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Sparkys drive in

701 Old Lee Hwy, Tuscumbia, AL 35674-3545
+1 256-383-1387
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good9%
  • Average27%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible9%
4 weeks ago
“What a disappointment”
24 Jul 2016
“Out with old ... New needs to improve”
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701 Old Lee Hwy, Tuscumbia, AL 35674-3545
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have never seen such small and miserable burgers! They are the size of the buns you get in a grocery store, and the meat is prefab frozen. Onion rings were dripping oil. This is one of very few places I can say I will...More

Thank gman0119
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This use to be the place to be. Their food was an icon in this area. I've lived here my entire life. They do however still have a few of the oldie but goodies left. One being the massive large milkshakes! They are wonderful. I...More

Thank Salty-souls
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here hundreds of times,and the quality of the food has changed since the original owner has passed away.Some of it is still good,such as the ice cream,milk shakes,hamburgers,but things like the wieners on the hotdogs are low quality.For me,I'm still hit and miss...More

Thank Susan S
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Family owned drive inn. We went there 40+ years ago and still enjoy going. Try the footlong with slaw.

Thank Vickie731
Reviewed 3 July 2015

Great little hotdog shop. Eat outside or take home. Has no space inside to dine. Great milkshakes, the peanut and chocolate malt is the best around.

Thank driversinstruc
Reviewed 1 July 2015

The original Sparky's was destroyed when a pickup crashed into the building a few years ago. A new building was built in the same spot, but the recipes stayed the same. The chili-slaw dogs are awesome, The barbecue is great. So are the smoked chicken...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 22 May 2015

The absolute best foot long hotdog that I have ever had. The barbeque sandwich is also wonderful. It is the secret recipe for slaw that the put on it that makes it uniquely Sparkey's and tastes so good.

1  Thank grammy9605
Reviewed 19 February 2015

This was a grocery store/gas station originally. Owner Blanton Sparks turned it into a drive inn and cooked pork shoulders (for barbecue sandwiches) over hickory logs in an open fire pit. Most popular are the slaw and chili dogs!

1  Thank Ossie0cil
Reviewed 28 January 2015

A runaway car tore into the old building, which was pretty neat. They must have been seriously underinsured because they replaced it with this strange looking little box, which just isn't the same. Food is ok, good milkshakes, but small and expensive.

Thank Temblor123
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This place is awesome. The footlong hotdogs are the best anywhere. I've tried everything on the menu and have loved all of it. It's got great good , great people , and great prices. What more could you ask for? It's a Tuscumbia tradition.

1  Thank Mj4life
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  • Address: 701 Old Lee Hwy, Tuscumbia, AL 35674-3545
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Tuscumbia
  • Phone Number: +1 256-383-1387
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