The Spoon Trade is a treat

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

Innovative restaurant serves, ‘comfort food with a twist’

Chef Jacob, Owner, holding a tuna melt -It’s served on grilled sourdough with generous portions of tuna and melted cheddar.

The Spoon Trade Restaurant, at 295 West Grand Avenue in Grover Beach, at the corner of North 3rd, is a great place to eat that is a stone’s throw from the beach. Owners Chef Jacob and his wife, Brooke Town, opened the restaurant in Aug. 14, 2015. The two of them manage, work and run the kitchen. 

Spoon Trades freshly made guacamole and crostini.

Lunch is served Friday through Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Stop in for a fast, casual lunch, with an exceptional, yet limited menu; Think comfort food, with a twist.  The restaurant is open for dinner, Thursday through Monday at 4 p.m. and is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. It’s a huge, open space with lots of windows, ceiling fans and an energetic environment. There is a small, outdoor patio, with heat lamps for chilly evenings.  It’s a great place to sit outside and smell the ocean air.  “If you stop in for a beer or glass of wine, the aromas will convince you to order,” said Jacob Town.

The kitchen features an open view layout.

Spoon trade changes their menu with the seasons. If you time it right, you can try out the crushed avocado dip. It is served with Crisp Crunchy Crostini, orange oil and sea salt.  It is served chilled and let me tell you, it is delicious!  “You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the unique blend of flavors. The orange is distinct,” Jacob said. Be forewarned, if you order the Crunchy Halibut Sliders, you will be forced to make audible “yummy” sounds. Imagine a platter full of bite-size triangles of bread, topped with tender halibut, crispy-fried to perfection, with remoulade for dipping.  The Bologna Sando and the Tuna Melts are served on grilled sourdough bread, bursting with flavor.  A full-service brunch is available on Sunday’s from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is an A` la carte menu and you must try the chicken & waffles.  

The Eggs Benedict is served all weekend and it’s a delicious. Monday is Industry Day, where they celebrate the people in the industry and corkage fees are waved on this day only. The Spoon Trade lends itself to meeting other guests at their large, community table. Nancy Underwood was at my table and she loved the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich, with Avocado spread, Burrata and Arugula. The food is exceptional, the presentation is artistic and the most expensive thing on the menu is only $10.

The Spoon Trade is located at 295 W Grand Ave, in Grover Beach. For more information, call (805) 904-6773 or visit

–Donna Polizzi


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