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21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4813
+1 573-443-7400
11:30 - 23:00
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Columbia, Missouri
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 treat you can enjoy the colorful and crazy local artwork!

Thank SaraBeth86
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank kjackson2017
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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40 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 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 the peanut butter Nutella,which was good,and the cinnamon,which was fantastic. My wife went with chocolate... More 

Thank _bookworm2000
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Ice cream at it's best! Very creamy and delicious! Free tastes before you commit to buy but then it's so hard to make a decision! The Blueberry and chocolate mint chip were exceptional. Decor is unique but chairs and chairs aren't anything special or very comfortable.

Thank Tammy B
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

THE best ice cream in town, hands down. They are always coming up with new combinations, lots of flavors to try. They also have pup cups for your dog!

Thank ANB629
Columbia, Missouri
Level Contributor
39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Head into Sparkey's and try a few of their own special flavors. My favorite is the vanilla with chocholate chunks and a hint of red wine--and I have a milk allergy!! They are always super accomodating, have outside seating that is dog friendly, and feel free to ask about a flavor you would like to see on the menu. This... More 

Thank SusanBauer
Overland Park, KS
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224 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Great place for some frozen goodness, but plan on waiting in line. And keep the door closed while waiting!!!! Will be back.

Thank weathermankc
Kansas City, Missouri
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I would consider myself something of an ice cream junkie. You just can't beat homemade. It doesn't get any better. My son and I each got mint chocolate chip. It was great!

Thank Eric W
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

The flavors offered are a bit off the beaten path and change regularly. I'd recommend the Les Bourgeois and Ghirardelli. We had our large dog with us on this visit and the even gave him a free scoop :-)

Thank Gina G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?