Gamekeeper Restaurant

Where the wild things are.

fine dining can be fun…

The Gamekeeper Restaurant and Bar, located between Boone and Blowing Rock NC, is well known for interesting and delicious interpretations of Southern classics. The menu changes seasonally blending the traditional with the exotic, satisfying both meat and veggie lovers. Quality and care is evident in all we produce. The freshest of local ingredients and humanely farm raised meats are served.  The knowledgeable staff is fabulous and truly stands behind what they are serving and producing. It is the ultimate marriage of fine dining and comfort food. This is not haute cuisine: you will leave sated and satisfied after your experience.

Please call for reservations for parties over 6, day of reservations, and if OpenTable has blocked off your desired time.


The restaurant is housed in a 1920s stone cottage amidst lovely views of ferns and large poplar trees and maples. The cottage underwent significant renovations in the 1950s when it became the residence of the Kepharts, founders of the historic girls camp, Camp Yonahlossee.

In 1987, The Gamekeeper Restaurant and Bar was founded. Ken and Wendy purchased The Gamekeeper in 2000 and continue to preserve the historic cottage’s rustic charm and celebrated cooking methods. Since then so many of the loyal clientele and visitors have become dear friends.

Owner/Chefs: Not typical owners/chefs (vacationing, mid-life crisis cars, trophy wife behavior.) Ken and Wendy work on the line, wash dishes, fix things, screw things up, salt the icy driveway, paint, give counsel, garden, weed eat, bail people out of jail . . . the list is endless. It is a true “Mom and Pop” kind of place. Throughout the years it has been a true labor of love, time, commitment, fortitude and an environment to cultivate restaurant family and a gazillion friendships.

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3005 Shulls Mill Road,
Boone, NC 28607
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Thursday–Saturday 5:00–9:30pm

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