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family style

1. Of or being a sit-down meal where food is placed on the table in large serving dishes from which diners serve themselves: a family style restaurant.
2. Homestyle.

family style adv.

fam′ily style`

adj., adv.
(of a meal) with the serving platters on the table so that all present can serve themselves.
[1930–35, Amer.]
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