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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

307 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ME
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Ranked #2 of 36 Restaurants in Skowhegan
Cuisines: American
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Casper, Wyoming
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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150 reviews 150 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Mukwonago, WI
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189 reviews 189 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Cold and delicious a special Maine treat. Tried Gifford's ice cream at a stand in Bar Harbour Maine after a trip to Acadia National Park. Creamy, perfect dessert or treat to cool down!

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Princeton, New Jersey
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

This is ice cream, not dinner -- unless a banana split will serve as dinner, of course! Gifford's is a Maine tradition. Grocery stores carry this brand, but the best is from the Gifford shops. What makes this unusual is the combination of quality and flavors. Gifford's uses fresh ingredients (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries), real maple syrup, and quality chocolate and... More 

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New Jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

The blackberry ice cream is exceptionally good with lots of blackberries. My spouse had their fourth of July special raspberries and blueberries with a white cake sundae and he raved how good it was. I haven't had a flavor that is not excellent. They take great pride in their flavors and it shows.

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Palmyra Maine USA
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Great ice cream and shakes, but very pricey. We used to take our kids mini golfing in back when they were little (in the late 80s and early 90s, then have a treat. With the prices nowadays, we can't afford both.

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

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