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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

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170 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 474-2257
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout

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  • 32
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    Very good
  • 5
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  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The absolute best ice cream in the state

The best of the best...and it doesnt hurt that the Giffords are a REAL family and are very nice! Nice to support Maine Family Owned Companies! Blueberry is great. Their coffee is fabulous (ice cream) My fav is hot fudge sunday made with coffee ice cream....hmm wish this location and Bangor were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2015
Mainah65
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Bangor, Maine
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Bangor, Maine
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

The best of the best...and it doesnt hurt that the Giffords are a REAL family and are very nice! Nice to support Maine Family Owned Companies! Blueberry is great. Their coffee is fabulous (ice cream) My fav is hot fudge sunday made with coffee ice cream....hmm wish this location and Bangor were open year round...

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Thank Mainah65
NY
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The best Blueberry Ice Cream I have ever tasted! I had it in bar Harbor while on vacation and I am delighted to say they now sell it in the grocery store in NJ. It's creamy and delicious

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Thank XYZ123NY
chelsea,me
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505 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

this has to the best ice cream in mane . I we go as often and wish we go more If your from Maine you have to love ice cream stop in yopu'll love it

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Thank thedipman
Nashville, Tennessee
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426 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Best ice cream around. I love all the options on the menu. It's fun to try new flavors and I have never gone wrong. Maybe that says more about me than Gifford's. I love Ice Cream. The mint chocolate chip and the coffee flavor is a nice combination. Come and get it and enjoy it while seated at a shaded... More 

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Thank Tim O
Sidney, Maine
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Giffords makes the BEST icecream in the state, believe me I come from a long line of icecream lovers. try the strawberry, it is amazing smooth and creamy packed with strawberries! my mother lives in MA and whenever she comes to visit, insists on Giffords. they even hand pack quarts for you to take home.

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Thank 1234sen
Clinton, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A lot of flavors available, but as all Gifford's seem to be, a little pricey. Spending that kind of money, you might as well make it healthier and go to sweet frog.

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Thank Toby R
Waterville, Maine
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

One of the best ways to spend an evening is at Giffords. Ice cream has been sold here for decades. There is an amazing list of homemade flavors. Sometimes I just go there for the mini golf. All ages enjoy the game and on a summer evening you can't beat it.

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Thank foodie1945
Westfield, New Jersey, USA
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A local classic ice cream spot. Home made and a nice variety of favors. Generous portions at reasonable prices make this a must stop for ice cream aficionados.

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Thank Bob F
Halifax, Canada
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78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We found this place by accident. It was the long lineup that attracted our attention. The service is fast and friendly. The lady even helped with with directions back to the 95. There is a picnic table area, as well as batting cages and mini golf. The campire smores icecream is gourmet!

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Thank glory4him
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Love to stop here for a treat! They offer mini golf too! The staff is friendly, the ice cream is fantastic! They have kids sized comes and even treats for your dog.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 170 Silver Street, Waterville, ME 04901
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: (207) 474-2257

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?