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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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