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Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy

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$$ - $$$
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16 Market St, between Front and 2nd, Wilmington, NC 28401-4454
+1 910-772-1298
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10:00 am - 9:00 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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Kilwin's ice cream and candy apples are my top two favorite sweets! Whenever I have a friend in town I make it a point to stop by. I can never go downtown without running in and grabbing something to snack on!

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Thank Harley P
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the ice cream in a waffle cone. The waffle cones were warm and fresh. We will definitely revisit this place again when in the area.

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Thank MichelleBourne W
Havelock, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome! Can't go wrong with anything at Kilwin's. We stop there everytime we are in Wilmington. Best ice cream anywhere!

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Thank Rose P
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ha -- hilarious that a store with dozens of home made ice cream and shelves of homemade candy did not have any roasted almonds in any of their ice creams-- how is that possible? No Jamoca Almond Fudge? No ability to get almonds on top of the ice cream without almonds? NOPE-- nice young staff. Ice cream was good but... More 

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Thank Terese C
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My goodness! The sweets in this place smell delicious. We had some ice cream that was fantastic. Give it a try!

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Thank Mark T
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great environment, classy and cozy place to get the best ice cream, fudge, or chocolate in Wilmington.

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Thank OmarPousa
Wilmington, NC
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The richest of ice creams. Many many flavors, including vanilla, which is my favorite. And the scoops are big. Can be a meal. Enjoy it as you walk along the river. All kinds of cones and the waffles are made right there. You might have to wait a bit to get in, but it's worth the wait. They also have... More 

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Thank Rolling_Ball03
Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a huge fan of Kilwins chocolate chocolate ice cream. Here in Wilmington it's just a step away from the Cape Fear River so get a cone and walk on the river walk and chill.

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Thank Nathan1958
Southport
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried a lot of fudge and this fudge so far wins hands down. The ice cream they sell also is delicious

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Thank Jeanette48369
Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two words - Kilwin's Tracks! O-M-G, can't get enough! Anytime I take friends to Wilmington, Kilwin's ice cream and fudge is a MUST! I could buy it and sell it like crack when I get back to Raleigh, but don't worry I don't! I always get a treat and take it down to the Riverwalk where I savor it while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
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: +1 910-772-1298

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