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Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy

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16 Market Street, between Front and 2nd, Wilmington, NC 28401
910 772 1298
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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner

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  • 17
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  • 7
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Can be more sweet than this!

Best ice cream/ fudge place in Wilmington. It is located at downtown Wilmington just a few steps from the Cape fear River. Great place to grab an ice cream and stroll on the boardwalk along the river. Worth a visit!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
wings08
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Best ice cream/ fudge place in Wilmington. It is located at downtown Wilmington just a few steps from the Cape fear River. Great place to grab an ice cream and stroll on the boardwalk along the river. Worth a visit!!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

When in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina, this is a must... Fudge, candy Apples, homemade chocolates, and the best ice cream in town. They have recently expanded into the adjoining store front, which has more than doubled their size, so getting in and out is easier than ever.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I honestly don't get the hype over Kilwin's. The line is consistently out the door at their Wilmington store, but I've never seen such a line at any other location. The ice cream is good, but not great, and it's not cheap. Chocolates are good as well, but again, nothing extraordinary. Maybe I just grew up an ice cream snob... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Oh, what can I say? We got two scoops of the caramel, no-sugar added ice cream...it was amazing, the scoops were huge, we wanted more but didn't need any of it. I love that Kilwin's has expanded and now it's not so crowded when you go in. Love that they don't skimp on the scoops! Pricey but worth it!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Come here for dessert after eating at Caprice a few doors down. Save room. The one scoop ice cream is huge.

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High Point, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

No visit to the historic district of Wilmington is complete without a trip to Kilwins! The lines are long in the summer, but I have never been disappointed ... and neither have friends I've brought along!

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Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of my FAVORITE places to stop in Wilmington. You can smell the sweet aromas down the sidewalk (homemade waffle cones, fudge, candies, ice cream...), and the line is always long because it is so good-- and it's worth the wait! There are all kinds of desserts available, and the ice cream is divine. With so many flavors,... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

There is nothing better than the smell of the waffle cones, the rich flavor of the fudge, or the cool deliciousness of the ice cream. There's not a bad thing in this place.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Located on a Main Street close to the river walk it is a popular stop for locals and tourist. This is a name that is known around the state of North Carolina for its other locations. Large selection of favors each day

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You can smell the fresh waffle cones being made from around the block which draws you in. I had S'mores ice cream in a cone. It was excellent. Warning...there is always a line out the door in the summertime!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Market Street, between Front and 2nd, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910 772 1298

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?