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21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-7400
Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 39
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  • 16
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
always good AND interesting

first, the interesting. it's a unique store with "works of art" on the wall is fun to look at but won't leave you thinking you should fork over a few bucks for them. second, the service. they were awesome as always. definitely uniqueness or different is part of the interview process here, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
tim p
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Quincy, Illinois
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Quincy, Illinois
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

first, the interesting. it's a unique store with "works of art" on the wall is fun to look at but won't leave you thinking you should fork over a few bucks for them. second, the service. they were awesome as always. definitely uniqueness or different is part of the interview process here, but whatever it is, they should continue it.... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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134 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Truly a CoMo institution, Sparky's makes wonderful ice cream in an amazing variety of unusual flavors, with something for every taste. Not cheap, but extraordinarily good.

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Columbia, Missouri
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161 reviews 161 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Local ice cream that screams local. They routinely incorporate local businesses into their flavor selection. Boone Olive Oil Company across the street inspired the olive oil ice cream, Patric Chocolate inspired another, and Les Bourgeois down the road as well. Flavors are always spot on and you're invited to try samples. Alcoholic options are available as well, and other unique... More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If ever in the area, it's worth a trip over to Sparky's! I love their history and originality. Ice Cream was good!

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Boothbay, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Plenty of choices for ice cream. There's usually a line out the door. Good location, right downtown. What's better than ice cream in August?!

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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

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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Columbia, Missouri
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61 reviews 61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?