The Smiling Cow

The Smiling Cow, Camden: Hours, Address, The Smiling Cow Reviews: 4.5/5

The Smiling Cow
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Smiling Cow is a 80 year old family owned gift store located in the scenic coastal community of Camden, Maine. This Camden landmark is located atop the Megunticook River as it spills into the Penobscot Bay providing their customers with a priceless view from their back deck. A wide variety of gifts are available from Maine Maple syrup and home made fudge to clothing and jewelry made in Maine. We have shortened hours this summer in response to the Covid 19 epidemic. We are following all CDC guidelines. Masks ARE required as is social distancing and limited numbers of customers at one time. We currently are open 10 am to 4 pm and expect to expand hours in July.
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Winecanine
Province of Naples, Italy50 contributions
Love the Smiling Cow
Jun 2021
Great people work here and great prices on fun gift items. Something for everyone and staff and owner super helpful with directions etc! Got a great tote bag for 1/5th the price of a Sea Bag lol!
Written June 12, 2021
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wirttravelers
West Virginia365 contributions
Stop at the Smliing Cow
May 2021
Very nice little gift shop with a wide variety of quality souvenirs at a reasonable price. Lots of Maine produce, homemade soaps, puzzles, tees, etc.
Written June 1, 2021
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GAM
Sterling, VA46 contributions
A must visit
Oct 2020
No trip to Camden is complete without a visit to The Smiling Cow. Celebrating their 80th year in town in ‘20. Homemade fudge, souvenirs, local crafts. If you’re not shopping, just stop in to say hello. You’ll find something to help you remember Camden and Maine.
Written October 2, 2020
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Thanks so much for your kind words. We have been really gratified that so many customers and friends have stopped in to shop or just to say hi and see how we're doing as we navigate through these far from normal times.
Written October 4, 2020
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Olivia
Bow, NH2 contributions
A Camden classic!
Sep 2020 • Couples
We always make a point to get into the Smiling Cow when visiting Camden. Every year there are new and exciting items while maintaining the classics that always remind us of Maine. From souvenirs to unique gifts...this is a great family run business that’s fun for the whole family!
Written September 5, 2020
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Kim
6 contributions
Great shop
Jul 2020 • Friends
The people working there were very friendly and they had a great selection of gifts. The shop was clean and organized, highly recommend!
Written July 7, 2020
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Michelle V
Camden2 contributions
Reopen to CDC guidelines!!
May 2020
As a local resident, this is one of my favorite stores to find special and unique cards and gifts. Great selection of jewelry. A great tourist destination for quality souvenirs! Don't leave without a piece (or a pound) of their fudge!
Written May 27, 2020
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Connie C
Dallas, TX693 contributions
Great half price sale!
Oct 2019 • Couples
I was so surprised at the great selection of items! And of course I had to buy souvenirs including a super nice t-shirt for me and some trinket Christmas gifts. My daughter who owns an Inn in Camden recommended it and I’m glad we checked it out. Very friendly people and helpful while we were there.
Written October 27, 2019
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Wanda S
Nashville, TN39 contributions
Lovely shop
Jul 2019
I just thought the name was great so I had to stop. Every kind of print, craft, pillow, and gift you could ever want. Come for the name, stay for the wonderful offerings. I felt both warmly welcomed and overwhelmed by all the things I didn't know I needed until I walked in.
Written October 8, 2019
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Thanks, Wanda, for such a nice review. I'm glad you felt so welcomed ... that is our main focus here at The Smiling Cow, and we feel fortunate to have so many really friendly customers day after day and year after year. Thanks for being one of them! Meg
Written October 14, 2019
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mainer64
Camden, ME61 contributions
Best gift shop in Camden
Sep 2019
Smiling Cow has such fun and unique gifts. You can find a gift for just about anyone. One of a kind items and things just for fun. Has a good variety of local products. Friendly and helpful staff. Fantastic harbor view off back deck.
Written September 25, 2019
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Thanks for your review. We really appreciate hearing from our customers.
Written October 14, 2019
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heels94GreensboroNC
Germantown, TN163 contributions
Great gift shop
Sep 2019
Great selection of gifts for everyone in downtown Camden. They've been there for a long time in what appears to be a highly competitive market and I can see why they've survived. Unique and quirky items at very reasonable prices.
Written September 17, 2019
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Thanks for your review... I love us being "unique and quirky"! We feel lucky to be located in beautiful Camden for the past 79 years overlooking the falls and the harbor.
Written October 14, 2019
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The Smiling Cow is open:
  • Mon - Mon 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tue - Sun 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM