eat·​ery | \ ˈē-tə-rē How to pronounce eatery (audio) \
plural eateries

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Examples of eatery in a Sentence

we usually go to lunch at an eatery that is just around the corner from the office
Recent Examples on the Web Website Locally sourced ingredients prepared with passion helped put this strip-mall eatery at the top of many culinary lists in Hilton Head. Stratton Lawrence, Travel + Leisure, "Hilton Head Island Travel Guide," 26 Feb. 2021 Self-described as an eatery that serves American dishes with a Mediterranean flair, Hooligans opened the downtown location in 1998. Ben Flanagan |, al, "Tuscaloosa restaurant closing downtown location after 23 years," 23 Feb. 2021 But fancy footwork was the daily special when John Pearson III, professionally known as Crazy Legz, visited the famous D.C. eatery in mid-October. Washington Post, "‘Dance in DC’ short films capture the city’s spirit of entrepreneurship," 19 Dec. 2020 And for a New Year’s Eve dinner at the casino’s Prime Cut eatery, Rick Ellis will sing from the Frank Sinatra catalog for two seatings (5 and 8 p.m., $125 per person). Ron Donoho Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Openings, renovations move forward at area’s casinos," 13 Dec. 2020 Shipyard seafood eatery for dishes such as his Portuguese fish stew or his signature Spanish octopus, braised slowly but fired up fast on the grill. Kara Baskin,, "Top restaurants for takeout south of Boston," 11 Feb. 2021 On a recent weekday in Portland, Maine, where the high was 28 degrees, the eatery Little Giant turned its back patio into an outdoor dining deck, with 35,000 watts of electric heat. New York Times, "When Dinner Is Outdoors, New Rules Apply," 23 Jan. 2021 In December, a judge granted a temporary restraining order against Upper Peninsula eatery Café Rosetta after the owners continued to defy epidemic orders. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, "U.P. county is refusing to enforce COVID-19 restrictions from Whitmer," 13 Jan. 2021 The indoor/outdoor Viewpoint Neighborhood Kitchen eatery recently opened. Ron Donoho Writer, San Diego Union-Tribune, "What you need to know about the area’s 10 casinos," 10 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of eatery

1901, in the meaning defined above

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2 Mar 2021

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“Eatery.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of eatery

chiefly US, informal : a usually small and informal restaurant

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