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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: Dinner, Lunch, 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
  • 46
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    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
Beyond our expectations!

We decided to try Spaghetti Jim's as we were driving by. So happy we did. The food was delicious, fresh and spiced just right. We had spaghetti and meatballs, chicken Thai noodles and garlic bread. All of the food excellent. Cannoli made fresh daily.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Stephanie J
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Traverse City, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This was not my first visit there with poor service but at least the first time the food was decent. I placed a takeout order and was told it would be a 30-45 minute wait. I was told that last year & was stuck waiting 20 min once I arrived. Thought I was safe this time by giving it 1... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
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128 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Not going to sugar coat. It was ok. Was hoping for a little better. Sauce is very watery. Server seemed to careless if we were here or not. Certainly edible but not great

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Traverse City, Michigan
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We decided to try Spaghetti Jim's as we were driving by. So happy we did. The food was delicious, fresh and spiced just right. We had spaghetti and meatballs, chicken Thai noodles and garlic bread. All of the food excellent. Cannoli made fresh daily.

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Traverse City
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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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14 restaurant reviews
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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 

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68 reviews 68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
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37 restaurant reviews
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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
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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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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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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, Pasta

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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