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262 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is located on the wrong (sunny & hot) side of the street, but they are the bomb. They have a whole bunch of homemade chocolates handsomely prepared behind showcase windows that somehow we managed to skip in our determination to reach to the back area which had plentiful selections of ice cream flavors with obvious full chunks of... More 

1 Thank Michael D
Middletown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ice cream is good and the fudge- my nieces and nephews enjoyed their ice creams.So many to choose, the cashier is very nice and helpful. Bought 2 kinds of fudge and 3rd one is free.

1 Thank Frank-Jess W
Stratford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kilwin's has delicious ice cream and salt water taffy. We went there three nights in a row. The line can be long but they have a lot of employees who move fast!

Thank LauraConnecticut_11
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always make a stop to Kilwin's when in Newport. They make some of the best chocolate and their Ice Cream cannot be beat. If you like Peanut Butter and Rice Crispy Treats - Try the peanut butter covered Rice Crispy treat on a stick. AMAZING!

1 Thank Mark N
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Between the ice cream, homemade waffle cones, chocolate turtles, candy treats and old fashioned nostalgic feel, you will feel like a kid again. Right in the middle of it all in downtown Newport, it's perfect.

1 Thank BuckeyeChef
Woonsocket, Rhode Island
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for ice cream and they had a large assortment of flavored ice cream. For $4.95, you certainly get a lot of ice cream. I also bought salt water taffy because I heard someone say that they are the best! I gave it as a gift and they said it was great taffy.

1 Thank Linda L
Rye, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great ice cream ... we went to original place in Florida...this one is just as tasty...definitely worth stopping by its down on the main strip in Newport

Thank sestiro
Putnam, Connecticut
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208 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have had several flavors as well as the people I am with and we all agree, Kilwin's is the best. The caramels are amazing as well.

Thank cfalz
Deerfield Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fudge at the Newport local fudgerie is thicker and stays in your mouth to enjoy, not dissolving in a split second like at Kilwin's. Ice cream is good at Kilwin's, in a town that is surprisingly short on high-end gelato and ice cream

Thank John M
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went in for some ice cream and bought two waffle cones with scoops. Its real hand dipped homemade full fat icecream. We havent had that in awhile--but why not we were on vacation and it was a treat. The confectionery side was alluring but one treat per day! You can watch them make fudge in the front window.

1 Thank lollygal

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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?