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Spanky's Ice Cream Shop

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16200 Main Ridge Road, Tangier Island, VA 23440
(757) 891-2514
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Dining options: Lunch, Takeout

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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
Ice cream hang out

Ice cream was great, but not sure if it was homemade. Service was good. Nice hang out spot for friends and families to gather.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 16, 2015
Nikki E
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Ice cream was great, but not sure if it was homemade. Service was good. Nice hang out spot for friends and families to gather.

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Edgewater, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

Yummy creaming ice cream. The service was quite good. The servers were charming and fast. There were many varieties of ice cream. Reminded me of an old-fashioned soda shop/

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Fortescue, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Yay! Air conditioned with an oldies decor. Good ice cream especially appreciated on such a hot day. Chairs and tables inside.

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Thank baycoast
Kent Island, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Spanky's was just like it was advertised! Walk back into the 1950s! We had hot dogs for a dinner snack and ice-cream for dessert. We both got waffle cones which were filled with mint chocolate chip ice cream. My husband tried the butter scotch ice cream, which was smooth and delicious. Full of flavor! We sat outside on the benches... More 

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King George, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Cute little ice cream shop that serves finger foods. Had some very good ice cream and pizza. A good place to re-charge.

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Thank Jeff S
Easton, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Retro Ice Cream Parlor. Good softer serve ice cream cones. Had benches out side so we could eat as we had our dog with us.

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Thank Specman728
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Thank Marilyn052_12
Culpeper, Virginia
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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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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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Thank drmom93
Pennington, New Jersey
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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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