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Gamekeeper Restaurant

3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
+1 828-963-7400
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good18%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bison” (67 reviews)
“mixed grill” (29 reviews)
“duck” (47 reviews)
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3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there to find high quality meats for a foodie paleo diet and because of the rave reviews, but were very disappointed. We tried several options including an appetizer platter with a sample of most of their meats and sauces, and left several uneaten...More

4  Thank 198lavinad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Gamekeeper is a great restaurant either for a special occasion or any excuse for a great occasion. I had the perking duck and my wife enjoyed the beef filet. At first I complained that the service was a little slow but I was of...More

1  Thank David L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In our party, our friends have visited before but my wife and I had not. The restaurant is cozily nested on a rise above the road with a pretty view from the front side windows. Inside was very lodge like but quaint. The menu consisted...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a restaurant in the woods. We sat at the bar and had some bar bites, flash oyster fried lightly on a bed of baby spinach with red cabbage chow chow, and potato croquettes with pimiento cheese. We also had an appetizer of the mixed...More

Thank HenryNC7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very rural, beautiful drive (be careful if driving after dark is a problem). Beautiful location and restaurant. Great wine list but expensive. Appetizer was venison sweetbreads. Best mountain trout I've had. Most of the menu is not wild game. Wife had duck confit on pasta....More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was surprised at the quality of service and food in this remodeled old house! The service was excellent and I had one of the most tender beef steaks that I have ever eaten! My wife had the elk which she enjoyed. I found it...More

1  Thank textbook-writer
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17 October 2017|
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Response from Ken G | Reviewed this property |
Why not call them? But failing that, I do remember same along the lines of the response provided above. Enjoy.
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
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
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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