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“Old-Fashioned Fun, with the Best Ingredients” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kilwin's Chocolates

Kilwin's Chocolates
312 John Ringling Boulevard, Sarasota, FL 34236-1321
(941)388-3200
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Ranked #21 of 890 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Ice Cream
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Rochester, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Old-Fashioned Fun, with the Best Ingredients”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

There is no mystery why Kilwin's is practically an institution in the Sarasota Area! This combo Ice Cream/ Chocolatier is one of the oldest businesses at St. Armand's Circle, a place for boutique window shopping across the causeway from Sarasota. Kilwins is a hit with tourists and locals alike. The smell of peanut brittle, and chocolate draw in the crowds, but as you wait to place your order, your may watch candy production, or be tempted by incredibly diverse selections of custom chocolates and truffles.
In recent years, they have been joined by every imaginable ice cream competitor, but there is no substitute for this old-fashioned show. Yum!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Coconut ice cream yummy & Superman kids favorite!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

We have visited Kilwins in Naples & Sarasota. Ice cream is delicious @ both locations. Tried the coconut, it was creamy & yummy! Our kids love the Superman, its a swirl of different colors & flavors. I wouldn't say they are budget friendly, but its a nice treat especially on vacation. Their chocolate fudge is awesome, very rich & the block was enough to share among 4 of us.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cold Spring, KY
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Never can go wrong here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

If there is one thing you can expect from Kilwin's, it's consistent quality. We've visited their stores in Michigan and Tennessee, but this was our first visit to their outlet in Florida. The first thing you notice when you walk in is the smell . . . Ahhhhhhh! They're always creating something fresh which just tempts you even more. I purchased some truffles (which were outstanding) and then moved over to their selection of ice cream (which ironically I've never had!). I selected the French Silk and it was OUTSTANDING! Employees were very courteous. Prices were a bit on the high side, but other than that it was a great experience.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Micanopy, Florida, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
“Even better fudge than Mackinaw Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

This place has the best ice cream in Sarasota. Yum. The fudge brownie ice cream is transcendent. It is just plain heaven in there.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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East Aurora, New York
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

Kilwins was awesome! My wife and I enjoyed ice cream in a waffle cone that was to die for and some chocolate fudge. We'll definitely be back!

Visited June 2013
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