We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Good, but over priced.”

Kilwin's Ice Cream of Las Olas
Ranked #1 of 39 Dessert in Fort Lauderdale
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Margate, Florida
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good, but over priced.”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

The chocolate is just delish, the ice cream really good, but if you want to get your pocket picked this is the place.. Over 4.50 for an icecream cone. chocolate covered orange peel, 33.00 per pound. The owners a a b;it out of there minds. There is nothing special here.

  • Visited November 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

472 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Tamarac, Florida
Level Contributor
168 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Ice Scream you Scream we all scream for ice cream!”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

This place has a great selection of ice cream, chocolates and gift items. The fragrance of chocolate hits you upon entering. We chose a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of toasted coconut and it was a great combo. You can taste pretty much anything in there. It's quite pricey though...probably because of the real estate.

Visited December 2012
1 Thank Francie A
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Corvallis, Montana, United States
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A must visit type of place!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Located on beautiful Las Olas blvd, this place is an awesome place to visit for any kind of ice cream you can imagine with fresh waffle cones made on site. The aroma of the fresh made cones draws you in. Try the chocolat carmel apples!

Visited November 2012
1 Thank Quinn K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Level Contributor
42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“best ice cream in town”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

I wish they had 1 closer to me. Is the best ice cream & cones. Also have the best caramel! They have great caramel cover tortoises that are to die for!

Visited October 2012
1 Thank cristinascott
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Grimsby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Poor experience”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

Reading the other reviews, I was so excited. I was in Rome over the summer and had some amazing gelato... and downtown Disney just beforehand sampling the incredible Ghirardelli hot fudge offerings... so I like to think I know good ice cream. This was NOT it!

I ordered a scoop of the butter pecan, and wound up with something else - The server didn't seem to have a clue what I was asking for. Maybe it was my English accent, but I don't understand how you can possibly misinterpret 'but-ter pe-can' to mean anything else. I asked for hot caramel topping, which was like water - not the thick, sticky stuff I'd expect.

My girlfriend had 'rainbow' flavour with hot fudge.

By the time we walked out the store, my butter pecan was milk. The caramel I asked for had a burned after-taste. It wasn't particularly warm, so I don't have a clue how in the 15 seconds from ordering to eating it on the bench outside it had disintegrated but alas, I was left eating lumpy milk with candied nuts. Not good.

My partner's ice cream was strange. A mishmash of an occasional peppermint taste with bubblegum and other flavours. The hot fudge topping didn't go at all (no honourable ice cream peddler would let you walk out the store with two opposing flavours - a lesson learned in Rome!), but that's really personal choice. What made it poor was hot GRAINY it was... like the fudge hadn't been properly melted.

And for the ultimate injury... 2 scoops of ice cream and a bottle of water... over $15.50!! I wanted to check my receipt for errors, but didn't get one.

I'm sorry, but WHAT? I know this is Fort Lauderdale and all, but that's flat-out ridiculous. A made-for-sharing 3 scoop Ghirardelli sundae with hot fudge is $8.95 in the tourist capital of the world... a scoop of the finest Roman gelato in some of the best ice cream parlours around is €2 with free cream.

This is $3/scoop quality, MAX. Extremely expensive and simply not very good!

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
1 Thank SpringsteenFan99
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Kilwin's Ice Cream of Las Olas also viewed

Fort Lauderdale, Broward County
Fort Lauderdale, Broward County

Been to Kilwin's Ice Cream of Las Olas? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing