Spaghetti Western

★★★★☆
  • 1608 Shepherd Dr

    Houston, TX 77007

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  • 713-490-5618

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Hours
Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Thu 11am-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-11pm
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Food was excellent, service was great. I definatley recommend the Italian Nachos.

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★★★★★

Food was excellent, service was great. I definatley recommend the Italian Nachos.

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I've been to the Spaghetti Western a few times, but I'm not too terribly impressed. It's alright, I suppose. I do really like their Italian Nachos, but so far that's the only thing I've been super crazy about. Oh, the breadsticks are awesome, too. My best friend had the stuffed shells the other day and it was 3 shells with cheese stuffing only and some sauce and that was it...no salad or anything. I've had the southwestern lasagna (it's called something like that) and it's alright. Lots of chicken chunks in it and the salsa it's topped with is tasty. I wasn't impressed with the presentation. My piece of lasagna was completely falling apart and was pretty much a slop of ingredients covered with salsa. I also didn't feel very lasagna-ee about it. If I wanted a whole bunch of sour creamy chicken enchilada filling one day, that's exactly what I'd order, though. They do have a pretty solidly stocked juke box, though...I feel like I'm still listening to Classic Vinyl on my XM when I flip through the pages. I'll probably be back and try a few other things, but it's not amazing or anything.

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★★★☆☆

I've been to the Spaghetti Western a few times, but I'm not too terribly impressed. It's alright, I suppose. I do really like their Italian Nachos, but so far that's the only thing I've been super crazy about. Oh, the breadsticks are awesome, too. My best friend had the stuffed shells the other day and it was 3 shells with cheese stuffing only and some sauce and that was it...no salad or anything. I've had the southwestern lasagna (it's called something like that) and it's alright. Lots of chicken chunks in it and the salsa it's topped with is tasty. I wasn't impressed with the presentation. My piece of lasagna was completely falling apart and was pretty much a slop of ingredients covered with salsa. I also didn't feel very lasagna-ee about it. If I wanted a whole bunch of sour creamy chicken enchilada filling one day, that's exactly what I'd order, though. They do have a pretty solidly stocked juke box, though...I feel like I'm still listening to Classic Vinyl on my XM when I flip through the pages. I'll probably be back and try a few other things, but it's not amazing or anything.

Pros: Bread is delicious, jukebox

Cons: Service can be slow, food's alright

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Ate there last night 3/3/09 and overall the food was slightly less than average. The breadsticks were way underbaked and soft, I like my breadsticks chewy, firm and a little crunchy. My veggie pasta was okay but chef forgot to add much seasoning. Being vegetarian I like my veggies tasty, not simply steamed. My friend had the salmon & angel hair pasta. The salmon was good but chef again forgot to add salt or other seasoning to the pasta. We ordered spinach on the side and it was very tasty so we knew the chef had access to salt and lemon and other spices. We took leftovers home and plan to doctor them up for another meal. The decor was nice but the floor looked dirty. I wouldn't want my children crawling on it. And the little waitstaff guy busily swept the floor while we were trying to eat, gross. Better to do that after closing. We may try the pizza next time to see if it warrants a third visit.

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Ate there last night 3/3/09 and overall the food was slightly less than average. The breadsticks were way underbaked and soft, I like my breadsticks chewy, firm and a little crunchy. My veggie pasta was okay but chef forgot to add much seasoning. Being vegetarian I like my veggies tasty, not simply steamed. My friend had the salmon & angel hair pasta. The salmon was good but chef again forgot to add salt or other seasoning to the pasta. We ordered spinach on the side and it was very tasty so we knew the chef had access to salt and lemon and other spices. We took leftovers home and plan to doctor them up for another meal. The decor was nice but the floor looked dirty. I wouldn't want my children crawling on it. And the little waitstaff guy busily swept the floor while we were trying to eat, gross. Better to do that after closing. We may try the pizza next time to see if it warrants a third visit.

