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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

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307 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-2059
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Dedham, Massachusetts, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank BostonParker
Crawfordsville, Indiana
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111 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 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.

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Thank MarkJaci
New York City, New York
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Just one word: MMMMMMMMMMMMMM! The vanilla, the coffee, and the black raspberry are as good as I've had, in Italy and the U.S.

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Thank phylliseg
Hartford, Connecticut
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We do, love getting out and getting ice cream from Gifford's! Its a treat for us every now and then but very yummy, they also have a wonderful mini golf course.

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Thank MelanieSkowheganKOA
Rockwood, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Giffords makes great ice cream, but the price -- ouch! Bring a big wallet. Over $7 for two small ice creams.

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Thank MooseheadAreaRentals
Hortense, Georgia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

My family ran an ice cream business in Massachusetts for years. I know ice cream. Gifford offers the best ice cream I have had in Maine. They have a lot of flavors, which they make right in Skowhegan. When I am in the area, this is where I come. I love their Maine Black Bear, which is black raspberry with... More 

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Thank Joe C
Skowhegan, Maine
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

A trip through Skowhegan should always include a stop at Gifford's Ice Cream. Many of their flavors have won national awards and it is all made locally in the plant in town. There is a mini golf course on site as well. There are several other stands in Bangor, Farmington and Waterville,with the Waterville stand also having mini golf and... More 

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Thank Jan D
Skowhegan, Maine
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Giffords is a delicious, award winning, locally made ice cream. Many flavors and items to choose from. Mini golf out back. big moose statue in front. Somewhat pricey, usually there are lines of people but the service is good and quick and the line moves along. The wait is worth it.

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Alvin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My wife and I have had Ice Cream from small Ice Cream shops in several states through out the US and Gifford's has good ice cream. But, we had to stand in line in the mid-day sun while waiting to place our order and then where to sit and enjoy our treat? There are a few picnic tables out back... More 

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Thank DougandDebB
Maine
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Giffords is THE ice cream here in Maine. (Perhaps most of New England) The ice cream is made locally in Skowhegan and is sold in various grocery stores and at several ice cream stands across the state. There are flavors for evryone and they even have specialty flavors that represent the state of Maine, such as Muddy Bean Boots or... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Madison Ave, Skowhegan, ME 04976-2059
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Skowhegan

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