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The Spoon Trade

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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
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BAKED DAILY
3
Grover Beach Sourdough
Choose one style, served with salted butter. Baked mini loaf (allow 10 min to bake); grilled & rubbed with garlic; fresh sliced
TO START
6
Deviled Eggs
dijon, chives
6
Castelvetrano Olives
orange zest, roasted garlic
5
9
Soup of the Day
ask for details
6
10
Salmon Chowder
stock, celery, bacon, chives
9
Cheese and Sourdough Bread Pudding
havarti, gouda, crème fraîche, rosemary
9
Snap Peas & Goat Cheese
mixed greens, shaved onion, red wine vinaigrette, breadcrumbs
12.5
Little Gem Caesar
soft sourdough croutons, parmesan, white anchovies
17
Tri Tip Tartare
tonnato, grilled bread
14
Shell Fish Porridge
mussels, clams, crispy calamari, farro, coconut curry broth
THE MAIN EVENT
19
Vegetarian Entrée
crispy polenta, seasonal purée, summer veggies, arugula, almonds
26
Fried Chicken & Sourdough Waffle
spiced honey, rosemary, kimchi
16
1/2 lb Cheeseburger & Fried Potatoes
special sauce, pickles, onion, lettuce, house bun
30
Local Albacore
summer corn, charred beans, olive vinaigrette, cilantro
32
Grilled Snake River Farms Tri Tip Steak
braised shelling beans, grilled sourdough, tomato salsa, bacon butter
DESSERTS
9
Basque Style Cheesecake
berry jam, nutmeg
9
Brown Sugar Pot de Crème
crème fraîche, brown butter cookie
8
Sourdough Chocolate Cake
coffee syrup, ganache
6
Root Beer Float
vanilla ice cream, cocoa nibs
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
CUISINES
American
FEATURES
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed June 28, 2019 via mobile

Spoon Trade never ceases to impress! A local favorite to be sure. Their cheeseburger rocks and the fried chicken and waffles are a classic!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ccwinelover
Reviewed June 4, 2019

Very good deals on Happy hour bites. enough to skip dinner. Lower prices on drinks and beer also, Friendly quick service,

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank 585kerryk
Reviewed May 21, 2019 via mobile

8 of us ate at The Spoon Trade on Monday night. The food is well thought out and prepared. We had no complaints, only compliments for the entire experience. The sourdough bread is amazing. Entrees great, good desserts, friendly staff. You need to give them...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank doctall41
Reviewed May 9, 2019

Tried this restaurant because of Best of SLO rating. Overpriced. This is what you pay for restaurants on the beach not a view of the end of Grand Avenue. Wasn't that a crowded but hard to hear each other. Service is good. Food was fine...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Cathy1183
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

Delicious food and very comfortable atmosphere! This place was recommended by friends in California. Definitely worth the visit.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Roam686237
Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

We've eaten here a few times and have never been disappointed. Menu does change with the seasons, but they do keep some tasty regulars on the menu, such as Chicken and waffles. Their butterscotch pudding is the best and to die for. Spoon trade is...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dee L
Reviewed March 31, 2019

We were visiting Pismo Beach area for a beach volleyball tournament. Upon recommendation from a local, we thought we'd give Spoon Trade a try. Chef uses locally grown products, independently owned restaurant, you bet we will support you. Our group ordered the 1/2 lb hamburger...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank gindermill
Reviewed March 29, 2019

This restaurant, at the end of a strip mall in Grover Beach, is one of those places you are hesitant to review lest it become so popular you will never again be able to get in! The wine list is varied and good and the...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 804eileend
Reviewed February 19, 2019

A local restaurant with great service (most of the time,) and interesting food that you've never tasted, but seems like you've been eating all your life. The roasted and smoked baby carrots with amarillo mole were odd looking and spectacular tasting. They also do one...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Dancingalong
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Spoon Trade for the second time last night. We ate inside the first time and it was very noisy. We were having a difficult time hearing each other without almost yelling . This time we asked for an...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Beth H
March 19, 2017|
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Response from JWCornwell | Reviewed this property |
Somewhat noisy inside, patio seating is awesome. Great people, great service.
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Bruce T
May 23, 2016|
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Response from stephen s | Reviewed this property |
base on my experience you most likely will be able to. call in early to make the request, they don't take reservation but just call ahead.
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