Share this entry
greasy spoon Line breaks: greasy spoon

Definition of greasy spoon in English:


A cheap, run-down cafe or restaurant serving fried foods.
Example sentences
  • The brunch she cooked was little better than he could get at a greasy spoon or fast food restaurant.
  • The new owner supplies food for the whole of the ‘eating-out-of-house sector’, from restaurants and hotels to greasy spoon cafes, buying and supplying the food.
  • Gay venues are on the rise, particularly in Edinburgh; there are more gastropubs doing good food; fewer greasy spoons and bakers, but more and more tea rooms and coffee shops.
Definition of greasy spoon in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources