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Kilwin's (Chocolates & Ice Cream)

262 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
401-619-3998
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Ranked #25 of 206 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Description: 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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Description: 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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English first
Southbury, Connecticut
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Location: Literally located in the center of Newport across the street from the wharf. On the cobblestone walk side. Atmosphere: This is a chocolate and ice cream shop. Very clean. Price: It's not cheap but it is worth it. The quality of chocolate is exceptional. I would put it against the best chocolates like Bridgewater Chocolates in Bridgewater, CT. Service:... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

After a miserably expensive dinner across the way, this shop was just the pick me up needed to begin forgetting about a bad and focus on a good. Tried a few different flavors of ice cream and stuck with a simple and good peach ice cream or was it blueberry? I can't remember the exact flavor but I do remember... More

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Wolcott, Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were very excited to see a Kilwins in Newport. We haven't had their ice cream since we were in Florida several years back. So glad we were able to find one. The milkshakes are the best. Strawberry ice cream tastes like fresh strawberries. Its perfect!

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Kilwins is a great taste experience when you want to indulge in a chocolate or icecream treat. It is popular amoung tourists because of its location. It is clean with very pretty and appealing packaging, but as a local, I feel it's very over priced for visitors ! Many other shops in the area also offer fun chocolate treats that... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The ice cream is good, but I preferred the gelato down and across the street. I had lemon and expected something more fresh tasting with maybe some tiny pieces of peel. The line was long, and it was just okay. The smell of waffle cones, however, made it worth standing there.

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I make it a point to stop at Kilwin's every time I am in Newport, RI, as the Nutcracker Sweet caramel corn (with pecans and almonds) is OUTSTANDING!!! The best caramel corn EVER. It is quite expensive ($18.95 for a bag), but I just found out that if you buy 2 you get 1 free...not sure if that was a... More

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We visited Kilwin's a couple of times during our week-long trip -- once for ice cream and once for chocolate. While a bit pricey, if you're in the mood for either chocolate or ice cream, this place won't disappoint. There are several ice cream places in the area -- try them all, but I bet you'll return to Kilwin's.

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New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Felt as if I was back at home at a carvel or Baskin robins. Best ice cream is on block island! Blueberry waffle flavor wasn't bad

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Acton, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

I was skeptical of this ice cream/candy parlor since it looked to me like a tourist trap. I assumed the ice cream would be subpar but was surprised to find exceptionally good ice cream! I always judge an ice cream parlor by its chocolate and here the chocolate flavor really tasted like chocolate - not just sweet cream with a... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The ice cream was good but the fudge is the best I've ever tried! We brought home caramel, sea salt chocolates for my Inlaws and they are delicious! They have so many yummy treats to choose from! If you're looking for something sweet after din or a treat to bring home this is def the place! Try there signature chocolate... More

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