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Proper

142 S Water St, Boone, NC 28607-4074
+1 828-865-5000
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (18 reviews)
“cornbread” (31 reviews)
“fried catfish” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
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LOCATION
142 S Water St, Boone, NC 28607-4074
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Reviewed yesterday

I always look for special places when traveling and Proper lived up to that expectation. It was quite busy the day we arrived for lunch (even though we were having a later lunch, maybe 1:30 pm). Anyway, it's small and social -- you almost can't...More

Thank organicfoodlover
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a quaint little place, used to be an old jailhouse, then a frat house. The food is tasty, served quickly. Everyone greets you with a smile! They are even particularly fans of senior citizens. It's a college town, and many of their employees maybe...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

And got it. My turkey & dressing was excellent, my wife's meal was good. Great service. Good wine and beer selection.

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our lunch was very good and we could tell it was cooked to order. Everything was fresh and locally sourced. Service was a bit laid back but ok.

Thank Julia1138
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten lunch at Proper in the past and the food is excellent so I was very excited to go on a Sunday last time I visited Boone on a girl's get-a-way and share the experience with my friend. We arrived at the lovely,...More

Thank amagrit
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sooo good! As we entered s table of 4 said, "You can't wrong with anything here. It's ALL good!" And it was a "clean your plate" meal. Except there was so much on my plate, I couldn't eat it all. Pulled pork, slaw, collard greens....More

Thank DebbieInHouston2013
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We will be returning! Our service was great and the food was wonderful! The setting is very cozy and is pet friendly...outside.

Thank Llarie
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

So hidden we drove right past it! Food was amazing. I had the tomato pie & fried okra. So good!! Definitely a place to go back too!

Thank ladybugg18
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We have enjoyed Proper the last 3 years during our summer visits to the High Country. Today was another great lunch—fresh delicious food. The décor is quaint and homey. The menu is a fresh take on Southern traditional. Thursday’s Special of Turkey and Dressing was...More

Thank G. Patrick P
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

My husband I stumbled upon this place in Boone, NC and what a delight. Beautiful home/cooked meals with fresh food and locally grown! It's a small place and very retro. Kind of got that hippy, 60's atmosphere ... RC Colas, A&W root beer bottles and...More

Thank happytrailll
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Bcbc1
7 February 2017|
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Response from Lawrence M | Reviewed this property |
I don't believe so. It is open for lunch.
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Charlotteheadhunter7
13 April 2016|
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Response from FlanFam | Reviewed this property |
Yes! That is an issue. A few times we have gotten lucky and been able to park in the parking lot with a very few spaces. A time or two we have parked out front, and then several times we have parked in a parking lot that is... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$24
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 142 S Water St, Boone, NC 28607-4074
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Boone
  • Phone Number: +1 828-865-5000
Description
Proper is a Southern bistro-style restaurant located in downtown Boone NC. We offer carefully prepared fresh food in a comfortable and relaxed setting. Most everything we serve is made from scratch, in-house, and what we do not make ourselves is all natural and preservative free. All of our desserts are made in-house as well. Our best sellers are fried chicken, collard greens, and mac 'n' cheese, and chocolate pecan pie, but we have much more to offer. Come see us and find out for yourself.
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