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The Spoon Trade


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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Dos Topos Mexi Lager, Topa Topa Brewing CO., Ventura, CA, 4.5% ABV
8 oz4
16 oz7
32 oz13
Pilsner, Trumer, Berkeley, CA, 4.9% ABV
8 oz4
16 oz7
32 oz13
Key Lager, Barrel House, Paso Robles, CA, 4.8% ABV
8 oz4
16 oz7
32 oz13
Cucumber Sour Ale, Captain Fatty's, Goleta, CA, 4.6% ABV
8 oz4
16 oz7
32 oz13
Kiwifornia, Mission Trail Cider Co., Bradley, CA, 7.7% ABV
8 oz5.5
16 oz11
32 oz21
Blood Orange White Ale, Telegraph Brewing CO., Santa Barbara, CA, 4.5% ABV
8 oz4
16 oz7
32 oz13
"Mostly Mozaic" Pale Ale, Tent City Brewing CO., Atascadero, CA, 5.6% ABV
8 oz4.5
16 oz8
32 oz16
Pliny the Elder DIPA Russian River Brewing CO., Santa Rosa, CA, 8% ABV
8 oz5
16 oz10
32 oz20
"Coconut Merlin" Milk Stout, Firestone Brewing, Paso Robles, CA 5.5% ABV
8 oz4
16 oz7
32 oz13
Nitro Peanut Butter Breakdown, Central Coast Brewing CO, San Luis Obispo, CA, 6.5% ABV
8 oz4.5
16 oz8
32 oz16
Grapefruit Radler, Stiegl, Austria, 2.5% ABV
Can (500 ml)5
Saison Farmhouse Ale, Dupont, Belgium, 6.5% ABV
Bottle (375 ml)11
Wild Dapple Fire, Barrel House, Paso Robles, 5.7% ABV
Bottle (500 ml)22
Bretta Tangerine, Barrelworks, Buellton, CA, 6.1% ABV
Bottle (375 ml)17
Bons Vœux Belgian Strong Ale, Dupont, Belgium, 9.5% ABV
Bottle (1.5 L)58
Scotch Ale, Founders, Grand Rapids, MI, 8.5% ABV
Bottle (12 oz)6.5
"Scaldis Noël" Holiday Winter Ale, Scaldis, Belgium, 12% ABV
Bottle (750 ml)24
Dark Ale, Chimay, "Blue Label," Belgium, 9% ABV
Bottle (22 oz)19
"Kujo" Cold Brew Coffee Porter, Flying Dog, Frederick, MD, 6% ABV
Bottle (12 oz)5
"CHP" Chocolate-Hazelnut Porter, Heretic Brewing, Fairfield, CA, 7% ABV
Bottle (22 oz)14
XXI 21th Anniversary Ale 2017 Firestone, Paso Robles, CA, 11% ABV
Bottle (12 oz)18
Lager, Firestone, Paso Robles, CA, 4.6% ABV
Can (12 oz)4
Little Yella Pilsner, Oskar Blues, Longmont, CO, 4.7% ABV
Can (12 oz)4
California Honey Blonde, Pizza Port, San Diego, CA, 4.8% ABV
Can (16 oz)7
Pale Ale, Drake's, San Leandro, CA, 5.5% ABV
Bottle (12 oz)5
Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale, Lagunitas, Petaluma, CA, 7.5% ABV
Bottle (12 oz)7
Amber Ale, Alaskan Brewing, Juneau, AK, 5.3% ABV
Bottle (12 oz)5
Moose Drool Brown Ale, Big Sky Brewing, Missoula, MT, 5.2% ABV
Bottle (12 oz)5
Hop Nosh IPA Uinta, Salt Lake City, UT, 7.3% ABV
Can (12 oz)5
Union Jack IPA Firestone, Paso Robles, CA, 7% ABV
Can (16 oz)6
IPA Lagunitas, Petaluma, CA, 6.7% ABV
Can (19.2 oz)6
Hard Seltzer, Ficks, Sebastopol, CA, 5% ABV
choose flavor: lime, grapefruit, cranberry, blackberry
Can (12 oz)4
Wine Spritzer, Hoxie, Los Angeles, CA, 5% ABV
choose flavor: apple-chamomile, peach, elderflower
Can (8.4 oz)9
Dry Apple Cider, Bristols Cider Co., Atascadero, 7.5% ABV
Can (12 oz)7
Dry Apple Cider, Tin City Cider Co., Paso Robles, 7.5% ABV
Can (12 oz)6
Polly Dolly Cider-Rosé, Tin City Cider Co., Paso Robles, 7.5% ABV
Can (12 oz)6
Space Blood Orange Unfiltered, ACE, Sebastopol, CA, 6.9% ABV
Bottle (12 oz)6
Hard Apple Cider, Scar of the Sea, Bear Creek Ranch, CA, 8% ABV
Bottle (375 ml)19
Weisse Beer, Erdinger, Germany, 0.5% ABV
