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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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“ice cream” (71 reviews)
“mango” (3 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4813
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Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Stopped here after reading a few TA reviews and was not disappointed. They have adult Ice Cream Shakes. I got a White Russian with Chocolate Ice Cream, it was wonderful. They use Name Brand Liquors, Sky Vodka and Kahula not some not name coffee liquor....More

1  Thank Techtravler
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I went to Sparky's with a friend while we were in Columbia for work and were looking for a good dessert spot. As soon as we saw "homemade" in the title of Sparky's, we were sold. I loved the variety in the ice cream options!...More

Thank aaa791
Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

Came here after dinner with some friends. Really loved the choices in flavors. Plentiful servings - tastes smooth and creamy - more like gelato. Many, many flavors!

1  Thank mgerber18
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Sparky's has the BEST Lavender ice cream - ever. In fact, they have the only lavender ice cream I have found - and I travel extensively. Sparky's is consistently wonderful!

1  Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 17 February 2016

If you want to get a sense of Columbia, Spark's is a must visit. Their more eclectic flavors often have a Mid-missouri tie in and even their stand by regulars like strawberry are fabulous. My favorite is the REO Speedwagon (coffee ice cream with oreos.)...More

Thank Guavalicious
Reviewed 11 February 2016

The ice cream is really good, but recently the price increased a lot. And the decoration is weird, some people say exotic, but I stick with weird.

Thank Lorrainecris
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Sparky's is a refreshing break in a franchise world of sameness. Lots of fun flavors along with the standards plus plenty of local flavor behind the counter. A happy place to spend a few bucks and savor a tasty cone of creamy love.

Thank HighwayPilot
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Just the very best ice cream in town! Creative and, sometimes imaginative offerings and whether or not you like a particular offering-there's always the Ghiradelli and red wine option!

Thank Mella48
Reviewed 8 February 2016

The ice cream at Sparky's is all home made and some of the flavors are quite unique. The shop is full of really awful amateur paintings and crocheted animals. It's not quite kitsch and just short of interesting. However, you are not going for the...More

Thank Beoutdoors0723
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Ever changing, different flavors of ice cream in downtown Columbia. Tried salted watermelon on first visit...loved it! Came back two weeks later..and new flavors, but no salted watermelon😒 Very inventive in developing recipes. Good spot for dessert!

Thank grandcol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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