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142 S Water St, Boone, NC 28607-4074
+1 828-865-5000
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“meatloaf” (56 reviews)
“tomato pie” (22 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
142 S Water St, Boone, NC 28607-4074
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Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

So hidden we drove right past it! Food was amazing. I had the tomato pie & fried okra. So good!! Definitely a place to go back too!

Thank ladybugg18
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed Proper the last 3 years during our summer visits to the High Country. Today was another great lunch—fresh delicious food. The décor is quaint and homey. The menu is a fresh take on Southern traditional. Thursday’s Special of Turkey and Dressing was...More

Thank G. Patrick P
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

My husband I stumbled upon this place in Boone, NC and what a delight. Beautiful home/cooked meals with fresh food and locally grown! It's a small place and very retro. Kind of got that hippy, 60's atmosphere ... RC Colas, A&W root beer bottles and...More

Thank happytrailll
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Good home style food. Several of us had the meatloaf with their homemade ketchup. The portions were pretty generous. The mac & cheese was great. The corn bread however did not taste like corn bead at all. The only negative thing I can say is...More

Thank carolinagirl0916
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

The service was non existent!!! We were told 20 minutes , hosted was aware we were in a time restraint and gave tables ahead of us - leaving us without a meal and a bad taste in our mouths ! So disappointed - beyond words...More

Thank acarinci
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I ate dinner here and really really loved it Nothing fancy inside but everything we had was fantastic Our server was knowledgeable as well. We had the tomato pie and squash soufflé and pinto beans. Wish we could have tried more entrees

Thank Charlotteguy1
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I have eaten at Proper a few times, but never for brunch. The wait was minimal. I had eggs,bacon,sausage, and potato scramble with sides of peaches and potatoes. And a biscuit. Everything was great. My partner said it was some of the best sweet tea...More

Thank VAmom3317
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Our family had a great evening meal here after a short wait. We were on the front porch and the weather was pleasant - wished more of the windows opened for a better breeze, but all-in-all a good atmosphere. All four of us had the...More

Thank Bunnion
Reviewed 14 July 2017

We sat on the porch, and it was a breezy summer evening--we enjoyed the Creole Catfish and the Fried Chicken. The okra was also delicious, and so was the mac-n-cheese. The ingredients definitely tasted made-from-scratch!

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

In town for July 4th weekend. Had heard about this place from a coworker. I had fried Chicken, potatoes & greens. Very good a little more than we normally would pay for brunch but it was still very nice.

Thank Tracy B
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8 February 2017|
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Response from Lawrence M | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. It is open for lunch.
13 April 2016|
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Response from FlanFam | Reviewed this property |
Yes! That is an issue. A few times we have gotten lucky and been able to park in the parking lot with a very few spaces. A time or two we have parked out front, and then several times we have parked in a parking lot that is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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