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The Gamekeeper's Tavern

$$$$American, ,
3646 US Highway 64 E, Cashiers, NC 28774-6617
+1 828-743-4263
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  • Very good23%
  • Average10%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible8%
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“burgers” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
3646 US Highway 64 E, Cashiers, NC 28774-6617
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

The Gamekeeper's Tavern, renamed The Whisky Kitchen, has closed. It is currently being used for private functions for the Sapphire Valley Country Club until their area is refurbished due to a fire.

Thank jwm1941
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This used to be one of the finest restaurants in western NC. The menu rivaled the best menus in any major City restaurant. That all changed two years ago when the prices rose and the quality of the food deteriorated. Management let the restaurant change...More

1  Thank Stanley P
Reviewed 8 March 2017

While the Gamekeepers Tavern was very good, it's closed permanently. I don't know what else to say, but I'm supposed to use a minimum of 100 characters in order to submit the review.

2  Thank Suzanne S
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I was surprised how poor the accessibility was for this restaurant. Access for the men's room was particularly difficult.

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Visited while staying across the street in the Treetop condos. Loved this place! went on a slow Monday night, sat outside in front of the fireplace with a toasty fire going, ate our food there too sitting on the round sofa and round 'coffee' table....More

Thank FromBufordGA
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Not the same place. Now a family restaurant with pub food. Simple and plain menu. Won't go back. I guess the old concept didn't catch on anymore. Best for family budget dining. Entrance in back. Front is a store.

2  Thank Travelaround2222
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We hosted our son's rehearsal dinner and it was beyond fantastic! The venue, the food and especially the owner Matt and his staff! They had this down to a fine science and took care of EVERY detail! He even closed the restaurant and had a...More

Thank Lhuckestein
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Under a new owner. Wonderful people working there. A excellent food choice with a bit of flair. Plenty of drinking choices. Beer , wine , and of course liquor. Do yourself a favor and stop in. Wonderful patio with fireplace

Thank traveler35691
Reviewed 23 August 2016

There is indoor seating with live music, as well as a covered deck with a big outdoor fireplace and a big screen tv. The food is tasty and fairly reasonably priced.

Thank vickied53
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

The problem here is the 'new' restaurant doesn't look open because the entrance is at the rear of the building away from the road. Make the effort, the food is very original and service was helpful explaining the ingredients and preparation. Our entrees included a...More

Thank mweidel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3646 US Highway 64 E, Cashiers, NC 28774-6617
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Jackson County  >  Cashiers
  • Phone Number: +1 828-743-4263
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