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Holy Cow Ice Cream Shop

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3234 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2044
+1 941-779-0690
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have delicious ice cream but they also have hot dogs, shakes, art for sale, table checkers & you can watch them feed the fish & sharks in their tank nightly! Highly recommended!

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Thank ReviewMom4
Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Holy Cow Ice Cream keeps alive the almost lost traditional combination of a homemade style ice cream parlor with a mom and pop family run local business. They say "Hello" to every customer that walks in the door. They have an opinion on all of their fabulous flavors of ice cream. It seems like small town USA where the businesses... More 

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Thank Kevin S
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has been years since I went out for Ice Cream, we were vacationing on Anna Maria and were at the Publix when we decided to drop in and have an Ice cream. Selection was pretty good, about 30 or so different flavors, some sugar free options as well. We split a raspberry cup which was 3 scoops and really... More 

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Thank woodframes
Sebring, Florida
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a very hot day at the beach this was a perfect end to the day. Great location, awesome product and selection, great service. Will gladly return.

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Thank TheClogstonClan
Melbourne, Florida
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. It's fun to visit, service is great and delicious. What better combination can you have?? You need to go here.

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Thank happydays1313
Sarasota, Florida
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a neighbor for a repeat visit and a newly widowed friend-her first time. she loved it. had two cups while there and took home 3 qts of mixed flavors. In the summer heat, I like sherbet so I loaded up on lemon but take home black cherry for a couple friends. One friend hadn't had Holy Cow ice... More 

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Thank DOGLOVER4323
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Two small cups of ice cream ended up being a little under $7 but they actually filled the cup well over the top with ice cream. Both mint chocolate chip and cookies and cream were very good. Friendly, fast service. Definitely would go again

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Thank Nicholas H
Crossville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took my family to Holy Cow Ice Cream while on vacation on Anna Maria Island and I can honestly say I've not had a better ice cream in my life. It was delicious and the kids loved theirs even more. The shop is a treat all in itself as well! We highly recommend going to Holy Cow if you... More 

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Thank cmoore38571
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have no idea where the people who gave bad reviews went but it could not have been here. The ice cream was fantastic. Its a busy place but the owners and staff took time to be courteous. A must visit

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Thank Andrea M
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Tried them all and 3 out of 3 ice cream experts agree, Holy Cow is the BEST ice cream on Anna Maria Island. The incredibly kind owners are a bonus!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3234 E Bay Dr, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, FL 34217-2044
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Anna Maria Island  >  Holmes Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 941-779-0690
Description
We serve Working Cow brand ice cream. We carry at least 20 gourmet flavors, including frozen yogurt and no sugar ice cream, as well as soft serve. We serve Sundaes, Floats, Banana Splits, Malts and Milkshakes. Your choice of flavors.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?