Look for where the Atlantic and the Pacific meet - seriously! On that corner is the Knife and Fork Inn, a historic restaurant with a bright red roof and crow-stepped gables. You’ll know your in the right place when you see the crossed knives and forks dotting the stucco surface.
Open since 1912, the Knife and Fork is not an inn, but a restaurant that began as a drinking and dining club for men. Today is open to everyone. It survived prohibition (though its original bar was removed then) as well as the ups and downs of this seaside town. It is currently owned by the Dougherty family (who also own Dock's Oyster House, the oldest restaurant in town, since 1897.)
As soon as you open that solid brass door you know you’re in for something special. In the bar area note the diamond pane windows, and the cozy dining room’s brick fireplace. Upstairs you’ll be delighted with the vintage details brought back to life, from the coffered ceiling and arched windows to the enclosed porch dining area.
Open for dinner 7 days, the menu is as classic as the decor - fresh seafood, steaks and chops, and curated wine selection. If you won big at the tables, this is the place to celebrate. With her eye on value, Mod Betty likes to go on Fridays when they are open for lunch. The prix fixe menu is her way to get a taste of the rich life before she hits it big.
Note the hand painted mural upstairs depicting flappers and flaunter of Prohibition.
There’s a parking lot out back, no need for street spaces
“Nucky Ate Here” refers to Enoch “Nucky” Johnson, the political boss during prohibition