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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Interesting..odd ball😊 Flavors of ice cream!

Ever changing, different flavors of ice cream in downtown Columbia. Tried salted watermelon on first visit...loved it! Came back two weeks later..and new flavors, but no salted watermelon😒 Very inventive in developing recipes. Good spot for dessert!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
grandcol
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Columbia, Missouri
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Columbia, Missouri
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ever changing, different flavors of ice cream in downtown Columbia. Tried salted watermelon on first visit...loved it! Came back two weeks later..and new flavors, but no salted watermelon😒 Very inventive in developing recipes. Good spot for dessert!

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Thank grandcol
San Antonio, Texas
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56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Sparky's is funky, quirky and cute. The ice cream is superb with lots of unique flavors that change frequently. Wall art is umm, interesting. Some a little scary for the young kiddos. Counter service needs to be friendlier and welcoming to guests. I would've been happy if they even smiled. That's the only thing that needs worked on.

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Thank VanessaVa
San Jose, CA
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Interesting art work generates conversation over yummy ice cream. Family friendly. Flavors change. Good location for meeting friends.

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Thank travelmavenCA
Kansas City, MO
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Great treat and enjoyable place. Not sure what's up with all the stuffed animals, but it was funny. So glad we went, and our girls loved it.

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Thank jccjrkc
Saint Louis, Missouri
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33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Holy Mother of Quirky Ice Cream Joints - this one is The Ultimate. The ice cream is way good. Indeed it is - hella good. But what keeps me coming back, even if it requires a detour during a long road trip, is the sass and pizzazz of the incredible collection of truly the worst artwork of all time, anywhere,... More 

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Thank nappiedee
Columbia, Missouri
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Like ice cream? Fresh, wonderful ice cream? This is it and someone is very creative with the flavors beyond outstanding vanilla, chocolate (several delightful chocolate combos) and strawberry. Great place to stop buy, say hi to the bull dog statue and try something new.

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Thank SpringerLady
Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love Sparky's! They are always quick to help, and all of their flavors are made that day fresh. They also really enjoy making new flavors, and keeping the clssics.

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Thank Samantha J
Missouri
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Well, the ice cream was great, but truly the best part is all of the artwork on the walls. It's not for sale, but just walking in is an experience! It's very quaint space with seating outside & they offer alcoholic drinks made with ice cream.... Bonus!!!! Must stop in while touring Columbia!

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Thank BBinUSA
Boca Raton, Florida
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

Having recently come from being wowed by gelato fiasco in ME, this was a special surprise. Delicious ice creams. Had to choose between Spiced Pear and Caramel Lavender...what a toss up. Went with CL and it was delish. Counter help lovely!!

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Thank cathi r
Chesterfield, Missouri
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239 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Unique local ice cream shop. Be sure to ask for LONDON FOG!! Always changing flavors...and they will give you a sample taste. Also, they will allow half scoops, if you want one scoop size with two flavors!!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?