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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

170 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 474-2257
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English first
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Had the chocolate mint chocolate chip. Ummm. Will drive 250 miles to visit again. Wife going back for coconut! Go moose country!

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Perry, FL
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Stop every year for our Giffords fix. Fresh ice cream, homemade and in truly every flavor imaginable! They have a few locations so you can stop around Maine.

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Chicago, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

You must stop at Giffords, the ice creams are so Delicious. They have about 20 flavors or so and it is hard to choose just one, so don't and go for 2 ! The scoops are generous and it is always fun to get a treat.They also will give your dog a scoop of vanilla ( for a price) and... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lots of flavor to choose from and they all taste good. They even have a little putt putt golf for the family. They have flavors you will not find anywhere else in the country.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great Ice Cream portion size is large however cost is a little pricey. This location also has a nice place to take family for Mini Golf.

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Lewiston, Maine
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I visited the Auburn location. Waited in line forever, only to find out they no longer make my favorite flavor! VERRY disappointing. They are over priced. Needless to say I won't be going there any longer. There is a new ice cream shop in the area, which is literally half the price. It is delicious, homemade, and local.

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Rochester, New York
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53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Giffords has been making ice cream for over 100 years, and they are really really good at it. They win ice cream awards yearly, and definitely deserve it. The Waterville location is a particular favorite of mine.....they have a great miniature golf course and also batting cages. When I was a kid in the 70s and was at New England... More 

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Salem, New Hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

As someone who's lived in Waterville since the 50s, I have fond memories of Rummell's Ice Cream--which is now just another Gifford's Ice Cream outlet. How many fond childhood memories were formed when Rummel's "ding-ding" truck came to my neighborhood on a hot summery day? We'd stop whatever we were doing and rush to the truck, ready for a popsicle... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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212 reviews 212 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Being close to a college somehow jacks up the prices in this small town for ice cream. We stopped for dessert and a kiddie cone was over $4! But you could get a 3 scoop sundae with two sauces for $6. Hence the sundae won out and it was very good, but more than I really wanted. How about making... More 

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Oakland, Maine
20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Gifford's makes excellent ice cream, especially the Maine Wild Blueberry flavor, and it is great to come eat it here in nice evenings in the summer. There is no indoor seating, but there are picnic tables in a courtyard with lovely mature trees and a mini-golf just next door, from which you can hear usually Classic Rock playing over their... More 

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Additional Information about Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

Address: 170 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901
Phone Number: (207) 474-2257
Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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