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Spanky's Ice Cream Shop

16200 Main Ridge Road, Tangier Island, VA 23440
+1 757-891-2514
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ice cream” (31 reviews)
“fashioned” (3 reviews)
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16200 Main Ridge Road, Tangier Island, VA 23440
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Reviewed 22 September 2017

The service was pretty slow. There was only one person working the whole place & it was busy. They had hand dipped ice cream & they had freezers with pre-wrapped ice cream treats. They were very inexpensive & you got a lot for your money....More

Thank Beachlvrgrl
Reviewed 17 July 2017

We had ice cream at Spanky's and it was the highlight of the trip. This is a cute and colorful, old fashioned looking shop with reasonable prices and air conditioning!

Thank S D
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We can thoroughly recommend this great place that serves wonderful ice cream. It is cash only so you can't use your cards.

Thank Catherinefarn321
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Spotted Spanky's Ice "Cream Shop after visiting the Tangier's Island Museum. Sure was a nice place to get out of the heat and enjoy a yummy treat. The friendly owner was doing the scooping and we enjoyed talking to him abut his and our travels....More

Thank pattysoule
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Ice cream is almost always a treat. Especially on vacation. Spanky's is quaint from the name to the location. We were treated we and the ice cream was good.

Thank Oranutan1
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Nice ice cream shop! Places to sit too! Great selection of flavors ... Since there's not much to do in the evening this is a "happening place"

Thank Peggy S
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Limited other menu items but a really good basic old fashioned shop on an island location Good selection of flavors and friendly service

Thank cjmike2016
Reviewed 8 August 2016

My family and I were spending the day on Tangier Island and decided to stop by Spanky's for ice cream before we left to head home on the ferry. The ice cream was delicious and the people who worked at Spanky's were delightful. Such a...More

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Great establishment. Real good ice cream snoball. Air condition a treat on such a hot day, very friendly servers

Thank Regena H
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I stopped in here for an ice cream cone. They have a lot of flavors to choose from! The man behind the counter was very nice and friendly. The ice cream was very good.

Thank TripinOnTheEarth
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
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Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16200 Main Ridge Road, Tangier Island, VA 23440
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Tangier Island
  • Phone Number: +1 757-891-2514
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