Pros: Fast service

Cons: Not enough seasoning in food

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great service. lots of food for the price! highly recommended if you are starving and on a budget!

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★★★★★

great service. lots of food for the price! highly recommended if you are starving and on a budget!

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The only reasons I did not give this place 1 or 2 stars is because my brother liked his food and the other posters that say the service is good are right. I got the "Pasta Man's Specialty" which is listed under their Specialties. It has a crab cake, a grilled chicken breast and crawfish tails in a gralic sauce over orzo. I thought that sounded good. Save for the chicken breast, it wasn't. I'd like to know why they felt they could call it a crab cake at all being that as far as I could see, there wasn't a stitch of crab in it. The orzo was way over cooked. It was essentially mush, which ruined that particular portion of the dish.

It could be I caught them on a bad night but with the number of other restaurants to choose from, I'm not taking that chance.

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The only reasons I did not give this place 1 or 2 stars is because my brother liked his food and the other posters that say the service is good are right. I got the "Pasta Man's Specialty" which is listed under their Specialties. It has a crab cake, a grilled chicken breast and crawfish tails in a gralic sauce over orzo. I thought that sounded good. Save for the chicken breast, it wasn't. I'd like to know why they felt they could call it a crab cake at all being that as far as I could see, there wasn't a stitch of crab in it. The orzo was way over cooked. It was essentially mush, which ruined that particular portion of the dish.

It could be I caught them on a bad night but with the number of other restaurants to choose from, I'm not taking that chance.

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Perfect for specials events, parties. This restaurant has excellent appetizers and to die for dessert. They have a very large menu with a variety of prices from steaks, pasta.

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★★★☆☆

Perfect for specials events, parties. This restaurant has excellent appetizers and to die for dessert. They have a very large menu with a variety of prices from steaks, pasta.

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I enjoy dining at Spaghetti Western. I highly recommend the specials for the day when making your dinner selection. The food is creative and blends Mexican and Italian flavors admirably. The combinations are downright unconventional, but sure do satisfy. You have to try the Italian nachos at least once, but bring friends to share the bounty because it's a heaping platter.

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★★★★☆

I enjoy dining at Spaghetti Western. I highly recommend the specials for the day when making your dinner selection. The food is creative and blends Mexican and Italian flavors admirably. The combinations are downright unconventional, but sure do satisfy. You have to try the Italian nachos at least once, but bring friends to share the bounty because it's a heaping platter.

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Good portions and great taste. Sat down at the bar for lunch with a group and had the worst service from the bartender throughout the entire meal. She rolled her eyes when we asked for bread before the meal and had a negative demeanor the whole time.

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★★★☆☆

Good portions and great taste. Sat down at the bar for lunch with a group and had the worst service from the bartender throughout the entire meal. She rolled her eyes when we asked for bread before the meal and had a negative demeanor the whole time.

Pros: Food

Cons: Service

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I've eaten here with friends a couple of times. The food is good but the service is shaky--we've had good service and bad service. The portions are huge, I will generally share of take home leftovers.

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★★★★☆

I've eaten here with friends a couple of times. The food is good but the service is shaky--we've had good service and bad service. The portions are huge, I will generally share of take home leftovers.

Pros: adequate parking, cool atmosphere

Cons: service isn't consistent

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We're regulars and every time we eat at Spaghetti Western everyone loves it! The food is consistently delicious (I love Shrimp Scampi w/Artichokes and tomatoes) and the shrimp are GIANT fat and juicy. How do they provide such good grub so cheap? The house salads are made with all green, yes i said all GREEN healthy lettuce and an addictive vinegrette dressing and feta cheese. We went again this past Saturday night about 8pm and the place was full but there always happens to be a table waiting for us! My date had the raviolli but I kept tasting bites because their tomato sauce is simply da Bomb. The wait staff is mature but in a hip way and always friendly and super efficient. Keep it up Spaghetti Western!

