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262 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Providence, Rhode Island
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had a "Snapadamia"....chocolate and caramel "turtle" with macadamia nuts...ridiculously good. My wife had a pecan and caramel dipped marshmallow on a stick........it made her speechless (I'll have to get more of them!!)

Thank timntracey
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Amazing ice cream. Lots of flavors and ways to enjoy it. My daughter had the strawberry. So summery and fun.

Thank Mary K
Haddonfield, New Jersey
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious place to grab some sweet treats!! Line was long on a Saturday night but worth the wait!! Many flavor a to choose from. YUM!!

Thank 29Travelmaster
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great service, Milkshakes are to die for. Can't wait to go back and try some of their treats and waffle cones

1 Thank Josh S
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The best ice cream i had in years. I had superman flavor and it was amazing. I also try hot saltet caramel chocolate and caramelized apple. They all were amazing. A bit expensive but perfect

1 Thank DemetraCyprus
Needham, Massachusetts
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152 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Every night of my stay in Newport I had to have the best ice cream cone around,It is our family stop after dinner for a treat .I think it is better than the rest of the shops in the area.

1 Thank Paula R
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unable to vouch for all the other goodies they sell but if anywhere near as good as the ice-cream they vend you'll be many pounds heavier when leaving. Just about as creamy and delicious as ice cream gets, even though I'd no idea of what was in the concoction when ordering (turtle cheesecake, indeed.) Kids double peanut butter was, apparently,... More 

1 Thank KipKNoh
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Considering its reputation, the ice cream was no better than a gallon of Hood at the grocery store. Expect creative flavor names that taste no better than a cone at Baskin-Robbins. Not saying this is a bad thing, but don't go in thinking you're getting a gourmet-quality frozen dessert. Your taste buds would be disappointed.

Thank Ellen G
New York City, New York
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We can't wait to return to Newport just to have ice cream at Kilwin's! This is a great shop to visit for chocolate as well.

1 Thank Marcia33
Norwalk, CT
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place will not disappoint!!! Expect a line but it will be well WORTH the wait!! They make fresh fudge and ice cream!!! Plenty of flavors to choose from. I only wish they had more seating. The place is TINY! But I ALWAYS come back time and time again!

1 Thank Millied

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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?