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“What an amazing treasure!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sparky's

Sparky's
21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-7400
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Ranked #7 of 319 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
Springfield, MO
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19 reviews
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“What an amazing treasure!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Weird whimsical art, super smiley service, and decent prices for the most creative flavors you may ever find. The goal here is to have a memorable experience that will make you crave coming back again to experiment and try new things. We tried a White Russian and Raspberry hot fudge sundae. Amazing! The staff were very helpful because it can be overwhelming. They work here because they love ice cream! We will be back many times!

  • Visited April 2013
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Columbia, MO
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Yum. YUM.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

This is really gelato, and is served, appropriately, somewhat soft. interesting and often original flavors. A local favorite, for very good reason.

Visited October 2012
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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best ice cream around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

This place is as unique as the flavor offerings. You can get anything from chocolate cake batter (or red velvet and vanilla cake batter), to butterbear, to mango lime sorbet. The art work hanging around is one of the many things that make this place, but the best is the ice cream.

Visited January 2013
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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Awesome.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Many unique flavors such as lavender, cake batter, butterbear, waffle...and regular such as rasberry, vanilla, chocolate, etc. Also have alcoholic ice cream drinks. ALWAYS good ( a little pricey though )

Visited September 2012
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Columbia, Missouri
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Awesome flavors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Sparky's makes all the own ice cream and they always have really interesting flavors (plus alcoholic ice creams). Right in the middle of the main thoroughfare of downtown Columbia, getting Sparky's and walking around makes for a fun night. My personal favorite is a 2-scoop hot fudge sundae with 1 scoop raspberry and 1 scoop irish cream. They are closed through the winter.

Visited October 2012
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