorado and this was nothing like it. The blue Mac n cheese was excellent but quite pricey just to enjoy the mac n cheese. Try the restaurants downtown 1st.

Thank Jen P
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133 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We dined there recently with out of town guest and were pleasantly surprised. The menu did have some additional more "adventurous options " but we found lots of choices to meet the various tastes of our guests and more conservative pallets. We all enjoyed fresh salads including a wonderful Fall Salad. We enjoyed venison, fish and even a steak. The... More 

Thank Cathy W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, 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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?