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Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy

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16 Market St, between Front and 2nd, Wilmington, NC 28401-4454
910 772 1298
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Greater Cincinnati
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kilwin's ice cream parlor is a popular spot in downtown Wilmington. Sometimes you have to stand in line to get in the door, but the wait is always worth it. There are numerous flavors. My favorite is coffee, but you will have no trouble finding a flavor to meet your taste! The summer months are always busier than other seasons... More 

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Thank Cynthia J
Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We couldn't resist the smell of fresh waffle cones. On a hot day at the river, the delicious ice cream was a much needed cool treat. Too pricey for every day..but a special treat "when in Rome," FYI... a little bit of fudge goes a long way!!!

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Thank Amy H
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We got ice cream here everyday of our 4 day visit. The lines are long; but move quickly. So good and you can smell the waffle cones on the street.

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Thank lovetotravel1215
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very popular and delicious ice cream cones. Be prepared for long lines but worth the wait. Dozens of choices.

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Thank Flemings1102
Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It has a nice selection of ice cream and candy but it's a bit pricey and lines can be long because it's the only ice cream store along the waterfront

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Thank jaw9845
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you walk by this shop when they are open, you will be teased mercilessly by the aroma of their wares drifting from the open doors.....another step, and you are hopelessly lost as the scents pull you in....

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Thank Darrell F
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is overwhelmingly sweet smelling, Ina delicious way. They have delicious homemade ice cream and fudge as well as any other dessert craving you can think up. Friendly service and great location downtown.

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Thank Alana M
Hastings on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Who doesn't like ice cream, candy and other delish treats. The lines do go fast so don't turn away when you see it from a distance! The only thing that I wish is that they give out the samples of the broken waffle cones while you wait on line...everyone watches this creation and would love it!

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Thank JBCabrio
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Old style creamery, beautiful store, great flavors!! lots of candy flavors, lots of kid memories came back

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Thank Hector H
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is my favorite place to go in Wilmington for dessert. I got the toasted coconut ice cream and it was delicious. The line can get a bit long in the evening but it is worth the wait!

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Thank ICatchMemories

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 16 Market St, between Front and 2nd, Wilmington, NC 28401-4454
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910 772 1298

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?