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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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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2015

I've eaten here a number of times. It is the perfect special occasion place as it is pretty pricey. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Incredibly well-prepared and inventive cuisine. Casually elegant ambience.

Thank NCbonvivant
Meadows of Dan, Virginia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I cannot say enough about this place, the service and most importantly the food. Four of us went here recently and our dinner was PERFECT. We started our meal sharing the fried okra salad with black-eyed pea salsa which had grilled country ham, pickled okra and a dollop of dank pimiento cheese! YUM! We had elk, ostrich, pheasant and boar... More 

2 Thank JTKetchum
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

Really looking forward to our evening only to be disappointed with our server and mediocre food. Hoping just an off night?

1 Thank Rnvvb
Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

The Gamekeeper is one of those wonderful restaurants in the NC High Country that if you have not been there, you must go. The atmosphere is elegant but funky, the wait staff is wonderful and the food is divine.

Thank Edward N
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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65 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants up here. The setting is magnificent, high up the mountain towards Blowing Rock. Reservations are necessary and outdoor dining is available. The restaurant has a lot of wild game dishes, but also always has dishes like fish or duck on the menu for people who don't like Buffalo Hanger Steak, etc. (which is... More 

Thank Linda S
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

If you have NEVER eaten Elk, Bison, Pheasant.. ? Then this is a great opportunity for you to try all of them. IF you have eaten these dishes at a fine dinning place you might be a little disappointed. Not overall but, in the dish itself. Certainly if you keep an open mind it is possible to share and sample... More 

Thank SWFL19
Maryville, Tennessee
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268 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

I found this place on Tripadvisor and expected the high prices but also expected much better food for those prices. I had the Bunny Bites appetizer which was very good then had the Mixed Grill (because I wanted to sample a variety of game meats). The Ostrich was excellent, the Bison and Elk sausage was okay but the duck was... More 

Thank Allen B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015

Celebrating an anniversary, we selected this highly-rated restaurant based on TripAdvisor feedback and comments from friends. Plus they allowed us to take our dog and be seated outside. Everything started fine - we were seated at 7p in a corner on the deck. Beautiful 72 degree evening. After taking our order, the waiter offered to bring some wine samples. These... More 

Thank MikeinRaleigh
Columbia, South Carolina
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2015 via mobile

Gamekeeper is tucked away through winding roads between Boone and Moses Cone Memorial Park. We went here for our anniversary dinner and it was amazing. Game sampler for appetizer is a must, 4 different meats (elk, boar, duck and bison) enough for 2-4. We split a salad and entree, portions were large and they were kind enough to let us... More 

Thank Brandon B
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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140 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

My wife and I celebrated our Anniversary with an outstanding dining experience at Gamekeeper. We started off with an appetizer of Pheasant, Elk, Bison and Ostrich. It was fantastic. We then had the breaded salad, it had grilled shrimp an array of fresh vegetables....the dressing was incredible. For the entrée we had the Elk, with bleu cheese macaroni. The Elk... More 

Thank Randy S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$50
American, Gluten Free Options
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, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?