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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

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307 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ME
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing ice cream

Fabulous ice cream. So many varieties - definitely going again - yummy - I had cookie dough with chocolate chunks. Cannot wait to have again

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 6, 2015
Julie J
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Every time we're here during the summer visiting family it's a tradition to sample a cup of Gifford ' s ice cream. It great to see a local family owned business still going strong. Moose Tracks is the flavor of the week but it sure isn't ours. Disappointingly, the ice cream had no flavor. Oh well, there are plenty more... More 

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very long wait with only a few people ahead of us. The ice cream was good but I've had better. They need a menu to explain the flavors so it doesn't take so long when ordering.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Fabulous ice cream. So many varieties - definitely going again - yummy - I had cookie dough with chocolate chunks. Cannot wait to have again

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Las Vegas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Seems like the have a hundred flavored & most of them are unique in Gifford's own way. This ice cream is so creamy & tasty it'll knock your socks off.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

CaN you say the BEST ICE CREAM ... Today the show Northwood s law will be there. But back to the ICE cream, wow great people that own it and their help is amazing, they have sugar free also. You can't miss the big moose, he will make you smile for a picture. Hope you all enjoy another one of... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Gifford's has the best ice cream around. A multitude of flavor a and excellent service. They get a little busy sometimes, but the extra few minutes of waiting are well worth it.

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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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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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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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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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Restaurant Details

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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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