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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%
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“bison” (73 reviews)
“duck” (49 reviews)
“mixed grill” (30 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
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Reviewed April 25, 2016

Troublesome for non-residents to find and off the Parkway, but worth the drive. Last time we were there with the mom-in-law, she had the venison, I had the ostrich, and my wife had a massive plate of locally grown veggies. It's on the high end...More

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Reviewed April 20, 2016

I am not a meat eater but the trout dish was delicious well cooked tender fish with fresh and bright corn salsa relish and creamy polenta. The meat eaters in the bunch loved the bison and the emu and the scallop appetizer was delicious as...More

Thank Morgan F
Reviewed April 2, 2016

Wow! This was one of my best dining experiences. We sat at a booth by the fire and it was incredibly romantic overlooking the mountains. It started snowing when we got there which made the view breathtaking. The food was quite good, but VERY rich....More

Thank Cassandra H
Reviewed March 30, 2016

We showed up on a Saturday night without reservations, and they found a place for us near the bar even though they were at capacity for the night. Food was delicious. We had the "sampler" appetizer of emu, ostrich, bison and venison, and the Emu...More

Reviewed March 29, 2016

This place was highly recommended, but we found it overrated. We had to wait 45 minutes, though we had a reservation. By then, they were out of the one item I wanted to try on their menu. Tables are close together and can be very...More

Thank Mary575
Reviewed March 28, 2016

I do not even know where to begin with this review. My husband and I had reservations at a different location. We stumbled on Gamekeeper and decided we would rather try it than the restaurant we had reservations at. We arrived and were immediately greeted...More

Thank Colette A
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Altho it gets pricier every season the Gamekeeper can't be beat for ambiance and original food. A lovely bar and limited outdoor seating (in season) the quaint restaurant of course features game in innovative and creative ways. I've never had a bad meal and loved...More

Thank Cincerely
Reviewed March 22, 2016

We were delighted with Gamekeeper! We went with dear friends who had dined there before. We were prepared to be adventurous eaters and were not disappointed. My husband and I shared the emu main dish. They plated separately and were very generous with the extra...More

Thank love2travel49022
Reviewed March 13, 2016

We visited last night for my husband's birthday dinner. Had an outstanding dinner and fun experience. Started with the mixed grill appetizer which included a variety of game meats and sausages served with three dipping sauces and homemade fries. It is a great way to...More

Thank Sara H
Reviewed March 2, 2016

Let me start by saying getting to Gamekeeper was half the fun. We had read previous reviews about the spot being on the side of the mountain so we left a little early. Thank goodness we did. Our GPS led us astray but after a...More

Thank Gretchen W
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, View
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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