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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” (72 reviews)
“mixed grill” (30 reviews)
“duck” (49 reviews)
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3005 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-9525
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. A little expensive but worth it for the kind of food you get. Service good and attentive.

Thank alannab478
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just had a wonderful dinner Saturday night. The Mixed Game Grill had elk, emu, bison and rabbit. Three great sauces and steak fries. Delicious. We also had the cheese plate. Very good local selections. Soup of the day was a potato and Tasso. Our ladies...More

Thank JPatrick B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been to the Gamekeeper too many times to count, and we keep coming back. The menu changes often, yet the masterpieces always remain. This visit did not disappoint. We had a new dish known as Field & Stream (venison and crawfish tails). Cooked to...More

Thank Hunley99
Reviewed 11 January 2018

My wife & I have been visiting the Blowing Rock / Boone area for decades, and we FINALLY made a point of dining at Gamekeeper. Wish we hadn't waited so long. The previous reviews tell the story -- special, memorable, unique, excellent. Located in an...More

Thank Frank A
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This is a great, quaint restaurant with a unique menu. The atmosphere of the storybook like mountain restaurant and bar did not disappoint. I had the emu and my wife had elk. Both dishes were excellent, with the emu being the star for sure. Our...More

Thank GatorTraveler2011
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Cold food, bad service, driveway icy and dangerous. A mini van was ahead of me pulling in and started sliding back into me. I had to pull on shulls mill road putting my family in danger. How cheap can you be not to salt a...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 3 December 2017 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 22 November 2017

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 8 November 2017

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 6 November 2017

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
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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 Greenforce | Reviewed this property |
If you like steaks and chops, you will not be disappointed by what they have.
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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, View, Local cuisine, 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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