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★★★★★

We're regulars and every time we eat at Spaghetti Western everyone loves it! The food is consistently delicious (I love Shrimp Scampi w/Artichokes and tomatoes) and the shrimp are GIANT fat and juicy. How do they provide such good grub so cheap? The house salads are made with all green, yes i said all GREEN healthy lettuce and an addictive vinegrette dressing and feta cheese. We went again this past Saturday night about 8pm and the place was full but there always happens to be a table waiting for us! My date had the raviolli but I kept tasting bites because their tomato sauce is simply da Bomb. The wait staff is mature but in a hip way and always friendly and super efficient. Keep it up Spaghetti Western!

Pros: The Food is GREAT and Cheap

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I found the food at The Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe good. I enjoyed those appetizers. I am not very into the lasagna there though. The salad is also well prepared. I am fairly impressed. The price is good too. I would like to go back again.

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★★★☆☆

I found the food at The Spaghetti Western Italian Cafe good. I enjoyed those appetizers. I am not very into the lasagna there though. The salad is also well prepared. I am fairly impressed. The price is good too. I would like to go back again.

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Found the reviews misleading. Service and vibe was good - food was not. People must be coming here for some other reason but it sure isn't for the culinary qualities.

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★★★☆☆

Found the reviews misleading. Service and vibe was good - food was not. People must be coming here for some other reason but it sure isn't for the culinary qualities.

Pros: Service, cost

Cons: Food

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Have been there a number of times for different occasions, Birthday dinner, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, and just regular night out. The food has always been good and the prices are reasonable. I have tried several of the items on the menu and never been disappointed. The Bloody Mary's are excellent!!! The service, however, has not always been the best or even second best. Also, one of the times we went the ladies restroom was in dire need of attention. I will go back and hope that they read these reviews and improve the service.
Pros: Good Food-- Reasonable prices
Cons: Service not always good

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Have been there a number of times for different occasions, Birthday dinner, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, and just regular night out. The food has always been good and the prices are reasonable. I have tried several of the items on the menu and never been disappointed. The Bloody Mary's are excellent!!! The service, however, has not always been the best or even second best. Also, one of the times we went the ladies restroom was in dire need of attention. I will go back and hope that they read these reviews and improve the service.
Pros: Good Food-- Reasonable prices
Cons: Service not always good

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My girlfriend and I went on a Tuesday. It was very ez going. Good Food, Good Price you can eat here for a fist full of dollars, Nice Wait staff. Order the House wine (Merlot). The menu had plenty almost too much to select from. I would recommend this for dinner. Sure there are carbs but carbs get a bad wrap. I do wish they had some whole wheat selections.

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★★★★☆

My girlfriend and I went on a Tuesday. It was very ez going. Good Food, Good Price you can eat here for a fist full of dollars, Nice Wait staff. Order the House wine (Merlot). The menu had plenty almost too much to select from. I would recommend this for dinner. Sure there are carbs but carbs get a bad wrap. I do wish they had some whole wheat selections.

Pros: Great place - relax and enjoy

Cons: No wow effect but maybe that does not matter

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Love the seafood lasanga. Service was great, and the prices weren't bad. I would def. go again.
Very casual, kid friendly place.

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★★★★☆

Love the seafood lasanga. Service was great, and the prices weren't bad. I would def. go again.
Very casual, kid friendly place.

Pros: Good variety, tatsy choices

Cons: A little too 'rustic' if you know what I mean

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If you want to really feel like you are in old western cafe this is the place. Not just the decor- but most of the customers there were about 60+ drinking it up at the bar. Service was terrible, and very very slow. I went during my lunch break and there was 1 waitress for the entire restaurant. Food was decent, nothing to rave about. Will not go back.

