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16200 Main Ridge Road, Tangier Island, VA 23440
(757) 891-2514
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
good ice cream and friendly staff

An oasis of cold ice cream and air conditioning on this remote island. Spanky is super friendly and helpful, the whole family may be there to help. Has soft serve and hard flavors.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2014
David M
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Clarksville, Maryland, United States
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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Stopped for ice cream, there was a birthday party being held. Lots of children. This is the same place we had rented the gold cart.

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Clarksville, Maryland, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

An oasis of cold ice cream and air conditioning on this remote island. Spanky is super friendly and helpful, the whole family may be there to help. Has soft serve and hard flavors.

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Pennsylvania
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I feel kind of mean saying that the ice cream was just average, but it was. If I were to rate the decor then it would be cute, but kitchy. It was the name and the fact that it was hot outside that drew us to Spanky's. It was fine for a summer day, but overall just average.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Great atmosphere. Air conditioned. Cute offerings. Ice cream both soft and traditional. Service was prompt and friendly. The displays were authentic: poodle felt skirt complete with leash and rhinestone decoration.

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Doswell, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We picked Spanky's for our dessert on Saturday night for two reasons--it was open late and it is closed on Sunday so we couldn't try it then. Delicious scooped ice cream. Enjoyed the music and décor and had a great time talking to the gentleman behind the counter. We would have gone back again if we'd been on the island... More 

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Sebring, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

neat little ice crean shop.... 5o and 60's music and neat people that run it. Got some good pizza there also :)

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Yorktown, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The social life of the Island seems to revolve around the ice cream parlors. The ice cream here is very good.

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Tangier Island, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Took my grandsons in for lunch. Have a wonderful lunch variety. We enjoyed our meal and two of them got ice cream afterwards. Also for every amount spent qualifies for free sundae. Air conditioners and oldies music playing.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Spanky is a fun character and will entertain you with his stories while you enjoy his ice cream. We stopped in for a late noontime desert and will probably eat lunch there next visit.

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Spring Grove, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Great place for a lil' snack........and then you'll wanna dance off all those calories to some great 50's tunes!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16200 Main Ridge Road, Tangier Island, VA 23440
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Tangier Island
  • Phone Number: (757) 891-2514

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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