greasy spoon


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greasy spoon

n. Slang
A small, inexpensive, often unsanitary restaurant.

greasy spoon

n
(Cookery) slang a small, cheap, and often unsanitary restaurant, usually specializing in fried foods

greas′y spoon′


n.
Slang.
a cheap and rather unsanitary restaurant.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.greasy spoon - a small restaurant specializing in short-order fried foods
eatery, eating house, eating place, restaurant - a building where people go to eat
Translations

greasy spoon (café)

n (pej inf)billiges Fresslokal (pej inf)
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Ellis said: "The cafe started out as a greasy spoon in a chicken shed.
Ellis said: "The cafe started out as greasy spoon in a chicken shed.
BEST GREASY SPOON - RYLAND CAFE OR MOSELEY STREET CAFE Ryland Cafe in Sutton is a greasy spoon of the highest order.
I wouldn't have patronised the greasy spoon where Carl dished up fast food, but by the end he had transformed the menu and it featured mouth-watering gourmet-standard meals I'd gladly have sampled.
As well as the Serena premiere it brought the opening for Brit flick The Goob, a Norfolk-set tale about a 16-year-old boy helping his mum to run their greasy spoon cafe.
As well as theserena premiere it brought the opening for Brit flick The Goob, a Norfolk-set tale about a 16-year-old boy helping his mum to run their greasy spoon cafe.
5Spam TERRY JONES plays a Spam-loving, greasy spoon cafe proprietor with a clientele of singing Vikings in this sketch from 1976.
Whether it's a greasy spoon, fish and chip shop, or top class restaurant, the Food Standards Agency's food hygiene rating system has allowed customers the first proper way of knowing whether the food they're buying has been made in an environment that wouldn't put you off your curry, kebab or baguette.
The new sketch will see the retired footballer go to Peckham to join the duo in a greasy spoon cafe.
ILOVE the term greasy spoon - it conjures up dozens of memories of classic TV moments.
com), locals flocked to the shined-up greasy spoon to start their day with fresh berry waffles and mammoth plates of biscuits and gravy.
She served him when he stopped by the greasy spoon where she was working as a waitress.