greasy spoon

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greasy spoon

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

(Cookery) slang a small, cheap, and often unsanitary restaurant, usually specializing in fried foods
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greas′y spoon′

a cheap and rather unsanitary restaurant.
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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
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greasy spoon (café)

n (pej inf)billiges Fresslokal (pej inf)
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"If you've never had a bacon sandwich from there, you've never had a bacon sandwich." The greasy spoon relocated around the corner to Oldham Street in 2014, where it serves the same top-notch fry-ups - plus Irish, Scottish, veggie and vegan versions - as well as a wider brunch, lunch and evening menu.
Down the Road Wherever will feature 14 new songs covering a range of subjects including his early days in Deptford with the Dire Straits, a stray football fan lost in a strange town, the compulsion of a musician hitching home through the snow, and a man out of time in his local greasy spoon.
A CARAVAN park greasy spoon that transformed itself into a highly acclaimed restaurant is set to build a 'Studio Pod' for private dining and as a demostration kitchen.
Typical were the comments of reveller Nina, who said: "The ultimate greasy spoon - and cheap, too.
An RAC survey revealed lorry drivers are spurning greasy spoon fry-ups and trucking off motorways in search of healthy food.
Ellis, 25, a former Pan Am Restaurant chef, and older brother Liam, 27, set up the "greasy spoon" at their parents' White Lodge Caravan Park in Newborough, six years ago.
BEST GREASY SPOON - RYLAND CAFE OR MOSELEY STREET CAFE Ryland Cafe in Sutton is a greasy spoon of the highest order.
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.