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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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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
Best ice cream, highest price

Sparky's ice cream is by far the best I've ever had, however their portions are rather small and the price tag is rather large.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Monument, Colorado
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Monument, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Sparky's ice cream is by far the best I've ever had, however their portions are rather small and the price tag is rather large.

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Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a quirky ice cream shop that is very typical of the atmosphere that you will find on 9th street in CoMo. They do tend to rotate flavors so there is usually something new to try, but it is always good. A good way to end or start the evening. They also offer adult (with alcohol) milkshakes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I tried the green tea ice cream and it was very good! The shop has some Funny random paintings all over. Try it if your downtown and want some ice cream.

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Illinois, USA
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Good ice cream. They were nice and let my husband and daughter both try different flavor a before choosing

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My family and I simply had to eat here because we love bulldogs and there was a big one on the place's sign. Luckily for us, the ice cream was good as well as the cute decor (lots of stuffed animals, bulldog pictures, and just some interesting knick knacks everywhere). The flavors here range from very common (vanilla, chocolate) to... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Sparky's never disappoints they have flavors that are not found anywhere else and the experient with flavors like blueberry muffin or red velvet cake. They have a few flavor that are available all the time like vanilla but change a lot of them. They even have adult only flavors.

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USA
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

So many flavors and options to choose from, how do you decide?! You definitely cannot walk away without finding something you will love here. Only drawback is you need to be patient because there is almost always quite a line. It is well worth it however. They even let you sample for free just to be sure! Mmmmm.....

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Columbia, Missouri
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

When my grown kids come to visit in summer, a nice dinner and then a stroll around downtown Columbia is always fun. Dessert after dinner? Sparky's ice cream! Store has very limited seating inside and outside, but it's the ice cream that counts!

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Columbia, Missouri
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Sparky's serves the best homemade ice cream in Columbia! Unique flavors such as Lavender Honey and my personal favorite Pineapple Upside Down Cake. If you buy a regular size cone you get a kids cone free!

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Stopped by and had a cone for our walk around downtown. Flavors seems a bit weird to me and didn't have mint choclate chip. Was priced just right and quick staff. Did take credit cards

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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?