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262 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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143 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

If there's a Kilwin's around, I'm there! Imagine my surprise when we walked around the corner from the hotel we were staying at to find a Kilwin's. Their homemade ice cream is some of the best I've eaten, chocolate being my favorite!!!

1 Thank micheleboys
Overland Park, Kansas
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Kilwin's as part of an electronic scavenger hunt. I took one for the team and got an ice cream cone so we could check that activity off the list. It was delicious!

1 Thank GrumpyPug
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155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Echo everyone's comments. This place has the best sweet and salty dessert/snack type foods. Their caramel/chocolate popcorn is a caloric delight, their ice cream is great, the chocolate and nut concoctions amazing. Pricey but worth indulging your sweet tooth. And yes, there are line ups in high season.

1 Thank CSummer
Newport, Rhode Island
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried the toasted coconut + fudge brownie ice cream - best coconut ever (and I've tried a lot!). Definitely going back for more...

1 Thank mccaffjt
Newport, Rhode Island
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We probably drop in at Kilwin's every other week for an ice cream. The ice cream cones are great. My one complaint is that there are too many people always waiting in line. If you pass by and there is no line, stop in. It is well worth it.

1 Thank Rod S
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

What can you say about Kilwin's except that everything offered is a delight to the senses. Ideally situated across the street from Bowen's Wharf, Kilwin's is a must-stop after dinner to get your chocoholic fix! Life is short, enjoy Kilwin's!

1 Thank Marde L
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Salted Caramel and it was delicious! Smooth and creamy. It is a small shop with tables. They also sell lots of confections like various types of chocolate covered Oreos, pretzel sticks, and rice Krispy treats on a stick. Didn't try those so cannot comment.

1 Thank geneva1599
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

This fudge is so creamy and full of flavor. I have had to resist ordering more online since I got home. I purchased the double dark chocolate and the peanut butter! Incredibly good! I want more!!

1 Thank Dana I
Newport, Rhode Island
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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Their ice-cream is truly the best. A bit too sweet for my taste, but still very good. Such a big variety of flavors. My favorite one is salted caramel and strawberry. Haven't tried any other items, so can't say anything.

1 Thank Alisa S
Auburn, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Best candy and ice cream shop right in downtown. Delicious flavors and choices. Try the nut patties with chocolate and caramel! My friend loves the caramel and chocolate dipped apples.

1 Thank travellouie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: 401-619-3998
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?