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Gamekeeper Restaurant

3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
+1 828-963-7400
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
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Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

The gamekeeper never disappoints. The food is exceptional. All the dishes have distinct three dimensional flavors. Thus is truly the best place in Boone, hands down.

Thank Myers M
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The dining experience was excellent. Great service and incredible food. Ambience was cozy and inviting on a cold winter night. Idea place for a special occasion, romantic evening or just a sharing wonderful food with wonderful friends. Highly recommend.

Thank 2015BMWX5
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Is it worth the price??? YES. We went during Christmas with my family who lives in Boone. I read some of the reviews..didn't like the furniture..didn't like the ambience etc. Don't believe all that rubbish. Unfortunately you have a large number of rich people who...More

1  Thank paul k
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Have been here twice now with my wife and we are blown away every single time. Food is exquisite and service is top tier. Give it a try and be aware this is fine dining. Very expensive but worth it every time we have gone.

Thank Gregory W
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Everything from the roaring fire and cozy cottage feel to the occasionally kitschy decorations is perfect. The waitstaff is polite, knowledgeable, and enjoyable. The food is amazing. I've been twice, and everything we ordered was perfect.

Thank Greenforce
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent food. I love locally and have been going there for years. Incredible scenery off the deck and from inside all four seasons. Your palette will be amazed at their extraordinary dishes.

Thank B. Dawn M
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

We visited The Gamekeeper as our final dinner the last night of our trip. We were not disappointed! This eclectic place is well worth the somewhat treacherous drive on a foggy, wet night. The food is first rate with even better service. Our waitress offered...More

Thank Deanna L
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We reserved a table because the restaurant was just a minute or two from our cabin. This was just after Christmas and the place was booked through 8:30 pm (we called around 5:30). The wait was worth it -- beautiful rustic surroundings and attentive staff....More

Thank Donna G
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Ate here with a group . Was surprising good . Great flavor . Nice small bar but perfect . Great for large groups or couples .

Thank Gina R
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Elegant, yet hunting lodge at the same time. Delicious food. The emu was amazing! Wonderful wine list and our server was great with recommending wine and plates that we would enjoy.

1  Thank traveltime87
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Do you have steaks and chops ?
19 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.
edwina b
Is there a dress code?
30 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
USD 50 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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