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Gifford's Famous Ice Cream

170 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-5815
+1 207-474-2257
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (61 reviews)
“moose tracks” (3 reviews)
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12:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
170 Silver St, Waterville, ME 04901-5815
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

So I was forced to go to Giffords. I didn't even want to be in Maine. But the ice cream... oh my God. I tried flavours that I thought I wouldn't like and even they were amazing. So many flavours, so many toppings, so much...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic place to visit for the whole family. Mini golf and batting cages and old fashioned ice cream like you had back in the day but with wayyyyyyyy more variations. Highly recommend.

Thank Khutch207
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Love the Season Opening with free Ice Cream and of course the rest of the season with great ice cream!

Thank Karen A B
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Giffords is an old fashioned ice cream place with Maine themed homemade flavors like Moosetracks that are to die for. Make sure to save some time to play a round of mini golf or hit the batting cages. It’s like a blast from the past...More

Thank Khutch207
Reviewed 28 December 2017

we went their in the summer and the ice cream was very good but it was expensive for a family. they did have alot of flavors.

Thank 3dmardiv
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Don't forget ice cream in the fall. Some of the flavors are out for the year, but there are still many to choose from here. I love the variety and the flavors here.

Thank wppfeifer48
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Great ice cream, many one of a kind creations. A bit pricy. Enjoy a game of miniature golf or the batting cages while your there.

Thank jnasr58
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

This is the best ice cream money can buy. Run by a great family even if one of the brothers is a lousy golfer.

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

First time going Giffords. Walk up and order your ice cream. They have plenty of picnic tables and parking. The staff is great! The ice Cream is delicious! I tried the Maine Wild Blueberry and found my new favorite flavor. Definitely a MUST TRY!

Thank Unitymom2020
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Old fashion windows welcome you to Gifford's. The staff was very friendly and patient with indecisive children. We ordered small cones which were very generous 2 scoops. We tried to tip the staff but they could not accept but suggested putting $ in chariot tin...More

Thank Jennifer F
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25 November 2017|
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Response from Unitymom2020 | Reviewed this property |
I do not know exactly how many. However I remember seeing the sign and it up to 6 flavors or more if I recall. The thing is that they change flavors often so you will need to see what they are if you go.
Annette D
18 February 2016|
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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