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Sparky's Diner

American, Diner
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1462 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-4771
+1 231-933-8005
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Traverse City, Michigan
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

Be prepared to ask for a take-home box. The waitresses are so friendly that you will want to ask them to join you. It has a juke-box filled with old time Rock & Roll artists. Album covers line the walls with performers from the early days of Rock & Roll. I felt like Dick Clark was going to be there.

Thank TCjoel
Wheatley, Canada
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120 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Wife and I ate here on a recent trip to TC. Great spot for lunch, decent food and decent price and great friendly service. Great décor with working juke box playing oldies.

Thank canadianoutbacker
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60 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

Great food and plenty of it, excellent service. If you leave Hungry it's your fault. Decent prices especially for whatyou get.

Thank Sudekumdr
Traverse City, Michigan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Great breakfast, great prices, great service and very clean. it was our first time back and we will be back. The food was delicious.

Thank lindacfischer
Traverse City, Michigan
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479 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Owner of the casual hot spot for locals used to be the long time manager at the popular Don's Drive-in in Traverse City. Brent has carried the nostalgia theme to his place with a juke box and memorabilia on the walls. Service is excellent and Brent cruises the tables to ensure diners are content. Prices are reasonable and specials are... More 

Thank Bill H
Traverse City, Michigan
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a quiet moment, and a hot meal. The food was fast, hot and tastie. The waitress where friendly and enjoyable. Serving breakfast and lunch only. Will be back again.

Thank rtbell1959
Holland, Michigan
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2016

This place will not disappoint, Great breakfast for a reasonable price and you wont go away hungry. The place is very clean, the waitress are quick to serve, check up and refill coffee and water. Whenever I am up north I try to get at least one visit in as I love supporting local joints that have the charm, good... More 

Thank kkadolph
Toivola, Michigan
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The wife and I eat at Sparky 's Diner at least once a month... the food is good, the prices are decent, and the staff is friendly... the 2 waitresses both fuss over our little girl... they comment on big she's getting... there's a lot of Record Albums hanging on the wall... there is a Jukebox but it's usually quiet...... More 

Thank EricW7
Elk Rapids, Michigan
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016

Great place for meeting for breakfast. The food is good as well as plentiful, the service is top drawer and the small town atmosphere is relaxing and pleasant. Lunch is also served, which I understand from other family members is equally impressive, but I can only speak personally for the breakfast. Whenever we are there visiting family, our Saturday morning... More 

Thank David W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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193 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

My girlfriends and I recently spent a few nights in Traverse City at a friend's condo. She and her husband often have breakfast here, and suggested it to us. What a great place! We stopped for a late breakfast and were seated immediately. Our waitress brought water without even being asked, and told us what was on special that morning.... More 

Thank egrlbk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1462 W South Airport Rd, Traverse City, MI 49686-4771
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-933-8005

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