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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

307 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-2059
+1 207-474-2257
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good15%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sundae” (6 reviews)
“ice cream” (30 reviews)
“frozen yogurt” (3 reviews)
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307 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-2059
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Reviewed October 9, 2018

We had heard so much of this place. And honestly, it did not let us down. The staff was friendly enough as we were the last of the customers. They do close their shop on Oct 20th. Definitely go and visit this place.

Thank PareshMotiwala
Reviewed October 8, 2018

This small stand has delicious ice cream. We were there on a somewhat dreary day but we greeted with a small and good service. We had the hard serve ice cream in three flavors, Maine Wild Blueberry, Toasted Coconut and Mississippi Mud. Delicious. The portions...More

Thank TwinMom1995
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The ice cream is excellent with many creative flavors including national favorites, but it's also more expensive than most. I tried the lobster tracks and would definitely way it again. My family ordered more traditional flavors and loved them. Only thing that surprised me was...More

Thank Jckcamp
Reviewed October 2, 2017

The trouble with Gifford's Ice Cream is that they pretty much dominate the state. Unless you go to a Dairy Queen or some similar "ice milk" establishment for your ice cream needs, Gifford's is the only game in town for old-fashioned "hard" ice cream. They...More

Thank Rod L
Reviewed August 25, 2017

Generous portions, lots of delicious choices, with a sunny location plus mini-golf as an additional attraction.

Thank Susan W
Reviewed July 10, 2017

the ice cream is very good but a little pricey. they do have almost every favor that a person wants and they also have golf for the families outback.

Thank 3dmardiv
Reviewed May 27, 2017

I've had ice cream elsewhere, but none compare to the taste of Gifford's. They have a great variety of flavors, along with frozen yogurt and sherbet. The sundaes are great and the hot fudge is real hot fudge, not chocolate sauce.

Thank MadisonTravelerLEH
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Back when Gifford's was not a mega shop. It was very good, now it just tastes "tinny and awful". Will not return....too expensive and not good.

Thank Barbara04957
Reviewed November 14, 2016

This ice cream is right up there with Ben & Jerry's in my opinion. We make it a ritual every time we go north. Huge servings, huge sundaes and great friendly service.

Thank BostonParker
Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

Great ice cream place. Miniature golf out back. We lucked into 1/2 price day so that was a bonus. They have some flavor a you don't see everyday.

Thank MarkJaci
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-2059
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Skowhegan
  • Phone Number: +1 207-474-2257
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