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Holy Cow

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7270 S Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571-1657
(845) 758-5959
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Staatsburg, New York
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you love soft ice cream this is the place to go. This is a favorite neighborhood place. Often the lines extend out the door but don't let that deter you. The lines move quickly because the service is excellent.

Thank uffels
New York City, New York
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144 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So there we were, it was after dinner and we were driving north from Rhinebeck to Red Hook on a very dark night.. Two cars in front of us stopped to make the right turn down the driveway then three cars facing us turned left in front of us and went into the same driveway. As we past I looked... More 

Thank Bill T
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here after a great meal at Pizzeria Posto in Rhinebeck (see related review). It was a Saturday night and the place was hopping. A competitor down the road was totally vacant and this place was jammed. And well worth it. Staff was fast and helpful. Good assortment of soft and hard ice creams. Generous portions. I'd have to try... More 

Thank Peter F
Rhinebeck, New York
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49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Holy Cow on recommendations of several people who swore it was extraordinary. We were not impressed. The selection was small for a specialty ice cream place and unimaginative. The selection for sorbet's was even smaller, and since their sorbet included milk, there was really nothing for the lactose intolerant. The ice cream was rich and sweet but... More 

Thank Allen D
Red Hook, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are so blessed to have Holy Cow here in Red Hook!! The line is always out the door into the parking lot in the warm weather. Great prices on everything, very affordable for a family to enjoy. You can also take home their handmade ice cream sandwiches by the pack or individual ones made with YUMMY chocolate chip cookies... More 

Thank bd7253
Barrington, Rhode Island
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252 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Exceptionally creamy soft serve. They had a bunch of hard ice cream flavors, too, including pistachio. Sundaes, cones, shakes, etc. A great summer stop.

Thank RhodeScholar123
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great ice cream, generous servings, nicely priced. Have gone often over the years. Always good soft ice cream, value priced. Local, or traveling through, you must stop and have some.

Thank RitaCoram
New York City, New York
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Friends from Manhattan who grew up in Red Hook told us not to miss Holy Cow the next time we were in the Hudson Valley. They said it offered the best soft serve ice cream in the world and, gosh, were they right. Just terrific!

Thank Fred193
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

I grew up in Red Hook and never had a bad experience here. The ice cream is out of this world and the prices are decent. However, expect a lengthy wait during the spring and summer months, as this place is extremely popular. My advice... go as early in the day as possible! The lines are the worst after the... More 

Thank foobiewoobies
Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

The best ice cream sandwiches ever! Line may be long but it moves really quickly, it's worth the wait!

Thank Julia M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7270 S Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571-1657
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Red Hook
  • Phone Number: (845) 758-5959

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