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Knife and Fork

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61 Locust St, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-2754
18287651511
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tue 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Norfolk, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing restaurant in a small town. Went there in 2009 and had a great meal. We had to go back and we were glad we did. Service was great and the food was also. I had the Lamb Wellington and it was fantastic. Several wines were available at fair prices. We had a Spanish red that complemented the lamb. Normally,... More 

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Evergreen, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Enjoyed dinner on a busy Friday evening. The host was kind enough to work us in, since we arrived earlier than our reservation. Service was excellent! Open kitchen with lively atmosphere. Very fresh ingredients with imaginative and well-balanced preparation. Prices very reasonable for quality of food and service. Would like to return when it is not so busy to meet... More 

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Thank JDBFNP
ChefN8, Owner at Knife and Fork, responded to this review

Hi JDBFNP, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We're so glad that our host was accommodating towards you and that you enjoyed the atmosphere and your meal. I'm a little confused, however, about your rating? Was there something that we could have done to earn 5 stars in your eyes?Please let us know, we're... More 

Davie, Florida
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Found them in edible Asheville! Decided to make the journey soooo worth it! Greeted by chef Nate himself and his delicious aromas he and they had us at hello! Had the locally raised flat iron steak and fresh local veggies! Save room for the home made desert we tried the blueberry cobbler! We will be back! Thanks Chef Nate see... More 

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Thank Jennifer W
ChefN8, Owner at Knife and Fork, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer W, This is such a lovely review! We're so appreciative. We are very excited about the future of Edible Asheville, we're so glad you found us in there. Come back soon! Nate Allen Chef & Owner chefn8@gmail.com More 

quincy
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant is in Spruce Pine, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. A beautiful setting, & chef/owner Nate Allen uses locally sourced products, with a great wine list. For lunch we had Cucumber Gazpacho, followed by Roasted Eggplant, ratatouille purée, sliced cherry tomatoes & basil. The Grilled Trout Sandwich, with crispy potatoes was also good. We sat at the bar,... More 

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Thank kerry e
ChefN8, Owner at Knife and Fork, responded to this review

Hi Kerry E, Thank you so much for writing this review! We really appreciate you taking the time and we're so happy to hear that our open kitchen was your favorite part. We hope you come back as the leaves and our products start to change entirely! Nate Allen Chef & Owner chefn8@gmail.com More 

Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A small independent restaurant, nestled way just off the Main Street in Spruce Pine. All the provisions are locally sourced and creatively used by an outstanding chef. The menu is small, but full of flavour and delightfully creative. No prepackaged or frozen meals in sight. The sharing platters easily feed four as a starter and the variety and taste is... More 

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Thank Biff_elliott
ChefN8, Owner at Knife and Fork, responded to this review

Hi Biff_elliott, It is always so wonderful when someone shares in our vision. Thank you so much for this review. We're so glad Dustin was able to help give you an awesome experience. Hope to see you soon. Nate Allen Chef & Owner chefn8@gmail.com More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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50 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Knife & Fork recently relocated to 61 Locust Street, a building owned by chef & proprietor, Nathan Allen. The Spoon, his bar is located upstairs. You enter the building by walking down a narrow path adjacent to the outdoor patio with rustic seating. The menu for the Friday night we visited was fairly long with eleven small plates and six... More 

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Thank 600Swifts
ChefN8, Owner at Knife and Fork, responded to this review

Hi 600Swifts, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. We're so glad that you enjoyed everything. We're making tweaks to the new space every day so hopefully you come back soon to see how we're evolving! Thank you! Nate Allen Chef & Owner chefn8@gmail.com More 

Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For special occasions this is our choice. Chef Nate is always at work and supports local growers. Once for a private retirement party he served a scrumptious Russian menu. The person sitting at the table next is often the person who grew the food. Their waitstaff is the most professional in town. The menu can be tricky, but they're happy... More 

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Thank mejspnc
ChefN8, Owner at Knife and Fork, responded to this review

Hi mejspnc, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review! Your kind words mean so much to us! We hope you come back soon to visit us in the new space. Thanks again! Nate Allen Chef & Owner chefn8@gmail.com More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First, let me affirm my love for the Knife and Fork that once was. My candid comments are made with the hope adjustments will be made to restore this wonderful dining establishment. Unfortunately, even with time to update the new location, I fear the Knife and Fork we once knew is not possible in the new location. In early August... More 

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Thank Janie V
ChefN8, Owner at Knife and Fork, responded to this review

Hi Janie V, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We understand and appreciate your concerns with the switch to our new space. The decision was made in order to fulfill a lifelong dream we have had of operating in an open kitchen. We understand that the new space does not feel exactly like the old one... More 

Berea, Kentucky
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my children (9 & 12) and they loved it. Service was good even though we came in late afternoon. The is interesting not run-of--the-mill fair.

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Thank ameliaschafer
ChefN8, Owner at Knife and Fork, responded to this review

Hi ameliaschafer! First of all, thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We're so glad that you and your children enjoyed dining here. We noticed that you gave us a 4-star review. We're wondering if there was anything that kept you from giving a 5-star or if there is something we could improve on! Thank... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in for a late lunch.Unfortunately the wait staff was more interested in in prepping for dinner than serving us.I observed the same for the kitchen. The food was quite good,but it was ruined by the lack hospitality.I would recommend that they should either close earlier or give better attention to their guest.We were there 30 minutes before their... More 

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Thank Jim H
ChefN8, Owner at Knife and Fork, responded to this review

Hi Jim H. Thank you for taking time to write a review. We really appreciate feedback here at Knife & Fork as we're always looking to improve the dining experience for our guests. I'm so sorry to hear that you felt as though serving you was not our top priority. We close for lunch at 3 and do not open... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Locust St, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-2754
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Mountains  >  Spruce Pine
  • Phone Number: 18287651511
Description
Fresh, local food prepared in creative and loving ways.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?