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The Gamekeeper, Boone, NC

The Gamekeeper

4.9
4.9
3345 Reviews
$50 and over
American
  • Good for special occasions
  • Charming
  • Romantic
You haven't fully experienced the Blowing Rock, NC region until you've dined at The Gamekeeper. It's a true gourmet restaurant with an engaging blend of upscale elegance and mountain charm.


Famous for an evolving menu that blends the traditional with the exotic, The Gamekeeper features a selection of perfectly prepared game plus a range of continental and American entrees.

Acclaimed chef and owner Ken Gordon brings tremendous warmth and skill to the table treating you more as friends than guests. You'll experience a meal to remember that includes fine wines, decadent desserts, and a generous serving of personal attention. You'll leave happy and impressed with a desire to return soon!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Wild Game, Contemporary American
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (828) 963-7400
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Tyler Smith
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining room that very comfortably seats 25 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Wendy Gordon: (828) 963-7400
  • Neighbourhood
    Boone
  • Cross Street
    100 yards up Shulls Mill Rd from the entrance to Yonahlossee
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,345 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Overall

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Food

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Service

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambience

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Value

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Good for special occasions

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    American

3,345 Reviews
  1. MikeE

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience, great dinner with exceptional service! For starters, we split the Korean Meatballs with Antelope, main meal I had Pekin Duck & my wife had Bison Short Rib. Finished with chocolate mousse! Highly recommend & can’t wait to return!

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  2. RonR

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a fabulous and unique experience. The food, service, and views are wonderful!

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  3. KF1986

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tremendous experience at Gamekeeper. The game-heavy menu was both extremely unique and delicious. You won’t find many restaurants that can boast this type of menu paired with incredible service.

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  4. Digthegoodfood

    Raleigh

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fabulous- don’t miss the elk. The staff is also fabulous - definitely worth a visit!!

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  5. JamesB

    West Palm Beach

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience to try different foods. Delicious

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The variety of the game meats were great. We ordered the mixed game for an appetizer. My husband had the elk leg with Mac and cheese and I had the emu filet with wild mushroom and spinach rossoto. We finished our meal with the chocolate moose. The cocktails were amazing as well. Definitely go it’s worth the experience!

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  7. GloriaG

    Western NC

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great drinks, great service, noise level too much for us, too loud, could hear all of the conversations around us, could not hear each other using inside voice😢

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from the pre-dinner cocktails, to the starter, main course and dessert was amazing. Great intimate setting and excellent service all around.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding, friendly staff made repeated and friendly conversation with us and excellent recommendations

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We so enjoy visiting The Gamekeeper. The food is always exceptional - well considered, unique and delicious! We will be back!

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FAQs

The Gamekeeper is rated 4.9 stars by 3345 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for The Gamekeeper

3005 Shull's Mill Road, Boone, NC 28607

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    100 yards up Shulls Mill Rd from the entrance to Yonahlossee
  • Neighbourhood
    Boone
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Wild Game, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Valet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tyler Smith
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (828) 963-7400
  • Private party facilities
    We have a private dining room that very comfortably seats 25 guests.
  • Private party contact
    Wendy Gordon: (828) 963-7400
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