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Mon, 2/19
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10:00 PM
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The Gamekeeper

4.8
1680 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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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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vipSpinner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Great menu and specials. One of the best restaurants in the area

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

One of the highlights of our year. We try to go every Valentine's weekend. It's my wife favorite place. It's always exceptional.

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LeviS (Western NC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

The best date I’ve ever gotten to take my girlfriend on for a very special occasion will definitely be back!

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Andrew (Western NC)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Taylor was a wonderful server, she was excellent at multitasking.

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JimM (Western NC)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very nice setting , good service . Food was good ,but was not hot when served . Music selection needs updating .

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TonyaW (Western NC)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Amazing Food! My husband and I went here for Valentine's day and it was perfect. We got the meat sampler appetizer that had Elk, Emu, Alligator sausage and Buffalo sausage. It was by far some of the best food I have ever ate. Our entrees and dessert were wonderful as well. I highly recommend the Emu Filet if it is available (the menu changes nightly).The waitstaff was excellent. Very friendly, helpful and attentive. It is pricey but worth it. Will defiantly be returning.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We had our Family Valentines Dinner Saturday night and once again the culinary experience was superb. The mixed grill and rabbit apitizers were great. Our entrees Axis Deer, Bison Filet, Phesant, Pecan crusted Trout, Elk, and Flounder we’re prepared to perfection. The wait staff was attentive with out being intrusive. The deserts are always incredible. The GameKeeper remains as one of the top dinning destinations in the High Country!

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RichN (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

What a lovely experience we had at the restaurant. Loved the ambience, our server was very professional, knowledgeable and helpful. The food was fabulous.

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CharlieH (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing food, amazing service, eclectic and entertaining music, kitschy ambience, unique dining experience all around. We'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Amazing as usual! Food was great, great service, good drinks!

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Awesome meal with ecletic offerings....high recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Farm to table elegance. Wonderful, informed staff. Cozy, special.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Had a great date with my fiance and we loved the mixed grill which let us try a little of all the offered exotic meats. Will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing! The experience, food, and staff were! Our waiter Noah took very good care of us. It was very relaxing and enjoyable! The food is an unbelievable experience in your mouth, perfection! Would definitely recommend this hidden gem!

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Can't wait to go back! This place is amazing! The oysters were absolutely perfect. The waiter was a doll, everything was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great atmosphere, outstanding food, superior service.

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Mals (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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 on January 18, 2018

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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