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21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-7400
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English first
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
24 helpful votes 24 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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245 reviews 245 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 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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