Here, "eats" means, informally, "food".

But have you ever heard such a usage? I wonder whether most of native English speakers could understand it.

eats, [plural] Informal. food: The eats are good there and the prices are cheap.

Source: Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English


It's not used in all English-speaking areas, but it's not uncommon. So, yes it's something most native speakers would understand, even if they wouldn't necessarily use it themselves.

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