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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
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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English first
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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158 reviews 158 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

What can I say, the ice cream is the best around. A lot of great flavors. If you are passing through the area, I would recommend stopping. They have shakes, sundaes and parfaits as well.

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Newport, Maine
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Gifford's ice cream is absolutely the best ice cream out there/ It is more expensive, but you know the old saying - you get what you pay for!!!

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Hudson ,Me
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

I have sampled Giffords Ice Cream in Bangor ,Skowhegan And Waterville . It is always a treat . Full flavored ,fat free or sugar free or frozen yogurt it is always delicious.

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