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Sparky's Place

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24646 State Road 40, Astor, FL 32102-3140
+1 352-759-2854
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06:00 - 21:00
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been stopping by this restaurant for years and decided to write a review. This place has a wide variety of food. Breakfast served to 11 am. Hamburger and such after 11 am. They have a really good pizza and small variety of Italian food. Everything is good, but their daily specials are exceptional! Bathrooms are average, but clean.... More 

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Thank Bobby L
Robert S, Owner at Sparky's Place, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are so glad to have you as one of regular guests. We do have a daily special every day. We have all you can eat wings on Monday, all you can eat fish on Wednesday and the Fishermans Platter on Friday. Just to name a few. We are glad... More 

The Villages, Florida
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way to our favorite pottery place, we decided to stop for lunch. As we were just passing Sparky's Place, we pulled in and hoped for the best. The restaurant was OK in terms of "decor." Our waitress was very welcoming and efficient, although calling me "Sweetie" was a bit over the top. Peter ordered the house special hamburger,... More 

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Thank Mary M
Robert S, Owner at Sparky's Place, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you took to give us a review. Let me assure you that we never have and never will use cheese whiz in our restaurant. We buy high quality cheeses including Grande cheese which anyone in our business knows is one of the best cheese you can buy. I talked with our server who is friendly and... More 

Saint Augustine, Florida
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stopped in for a mid-week lunch while passing through the area. Service was very good and server was very friendly. I ordered the Sparky Burger with fries. This was massive! Completely covered a pizza pan. The ingredients were fresh. Very tasty. The cheddar cheese is melted over the patty and is actually fried on the grill for a crunchy... More 

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1 Thank Chip F
Robert S, Owner at Sparky's Place, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and the five star rating. Our Sparky burger is one of our best selling burger and we hand cut our fries daily. We have a great staff and are happy that you enjoyed your visit. Sparky and Shawn More 

FORT WAYNE
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123 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We traveled to Barbersville to shop for pottery and stopped on the way for lunch in Avon. Picked this place based on previous reviews and we weren't disappointed. Local Mom and Pop place quaintly decorated with Ocala Forest theme. Quick, friendly service from competent staff. We noticed several other diner's plates as we looked around the single room diner and... More 

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1 Thank STEVE E
Robert S, Owner at Sparky's Place, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you took to give us a review and the 5 star rating. The Mediterranean pizza is a relatively new item on our menu and we are glad it is an addition our guests are enjoying. We are also happy the service was good too. We hope you will visit us again soon. Sparky and Shawn More 

Orlando, Florida
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184 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

We stopped into Sparky's on our way to Alexander Springs after visiting the Barberville Pioneer Settlement. WOW were we impressed. Super friendly staff. Clean restaurant. Excellent food. Cold beer. Darn good sweet tea. What more could you ask for? Between the two of us, we ordered the loaded swamp burger, potato soup, and BLT. ALL were excellent. I could have... More 

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1 Thank orlandogal22
Robert S, Owner at Sparky's Place, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you took to give us a review and the 5 star rating. The swamp burger is our signature burger and one our best sellers. The potato soup is Sparky's mothers recipe. We are so happy that you plan on visiting us again. Sparky and Shawn More 

Orlando, Florida
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A number of years ago after watching a food show about a diner serving a cheeseburger where the cheese was huge skirt around the burger, a friend of mine told me that Sparky's in Astor did such a thing, and I had to go. Since that time, my family has stopped in a number of times, the most recently in... More 

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2 Thank Steve_curbcrusher
Robert S, Owner at Sparky's Place, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you took to give us a review and your recommendation. The cheeseburger you talk about is our Sparky burger. It is an eight ounce burger hand patted with peppers and onions in it and topped with a ring of cheddar cheese. We are so glad you are visiting frequently and we hope to see you again... More 

Pierson, Florida
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We ate at Sparkys after church on Sunday...wanted Hungry Man Breakfast but was after breakfast hrs...there was ham steak on the menu which they served with hungry man and it was fantastic...the size of the ham was enough for three meals...very good...waiting staff was tops...recommend highly.

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3 Thank phillip52
Robert S, Owner at Sparky's Place, responded to this review

We Are very glad you enjoyed your visit. Our ham steaks are huge both as a dinner and our hungry man breakfast. We have an excellent staff that strives hard to make every guest visit enjoyable. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and the 5 star rating. Sparky and Shawn More 

Silver Springs, Florida
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I've been wanting to dine here for years, but never did, so today I decided to try it. I was greeted right away and had my drink order taken. I decided on the open face turkey sandwich. It came with mashed potatoes and a salad, which I really liked since most don't come with a veggie or salad. The sald... More 

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Thank Lisa H
Robert S, Owner at Sparky's Place, responded to this review

We are so glad you decided to give us try. We are glad you enjoyed your meal other than the garlic in our real mashed potatoes. We hope you will come see us again soon. We have awesome breakfast too! Sparky and Shawn More 

Palm Coast, Florida
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Nice mom an Pop place the food was good. Service was little slow. but there was only one waitress and 2 big party's walked in at once. Ours with 6 and right behind us a party of 7 and 3 tables where already eating. 4 people got hamburgers 1 got a BLT and a child grill chees. there sweet tea... More 

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Thank danamek3
Robert S, Owner at Sparky's Place, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your meal but are sorry the service fell short. We usually have 2 servers on at all times except for a couple of hours when it is usually not as busy. We are glad you are willing to give us another try and we will strive to excel in both the meal and service. Sparky... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Yeah it was good! We will definitely be back. We originally are from buffalo New York and are very picky about pizza, the BEST pizza we've had in florida by far!

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1 Thank Rebecca e
Robert S, Owner at Sparky's Place, responded to this review

New Yorkers know their pizza and we are happy you enjoyed yours. We work hard to serve a quality product from the homemade sauce to the freshest ingredients . We hope to see you soon. Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and the 5 star rating. Sparky and Shawn More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Buffet, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
06:00 - 21:00
Monday
06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
06:00 - 21:00
Thursday
06:00 - 21:00
Friday
06:00 - 22:00
Saturday
06:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24646 State Road 40, Astor, FL 32102-3140
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Lake County  >  Astor
  • Phone Number: +1 352-759-2854
Description
"Just a few paw prints west of the St. John's River" Our goal is that our friends, neighbors, and those just passing through feel the warmth of our hospitality with our exceptional food,service and atmosphere.

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