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21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4813
+1 573-443-7400
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good32%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“oreos” (5 reviews)
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21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4813
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Sparky's Ice Cream & have never been disappointed. They are usually friendly & you get to try all of the unique favors! We frequent here all of the time

Thank kjackson2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Of course, the ice cream is good, homemade, pretty tasty on a hot afternoon. I recommend the strawberry or London fog (earl grey with honey).

Thank tobycc
Reviewed 15 August 2017

My first time here and I enjoyed my sundae. I prefer hard ice cream to custard and this place fits the bill. There were only two drawbacks: The restaurant had a very harsh, strong "cleaning" odor. It was almost unbearable it was so darn strong....More

Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

This was my first visit to Sparky's; it won't be my last! I had the raspberry, and my sister had pineapple. We both loved our chosen flavors!

Thank KimVmm
Reviewed 27 June 2017

If you're in the area, you should give Sparky's a try. They have a great selection on thoughtful, unique flavors. If you're over 21, try the White Russian. And I love their Oreo-Speedwagon flavor. Both are great.

Thank Brad I
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

Had a banana split. They do not have the traditional toppings of strawberry and pineapple so I only got hot fudge and caramel. The ice cream is tasty but really really soft and almost melted. It turned into soup when she added the hot fudge...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

I haven't found an ice cream place that rivals Sparky's. They are constantly coming up with different flavors such as "Oreo Speedwagon," "Mojito," etc. Enjoy some alcoholic floats or frozen yogurt. The Bulldog statue outside always promotes the new flavors! While you wait for your...More

1  Thank SaraBeth86
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

My family loves Sparky's. It's always an adventure trying the different flavors of ice cream. We enjoy the paintings on the walls or sitting outside. Kids get free scoop with purchase from an adult.

2  Thank kjackson2017
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Located in a congested part of town. Lots of college-aged kids around. Perhaps the school is nearby. There are 4 or 5 tables with chairs in a room festooned with artwork. There are many unique flavors to choose from ,plus the old standbys. I tried...More

Thank _bookworm2000
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We stopped on a whim and were not disappointed. Variety of flavors to choose from and reasonably priced! Delicious and would go there again!

Thank Softball_Mom_1979
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Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4813
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 573-443-7400
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