In 1987, The Late Show with David Letterman conducted an on-air campaign to get Bangor to watch Dave when he found out his ratings were unusually low here.  Hmmm. Could it be everyone was to focused on the brand new Gifford's Bangor ice cream stand that opened that June?    


Stand hours are subject to change and our crazy Maine weather may put a damper on things – please always check our Facebook page for weather-related closings.

March 15th – April 11th

Sunday – Thursday 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday 12:00pm to 9:00pm

Effective Friday, April 12th

Daily – 12:00pm to 9:00pm



This stand offers...


fotwAll summer long, we hand-select a flavor of the week. When you order a small (two scoop) cone or dish of our weekly flavor special, it’s only $2.89 (while supplies last – price does not include Maine state sales tax).


Gifford’s is pleased to offer a special discount of 10% off any menu item at any of our five family-owned stands, to the following individuals:

  • Military
  • First Responders, Police & Fire
  • Senior Citizens (age 62+)
  • College Students 

The discount will be given upon request and with presentation of a valid ID.


Cones for Kids

cones for kidsKids aged 14 and under who participate in an organized activity can receive a Cones for Kids Card good for a one scoop cone at any of our five family-owned stands. Simply have an adult in charge fill out our Cones for Kids application form to apply for the program.

Our Stands

1109 Broadway, Bangor, ME