Spaghetti Dinner

Michelina’s All-You-Can-Eat
Spaghetti Dinner

The Michelina’s All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner has been a Grandma’s Marathon tradition since 1977!

This annual pre-race feast is open to the public. Anyone and everyone – participants, volunteers, spectators, families, friends, and anyone else you can think of – is invited to attend and join together in this annual pre-race meal.

Come, sit down, and enjoy dinner in this wonderful, family-style atmosphere!


Friday, June 18, 2021 | 11:00 am to 9:00 pm
Location: Lake Superior Ballroom, Duluth Entertainment & Convention Center (DECC)
Cost: $14 adults, $7 youth (ages 5-12),
FREE (ages 4 and under)

NOTE: Tickets will be available at the door on the day of the event.

Menu: All-you-can-eat spaghetti w/ marinara sauce (w/ choice of meatballs), Caesar salad, Country Hearth breads
Drinks: Duluth Coffee Company coffee, Kemps milk, Dasani water
Dessert: Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Super One Foods cookies

NOTE: Gluten-free pasta available upon request.


Modifications will be in place to reduce touchpoints throughout the event, and tables will be limited to 8 patrons at a time and sanitized between uses.

NOTE: While not required under the state’s current public health guidelines, all visitors and volunteers are strongly encouraged to wear a mask or face covering and to maintain appropriate social distance throughout the event.


By the Numbers

  • 8,000 plates of spaghetti are served
  • 5,000 pounds of Michelina’s sauce are used
  • 2,500 pounds of dry spaghetti noodles are used
  • 40,000 meatballs are served
  • 600 loaves of Country Hearth Natural Bread are consumed
  • 6,000 cups of Ben & Jerry’s are served for dessert
  • 8,000 servings of Kemps white and chocolate milk are served
  • 15,000 vanilla wafer cookies for dessert