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Kilwin's

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262 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
401-619-3998
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Must be a recently opened shop, as it looks totally closed in...
Must be a recently opened shop, as it looks totally closed in Streetview. also see http://www.yelp.com/biz/kilwins-newport
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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent ice cream.

Great ice cream near the wharf in Newport. Even a single scoop was generous, and the flavor choices were varied and interesting. They also offer chocolates, but we did not try; that could be a nice hostess gift or treat to take back home.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Ann P
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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Amesbury, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great ice cream near the wharf in Newport. Even a single scoop was generous, and the flavor choices were varied and interesting. They also offer chocolates, but we did not try; that could be a nice hostess gift or treat to take back home.

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Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Oooh sooooo good! I couldn't make up my mind which flavor to try. I really wanted to try a unique flavor and I wanted their marshmallow sauce. I tried a taste of S'mores and loved it, so I got a small cup of that. The marshmallow flavor, chocolate and graham crackers blend nicely. I've had other S'mores that was too... More 

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Scarsdale, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

If you like coffee ice cream, you must try the cappuccino chip ice cream. It was superb. Fudge was delicious too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Spent the day in Newport, RI and took the family for ice cream at Kilwin's. They had enough selections for the kids and the adults. Unique flavors. Server explained how it's homemade ice cream from Michigan. I'd rather hear that it's homemade and made on site, but it was still good. The marshmallow sauce is sinful. The best marshmallow sauce... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We stopped in to get ice cream and also bought a few specialty sweet food treat items. The treats are fresh and there are so many items that look delicious. They offer free samples and the staff is friendly and helpful.

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Austin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

It is against my principals to like a franchise so much, but Kilwin's has simply fantastic, creamy, rich American-style ice cream. The last night I stopped by -- on a Thursday night -- there was a line out the door. The servings are on the large side and, for ice cream, it is on the pricey side (a single scoop... More 

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

They have a wide variety of treats to choose from! Very easy to buy a lot. We didn't try their fudge, but ice cream was delicious and even better - they make their own waffle cones - I highly recommend them!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Ice cream is unique and plentiful. My co-workers really enjoyed the caramel popcorn and especially the peanut brittle.

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Everything at Kilwin's looks so irresistible that it's nearly impossible to get out of there without buying one of everything. So we kept it simple...fudge and ice cream. And both are worth the visit, and the wait. The toasted coconut fudge is a big favorite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is the place to go for your sweet fix. People are so nice and upbeat and the creations are original and tasty. Stay faaaaarrrrr away from that awful place nearby, Destination Chocolate (awful people, ripoff, and no selection).

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 262 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-619-3998

Description

Must be a recently opened shop, as it looks totally closed in Streetview. also see http://www.yelp.com/biz/kilwins-newport
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?