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Spaghetti Jim's Market & Cafe

1133B S. Airport Road, Traverse City, MI
231-922-5935
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Ranked #21 of 255 restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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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Dining options: Reservations
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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English first
Columbia SC
Top Contributor
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Washington DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Spaghetti Jim's was terrific, start to finish, in catering our dinner event for 30. Ours was an informal family reunion gathering, but a special occasion. Jim helped us hit just the right balance, equipping the tables with nice white tablecloths, flatware and glasses and offering a family-style buffet that included a lovely antipasto platter, salad, great entree options, and fabulous... More

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michigan
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were looking for a spaghetti dinner during our trip to Traverse City, We had looked on line for an Italian Restaurant, saw a few high end choices, but when we looked at menu on line not one of them offered spaghetti & meatballs. Spaghetti Jim's was the last one we looked and we were glad we continued to look,... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has some potential with some tweeks. The food was very good. Their signature spaghetti and meatballs was exceptional. Made with fresh pasta and homemade mozzarella stuffed meatballs in a robust sauce it was defining. My daughter enjoyed her spaghetti carbonara. All entrees are served with a small salad with isn't much to speak of. Portions are good and... More

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Holland, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

If you can ignore the atmosphere you must come here for food. The homemade pasta was great and the sauce was just right. If there would have been a glass of wine next to my plate it would have been perfect. Our kids thought it was the best spaghetti and fettuccine alfredo they ever had and we can't disagree. Thanks... More

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