Bottle (12 oz)4
Dizzy Bee
vya dry vermouth, lavender, local honey, lemon
Midas Punch
sacrine vermouth, apple juice, lemon, cinnamon, bubbles
Bitter Buddha
medium dry sherry, capertif vermouth, candied citron
The Center Piece
rosé vermouth, pomegranate syrup, lime peel
witty dry vermouth, angostura, ginger beer, lime
V * N * T
dry vermouth & source tonic, lime
Spanish Old Fashioned
amontillado sherry, sugar, bitters
3 oz served on the rocks with a twist
Brovo "Witty" Washington, 19% ABV
Lillet Blanc, France, 17% ABV
Ransom Dry, Oregon, 16% ABV
Oso de Oro Dry, SB, 16% ABV
Oso de Oro Red, SB, 16% ABV
Vermina Rojo, Santa Barbara Co., 13% ABV
Matthiasson #3, Napa, 17% ABV
P. Quiles, Spain, 15% ABV
Carpano Antica, Italy, 16.5% ABV
Punt e Mes, Italy, 16% ABV
Fino, Gutiérrez Colosia
2 oz7
Manzanilla, Alexander Jules, 2017
2 oz12
Amontillado, Byass
2 oz7
Palo Cortado, "Apostoles" 30 Yr, Byass
2 oz12
Medium Dry, Alvear
2 oz7
Pedro Ximenez, Alvear, 1927 Solera
2 oz12
Moscato di Asti, Vietti, Italy, 2017
7 oz10
Late Harvest Viognier, Mattina Fiore, "Fiorellino" Murmur Vineyard, 2013
2 oz12
Portuguese Blend, Paso Port, "Violeta" Paso Robles, 2011
2 oz12
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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All reviews brunch chicken and waffles fettuccine pork chop bread tomato soup cheeseburger fired chicken pot de creme kimchi cakes fries brown sugar farm to table interesting food baby carrots comfortable atmosphere
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a neat place with an extra friendly and helpful staff! The menu is amazing! The chicken and waffles! Oh man! I drool just thinking of them. Sorry there isn’t a photo of them...we gobble those up too quickly for pictures! Also, the unassuming deviled...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank beachedin
Reviewed October 15, 2019

Food & Service can be amazing, and I have been here several times over several years for either Brunch Sat/Sun till 2PM, Happy Hour M-Fri 4-5PM, or dinner at 5PM. On the quite pricey side in some ways...but reasonable for the Farm to Table gourmet....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Paul M
Reviewed October 1, 2019

we had a party of 7, they sat us at decent time, nice atmosphere, great service. Food was Good, I had grill cheese sandwich with tomato soup and adult root beer float. Amazing thanks we'll be back

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank JayVisor805
Reviewed September 17, 2019 via mobile

The fried chicken, pork tenderloin, watermelon salad, sourdough chocolate cake and brown sugar pot de creme were fantastic! Tender meats and not too sweet desserts. The ramen is one of the better ones I’ve tasted outside Asia. Brooke, the owner, is so friendly and helpful....More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank sandrat265
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
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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.
Bruce T
May 23, 2016|
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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