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Sparky's

21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-7400
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Ranked #9 of 324 restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $5 - $10
Most recent review
- Jul 9, 2014
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Rew, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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212 reviews 212 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Love all the ice cream flavor options. I've never ordered the same thing twice. Fun to explore new treats but they also offer great traditional flavors. Lovely way to end a day!

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Brandon, Florida, USA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My husband and I didn't visit Sparky's until the last 2 days of our week in Columbia. We managed to fit in 2 cones each over our last 2 days. The raspberry ice cream is superb! The ice cream is creamy and made with real fruit, not some chemicals concocted to imitate the taste of fruit. The staff is friendly... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Sparky's has great unique flavors and always homemade. The staff is friendly and I have to go there every time, when they are open....I thought they use to be seasonal, but I see via Facebook they are open now. Yea...cause I'm on my way to Columbia this weekend! With flavors like, PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE, HEATH BAR, BUTTERSCOTCH, OATMEAL CREAM... More

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Wichita, Kansas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We had ice cream after eating at Billiard's on Broadway in Columbia, Missouri. The ambiance is funky with the weirdest bad artwork on the walls in the place. The ice cream is fantastic, homemade and with different flavors. It is worth the wait.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This place has some great homemade ice cream in a variety of favors from vanilla to funky blends. It's always crowded so be patient since it's worth the wait. If it's warm eat outside to take in the college crowd.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stumbled onto Sparky"s during our visit to Columbia. Awesome place with funky wall art! But also great homemade ice cream with a few interesting choices mixed with tried and true flavors. I chose the Rice Crispy flavor. It was creamy vanilla ice cream with chunks of rice crispy treats-heaven!!

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Columbia, Missouri
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Home made ice cream, interesting flavors that change every few days, good location in the heart of downtown, and often a line all the way out the door. It is definitely worth it.

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Columbia, MO
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

My friends and I make a weekly pilgrimage to Sparky's to sober up after a few drinks at the brew pub. We love Sparky's quirky shop and the gourmet ice cream flavors. It's sort of the local "Willy Wonka" of ice cream. A recent strange favorite flavor was "Buttered Popcorn." Carrot Cake, and Patric Mint Chocolate Chip are always good,... More

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