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Holy Cow

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7270 S Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571-1657
+1 845-758-5959
11:00 - 22:00
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Rhinebeck, New York
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Everybody who is local knows this place well. Been around for many years. Travelers from southerly climes(NYC,LI,Westchester) see the prices and jaws drop. Good ice cream and very friendly staff.

Thank walkabout73
Red Hook
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Holy cow is known for fine, affordable ice cream. It doesn't matter when you go or what season the ice cream is always great. We go all year long. During the spring and summer months the lines are long but the wait is worth it

Thank Kayla B
Red Hook, New York
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

Open 364 days a yr, frequented by the after school athletes, movie goers, seniors seeking old memories of WHEN! Ice cream and all its iterations of the highest quality with natural flavors of nuts, fruits, berries, spices, Floats, frostits, sundaes, banana splits, cakes, log rolls----all fresh and made with premium ingredients. This attraction is RED Hook's most reknowned destination.

Thank George V
Pleasant Valley, New York
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116 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Been her to many times. Prices are very reasonable service is very good even in ice cream weather with a long line that moves rapidly

Thank Gary V
Jacksonville, Florida
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

A trip to Rhinebeck is never complete without a visit to Holy Cow. The soft serve ice cream is the best ever.And you can't beat their prices.

Thank Trishablue
Framingham, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We stopped here based on the reviews and enjoyed it. The limited flavor offerings were a small letdown but the ice cream was very good. We were surprised that the parking lot was near full on a September night, which is a testament to Holy Cow's popularity among the locals. We enjoyed the ice cream but would not go out... More 

Thank rube1950
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Friendly staff and great ice cream and prices. Love their ice cream cakes for all occasions. Long lines in summer but it's worth it.

Thank Elvira C
Johnson City, Tennessee, United States
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Reasonably priced, good selection, tasty. I go there every time I visit the area. Old timey atmosphere.

Thank Suzanne D
Bath, NY
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I grew up in the Hudson Valley, but I grew up in Rhinebeck, so for the most part my family didn't venture into Red Hook all that much. Since Rhinebeck had Del's Dairy Creme, there wasn't a need to go to Holy Cow, so to my recollection I had never been there. I was out with my mother looking at... More 

Thank Keuka4Now
Germantown, New York
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Since I am local, I have gone to Holy Cow often. Every ice-cream loving local would tell you that it's the best around. Service is always polite and very good, even when the client line is stretched out the door. (I am not a friend with or related to an owner or employee!)

Thank RBKnatv

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7270 S Broadway, Red Hook, NY 12571-1657
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Red Hook
  • Phone Number: +1 845-758-5959

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