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Gamekeeper Restaurant

3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
+1 828-963-7400
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bison” (70 reviews)
“duck” (49 reviews)
“mixed grill” (29 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly
3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this place! Beautiful location, valet parking and terrific service. My date and I enjoyed a bottle of wine, salad and the game combo appetizer, which was enormous. The food is great and atmosphere is eclectic, intimate (lighting should be dimmed a bit) and unpretentious...More

Thank RileyCharlotte
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gamekeeper Restaurant is on a mountain road between Boone and Blowing Rock, NC. The menu is seasonal using local ingredients, humanely raised farm meats. The atmosphere evokes the mountains and game. It's cozy and comfortable, but with plenty of room. I'd recommend reservations for...More

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locally sourced game, fish and vegetable. Husband and wife are owners and chefs. A must visit when you are in Blowing Rock or Boone.

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We selected the Gamekeeper for my wife’s birthday based on recommendations and reviews. We were not disappointed. The drive over a winding country road may be challenging, but worth the effort. Its a rustic hillside setting among colorful Autumn trees. Service is excellent from valet...More

Thank Bill_and_LauraNC
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We have a cabin nearby, and are frequent guests at the GK. For a change, we decided to try a nearby restaurant known for their sunset views. Unfortunately, it was all downhill after the sunset. The Shrimp and Grits we shared was over priced, poorly...More

Thank Todd1122
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food, beautiful presentation, attentive staff, and lovely sunset views all combined for a memorable evening. We ordered the grilled emu steak and the venison shank ossa buco style; both were delicious. The salads were interesting with very fresh crisp greens. Servings were generous so...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Man, what a place to expand your tastebuds and try something once in a lifetime. Don't be afraid to stretch your comfort zone and enjoy one of game recipes that are just delicious. From appetizers to drinks to entree to dessert, everything was spot on....More

Thank Caprisun_12
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

What an amazing experience. Food was absolutely perfect, service impeccable, and atmosphere unlike any other. Highly recommend the bison and Wendy's cheese plate. We will definitely be back!

Thank Clay P
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

From the start Valet parking Great Cocktails Waitress was amazing Food was perfection Had Emu my wife had duck cooked to perfection On time with each course Sat outside looking toward Grandfather Mountain with fall colors Thanks to Chef Wait Staff and greeter

Thank fatdaddy7469
Reviewed 5 October 2017

After discovering a year ago when I was treated to a birthday celebration by Cat, we reprised the event because we enjoyed it so much. We found the same pleasant environs and impeccable service although different staff from last year. The wine list is still...More

1  Thank CatnBy
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17 October 2017|
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Response from Ken G | Reviewed this property |
I think the answers above are right on. Enjoy. Ken
21 July 2017|
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Response from Greenforce | Reviewed this property |
there is a patio. not sure if this is the place to bring a dog. even if they're well behaved this is quite a nice restaurant
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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 50 - US$ 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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