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Sparky's

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21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-7400
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great ice cream

Our ice cream sundaes were delicious. I had cookies n cream plus "oreo speedwagon", a blend of coffee and oreos, topped off with whipped cream and a cherry. Eclectic selection of art adornes the walls, but the ice cream is the star.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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Inverness, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Our ice cream sundaes were delicious. I had cookies n cream plus "oreo speedwagon", a blend of coffee and oreos, topped off with whipped cream and a cherry. Eclectic selection of art adornes the walls, but the ice cream is the star.

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This place has the most unique, along with your traditional, homemade ice creams. The shop is fun and they are always happy to let you try something before you decide. This is definitely a Columbia must stop.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Sparkys is my home. The flavors are original and inspiring. The quirky atmosphere makes believe in yourself. Ps. The old workers gave nice fat servings. The new ones are a lil skimpy. But still much love

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Fulton, Missouri
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love this place! The ice cream is always amazing and they somehow put up with me wanting to try several flavors before I decide. Really home made! They make the coolest flavors while always having the classics around. Parking sometimes sucks but I need to walk off the extra calories anyway. Don't miss it!

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Excellent ice cream with interesting flavors. Try a scoop of green tea with a scoop of lavender. Cake batter is the bomb!

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Monument, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Sparky's ice cream is by far the best I've ever had, however their portions are rather small and the price tag is rather large.

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Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a quirky ice cream shop that is very typical of the atmosphere that you will find on 9th street in CoMo. They do tend to rotate flavors so there is usually something new to try, but it is always good. A good way to end or start the evening. They also offer adult (with alcohol) milkshakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I tried the green tea ice cream and it was very good! The shop has some Funny random paintings all over. Try it if your downtown and want some ice cream.

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Illinois, USA
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Good ice cream. They were nice and let my husband and daughter both try different flavor a before choosing

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My family and I simply had to eat here because we love bulldogs and there was a big one on the place's sign. Luckily for us, the ice cream was good as well as the cute decor (lots of stuffed animals, bulldog pictures, and just some interesting knick knacks everywhere). The flavors here range from very common (vanilla, chocolate) to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: (573) 443-7400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?