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“A pretty nice diner”
Review of Sparky's Diner

Sparky's Diner
Ranked #109 of 337 Restaurants in Traverse City
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Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Sparky’s Diner is a small but fine storefront eatery with a 50 - 60’s vibe. There is a drive through, too!

The rock and roll theme shows up in the decorations and music.

The menu covers the basics well and breakfast and lunch are served. We enjoyed our pancakes and eggs. The Java was tasty with frequent refills.

Thank 4MidwestFans
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 via mobile

Had the best breakfast at Sparkys. Waitstaff is very attentive, even with the crowd that was there.

An FYI...there will be crowds, but people share tables, and it doesn't take that long to be seated.

All in all great place and reasonable prices.

Thank Cynthia S
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Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We all had eggs (omelets and scrambled) which were really fresh and lovely. The bacon, hash browns and pancakes were done perfectly. Cannot say enough about the hospitality and friendliness of the staff and patrons. Clearly this place is frequented by the locals. Highly recommend if you are in the area.

Thank cllsrr
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Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

My wife and I ate breakfast here. I am not sure if it is always as busy as it was during our visit, but it is obvious that this is a favorite local spot. The restaurant has a fifties diner feel with album jackets and photos of musicians and instruments hanging on the walls. When we got there they only had one large table available that already had a local couple seated there. They invited us to sit with them so we did. Right as we sat down a smaller table opened up so we did change tables as a large group came in that needed the bigger table. As we sat there we observed other people coming in and sitting down with complete strangers where seating became available. As we were finishing up a local couple came over and asked to sit with my wife and I. The line for the restaurant at this point was out the door. We had a great conversation with the couple that sat with us. It was a fun breakfast experience and it felt good to see people actually talking with each other. The food was also very good with large portions. We'll be back.

Thank Edwin C
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Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a great breakfast here while we were in town for the Bayshore! The omelettes were huge and delicious! Coffee cups were kept full. Great service!

Thank Josh S
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