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The Wooden Spoon

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675 W. Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI 48116-2322
+1 810-588-4386
11:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Brighton, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They grow a lot of their own organic foods used in their dishes right on the property! Unique menu, cozy atmosphere, good service.

Thank 450suey
Milford, Michigan
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A specialty dinner of five courses all from New Zealand and Australia paired with wines from those countries. The courses were unique and excellent. The service for about 60 was efficient and timed perfectly.

Thank deadlegsone
Lansing, Michigan
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

Stopped here for lunch after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. The reviews did not let us down. Lunch was great. The staff were friendly and quick. We look forward to stopping by, next time we are in town.

Thank Brad C
South Lyon, Michigan
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Sandwiches for lunch here are wonderful! Purchase the larger size and take a portion of it home with you. Their lunch menu is out of this world!! And desserts.......they have many good ones! Everything on sandwiches are made to order and very fresh. I highly recommend The Wooden Spoon.

Thank mshea70
Brighton, Michigan
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249 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I enjoy the food. Specials and menu items are very good. Service is good too. My only issue with this place is how loud it is when busy. I sit outside or in the first room by the door so I can have a conversation. We do carryout as well.

Thank Cathy E
Milford, Michigan
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We have been eating here for several years. We happened in on a Thursday evening one night not long ago, and to our wonder and delight it was "Kids eat free"....what a nice treat for all of us! I have some food sensitivities....and can't eat certain things. It is never an issue with the waitstaff to make sure that my... More 

Thank Born-in-Detroit
Brighton, Michigan
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Wooden Spoon is my favorite place to eat with my friend. Great place for 2 - 4 people. Small but AWESOME food!!!

Thank Nick S
Brighton, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

I am a soup and sandwich girl and Wooden Spoon has become my go to lunch spot! I love trying all the combination of sandwich with their homemade soups. Divine! I haven't picked a favorite yet, as I am still working my way through the menu. Staff is top notch and attentive. Atmosphere is warm and inviting so bring friends.

Thank betsydice2016
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288 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and excellent service too. The atmosphere is very cool and welcoming, and the general feel of this restaurant is easy going but professional too. We have been here three times now and the menu is possibly one of the very best in terms of choices of really neat twists on popular recipes, and the quality is outstanding. It... More 

Thank Ppaintguy
Fenton, Michigan
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Went with my grandmother for lunch, loved the food but we waited forever for everything, to order, for our food, for our boxes and again for our bill. Would like to try it again thinking maybe we just hit a "bad day", but I have to find someone else to go with since Grandma refuses to go there again. :(

Thank hls48430

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 675 W. Grand River Avenue, Brighton, MI 48116-2322
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: +1 810-588-4386

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?