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Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy

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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 - 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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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our nephew took us here while we were visiting. What a treat!! We loved the ice cream and the location.

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Thank Daniel R
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This confectioner's offerings are all premium quality, and everything - the fudge, the rich, creamy ice cream served in waffle cones (freshly made in the front window), the chocolate-covered apples, etc. - tastes amazing! There is a reason a line forms down the block on warm summer evenings!

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Thank be0003nr
Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Kilwin's provides a premium product at a premium price. A true treat. They have enlarged their crowed shop but provide no seating, a real detriment to us older folks who would like to sit and enjoy our treats. There has been some seating along the riverfront in the past, but recent construction has taken most of that away. Setting really... More 

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Thank Myra S
Wilmington
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A lot of people here in Wilmington may go out to eat downtown at a nice restaurant but they tend to go to Kilwin's for dessert. Great ice cream, chocolates and other goodies. They are lined up out the door in the summer for ice cream on the weekends. We took friends from out of the country who were visiting... More 

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Thank Kevin T
Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best homemade icecream and treats !! When downtown you must stop here fora treat! I love to shop local and never miss an opportunity to stop in at Kilwins for something special ... best candies too

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Thank Cathi A
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoy visiting when we travel. We love the toasted Coconut ice cream. I just tried the marshmallow s'mores and it's delicious too!

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Thank Kelly J
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kilwin's is a great place for anyone who wants to get a little ice cream, on a hot summer night. Great selection of flavors, along with homemade fudge. Homemade fudge you can sample or just watch being made in front of you. A tradition for our family on the fourth of July, before the fireworks. Old style ice cream and... More 

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Thank 202howardm
Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Watch as workers make fudge, smell the enticing aroma of waffle cones and your feet take control and walk in the shop. You will literally be a kid in a candy shop. Take time to check out the goodies before you get your ice cream. The staff is always pleasant, friendly and helpful. Be prepared to pay for quality ice... More 

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Thank AmazinFan
Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best locations in town for ice cream, and or fudge. The lines are long but well worth the wait especially if you time it just right. They have recently enlarged the location, which was a great idea as it no longer feels so cramped and can better accommodate its eager customers in a nicely Air... More 

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Thank Dominique M
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always Stop by here when I am down town. The waffle cones are very good! So many ice creams to choose from but treat yourself! The caramel pecan apples are VERY good. Fudge is descent. Indulge yourself!

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Thank Eddie R

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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
Kids, 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: +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?