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If you want to really feel like you are in old western cafe this is the place. Not just the decor- but most of the customers there were about 60+ drinking it up at the bar. Service was terrible, and very very slow. I went during my lunch break and there was 1 waitress for the entire restaurant. Food was decent, nothing to rave about. Will not go back.

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We love Spaghetti Western! Our 8-year-old gets her own personal little pizza and my fave is the Chicken pasta with artichokes! There is something on the menu for everyone and it's a great restaurant for kids. Service is prompt and friendly and the bread is to die for!

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★★★★★

We love Spaghetti Western! Our 8-year-old gets her own personal little pizza and my fave is the Chicken pasta with artichokes! There is something on the menu for everyone and it's a great restaurant for kids. Service is prompt and friendly and the bread is to die for!

Pros: Great Value, Delicious Food

Cons: none

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we are visiting from Portland, Oregon, so every dinner is a risk! We did our research and needed a low-key, kid friendly place (we have a 1-year-old, and an 81-year-old in our party!). We all enjoyed everything! Food - yummy. This isn't fru-fru Italian. This is kind of Americanized, fattening, yummy comfort food. We all raved. My husband forgot his phone there, so we may HAVE to go back once more before heading back home!

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★★★★★

we are visiting from Portland, Oregon, so every dinner is a risk! We did our research and needed a low-key, kid friendly place (we have a 1-year-old, and an 81-year-old in our party!). We all enjoyed everything! Food - yummy. This isn't fru-fru Italian. This is kind of Americanized, fattening, yummy comfort food. We all raved. My husband forgot his phone there, so we may HAVE to go back once more before heading back home!

Pros: Yummy food and great service

Cons: Location was a bit iffy

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Heavy meals with lots of carbs. Bread and pasta lovers will be in heaven. Institutional chicken breasts cheesed up and heavily sauced should appeal to the trucker in you. Kinda reminds me of a menu and decor thought up in the 70's by college kids.

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Heavy meals with lots of carbs. Bread and pasta lovers will be in heaven. Institutional chicken breasts cheesed up and heavily sauced should appeal to the trucker in you. Kinda reminds me of a menu and decor thought up in the 70's by college kids.

Pros: Big iced tea glasses.

Cons: Uncomfortable seating, marginal food.

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Great italian food for the dollar. Average entree $8-$10. Excellent flavor and portion size. We have been here twice and will be back. Wine prices seem higher than food (cheapest glass about $6). Don't expect fancy or nice inside. Just basic neighborhood restaurant that's a great value. The first time we went was in the summer time, and the ac was suspect, but this time (winter) inside temp was great. We had excellent service from our waitress. Worth trying....

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★★★★☆

Great italian food for the dollar. Average entree $8-$10. Excellent flavor and portion size. We have been here twice and will be back. Wine prices seem higher than food (cheapest glass about $6). Don't expect fancy or nice inside. Just basic neighborhood restaurant that's a great value. The first time we went was in the summer time, and the ac was suspect, but this time (winter) inside temp was great. We had excellent service from our waitress. Worth trying....

Pros: Parking in back, cheap, excellent value

Cons: AC

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Every dish I have tried there has been really great. The lasagna was wonderful. The traditional spaghetti and meatballs were great. Their breadsticks are hot and fresh. And, they have different takes on the same dishes if you want to try something new. I highly recommend it.

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★★★★★

Every dish I have tried there has been really great. The lasagna was wonderful. The traditional spaghetti and meatballs were great. Their breadsticks are hot and fresh. And, they have different takes on the same dishes if you want to try something new. I highly recommend it.

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The absolute best spaghetti this side of the Atlantic. I would love to try the pizza (based on the reviews), but after having tried the spaghetti w/ meat sauce, its just plain hard to pass it on the menu without ordering it. Very generous portions for the price. Oh, and the breadsticks are AMAZING! Waitstaff is down-to-earth.

