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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Sparky's is a local ice cream parlor that makes their own product. They offer a tasty and unique assortment of flavors that can't be found anywhere else. They even offer a couple of "over 21" flavors: a white russian and one made using dark chocolate and red wine from a nearby winery. This place is well worth stopping by for... More 

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Columbia, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Sparky's is very unique to Columbia, MO. They make all their own ice cream and tend to have a few "exotic" flavors that you don't find in other ice cream shops. The atmosphere and experience you get from sparky's is one of a kind. you MUST go here when visiting.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

If you feel like trying ice cream flavors that are different, this is the place. Found it a little too expensive though.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Lots of different and amazing flavors. You can ask for tastes before you decide. Prices are really reasonable. Perfect end after a meal in the area.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The ice cream flavors are constantly changing although they keep the staples. The atmosphere is a bit odd but in a fun way. Family friendly although it could use more seating. Definitely worth a try.

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Raytown, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My daughter and I went to MU for a campus visit and fell across this place, OMG we fell in love. They have a variety of flavors and a small shop great atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Definitely worth the few mile drive off of hwy 70 to visit sparkys. We were traveling across Missouri and needed a break. Great imaginative flavors and atmosphere. Ice cream is gourmet. Very good. I would stop again

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Edmond, OK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

During my wife and my week in Columbia, we made the trip to Sparky's three separate times. That's how much we liked it. From the funky, bad artwork to the unique ice cream creations, it's not to be missed. They even had some over 21 selections, blended to taste like familiar adult beverages. The salt & pepper variety was a... More 

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Rew, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The whole family was satisfied. I recommend the lavender honey ice cream, subtle flavours, smooth and creamy.

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Columbia, Missouri
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272 reviews 272 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Great place to take out of town guests. They have a lot of really creative ice cream flavors that you will not find anywhere else.

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Additional Information about Sparky's

Address: 21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201
Phone Number: (573) 443-7400
Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10

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