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Knife and Fork

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61 Locust St, Spruce Pine, NC 28777-2754
+1 828-765-1511
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Wed - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first visit to Knife and Fork with a friend who absolutely loves it and has been many times for dinner at their old location next door. We came for a belated birthday lunch. She was surprised at the industrial and somewhat unfinished feel to the new location (maybe it is still unfinished??) The banquette was hard and... More 

Thank ladyinthehills
Nathan A, Owner at Knife and Fork, responded to this review

Hi ladyinthehills, The new location of Knife & Fork is made to the exact specifications I, as the creator of the restaurant, wanted to have. I'm extremely proud of what we've created here and I also understand that it's not for everyone. Our restaurant does not have a lack of ambience, it's full to the brim with it. You just... More 

New York City, New York
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130 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great surprise. A special restaurant with a special chef in a unsuspecting town in rural NC, with a daily changing menu and fresh farm to table ingredients. The meal was fabulous! I don't know if we had a chef's tasting menu or asked the chef to bring us whatever he wanted but the meal was exceptional. We had... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had just enjoyed a full morning of trout fishing, so was only looking for something light for lunch. The menu was a bit more than what I had expected. I ordered the KF Burger, which turned out to be a very thick chunk of ground beef on a homemade bun. Delicious, as were the fried potato chunks that came... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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178 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Price fixed menus always bother me. Way too much food for me to eat for the family, it was perfect. We brought some Leftovers home and everybody went home full. Wine was good. Dessert needed to be cold. Service was kind of slow. That was most disappointing. Best course was lamb but not enough. Salad was a bit weak. Timing... More 

Thank AsianFoodies
Spring Lake, Michigan
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

My husband found this outstanding restaurant last minute while we were spending a long weekend in Asheville! We were lucky enough to get in for an early dinner on a fall Saturday night that was completely booked! Hands down the best meal we had that weekend. Fell in love with everything about this place! Menu truly farm to table! Try... More 

Thank Michelle1083
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

12 of us booked for the Mother's day brunch and each course was fantastic. The service was courteous and timely. Will be back soon.

Thank 73Tradewind
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

As holiday tourists we stumbled across Knife and Fork, and we're so glad we did! The trappings are simple, but creative and charming. The menu offers perhaps half a dozen entrees based on local availability. At our table we ordered the chicken and dumplings (a light broth rendition which was perfectly seasoned), the trout tempura sandwich (including a banana pepper... More 

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Lancaster, South Carolina
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138 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Atmosphere is quaint and charming. Food is fresh and delicious and craft beer selection is wonderful.

Thank 798cherryd
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145 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We've only eaten here twice and just for lunch. Unfortunately, dinner hasn't been possible because we've stayed overnight too far away to drive windy, mountain roads at night. What's remarkable: the vegetables and the way they are cooked- the chef is a genius. We order almost every side and salad on the menu because they are so wonderful and special.... More 

Thank anonj
Burnsville, North Carolina
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262 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We think the world of Nate and were excited to see the new location. We made reservations for my husband's birthday 2 weeks prior. We were first ones in the restaurant and were sat at the table right by the bathrooms. We saw everyone come in and out throughout the evening. Wait staff was good, but did not appear to... More 

Thank sherrycat
Nathan A, Owner at Knife and Fork, responded to this review

Hi sherrycat, We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your food. Our reservation floor plan is made to best utilize the space in the dining room through out the evening. Although it may seem arbitrary, a lot of work goes in to deciding where to seat each guest that comes in. If you are ever unhappy with your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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: +1 828-765-1511
Fresh, local food prepared in creative and loving ways.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?