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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 - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016

Delicious Ice cream and fantastic milkshakes. We called a couple of times for Ice cream or a shake and we were impressed with the friendly staff and the choices of flavours on offer. Defiantly worth a visit

Thank Craig E
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

I really love that icecream and the sugar free ones really suprised me in a good way!! After the second day, the lady recognized me and my special order of two scoops sugar free cherry ice cream. I really enjoyed that! So, the Germans are impressed. Thank you :)

Thank Hannah N
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

As a frequent traveler and ice cream fanatic I have eaten a lot of cream in my day. When it comes to ice cream it's not just the cream but the service and environment as well. This shop was the whole package. I immediately felt like a local and frequent customer as a result of the friendliness of the staff.... More 

1 Thank Thirdonthelist
Bradenton, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Best place I've ever had Ice Cream and the lady who served us was absolutely the kindest soul... Prayed for us continuously and even offered advice to my children about athletics and other info... Just an all around amazing experience for the whole family!

Thank completeimpactinc
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Not only is the name super clever but this place is super yummy. Lots of great choices of ice cream and I was very impressed with how courteous and attentive they were. I will definitely be back.

Thank hcortman
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Usually ice cream staff is pretty friendly but this place was 10/10. We had a great conversation with the staff and it seemed like they wanted to provide a better experience than just a scoop of ice cream. I had the gator tracks ice cream and it was awesome. Good place to go when you're in town.

Thank sarasotaman
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36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Located in a strip mall, we stumbled onto the Holy Cow Ice Cream Shop. Great variety of ice cream, and very friendly staff! Prices were quite reasonable. We were planning on returning, but ran out of time. Definitely would recommend!

1 Thank TravelBug66
Round Hill, Virginia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

This place not only has excellent ice cream, the people who run it are right out of a old soda shop were you are treated like a old friend, your kids have places to play and there is even a salt water fish tank with feeding a 6 pm. It is light and airy with checker boards to play with.... More 

Thank Win B
Orlando, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

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!

Thank ReviewMom4
Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

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 

Thank Kevin S

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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
Kids, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, 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?