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Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy

16 Market Street, between Front and 2nd, Wilmington, NC 28401
910 772 1298
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Ranked #7 of 523 restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Dessert
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dessert
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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Stopped at Kilwin's in the historic district of Wlimington for two outstanding waffle cones, each filled with two scoops of creamy goodness, one peach and strawberry shortcake and the other a double dose of chocolate brownie goodness. Smiles all around as they were enjoyed down on the Cape Fear river boardwalk.

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Greensboro
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58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Good ice cream. Lots of choices. No seating and staff when we were there a bit sarcastic and unprofessional.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Kilwins is a personal favorite and I need to visit there every time I visit Wilmington. Their ice cream and salt water taffy are to die for!

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New York City, New York
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Long line outside. So I thought "Hey!" it's gotta be good. Right? Well, it's okay at best. Everything is WAY over price. Fudge is really dry. Didn't know if that was a Carolina thing. Great smells, okay taste, horrible prices. Go at your own risk.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

While they are not may places like this in the downtown area, in my humble opinion, this is the best place. The fresh dipped ice cream is some of the best in Wilmington, and the staff is always friendly.

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Winnabow
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A co-worker brought in fudge for everyone one day last week and it was great. I sampled every flavor and they were all excellent. I have not been there in a while for the ice cream, but it is always very tasty as well. If you are in downtown Wilmington, this is a must stop!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I visited the store in Wilmington on Saturday 2/22 with family that was visisting from out of town. The smells were so wonderful from outside the store and I told my visitors this store was wonderful. I was so embarrassed. They purchased pralines, and two types of fudge and a specialty krispie treat. We waited till we returned back home... More

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Yum! Creamy, sweet goodness on a fresh, crisp waffle cone. I really enjoyed the Maple Pecan ice cream, but their fruit sorbets are splendid as well. Highly recommend!

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Leland, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

If you are downtown this is a must stop. Everything is great but a really big fan of the Salted Caramel and Birthday cake It's worth the wait

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Minnesota
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

The chocolate fudge brownie was to die for. Very nice service. Offered many samples. Both the fudge and ice cream were delicious. Even the smells were delicious.

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