Meaning: A cheap – maybe dirty – American restaurant.
We stopped to eat at a greasy spoon and it wasn’t too bad.
The restaurant was very fancy. Definitely not a greasy spoon.
Cheap restaurants are often called greasy spoons because maybe they don’t do a very good job washing the silverware.
What kind of food might a greasy spoon serve?
A. Hamburgers and fries
C. Tofu fried rice
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The correct answer is A. Hamburgers and fries are relatively cheap American food, while caviar is very expensive and tofu fried rice is probably served at an Asian restaurant.