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Flying Fork Cafe & Bakery - CLOSED

101 3rd St, On the Corner of 3rd & Main, Paonia, CO 81428-8433
+1 970-527-3203
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (14 reviews)
“bread” (19 reviews)
“steak” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Italian
$$ - $$$
101 3rd St, On the Corner of 3rd & Main, Paonia, CO 81428-8433
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Nothing to review.. best Restaurant in town is gone 😢everyone scrambling looking for a new favorite restaurant.. not many food options in Paonia! Best Restaurant is gone there two or three options so -so but nothing compared to Flying Fork we will miss Kelly is...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank letshavefun123
Reviewed June 19, 2018

CLOSED as of spring of 2018. I believe the biz/fixtures are for sale w a lease of building. We locals really miss it, as it was a firly good predictable meal.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank MissPamela15
Reviewed November 9, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner late one evening in September and even though we walked in late (20 minutes before closing) the waitress was upbeat and friendly, and we had a great meal. The atmosphere here is quite nice for couples or families alike. Although...More

Date of visit: September 2017
1  Thank Pamela R
Reviewed September 30, 2017

My daughter and I ate dinner here twice during our visit to Paonia. The only reason I won't give it five starts is because the second meal was fantastic but the first wasn't. I don't know if there was a different chef the first night...More

Date of visit: September 2017
2  Thank LakewoodVal
Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a rainy evening, so couldn't enjoy the patio which seemed to have great ambience. But food was excellent. Also being a bakery, they make all breads and homemade pastas in house. They were very busy, however service was good with...More

Date of visit: September 2017
2  Thank RockJumpers
Reviewed September 19, 2017

Hours are a tad strange if you are new to town(cafe not open til 530) but an excellent menu. Not your everyday Italian, though there's an excellent selection of pizzas for the less adventurous at a great price. Great wine list, casual atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2017
2  Thank Rob W
Reviewed September 13, 2017

Once again, we dined here during our stay in Paonia. It's a local hot-spot. The food was reasonably priced and good, but a bit heavy this time. I hope whoever buys it can continue the good work of the current owner. It's a gem of...More

Date of visit: September 2017
2  Thank intlwanderlust
Reviewed September 12, 2017

This us my favorite Paonia restaurant. The food is consistently delicious and out f the ordinary. It isn't the same old burgers and fries with head lettuce. It's delicious, interesting, fresh and they try to do local as much as possible. We're in Paonia twice...More

Date of visit: June 2017
2  Thank Carolyn A
Reviewed August 10, 2017

Great ambiance, decent meal. We took some friends for a birthday and it was quite expensive. My meal was as good as something I could've made at home--oily and bland. My boyfriend's meal was better than mine as were the meals of the couple we...More

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank itwasfunwhileitlaste
Reviewed August 6, 2017

The Flying Fork Cafe has been serving fine cuisine and local wines in Paonia for well over a decade. Due to a downturn in the local economy, it no longer serves lunch. Dinner is available -- and worth every mouthful! The garden is ideal once...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Ellen D
Chef_Kelly_EAT-WELL_, Owner at Flying Fork Cafe & Bakery, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

Hi Ellen, Thank you for the wonderful review! So glad you enjoyed my cooking :) The garden is a heavenly place, so enjoy sitting out there in the cool summer mornings with my coffee as I plan the days prep and chores. It's going to...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$8 - $24
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 3rd St, On the Corner of 3rd & Main, Paonia, CO 81428-8433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Paonia
  • Phone Number: +1 970-527-3203
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One of the more established restaurants in the North Fork Valley - The Flying Fork has a reputation for using the freshest, most local ingredients available. Owner/Chef Kelly Steinmetz uses the words "Simple Elegance" to describe both the cuisine and the ambience at the Flying Fork Cafe, located at the corner of 3rd and Main St. In Paonia. Dinner is elegant and packed with flavor. Choose from an assortment of pasta, braised Colorado lamb, NY strip steak, fresh fish, homemade Lasagne or fettuccine. Plus daily specials. "Being able to set up this restaurant from scratch is a dream come true," says Kelly. He keeps his eye on the "complete package" - flavorful food, outstanding service and a pleasant ambience, which is enhanced in the summer by outdoor garden seating under the fruit trees. With any meal, enjoy wines, beers, spirits and hard cider from around the North Fork & Colorado. In the bakery, sample a delicious cinnamon roll with bing cherries & walnuts or a hearty muffin with a cup of fresh roasted organic coffee. Pick up a loaf of artisan style bread, a dozen homemade cookies and stuffed focaccia breadsticks to take home. Cooking it up with Passion & a Whole Lotta Goodness since 2003.
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