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142 S Water St, Boone, NC 28607-4074
+1 828-865-5000
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Banner Elk, North Carolina
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233 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Went to Proper for the very first time several months ago and enjoyed our meals, though not memorable, the food was good and the owner was kind enough to make my wife's favorite the special that night, chicken fried steak. We may go back another time. Thank you.

Thank Munibrokr
Miami, Florida
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Super casual, local and real homemade food We were a party of 4, shared the surf and turf, fried steak w chicken gravy, pulled pork and meatloaf, all of them amazing. As per sides, we were crazy with the collards, sweet pot casserole and hash puppies. Wonderful service, unbeatable quality/price ratio We are going to be at Boone for a... More 

Thank ECesp
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016

My boyfriend and I had dinner here and we were blown away by the quality of the food. Ordering was easy as main plates come with 2 sides and a biscuit or cornbread. Every single element had been very carefully prepared by someone who must love their job a lot - the sides were as exciting as the excellent main... More 

Thank AnotherSmitham
Cary, North Carolina
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

The best fried chicken I've ever had! My wife had the meatloaf and it was also delicious. Friendly staff, great food, definitely a place to check out when in Boone!

Thank fypm1
Charlotte NC
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

We had lunch there 1 day. Everything was great, I had the fried chicken and mashed potatoes, both superb as was the biscuit. The place is small so go early.

Thank ILoveToTravelSome
Kannapolis, North Carolina
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145 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016

This edition of Excited about Eating takes us to a restaurant located in the heart of downtown Boone, just one block off King Street. Proper, a restaurant serving “homestyle southern cooking with a modern, seasonal slant” offers ingredients sourced locally from the community. Dora here. The exterior looks like you’re walking up to somebody’s house. Good thing their sign is... More 

Thank Ernie and Dora H
Todd, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The day after Thqnksgiving had both of us busy with shopping, so we decided to grab a bite from this quaint restaurant in Boone. The plates are not huge, but the taste of the meal had us feeling satisfied without being stuffed. They were busy, so we sat outside. It was a mild day, and we had fun people watching.... More 

Thank paulcelest
Johnson City, Tennessee
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102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

The fried chicken was the bomb! The Mac and cheese was awesome too. Corn bread was really good. The staff is super attentive!!

Thank Linda C
Greensboro, Georgia
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105 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Proper is a very small quaint place that specializes in Southern cuisine. We had a short wait on the porch, but we when we finished our meal and left there were approximately 15-20 people waiting outside. They do not take reservations. All the items we ordered were excellent - fried catfish, meatloaf, fried green tomato stack with pimento cheese, mac... More 

Thank statboy2711
Raleigh, North Carolina
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

So, first let me say that we were here with our 2 small children - so we eat super early to avoid wait times etc. This place is super cute, quaint, and tiny! I was shocked at how small it was inside...and quiet. Thus, why I'd heard the wait times could get very long. Well, the food was good...it just... More 

Thank CPMoser

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 24
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 S Water St, Boone, NC 28607-4074
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-865-5000
Proper is a Southern bistro-style restaurant located in downtown Boone NC. We offer carefully prepared fresh food in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Most everything we serve is made from scratch, in-house, and what we do not make ourselves is all natural and preservative free. All of our desserts are made in-house as well. Our best sellers are fried chicken, collard greens, and mac 'n' cheese, and chocolate pecan pie, but we have much more to offer. Come see us and find out for yourself.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?