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142 S Water St, Boone, NC 28607-4074
+1 828-865-5000
11:30 - 15:00
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Sun 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Lexington, Kentucky
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was visiting downtown Boone during lunch and came upon this restaurant and decided to try it. My wife chose the Croque Monseur and I had Chicken and Lima Beans, the Tuesday special suggested by our server. We both thought our choice was excellent. My wife even saved half of hers for the next day. I had glazed carrots and mac... More 

Thank the1drjazz
Fairfield, California, United States
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108 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place for a nosh in this college town, good quality down home cooking, nothing fancy. We were here for lunch, had the $10 lunch plate - a main course and two sides, and either cornbread or biscuit. The main course varies from day to day, we had the fried chicken (small breaded white meat boneless slice),... More 

Thank Margaret W
Greensboro, North Carolina
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79 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed everything about our meal at Proper. Fried chicken, fried catfish, sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, garden salad (with the best peach dressing - ever) and green beans. We took the dark chocolate pecan pie to go - warmed it up and it was also divine. Our server was sweet, cute, knowledgeable and very helpful. Thank you proper... More 

Thank Belinda14
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127 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here for dinner and really enjoyed it. Had the pork tenderloin special. Really good flavor. Could have been a little warmer upon arrival to the table, but otherwise very good. Also lots of great sides, which were piping hot. Other reviews noted that parking can be a challenge, but we did not find this to be the case. We... More 

Thank SoxFan_2013
Monroe, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unique atmosphere, incredible locally produced ingredients, and AWESOME flavor! Expect fresh and very reasonable pricing. Every thing is made in house, from dressings to desserts!! They even have plenty for a vegan to enjoy!!

Thank sissy b
Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Tomato Pie was awesome, so where the collard greens! Friendly staff and quick service. Parking is a little scarce. Go early it fills up fast.

Thank J I
New Bern, North Carolina
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Excellent food in a converted house. The place is tiny, but there's outdoor seating if you don't go in February like we did. Our server was very knowledgeable and steered us in the right direction with the specials. The sides are amazing, and I have never tasted such a delicious biscuit (and I don't really like bread!). We were seated... More 

Thank GaKaye20
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180 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Proper is a quaint small house made into a restaurant. Service was excellent. The food was very good. We had their meatloaf and fried chicken, mac and cheese , beats, pintos . All were very tasty. Beware there isn't many parking spots and not many seats here. We went on a week day and it wasn't crowded. Would recommend if... More 

Thank Bcbc1
Deep Gap, North Carolina
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63 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Proper offered a nice selection of sample plates for "Crawlers", all of which could be paired with a selected wine, for a few dollars more. Our mini meals were good, but of course did not represent the normal menu, which looked appealing. I was impressed with the cozy quaint atmosphere, the service, and the value. With wine, our selections came... More 

Thank ANNE B
Banner Elk, North Carolina
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231 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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?