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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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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
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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
Four delicious entrees; served with a smile.

Although the cooks are apparently changing, finally the quality of the pasta was 99.9% back to Jim's original. We all had different entrees--delicious. And they were understanding when we accidentally spilled some wine ... that's right. If you call in advance you can bring your own wine--and there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
M J
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Traverse City, Michigan
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Traverse City, Michigan
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

There was nothing right about our dinner tonight. We walked in and there was no one to seat us or even a sign to say "seat yourself". When we finally got a table, we waited a long time for water. When the waitress brought our salads, we had to wait for silverware. There were other tables having the same problem.... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We were at Spaghetti Jim's for a wedding rehearsal dinner and had the private banquet room. Staff were running around like crazy trying to set up even though they new the arrival time of our party. The steamers to hold the food were not set up and filled with hot water when the chef brought the food out. Dishes were... More 

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Traverse City, Michigan
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Although the cooks are apparently changing, finally the quality of the pasta was 99.9% back to Jim's original. We all had different entrees--delicious. And they were understanding when we accidentally spilled some wine ... that's right. If you call in advance you can bring your own wine--and there is no corkage fee.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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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41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 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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Additional Information about Spaghetti Jim's Market & Cafe

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

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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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