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The Old Spaghetti Factory

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1735 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3211
253-383-2214
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Today
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Dining on a budget
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good Lunch Stop

I had some time to kill and stopped here for lunch. It was nice to have bread and salad included in the lunch meal. I got the managers favorite that included 2 sauces. It was pretty good. The service was good too. My waitress was attentive and did a great job. I would go back here again for lunch.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
wxwatcher49
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Orting, Washington
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Reservations
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117 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orting, Washington
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I had some time to kill and stopped here for lunch. It was nice to have bread and salad included in the lunch meal. I got the managers favorite that included 2 sauces. It was pretty good. The service was good too. My waitress was attentive and did a great job. I would go back here again for lunch.

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Federal Way, Washington, United States
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We enjoyed a family dinner with our daughter, son-in-law, and our two grandchildren (ages 2 and 5) at the Old Spaghetti Factory in Tacoma, WA. We received quick seating, great service, and good-tasting meals. These restaurants are one of our favorites for special ocassions or just any ocassion, really!

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Fife, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

We ate there as a group, there were 5 of us in the party, we all enjoyed our spaghetti they gave us all plenty to eat. the bread that comes with the meal was just flat good. We were there on a Tuesday, and there was a fair sized crowd there , we only waited about 10 minutes for our... More 

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San Francisco, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Had no booking and on a Thursday night it was full ... so we were offered a seat in the bar and service of a meal there. Worked out fine - meal and drinks were of a good standard (spaghetti and meatballs) and we agreed we would go back.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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56 reviews 56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We tried to go the first time on a Friday evening, but it was too crowded and the wait was 40 minutes. We came back for a weekday lunch instead. The service was ok. The food was borderline bad. The most underwhelming meal I've ever had at a restaurant. I will never eat here again. It's perplexing to me how... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

I was blown away! We had a family reunion with my husband's family and ate here. Not only was food and service amazing but the place is so charming! Loved all there decor and the fact that you could eat in an old rail car! Definitely would go here again!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A fun place with great food -- my old roommates and I have been going there for over 44 years and we eat there during every PLU Homecoming weekend!

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Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

I remember my grandparents taking me to OSF when I was a kid. Now I get to take my granddaughter. Does it get any better??? Still the same menu I remember from childhood with a few additions. Try the broccoli with cheese.....yummy side dish! O, and make sure to bring a kid wit you and start building some great memories!

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Shelton, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Most people have probably been to the Old Spaghetti Factory once or twice in their lives. Most people probably don't have much bad things to stay about their dinner. The bottom line is that it is spaghetti. Their Spaghetti isn't any better or worse than I can make at home. The only reason I have ever gone back is because... More 

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Cooper City
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We ate in an old restored trolley care. Loved the old-fashioned decor, food was generous. Service was a bit slow but we went right before closing. Minestrone soup was excellent.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1735 Jefferson Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-3211
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Tacoma
  • Phone Number: 253-383-2214

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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