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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 - 11:00 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
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 13
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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
Great caramel apple and yummy ice cream!!! Long wait but fun!!

I have never waited in line for ice cream. But it was a nice day and my family was waiting with me. As you wait, you can try free fudge samples inside(delish). Once at counter, all employees were great. Tried a few flavors. Honestly all were good--decadent for sure. And hand made waffle cone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Kim M
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Berlin, Maryland
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Berlin, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I have never waited in line for ice cream. But it was a nice day and my family was waiting with me. As you wait, you can try free fudge samples inside(delish). Once at counter, all employees were great. Tried a few flavors. Honestly all were good--decadent for sure. And hand made waffle cone is a must if you are... More 

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maryland, usa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

We stopped in here after reading reviews on trip advisor. The ice cream was good, I wouldn't say it's the best I have ever had,or that it's worth waiting in a long line for. Nice location within walking distance to the water to sit and enjoy your ice cream. The waffle cones are pretty good I must admit. My son... More 

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Oakland Park, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Have been walking by all week. Lines always too long to go in. Today we went in. Wow! The flavors are rich. The texture is silky. The best.

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Durham, NC
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45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Kwilin's is located in downtown Wilmington, it's near the river walk, and is very popular. The ice cream flavors were quite different compared to other shops. The flavors were outstanding and we enjoyed every bite, we had the raspberry sorbet, the cookies and cream and Tuttle chocolate flavors. We were very pleased with the service and quality. We will certainly... More 

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Carle Place, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Always make sure that I stop by Kilwin's when I am visiting Wilmington. They have the best ice cream - with a large flavor selection. I usually get my ice cream in a waffle cone - nice and crunchy. When weather gets warmer, there is always a line out the door. Well worth the wait! If you like fudge, it's... More 

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Hope Mills, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We will dream about this ice cream until our next trip to Wilmington... The fresh come is undeniably good and the ice cream is creamy. The smell of the cones through the street we didn't know where it was but we just followed our noses.

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Apex, North Carolina, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Ohhhh it was so good. They have pretty presents. A bunch of goodies to pick from. Was my 1st time. Love it :p

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Kilwin's is right in the heart of downtown Wilmington. Very close to the river and many shops and restaurants. It's a great dessert spot! They have several different flavors ice cream and fudge and a ton of different candies. The fudge was delicious!!! The store was super busy but service was great and very quick. The store is a little... More 

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Springfield, New Jersey
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34 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Great Ice Cream and sweets place. The line was a little long but it moved pretty quickly. The ice cream was very good.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This place is great. The freshly made waffle cones are fantastic. Standing in a long line out the door was worth the wait/weight :-)

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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?