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7:00 PM
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The Gamekeeper

4.8
1664 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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 Ken Gordon and wife Wendy are owners who bring 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!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Wild Game, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(828) 963-7400
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Ken Gordon
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
100 yards up Shulls Mill Rd from the entrance to Yonahlossee
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Parking details
Valet service
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Special events & promotions
Please visit Camp Sky Ranch Events for a taste of what we do. http://www.campskyranchevents.com/

Email Wendy Gordon to see if your preferred date is available. She'll gladly call you back when it's convenient for you to go over the details.

You'll probably want to go ahead and set up a time to see this beautiful spot. It's truly the stuff dreams are made of.

wendy@gamekeeper-nc.com
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Mals 
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Had been anticipating a meal at the GateKeeper for several years and somehow hadn't managed it. It was even better than expected. The preparations were outstanding

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

We had an exceptionally good experience. Originally it was a table for 2 but we had to change it to 6 at the last minute. We were accommodated with no issues. As always the staff was amazing and the service was impeccable. We have recommended the Gamekeeper to several of our friends whom have also visited and came back thanking us Tremendously. This is a must stop place anytime we are in the area. Thank you for a memorable experience.

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missmymarley (Charleston)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Returned for our second visit, and appreciated the changing menu, seasonal options, knowledgeable staff and altogether culinary adventure. If you are visiting the Boone/Blowing Rock area, treat yourself to a food journey at the Gamekeeper.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food at the Gamekeeper is always great. Lots of dishes you won't see anywhere else. The atmosphere is laid back and our server was friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. You won't want to miss this local gem.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Only my second time here but is always great on service and best of all the food is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

Our server was very knowledgeable and helpful with suggestions from the menu. A very unique menu. The food was amazing. We will definitely be going back again. Our server gave us what felt like one on one service.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

What a cozy place to dine on a cold snowy night. My trout was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

On this particular New Years Eve night, the dinner was pre selected for us and was an 8 course meal starting at 8:30. Presentation was lovely and foods paced so that all was complete by around 11:00. Food was truly fine dining, with caviar, emu, elk steak, duck, lobster bisque, baked Alaska. Chose this restaurant partly because live music was scheduled for NYE festivities. There was no music as we were told the band “ was a no show” due to a recent snow fall. Very disappointing. Parking is scarce and on a steep incline. I felt the house turned restaurant was quite cramped. Travel to coat rack, and bathroom shared same pathway with kitchen staff, and waitstaff, so very congested. $$

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Suzi (Charlotte)
4.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. Server was wonderful. Romantic. Unusual choices like Emu, Elk, Bison, Oysters & Flounder. Only one choice for vegetarian.

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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

We had a great meal at The Gamekeeper.....we had been waiting to snag a reservation and we're glad it worked out. Service could have been a tad quicker at times, but the restaurant was very busy and our waitress seemed to have tables in another room, as well.....not a big deal.

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