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All reviews pizza swamp burger fries wings pancakes italian sub fried fish sandwich all you can eat large menu great local place looked amazing stopped for breakfast small place ormond beach staff was friendly cheese
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

LUNCH at Sparkys Nice plastic dividers between booths SUPERB FOOD ! Sign outside says "Best Pizza in Florida" GOTTA AGREE... BUT this was the BEST liver & onions I've ever had in a restaurant....menu said onions, bacon, & brown gravy....but I got without gravy but...EXTRA onions ! Spinach was AMAZING too. Onion straws was a side dish but WAY enough to SHAREMore

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently, we were traveling through Astor and had heard how great the food was at Sparky's Place. The sign outside boasted to serve the, "Best Pizza in Florida!" I ordered 2 items: A small cheese pizza, and a steak & cheese hoagie with mushrooms and...onions. The hoagie came out first. The first think that I noticed was the size of the sandwich. There was a minimal amount of meat and toppings. Many places stuff their steak & cheese sandwich, but Sparky's chose to go in the other direction. And even worse, the meat and toppings were rock hard. Someone had left things way too long on the grill, and the sandwich was not edible. I brought all of this to our server's attention, and she did apologize. However, the damage had been done. Next, I was served the cheese pizza. It had a nice amount of sauce and cheese. However, 2 slices were completely bare. No sauce or cheese, just the crust. I decided to eat what I could. Overall, the taste of the pizza was average at best. The sauce has little flavor, and i could not taste any seasonings such as oregano or basil. I have had frozen pizza from the grocery st6re that tasted better that this pizza tasted. I's like to assume they were just having a bad day. However, I would not order either of these menu items again. The atmosphere and service were nice, but the overall experience was dramatically lessened by the poor food.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 5, 2020

The pizza was recommended and we were so happy that we chose to order it. Everything was so very fresh tasting.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed August 24, 2020 via mobile

Found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. Stopped for breakfast on our way to the beach. We had omelets and pancakes. Everything was so good we stopped again on our way back home. I highly recommend.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 23, 2020

I will be stopping at this restaurants every time I head through Astor! I stopped in on my way back from the Daytona area and I will now be stopping every time. I had their signature burger, swamp burger. It’s a burger covered in fries,...cheese, bacon, chives, and their signature sauce. In no way is it good for your waist line, but it is good for your soul. The staff was friendly to an out-of-towner, which doesn’t always happen in small rural towns. LOVED IT! I cannot rave enough about it!More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 20, 2020 via mobile

Best biscuits and gravy! We stopped by while driving through the area and loved it! Super nice staff

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 8, 2020

Good food. Wish they would have extended their breakfast time though. Large menu with plenty of variety. Very quaint.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed June 23, 2020

First, let me say that I love Sparky's and was looking forward to the day they re-opened. I had Sunday breakfast there recently with 3 others. Very disappointed in their lack of Covid-19 safety measures. None of the staff wore masks. I didn't see any...hand sanitizing happening. In my opinion the restaurant was overcrowded and salt/pepper shakers were left on the table along with butter and jelly dishes allowing for multiple touching and cross contamination. Sorry to see so many people in Lake and Volusia County not taking this pandemic seriously. We will be reconsidering eating out until better safety measures are in place.More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 16, 2020 via mobile

Unique little restaurant we stumbled on driving across the state. You can tell it’s a favorite of the locals. We split a warm Italian wrap and it was really delicious. If we were staying close by, we would go back for breakfast. The choices looked...amazing!More

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed June 8, 2020

We visited my brother and sis-in-law in Ocala, Florida, and he made sure to take us to Sparky's. The boys all had the Swampy Burger that is a burger with fries and swampy sauce piled high on top! My 12 year old ate every bite!...I had the Sparky Burger, which had 'moon cheese' which i have never heard of, but it was incredible! Their onion straws are the best I have ever had anywhere! When the waitress came and asked how our food was, I couldn't even speak... when she came back, I asked if they wanted to open a satellite restaurant in Pennsylvania! And their sweet tea was perfect!!More

Date of visit: June 2020
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July 19, 2017|
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Response from 847shirleym | Property representative |
I am one of the owners. I went out and got some gluten-free pasta which goes well with our mommas spaghetti. It is not on the menu but if you asked for it for it we should have it
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