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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
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Holly Springs, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Good restaurant. It was a cold and rainy prom night, but the house setting is lovely. Food was good and prices high. We enjoyed our elk and duck and do like the fact that the meats are unique to even a typical nice restaurant. Service was good. An enjoyable evening. I was torn on the rating. If you want to... More 

Thank markvM800MT
Miami, United States
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Old cozy home environment nestled in the mountains. Fabulous views. Unique and wonderful wild game menu. They also have more traditional meals for the less adventurous. The food is superb, truly gourmet. Try the mixed grill appetizer - 4 samples of wild game to start your culinary experience. This changes daily and feeds four as the appetizer. Excellent service. Great... More 

Thank Sheryl A
Tega Cay, South Carolina
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived slightly early and were asked to have a seat in the bar where we struck up a conversation with a couple who were obviously regulars.Between them and the bartender, I'll plan on arriving early next time ! We were promptly seated off of the main dining room which appeared to be a quieter setting. The waitress helped with... More 

Thank wuzzfuzz
Salisbury, North Carolina, United States
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gamekeeper is with out a doubt the finest restaurant in the North Carolina high country. The setting with gorgeous mountain views and sunsets is without parallel. The staff is impeccably trained and there to serve. The food is wonderful, exotic and always a culinary delight. I highly recommend it. It is very popular so I would suggest reservations. don't... More 

Thank Edward N
Weddington, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a disaster this visit. We arrived 7 minutes before our 8 pm reservation. They told us our table wasn't ready but would be ready soon. We thought no worries and went to the bar to grab a drink. Over 45 minutes later our table was still not ready and no one was informing us of anything. It... More 

Thank TessLilly
Boone, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pricey but you get what you pay for!! Generous portions of some of the rarest dishes I’ve ever seen. There’s nothing in the area like the Gamekeeper!

Thank hllwknght6769
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51 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Its an amazing surprise when you find great restaurants in places that you will never imagine! this great restaurant is hidden thanks to the beauty of nature. amazing atmosphere, great and worm service and exquisite cusine. well done!

1 Thank lacibeles_77
North Carolina
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94 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We were very excited to eat at Gamekeeper on a recent visit to the area. We started with a cocktail at the bar and were rewarded with a very well made drink and the wonderful personality of the bartender....This was the start of a great evening until it wasn't. The dining space was beautiful and a lovely fire was built... More 

2 Thank sugarbad
loire valley
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We had Valentines dinner at the GameKeeper and it was simply the best meal we had on our two week trip to the USA. Good, honest and well prepared food is what this restaurant is all about. The service was superb and the ambience so warm and welcoming. Do make a point of visiting if in the area.

Thank lecalabash
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117 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

Been wanting to go try this place out for awhile and we got the opportunity yesterday. We are from the area and wondered why we had never seen this place in our travels. Well that was answered very quickly when we realized it is on a side road in the middle of the woods. Neat idea for having turned this... More 

Thank Tim F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining
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?