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★★★★★

The absolute best spaghetti this side of the Atlantic. I would love to try the pizza (based on the reviews), but after having tried the spaghetti w/ meat sauce, its just plain hard to pass it on the menu without ordering it. Very generous portions for the price. Oh, and the breadsticks are AMAZING! Waitstaff is down-to-earth.

Pros: Great Food, Great Price, Great Employees

Cons: at times, Parking

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Decided to try restaurant based on online reviews. The ambience and food are above average for kid-friendly establishments.

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Decided to try restaurant based on online reviews. The ambience and food are above average for kid-friendly establishments.

Pros: Kid friendly, Large portions, Good pizza

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Good food, good prices. Be prepared to eat because the portions are huge. Although, they could turn on the a/c more than what it is set.

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★★★★☆

Good food, good prices. Be prepared to eat because the portions are huge. Although, they could turn on the a/c more than what it is set.

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first time ther was saturday night(7-30-05).food was great,service was wonderful,had a fine time nd will go back alot more times.

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★★★★★

first time ther was saturday night(7-30-05).food was great,service was wonderful,had a fine time nd will go back alot more times.

Pros: food, price, staff

Cons: little more parking

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I love the this place because it is casual, and perfect for the family. The food is very good, and has a large menu to choose from. The stuffed mushrooms are a great appetizer, and I love the all the chicken dishes. The pizzas are great entrees also.

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★★★★☆

I love the this place because it is casual, and perfect for the family. The food is very good, and has a large menu to choose from. The stuffed mushrooms are a great appetizer, and I love the all the chicken dishes. The pizzas are great entrees also.

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This place is definitely worth checking out. Very laid back, casual atmosphere complete with a jukebox. The pizza really good - especially the The Ugly with a zesty tomatillo sauce - and all the pastas we have tried have been excellent.

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This place is definitely worth checking out. Very laid back, casual atmosphere complete with a jukebox. The pizza really good - especially the The Ugly with a zesty tomatillo sauce - and all the pastas we have tried have been excellent.

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Great little place. We had a big group on a Saturday night and they accomodated us very well. You cannot go wrongh with the pastaman's special (unless you are expecting pasta).

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★★★★★

Great little place. We had a big group on a Saturday night and they accomodated us very well. You cannot go wrongh with the pastaman's special (unless you are expecting pasta).

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I like the restaurant. If you want a cheap, laid back place that is quirky, then Spaghetti Western is for you! If not you can cross the street and dance to some zydeco on the Weekends. I like the Spaghetti, Pizza, and the Crawfish Shrimp Pasta is good.

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★★★★★

I like the restaurant. If you want a cheap, laid back place that is quirky, then Spaghetti Western is for you! If not you can cross the street and dance to some zydeco on the Weekends. I like the Spaghetti, Pizza, and the Crawfish Shrimp Pasta is good.

Pros: Food, Location, Fun

Cons: Small, Loud, Parking always full

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The pizza is the best in Houston. Great place to relax and enjoy good company.

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★★★★★

The pizza is the best in Houston. Great place to relax and enjoy good company.

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We had a great experiance there. Service was good, food was good. We went before going to the theater, and we were treated great, and in a timely manner.

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★★★★★

We had a great experiance there. Service was good, food was good. We went before going to the theater, and we were treated great, and in a timely manner.

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My husband and I have been coming to Spaghetti Western since it opened and have never been disappointed. The waitstaff is eclectic and fun and we have never had bad service, as a matter of fact there are a couple of servers that always remember our drink orders when we come in! The breadsticks are incredible and garlicky and the house salad is to die for. We have both tried various entrees and have never come away unhappy and the portions are rather large for the price. A great comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. We hope they grow and are in this location forever.

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★★★★★

My husband and I have been coming to Spaghetti Western since it opened and have never been disappointed. The waitstaff is eclectic and fun and we have never had bad service, as a matter of fact there are a couple of servers that always remember our drink orders when we come in! The breadsticks are incredible and garlicky and the house salad is to die for. We have both tried various entrees and have never come away unhappy and the portions are rather large for the price. A great comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. We hope they grow and are in this location forever.

