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

Definition of eatery

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beanery, café (also cafe), caff [British], diner, grill, restaurant

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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

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The eatery is open regular hours and offering the Easter Farmhouse Feast ($110), consisting of two entrees and traditional sides that can feed 10 people. Taysha Murtaugh And Nicol Natale, Woman's Day, "15 Restaurants Open for Easter Brunch Near Me," 11 Feb. 2019 Drain flies, those fuzzy little moth-like creatures with oversize wings, were a problem in other eateries. Mari A. Schaefer,, "Large roaches, moldy turkey close down Philly eateries | Clean Plates," 2 July 2018 When appetites are worked up, eateries are abundant. Natasha Bourlin,, "Increasingly hip Midtown Reno has a glow that’s not from neon," 29 June 2018 The upscale-Italian eatery is currently under construction in The Holiday Manor shopping center off Brownsboro Road and is expected to open later this year. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Calling all grannies! Think you can be the face of this Italian joint?," 26 June 2018 Potbelly Sandwich Shop Stop in this sandwich eatery where dads can claim a free cookie all weekend long. Madison Roberts,, "All the Chain Restaurants Where Dads Can Get Free Food and Deals on Father's Day," 14 June 2018 Moroccan restaurant opens in Plantation Moroccan eatery Dar Tajine has opened at 8281 West Sunrise Boulevard in Plantation., "CRIME," 12 Apr. 2018 The three-in-one family-friendly eatery inhabits a bright, sprawling five-room, 4,500 square foot space designed by Melissa Ritchie. Heather Platt, Los Angeles Magazine, "This New Eagle Rock Pizza and Ice Cream Joint Is Basically Heaven for Parents," 5 Apr. 2018 Chris Bianco + Phoenix restaurants = Food magic James Beard-winning chef and author Chris Bianco served as the festival’s culinary ambassador, bringing in eateries such as Clever Koi, Ocotillo, Gadzooks, Stock & Stable, Churn and Pokitrition. Ed Masley, azcentral, "Lost Lake Festival will return to Phoenix in 2018," 15 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of eatery

1901, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of eatery

chiefly US, informal : a usually small and informal restaurant

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