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“Great elegant meal!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flying Fork Cafe & Bakery

Flying Fork Cafe & Bakery
Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Paonia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $21
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: **December 4th, 2016** Closed For Thhe Winter. Reopening , March 8th, 2017 **December 4th, 2016** 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.
Grants Pass, Oregon
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great elegant meal!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food and on Sunday they make fresh bagels. Get your order in early or be prepared to line up before they open at 9am or they will all be sold out!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bngladbach
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Paonia, Colorado
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“WOW Salmon”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2014

Dinner Special ! Dijon glazed Salmon served on a bed of fresh spinach with crunchy garlic flavored snow peas and oven roasted spuds. Yummy!

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Margit Y
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Thornton, Colorado
1 review
“Cinnamon Rolls”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2013

Without hesitation the cinnamon rolls are the best I've ever had. From the flaky dough to the bing cherries and icing, they are worth a visit if for nothing else. Must try!!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jlooe71
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North Richland Hills, Texas
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404 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“Great food - great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

Paonia is a very cool little town. I love everything about it. The Flying Fork, however, is not what I expected. It's very good Italian food, but the outside of the restaurant is deceiving. It is far more sophisticated inside than I would have thought. I would have thought it was more casual dining than white table cloths and reservations. The warm olives were delicious. We had the Rigatoni Pomodoro and the Margharita Pizza and both were delicious. If you find yourself out this way, this one is worth a try.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank c685710
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Corvallis, Oregon
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51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best place to eat in Paonia!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013

Hands down, best place to eat in Paonia. Try the lamb, the salmon, or my favorite, the arugula salad.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank EllenK4
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