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Greasy spoon


American diner (cafe). Restaurant with modest food choices  and questionable sanitation. “greasy’ refers to the fact the establishment cooks a lot of greasy hamburgers and that is may also not clean the utensils too well. Some Americans don’t use it in a negative sense, but in a manner that suggests ‘down home’ cooking, not fancy.

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