Spanish Fork’s Little Acorn is an older restaurant worth rediscovering

As you drive in Spanish Fork south east towards Spanish Fork Canyon and the landmark windmills, chances are you’ve driven past a blue and red building with a large sign adorned with a squirrel that displays the words “Little Acorn.” 

Perhaps at first glance you figured it was a relic of a different time when little diners selling homemade bread were commonplace – well before the golden arches started showing up on every corner. You would be right on that assumption, but I assure you, this relic is alive and absolutely worth the stop. 

I was lucky enough to grow up not far from The Little Acorn. My two best friends and I would ride our bikes down canyon road and then along Highway 6 until we reached The Little Acorn. Once there, we would reward ourselves for our hard work with french fries and milkshakes that we ate under the shade at one of the picnic tables before continuing our trek down to the Canyon View Park to play. Those memories are precious and I look forward to passing the tradition down to my children. 

The Little Acorn is owned and Operated by Hung Luu, who you can find working the window or in the kitchen whipping up some of the creamiest milkshakes Spanish Fork has to offer. The restaurant specializes in quick comfort food, with a quirky atmosphere, large portions, and good staff. Luu said that it has been the community that has made it all worthwhile.

“I’ve been in this business for fifteen years,” Luu said. “I enjoy meeting and chatting with customers. People come from all over. I love hearing about how people enjoy the food and leave happy. There’s also a lot of people that have great memorie about coming to Little Acorn as a kid or they have a family tradition to make a stop here. I took over the business not really knowing much about Spanish Fork, but I have fallen in love with the city and the people here. The people here make it a great place to work and live.”

The Little Acorn features an expansive American Fast food menu including cheese burgers, chicken dinner, seaburger (fish sandwich) and malibu chicken sandwich. Several favorites include the Shadow Fighter, which is a ¼ pound beef patty with cheese and ham served on their signature homemade bread, the Chicken Sandwich with sauteed mushrooms and teriyaki sauce on their homemade bread, and the Country Sandwich with a ¼ pound patty covered in pastrami and swiss cheese on their homemade bread. You can even buy a loaf of their delicious homemade wheat or white bread to take home with you. 

It isn’t just entrees that the restaurant serves. The Little Acorn serves large homemade shakes with flavors ranging from the classic chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry to additional beloved classics like cookie, marshmallow and caramel, and many more including custom combinations. No matter what your preference, sweet or savory, The Little Acorn has you covered. 

So the next time you’re in Spanish Fork, go ahead and stay on Highway 6 and head up toward the windmills until you reach the Little Acorn. With reasonable prices, great food, large portion sizes and a unique, fun atmosphere, this little hidden gem will soon become a staple you stop at in Spanish Fork.

Ariel Higgs
Ariel Higgs
Ariel Higgs is a married mother of four from Spanish Fork Utah. She enjoys writing, music, theatre, reading, and exploring the great outdoors. She has written for and its affiliated websites and loves story telling in any form.

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