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Spaghetti Jim's Market & Cafe

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1133B S. Airport Road, Traverse City, MI
231-922-5935
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10:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Fresh, housemade pasta served up the way you like it! Try our Spaghetti...
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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Visitor rating
  • 45
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Italian food, casual dining, no reservations needed

My first visit left a great impression! All pastas and sauces are homemade. I had papparadelle pasta with bolognese sauce. The sauce had declicious spices and it was served with roasted meats instead of ground. We also had the chicken parmesan. It was incredible! The coating on the chicken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Jenitang
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Traverse City
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Traverse City
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

My first visit left a great impression! All pastas and sauces are homemade. I had papparadelle pasta with bolognese sauce. The sauce had declicious spices and it was served with roasted meats instead of ground. We also had the chicken parmesan. It was incredible! The coating on the chicken breast was thin and crisp; the pomodoro sauce fresh and the... More 

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Traverse City, MI
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Four of us wanted to sample the new owners food and were greatly disappointed. Food was OK, service was OK, but nothing was exceptional, not even outstanding, only OK.I do not think any of will return.

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jim948, Owner at Spaghetti Jim's Market & Cafe, responded to this review

We are sorry that your visit was not up to par with your expectations, what Jim did here before was great, and respect that the expectations are very high for us! We here at spaghetti jims are grateful for your business and hope to see you all again here soon! More 

Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This used to be a great place to get take out pasta. We stopped by the other day and found that it has closed. There was an article in the local paper saying that the owner is retiring but hoping to sell to someone who wants to continue in that location.

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Clarkston, Michigan
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

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
4 helpful votes 4 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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 3 reviews
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1133B S. Airport Road, Traverse City, MI
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: 231-922-5935

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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!
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 8:30 pm

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