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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

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170 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-5815
+1 207-474-2257
12:00 - 21:00
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United States
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Their ice cream is delicious - creamy, good flavoring, and yummy! The are a bit more expensive than other places, but not enough to go somewhere else. There portions are big and the flavor of the week is always a great deal. There are picnic tables close by to enjoy the treats and they also have batting cages and mini... More 

Thank Kathy334
Waterville, Maine
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly the BEST. I have so many favorites but I think Muddy Boots is on the top of my list. I am A Maine girl and a native. Best ice cream in the state hands down!

Thank Katherine T
Fayette, Maine
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to Giffords for years, some people like the home made on site ice cream but I like Giffords the best. Always good fresh and friendly service

Thank race24x
Clinton, Tennessee
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199 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The selection is reasonably good. The one scoop size is quite large - probably like medium at a lot of places. The cookies and cream was smooth and very good. They have a miniature golf course out back that's a lot of fun in the summer. All and all, a fun place to get ice cream.

Thank mrhover
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Locally owned and seasonally operated by the Gifford family of Skowhegan. Maine. Originally established and operated by Whitcom Rummel for which was a long time local legend in it's own era. That legend continues seamlessly under the Gifford family that has the distinction of a true authentic National Award Winning Chocolate Ice cream along with a bevy of sumptuous and... More 

Thank airehead2
Waterville, Maine
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Good ice cream, but over priced. There is always a long line too. The times that I have gone they seem to be understaffed. I love how they have a flavor of the week though for cheaper. Also, they do a free ice cream on opening day, that is great too. Good atmosphere.

Thank Kortney1234
Plymouth, New Hampshire
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We often buy Giffords at our local supermarket, but getting it from the store is even better. Lots of flavor so, mighty good!

Thank T-rad-NH
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106 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Having been following a Weight Watchers diet for the past 7 months, I had not indulged in anything full fat, full sugar or dairy for quite some time. But having lost 25 pounds and returning back in town after kayaking 8 miles down the mighty Kennebec last Saturday, I supposed I had earned myself a treat. And also, I was... More 

Thank Cristen S
Bristol, United Kingdom
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257 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Mini golf excellent value at €6. Beautifully maintained, with a challenging course and themed obstacles (such as a covered bridge). Note that it doesn't open till 12pm.

Thank SAHoulwood8284
Boston, Massachusetts
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90 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stopped for some ice cream with our grandson. Played a round of miniature golf. Great way to spend an afternoon. The ice cream is really good!

Thank Boxman43

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 170 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-5815
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Waterville
  • Phone Number: +1 207-474-2257

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?