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Sparky's

21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-7400
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Ranked #6 of 329 Restaurants in Columbia
Price range: $5 - $10
Most recent review
- Aug 24, 2014
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Raytown, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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
23 helpful votes 23 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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236 reviews 236 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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