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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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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch

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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
Best Ice Cream and Fudge for Miles

There's always a line for the ice cream, homemade and yummy. Lots of flavors, toppings, cup or cone. The fudge and other candy is awesome also. Don't get dessert at a restaurant - stop by Kilwin's.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

There's always a line for the ice cream, homemade and yummy. Lots of flavors, toppings, cup or cone. The fudge and other candy is awesome also. Don't get dessert at a restaurant - stop by Kilwin's.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Delightful, yummy, and a must stop downtown. A sweet treat for everyone. Fudge, ice cream, they got it all.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Kilwin's is the best! Awesome ice cream, plus fudge, caramel corn, etc. We always go to Kilwin's when vacationing. Much better than other ice cream shops!

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Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This ice cream will have you going back for more. Popular place. Good home made ice cream. Many flavors to choose from. If you get to historical downtown Wilmington you need to go there !!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

You can't walk by without being drawn in by the smell of the waffle cones being made. Great ice cream and cones. The other treats are pricey.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

After a hefty meal we visited for about an hour, while anticipating dessert. Heading to Kilwins we see a line, which actually moved well. It gives you a chance to decide on what flavors you might like. Many choices. You get a cup or cone and it is gigantic! And you eat it all! There is also fudge and other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

By far the best toasted coconut ice cream I have ever had ! This spot is usually busy, but the great staff keep the line moving and always have a smile !!

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The best part of this experience is tasting samples and loving all of them! I had three samples and couldn't decide between the three. The coconut is unusual and outstanding. Be sure to try it! There are cases of candies, fudge and caramel. A wonderful place to end a perfect evening!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

On a trip to NC we spent a day in the very lovely Wilmington. When we went to Kilwins we were lucky as it wasn't busy,but I could see why it usually is. The products are SO delicious! I had the sorbet and hubby had ice cream. We also bought lots of fudge. All so lovely and the staff were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Kilwin's is so good I stopped there on my way to South Carolina in the middle of winter. For ice cream. In a homemade waffle cone. You can smell Kilwin's from a block away, and that alone is a better experience than any other ice cream shop I've been to. I'm not a candy and fudge guy, but they make... More 

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Additional Information about Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy

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

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dessert

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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?