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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
Felt like going back into the 50s

After a steamy walk around the island, it was great to stop into Spanky's for a cool cone and some 50's music. A fantastic way to end our day on Tangier.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Marilyn052_12
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

After a steamy walk around the island, it was great to stop into Spanky's for a cool cone and some 50's music. A fantastic way to end our day on Tangier.

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Culpeper, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I highly recommend their Moose Tracks flavor. Also had their soft serve chocolate which was also very good.

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maryland usa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Great milk shake, made with milk, ice cream and syrup - no stuff pre-made from a machine. The kids were delighted.

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Pennington, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Address: 16200 Main Ridge Road, Tangier Island, VA 23440
Phone Number: (757) 891-2514
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Tangier Island
Cuisine: American

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  • 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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