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Spaghetti Jim's Market & Cafe

1133B S. Airport Road, Traverse City, MI
231-922-5935
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Ranked #58 of 256 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Description: Fresh, housemade pasta served up the way you like it! Try our Spaghetti & Meatballs, Papardelle Bolognese, Eggplant Parmesan or any of our amazing made from scratch meals. Dine in, take out or take it home and make it yourself. We're not fine dining, we're just good eating. And... we cater! Menus change daily and are published on Spaghetti Jim's Facebook page or call us for today's mouth-watering specials!

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Clarkston, Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I used love this place, but now it is awful. DO NOT GO!!! -We were sitting in an nearly empty room while two waitress ran back and forth to our table each saying the other was our waitress and would take care of us because they were so busy -It took 20 minutes to get drinks (we ordered waters) -We... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

First of all we were seated (in an almost empty dining room) right next to the server station. We asked to be seated by the window. The server acted very bothered the entire time we were there. I would ask a questions, she blurted an answer and would turn on her heels as fast as possible to get away. We... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Had dinner with wife and friends on a mid-week evening. Not crowded, but service was sketchy - nobody asked if I wanted a refill on my iced tea (Yes!), dishes were stacked on our table (by us) then almost reluctantly removed and tje waitress rang up our bill 4 times before getting it right... BUT!! The food is Great! Homemade... More

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Markham, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I often rely on tripadvisor reviews when traveling for work or leisure with a pretty good accuracy rate. My experience at this restaurant was the single biggest discrepancy between the reviews and our experience in all our years of travel. Comments by category: Location and Physical Attributes - the restaurant is located in a run down plaza with zero ambiance... More

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Columbia SC
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Reasonably priced, fresh, tasty Italian fare served with love in a casual setting. Homemade pastas, pesto, etc. One of my favorites in Traverse City!

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We had lunch at the office and ordered take out. They forgot the side salads, so we had to go back and get them. On the plus side, they gave us free cookies for our trouble. I ordered the Pasta Americana, which was basically spaghetti with baked cheese on top. It was VERY greasey (from the cheese?). They gave a... More

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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I went to Spaghetti Jim's with my wife expecting a great italian meal, mainly driven by all of the positive comments here on tripadvisor. Our experience was quite the opposite. Not only did we get seated at a table with a great view of the dishwashing area, but we experienced some of the worst service we've had in a long... More

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Traverse City, Michigan, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This is hands down some of the best food in northern Michigan. The piccata was divine. The spaghetti sauce is very good with perfectly seasoned meatballs. The best part is the hand made pasta. The minestrone soup was delicious with a wonderful tomato base. Every time we have ate here Jim has personally asked about our experience. This is our... More

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Coldwater, Michigan
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52 reviews 52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Went to Spaghetti Jim's on the last Friday of the Cherry Festival - even at noon, there was no waiting in this unpretentious little place. Husband had the chicken Cesar salad while the son and I went for the pastas. Both our entrees were good. I'd rate the service only ok, and the intense garlic aftertaste for hours even after... More

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Lansing
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Was surprised that this is located in a strip mall, but it's out of the way and a true Hidden Gem! Yummy, truly homemade pastas (you can tell!) and delicious sauces! I ordered their signature spaghetti and meatballs and loved it (so did my picky daughter) and my husband got a panini. If you can spot their tiny sign, try... More

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