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The Best Ice Cream in the Saco Area

There is nothing better than taking the family out for an ice cream on a hot summer night! This month we explored the best ice cream shops in the Saco Area. Yes, we ate lots of ice cream!


Garside’s Ice Cream   

295 Ferry Rd, Saco, ME 04072, (207) 283-0045
The oldest homemade ice cream stand in Maine! Garside’s uses premium ingredients in their 40 different hard served ice cream. The best in my opinion being their black raspberry.


Big Licks

8 W Grand Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064,
(207) 934-8484
A newer ice cream shop in the heart of downtown Old Orchard Beach. This place will be around for awhile with it’s location, although, the ice cream was just average.


Martel’s Ice Cream

757 Portland Rd, Saco, ME 04072 – (207) 283-1775
Martel’s Ice Cream is celebrating over 25 years in business! They are located in a prime location across from Funtown and heavily trafficked Route 1. The ice cream is very good and staff are always friendly.


Gonneville Farms

379 New County Rd, Dayton, ME 04005 – (207) 284-5060
Gonneville’s Ice Cream is located on a cute farm in the country. The area is not heavily traveled, but Gonneville’s always tends to be busy. Ice cream is good, but Gifford’s.


Dairy Joy

311 Elm St, Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 284-4000
The dairy joy is a hot spot for locals and tourists. Why? I’m not sure. The ice cream is overpriced and the staff are not well trained. Our sundae was a syrup mess.


Dairy Queen

517 Main St, Saco, ME 04072 – (207) 282-1963
I’ve had DQ way too many times over the years! They have the best soft served and best blizzards in town.


Fielder’s Choice

156 Saco Ave, Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064
(207) 934-4402
Great facility and location, The ice cream is decent by they serve inconsistent portions. It’s also cash only.


Bayley’s Ice Cream

161 Pine Point Rd, Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 883-3040
Pretty good! Bayley’s ice cream is much better than their restaurant. It offers a great select of flavors. I was pleasantly surprised.


The Dairy Corner

612 US Rt 1, Scarborough, ME 04074
(207) 883-6939
This place has won me over with my ONLY 5 STAR RATING. I have only tried a handful of their incredible flavors and have not been disappointed yet. I would highly recommend trying The Dairy Corner if you are in the Scarborough area.


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What’s the best pizza in Biddeford, Maine?

Pizza is a flatbread generally topped with tomato sauce and cheese and baked in an oven. It is commonly topped with a selection of meats, vegetables and condiments.

Pizza has become a staple in the United States with 94% of the economy consuming at least one slice per month, totalling a whopping $37 million dollars per year. If you are looking for the BEST pizzeria in Biddeford, Maine.

Here are our top selections:


Grade: A

Pizza by Alex
93 Alfred St, Biddeford, ME

When it comes to Pizza by Alex – don’t judge a book by its cover! These small 10 inch pies are to die for! The menu consists of one thing, “pizza”, which is made daily using their special ingredients and recipes. If you are in the area, stop by Alex’s and ask for the “old oven”!


Grade: A-

Portland Pie Co.
40 Main St, Biddeford, ME

Pizza is the calling here, but they have a wide array of other foods to make sure everyone is happy. Lovely atmosphere, great beers and wine to choose from, and, of course, amazing pizza!


Grade: B

Papa John’s
222 Elm St, Biddeford, ME

Papa John’s is a reliable old friend! Being familiar with their pizza menu and delivery service always makes it a reliable choice in a pinch. The pizza is consistently good and always ask for the garlic sauce!


Grade: C

TJ’s Pizza
366 Elm St, Biddeford, ME

TJ’s Pizza has been family owned and operated since 1982. The pizza is reasonably priced and they offer great deals like their popular pizza buffet. Unfortunately, this 1950’s themed pizza shop may need to get with the times.