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307 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan, ME
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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Maine's Famous Ice Cream

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
Michelle C
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Skowhegan, Maine
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Skowhegan, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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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Casper, Wyoming
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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99 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013 via mobile

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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42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

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