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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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3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was surprised at the quality of service and food in this remodeled old house! The service was excellent and I had one of the most tender beef steaks that I have ever eaten! My wife had the elk which she enjoyed. I found it...More

Thank textbook-writer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Eat here on special occasions and date night. The menu is fantastic, highly recommend the emu and guinea. Never have any issues getting a reservation.

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A special occasion restaurant for my family for more than 20 years. Specializing in local produce fish meats and game. Beautiful setting and view. A little off the beaten path but worth the drive. Menu is seasonal but don't miss the blueberry cobbler in the...More

Thank robertstackmd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is expensive but fantastic. They serve exotic meats and they are cooked perfectly. Me and my fiance go here for anniversary dinners.

Thank Luna W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gamekeeper comes highly recommended and rightfully so. Quick valet parking, Able to get requested table through Open Table. Wait staff promptly took drink order, explained menu items and the chef''s desire to use local fresh produce. As the name implies, a great selection of...More

Thank Asheville-rider
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a special dinner place to go on our short trip to the Boone area. She found this place despite her skepticism regarding -- what she considers -- strange food. The gamekeeper offers some unusual meat choices ... right...More

Thank Thomas T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

If you are looking for some classy and unique dining experience, this is the place. Great food choices. Sauces are kept to a minimum, allowing the real taste and flavor of the specialty meats -- all sorts of game including Emu, Rabbit, Elk, Venison, etc....More

Thank Ken G
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My wife was skeptical. We booked it last minute. We were a little under dressed. Casual is ok. But others will be dressed a bit better. This place is about 15 min from Boone. It's in a house on the side of the hill. Nice...More

Thank Tarheel_on_the_go
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Definitely start off with the sampler appetizer. Absolutely save room for the bread pudding. The entrées were very good. However, the bread is not. The fired green tomatoes appetizer had 4 small slices of two fried and two fresh tomato slices - disappointing. The waitress...More

Thank Bethcribb
Reviewed 4 August 2017

Loved the bartender and the atmosphere at the bar. We should have chosen to eat there. Instead a table opened up and we went into the dining room. Very cool 50's style cottage. Would recommend the cheese plate, it paired beautifully with the red wine...More

Thank Lynn P
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Response from paul k | Reviewed this property |
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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.
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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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
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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