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307 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ME
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best ice cream stop in the world

We always go to Giffords for their fresh homemade ice cream whenever we visit relatives in Skowhegan. It is such a treat. I always get either the Maine blueberry or wildberry. DELICIOUS!!!! Always look forward to it!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 via mobile

We always go to Giffords for their fresh homemade ice cream whenever we visit relatives in Skowhegan. It is such a treat. I always get either the Maine blueberry or wildberry. DELICIOUS!!!! Always look forward to it!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Nuff said! Try the Grapenut. It will change your life. Can't get it anywhere else. The Moosetracks is good, too. Worth the drive from anywhere. Oh....a "small" is two enormous scoops! Sharing is almost necessary.... almost!

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Madison, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Gifford's ice cream is made right here in Skowhegan, Maine. Can't get much more local than that! They have all the traditional favors available at their stands, and they are constantly experimenting with new ones, too. Although many of the new flavor safe too candy-sweet and full of extras for my taste, they do have some more adult varieties as... More 

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Skowhegan, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Giffords is an ice cream stand. The ice cream is made right in Maine. It is creamy and rich and all around the best ice cream ever. The prices are a little steep, but that can be overlooked due to the taste and quality.

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Casper, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We mainly visited here as a est stop to play some mini golf while driving thru Maine. Had a great time. They have a nice little course which was a lot of fun to play. Takes about 1-1.5 hours and just takes of the stress from the long driving hours. They also serve one of the best ice creams I... More 

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Lake Suzy, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Their ice cream is the best in the lower forty-eight, having won many competitions. So many choices, too!

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Lemont, Illinois
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Their ice cream was average in taste, but very overpriced, I thought. I always compare ice cream wherever we go, and this one was just average, except the price was not. Not much else to say. Good location, on the main route.

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Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

If you haven't been to Guifford's you haven't been to Maine! Amazing flavor choices, generous serving sizes, can't beat it anywhere

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Portland, ME
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

If you're traveling through Skowhegan in the summer, you must stop in for an ice cream cone. This is the place, this is the original Gifford's. If you have time play a round of mini golf too. It is well worth the time.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This is an outdoor (no inside seating) ice cream stand, with a mini golf place in back of it with a couple of picnic tables. We wanted to take a drive to see more of the beautiful Maine countryside and riverside charm, so we set off for Skowhegan just to enjoy the trip. The Gifford's ice cream stand does indeed... More 

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Address: 307 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ME
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Skowhegan
Cuisine: American

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  • Address: 307 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Skowhegan

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  • Cuisine: American

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