In 1945, the late George Sawyer opened his summertime “ice cream stand" at this now famous corner location in Gilford, NH. During the 50's, after a fire destroyed much of the building our present building was reconstructed with the famous turning sig … show more
In 1945, the late George Sawyer opened his summertime “ice cream stand" at this now famous corner location in Gilford, NH. During the 50's, after a fire destroyed much of the building our present building was reconstructed with the famous turning sign on the roof. George, with his son's Roger and Peter and eventually their families operated the Dairy Bar for over 50 years. Their business grew into a very successful seasonal business.
Six years ago this piece of real Americana was purchased by Pati and Larry Litchfield. "We are committed to making subtle changes to the property while keeping Sawyers as it has always been... a landmark, where families come to enjoy our homemade premium ice creams, fantastic frappes, fried clams and our famous lobster roll". Of course we also serve delicious fresh seafood, pressure fried fresh chicken, fresh ground Angus burgers and a variety of chowders, sandwiches, wraps, salads and daily specials. And, we have a great kid's menu too!
Sawyer’s ice creams have been made on the premises since the cows grazed the farmland behind us. We make hundreds of gallons each week, using only the highest quality ingredients. If you have a flavor you would like us to make, please let us know and we will try to add it to our menu.
Our employees, consist of over 40 students without whom we could not operate! Our students enjoy working at Sawyer's. Several students begin work while in high school and continue on through college. Consequently we have only a few openings each season.