Pros: Inexpensive, Eclectic Staff, Comfortable

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Being in a area that is somewhat known for fast, cheap and good (Jacks, Hoffbrau) Spaghetti Western still maanages to stand out. I have eaten there many times and reccommend the Bad Pizza. It has loads of cheese, meatballs, sausage and pepperoni. I have also never left without a to go box. The service tends to be somewhat slow and the service staff is unique but all in all they manage to pull it off. Also, make sure that you try one of the hot, fresh complimentary bread sticks. TIP: Go on Saturday for lunch. You won't have to wait.

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Being in a area that is somewhat known for fast, cheap and good (Jacks, Hoffbrau) Spaghetti Western still maanages to stand out. I have eaten there many times and reccommend the Bad Pizza. It has loads of cheese, meatballs, sausage and pepperoni. I have also never left without a to go box. The service tends to be somewhat slow and the service staff is unique but all in all they manage to pull it off. Also, make sure that you try one of the hot, fresh complimentary bread sticks. TIP: Go on Saturday for lunch. You won't have to wait.

Pros: cheap, great food, good location

Cons: slow service, parking lot is awful

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I just recently found out about this place and I LOVE it! I've been about 4 times so far and I have not been disappointed yet. It alway seems pretty croweded, but I've never really had to wait more than just a few minutes. They have a ton of choices on the menu and always lots more specials. I still have to work my way through a lot of the dishes I want to try. Service has always been very good - even on busy nights. My only complaint - they're CLOSED on Sundays.

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★★★★★

I just recently found out about this place and I LOVE it! I've been about 4 times so far and I have not been disappointed yet. It alway seems pretty croweded, but I've never really had to wait more than just a few minutes. They have a ton of choices on the menu and always lots more specials. I still have to work my way through a lot of the dishes I want to try. Service has always been very good - even on busy nights. My only complaint - they're CLOSED on Sundays.

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Great Spaghetti! Simple Food, and Quick Service. The prices are very reasonable and fills a good appetite. They make great margaritas on the rocks there! Don't forget Happy Hour between 4-7pm.

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★★★★★

Great Spaghetti! Simple Food, and Quick Service. The prices are very reasonable and fills a good appetite. They make great margaritas on the rocks there! Don't forget Happy Hour between 4-7pm.

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Just happened to run across this place, and WOW. The italian nachos to start with were amazing. Then I order the italian chicken sandwhich. The bring out this monster that even I couldn't finish! And this was just for lunch. I can't wait to go back and try some more dishes at dinner. They had a decent selection of wine at affordable prices.

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Just happened to run across this place, and WOW. The italian nachos to start with were amazing. Then I order the italian chicken sandwhich. The bring out this monster that even I couldn't finish! And this was just for lunch. I can't wait to go back and try some more dishes at dinner. They had a decent selection of wine at affordable prices.

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Nice atmosphere, great food and the absolute best bread ever!

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★★★★★

Nice atmosphere, great food and the absolute best bread ever!

Pros: bread, service, atmosphere

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This is the BEST spaghetti I have ever had at a restaraunt and I never would have expected it. I would recommend this restaraunt to anyone except for people I don't like and stuffy socialites.

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★★★★★

This is the BEST spaghetti I have ever had at a restaraunt and I never would have expected it. I would recommend this restaraunt to anyone except for people I don't like and stuffy socialites.

Pros: Great Food, Friendly Staff, Jukebox

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Popped in for lunch recently. The bread sticks were melt in your mouth and the chicken parmigian was just right. I will definitely be back and bring friends.

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★★★★★

Popped in for lunch recently. The bread sticks were melt in your mouth and the chicken parmigian was just right. I will definitely be back and bring friends.

Pros: Inexpensive, Fast service

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