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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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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
ice cream

the amount of flavors and assortment of goodies. the service was very good and plenty of room to sit and relax.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2015
Harold H
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Calcium
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Calcium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

the amount of flavors and assortment of goodies. the service was very good and plenty of room to sit and relax.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Skowhegan
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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 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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116 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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