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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
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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86 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2017 via mobile

Came with my family (group of 6) and we were treated to a tour of all the ice creams. This shop has dairy free, sugar free, nut free and all kinds of regular ice cream. The owner and his family were working the counter. We were able to have generous tastes before buying and were served promptly. We will be... More 

1 Thank Christin C
Montpelier, Vermont
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

Super tasting ice cream for a reasonable price. A double scoop cone was less than $4. Worth stopping.

Thank Halfmoon710
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 16, 2017

We have visited Holy cow twice since we've been on the Island. Our taste buds have thanked us repeatedly! The turtle sundae with salted carmel ice cream is loaded with pecans. The Raspberry cheesecake ice cream ....oh yes taste like cheesecake! You will be saying "Holy Cow" this stuff is good!

1 Thank Rhonda S
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

We come from a tourist area ourselves. To find an ice cream shop with reasonable prices and great quality was very pleasing! Lots of icecream for the price and i could get 3 different flavores with a small serving! The owner was very friendly and personable. Great service from all the staff. My father in law had a hot dog... More 

Thank Shelly S
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Had many flavors to choose from - loved the coconut and the vanilla peanut butter. You can taste the fresh cream and flavors in each bite. The woman who helped us had a great mix of humor, helpfulness, and friendliness. Definitely made us feel welcome and want to return!

Thank jenniferf195
New Jersey
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Holy Cow is without a doubt some of the best ice cream I've had...and I'm talking about a sugar-free, low fat variety. At least 4 flavors to choose from...and if that's good, you can only imagine how good the regular ice cream is. Tonight's selection was black cherry, butter pecan, raspberry dream and my fav, gator tracks...delicious vanilla with a... More 

Thank happybooker46
North, VA
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258 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

I'm spoiled because I live near an excellent made on the premise ice cream shop. This rivals my hometown favorite even though it isn't made on the premises. Good selection, friendly service (by the owners?) and excellent ice cream.

Thank TIC09
Sarasota, Florida
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 15, 2017

At last visit I tried the new Chocolate Salted Carmel! wow. Salted Carmel has been number 1; now with chocolate mixed in! good combination of chocolate, carmel and a pinch of salt. Like licking your lips after swimming in the Gulf! The happy hour will feature specials on Hot dogs. 2 more new flavors are coming in February--Blue Moon and... More 

Thank DOGLOVER4323
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by for dessert after dinner. The owners were waiting on us. Super friendly, gave us some history about the island and it's weather. The ice cream was really good. Must have while you are here visiting!

Thank OhioMomof4boyz
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70 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 20, 2016

First and foremost the ice cream is excellent ! The owners are usually in the shop and enjoy socializing with the customers. Stop by in the evening when they are feeding the fish for added experience. An island treasure.

Thank Raymond T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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
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?