lun·​cheon·​ette | \ ˌlən-chə-ˈnet How to pronounce luncheonette (audio) \

Definition of luncheonette

: a small restaurant serving light lunches

Examples of luncheonette in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That wasn’t Pattie’s, which features two curved Formica counters with stools for 12, what you’d see in a 1950s luncheonette. oregonlive, "After 21 years in St. Johns, Pattie’s Home Plate Café plans to go out in style," 4 Oct. 2019 But Middle Child, which arrives on the same resurgent luncheonette spirit evident at Rooster Soup Co., is evidence that there’s hope for an energetic new generation of diner-counter artisans. Craig Laban,, "Middle Child a bright new player in luncheonette revival," 25 May 2018 Beauty's Luncheonette Beauty's, a retro-style luncheonette in Le Plateau Mont-Royal, has been a staple on Montreal's culinary scene since 1942. Karin Eldor, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunches in Montreal," 6 Aug. 2018 In an era when all the old standbys of diner culture are sliding beneath the tides of change, Middle Child is proof that the luncheonette is getting a creative burst of fresh life. Craig Laban,, "Middle Child a bright new player in luncheonette revival," 25 May 2018 The Freedom Marchers’ daytime plan was to have groups of whites and blacks sit down in segregated luncheonettes and restaurants on Main Street, thus integrating them. Stu Bykofsky,, "In 1962 in Maryland, I was trespassing in a restaurant | Stu Bykofsky," 20 Apr. 2018 Stockholm plans to have a 645-foot stall that will be set up like a modern luncheonette, with bar stools, an open kitchen and vintage tiles. Kathleen Purvis, charlotteobserver, "Charlotte's new food hall announces new tenants, including a local food-truck chef," 28 June 2018 People often think of Chef JJ’s as the place to learn how to cook on kamado grills like the Big Green Egg, but the business offers a wide range of unsmoked foods, as evidenced by luncheonette menu plans. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "This chef is turning your lunch hour into live taco food show," 23 Jan. 2018 El Mocho Get a taste for Key West’s version of authentic Cuban food at the no frills El Mocho luncheonette (no website, 5708 Maloney Ave.). Shayne Benowitz, miamiherald, "Stock Island is Key West's laid-back neighbor. Here's why you should go | Miami Herald," 5 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of luncheonette

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of luncheonette was in 1913

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English Language Learners Definition of luncheonette

US : a small restaurant where lunches are served

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