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The Wooden Spoon

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$$ - $$$
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675 W Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116-2322
+1 810-588-4386
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Milford, Michigan
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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290 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Brighton, Michigan
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Yesterday we had a wonderful lunch at the Wooden Spoon. Really excellent mushroom and brie soup and a salad. My husband had a Ruben sandwich which was also excellent. The coffee and the bread (Zingermans) is unusually good and our waitress, Carrie could not have been nicer. The focus is on good food with fresh wholesome ingredients. Vegetarians can ask... More 

Thank August W
Haslett, Michigan
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259 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

The food and service is very good. The Cuban sandwich is very good. The "box" has a good variety of food.

Thank 515any
Howell, MI
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The choices are always interesting here and food is very good. The only thing that detracts is the room is so small yet it has a high ceiling, and it is quite noisy. I have not eaten out on the patio in the summer, but that may be a better choice for a more quiet experience.

Thank Janet C
Rutland, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I travel regularly for work and find myself in sunny Brighton MI about every 6 weeks or so. Since 1st visiting the Wooden Spoon on a recommendation from a co-worker, I am hooked. Top notch service but I come back every time I am in MI for the food. Fresh, homemade. perfect. There are a million sandwich spots but none... More 

Thank Brian G
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

As we walked in, we noticed quite a few servers congregating by the front door. We at first thought there were customers waiting in line, but it turned out to just be the wait staff. They were friendly when we came in, just not sure that is where they should be when the place is open. Minor annoyance. The place... More 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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 Ave, 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?