The Spoon Trade is a gathering place in the heart of the five cities in Grover Beach. You can trust the food and drink to be sourced and prepared with care and creativity. The owners celebrate the diverse bounty of California and continue to rotate offerings with the seasons.
Alongside the food will be an eclectic drink list, featuring craft beer and small production wine. Brooke Town will source producers that keep sustainability and natural processes at the forefront.
The dining room serves Lunch/Brunch and Dinner Thursday - Monday and remains closed Tuesday and Wednesday. The Spoon Trade offers several seating options for a variety of diners. The bar and gathering area allow guests to stand for a quick beer at the window, or meet new neighbors at the community table. If you prefer to stay a while, there is a heated (dog friendly) patio and a fun casual dining room. People can learn about food and wine from the knowledgeable staff or just trust their instincts.
The dinner menu is a collection of Chef, Jacob Town’s favorite things to cook, serve and eat. Jacob will use locally sourced products to create modern dishes that nod to the classics. Look for comforting entrées, such as Fried Chicken and Waffles or our grilled Pork Chop.
Sunday Brunch is a fun way to start the day before beach walks or any other daytime activity. The ala carte menu offers a variety of waffles, egg dishes and some of our other specialties.
Our casual lunch menu is a hybrid of brunch and dinner with an "American Tapas" feel, while offering sandwiches and sides to satisfy more traditional cravings.
The menus will fluctuate with the season, allowing the guest to experience something new with every visit.
Check back daily for up to date menu selections.
At the heart of The Spoon Trade kitchen is a bread program, producing “Grover Beach Sourdough” and Sesame Burger buns. Baking in this manner requires a specific environment, persistence and consistency.
We are passionate about bread, but will gladly accommodate gluten allergies. Please feel free to check in with the restaurant for current selections. We are happy to omit bread from dishes when we are able.
walk-in wait list
We welcome walk-ins starting at 4:00 (10:30 on Sunday) daily and seat guests on a first-come, first served basis. Please check in with our door staff for details about wait times and seating options.
We do not take reservations, however, we welcome you to call ahead and put your name on our walk-in wait list. This is not a guarantee, but an opportunity to get in line without physically being in the restaurant. We will give priority to complete parties present in the restaurant.
We have a large gathering area for guests waiting to sit, but will gladly call guests who prefer to wait elsewhere in the neighborhood.
Our communal table offers options for single diners and larger groups alike.
While we strive for excellence and diplomacy, we are human and appreciate your understanding while we manage the dining room.
monday is "industry day"
Every Monday we celebrate the hard working people that make this industry possible by waiving the corkage fee for all. Thus we invite cooks, dishwashers, fisherman, bartenders, winemakers, farmers, concierges, brew masters and the rest of the community to join us for “Industry Night”
Our corkage fee is $10 on all other nights.
the 4:00 hour
Thursday - Monday from 4:00 - 4:59 we serve a $4 snack menu exclusive to the bar area at The Spoon Trade. Items such as a mini grilled cheese, daily soup and deviled eggs are available for $4. We also have a limited selection of $4 beverages to sip along side snacks. Feel free to stop by when we open at 4:00 to share this happy hour with us. This menu is only available at the red stools in our bar area.