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21 S 9th St, Columbia, MO 65201-4813
+1 573-443-7400
11:30 - 23:00
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Kansas City, MO
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015 via mobile

Great treat and enjoyable place. Not sure what's up with all the stuffed animals, but it was funny. So glad we went, and our girls loved it.

Thank jccjrkc
Saint Louis, Missouri
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Holy Mother of Quirky Ice Cream Joints - this one is The Ultimate. The ice cream is way good. Indeed it is - hella good. But what keeps me coming back, even if it requires a detour during a long road trip, is the sass and pizzazz of the incredible collection of truly the worst artwork of all time, anywhere,... More 

Thank nappiedee
Columbia, Missouri
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

Like ice cream? Fresh, wonderful ice cream? This is it and someone is very creative with the flavors beyond outstanding vanilla, chocolate (several delightful chocolate combos) and strawberry. Great place to stop buy, say hi to the bull dog statue and try something new.

Thank SpringerLady
Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

I love Sparky's! They are always quick to help, and all of their flavors are made that day fresh. They also really enjoy making new flavors, and keeping the clssics.

Thank Samantha J
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Well, the ice cream was great, but truly the best part is all of the artwork on the walls. It's not for sale, but just walking in is an experience! It's very quaint space with seating outside & they offer alcoholic drinks made with ice cream.... Bonus!!!! Must stop in while touring Columbia!

Thank BBinUSA
Boca Raton, Florida
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67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Having recently come from being wowed by gelato fiasco in ME, this was a special surprise. Delicious ice creams. Had to choose between Spiced Pear and Caramel Lavender...what a toss up. Went with CL and it was delish. Counter help lovely!!

Thank cathi r
Chesterfield, Missouri
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258 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

Unique local ice cream shop. Be sure to ask for LONDON FOG!! Always changing flavors...and they will give you a sample taste. Also, they will allow half scoops, if you want one scoop size with two flavors!!

1 Thank Ursula S
Columbia, Missouri
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

The go to place for frozen happiness. The decor is simple wonderful & the ice cream is top notch! It's the perfect place to go on a stroll after a meal downtown.

Thank Samantha D
Inverness, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

Our ice cream sundaes were delicious. I had cookies n cream plus "oreo speedwagon", a blend of coffee and oreos, topped off with whipped cream and a cherry. Eclectic selection of art adornes the walls, but the ice cream is the star.

Thank HighlandExile47
Columbia, Missouri
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55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

This place has the most unique, along with your traditional, homemade ice creams. The shop is fun and they are always happy to let you try something before you decide. This is definitely a Columbia must stop.

Thank Sperry_113

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?