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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

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3 Intervale Rd, Farmington, ME 04938-1712
+1 207-778-3617
11:00 - 21:00
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Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I usually do not write reviews about Ice Cream but one of our many highlights each year on our annual trip to Maine, from Georgia this year will be our 24th year heading up to the Great State of Maine, is having a daily scoop or two of Gifford's Ice Cream my husband will sample different flavors but for me... More 

Thank InlovewithMaine
Strong, Maine
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gifford's is a Maine institution and for good reason. The ice cream is thick, creamy and well flavored. Some of flavors are unique to Maine--Moose Tracks, Maine Deer Tracks, etc, and some are wonderful standards, like mint chocolate chip, rocky road, caramel fudge, chocolate chip, blueberry, World's Best Chocolate (it is actually an award winner), and French Vanilla....you get the... More 

Thank StrongMEWoman
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I would stop at any of the Gifford"s Ice Cream stands. We go to the ones in Round Pound and on Rt 130 just past the turn for Pemiquid Beach. They are cute little stands and the Main Black Bear is awsome.

Thank MKfromNYC
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

My wife and I love good ice cream, and we have never been disappointed at Giffords. We've made sure to visit it every time we're in Farmington. It is a little pricey, but the ice cream is worth it.

Thank danfr44
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45 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you're traveling in Maine and see a Gifford's ice cream stand, STOP. This ice cream is absolutely wonderful. Their classic vanilla and chocolate are prize winners, but there are lots of other flavors that are equally terrific. One of my favorites is toasted coconut. They offer a "flavor of the week" which gives you two generous scoops for $1.99.... More 

Thank felice243
West Bowdoin, Maine
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The best ice cream around and rewards frequent visitors via a punch card per visit. A Must visit while in Farmington !!

Thank Merle W
Norridgewock, Maine
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

I especially enjoy the weekly ice cream special prices.The ice cream is well worth th money, but a bargain price will keep me coming g back.

Thank mystuffpb
Belgrade Lakes, Maine
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51 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Good servings for the price, nice Maine made product, quick friendly service. Would have been nice to know what some of the items were in place of asking the staff, however they were patient and friendly.

Thank Susan H
Vermont, United States
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Spectacular ice cream. Taste, texture, flavors and variety are all outstanding. I live in Vermont and love Ben & Jerry's, but prefer Gifford's.

Thank Warren T
Portland, Maine
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I had tried their Maine Wild Blueberry flavor at a small take-out place, and wanted more. But when I tasted the Dark Chocolate - Chocolate Chip, I had that instead. It was excellent! There are 7 windows, and they stay pretty busy. There was a Mexican food truck out back, but we had already eaten lunch that day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Intervale Rd, Farmington, ME 04938-1712
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Farmington
  • Phone Number: +1 207-778-3617

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