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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
Today
10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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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 5 days ago NEW

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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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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
Leland, North Carolina
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place makes great ice cream and candy. Once you are in the area of Kilwin's you will start smelling the great ingredients that are used to make their fabulous sweet treats. Their ice cream and candies are made the old fashion way. You can watch them in the window making fudge or ice cream waffle cones. You have to... More 

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Thank Hodgmo
NC
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'd normally say I'm not a huge ice cream person & will frequently bypass the option. Really I am, it's just that I grew up having some of the best in the US and from a local creamery, so I'm picky. Kilwin's is delicious though & the shop is very cute & smells amazing! I'm a huge fan of their... More 

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Thank Ginger_Stars
Chillicothe, Ohio
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216 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best handmade waffle comes, hand dipped ice creams, homemade fudge & candies. Great quality and friendly service. You can watch them make the fudge.

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Thank EG54
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious ice cream. Hand made cones. We could smell the store down the street. Great aromas. We could see them making cones

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Thank Nancy L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rum Raisin is my husband's favorite. I always sample other flavors but can't ever pass up the toasted coconut in a waffle cone. Try it!

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Thank Stacey M
Leland, North Carolina
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good ice cream but just so-so milkshakes (at $8!). Way too many flavors so question their freshness. Never a lot of customers...

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Thank Robert M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

It can be quite the line in the summer time, but the smell of fresh fudge keeps folks piled out into the street. It's good ice cream, not great. What you'd expect in a Kilwin's. Nice to enjoy on the street in the summer.

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Thank hacknice_9
Leland, North Carolina
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48 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

The very best toasted coconut ice cream!!!!! Add a freshly made waffle cone! Delicious!!! The fudge is great.

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Thank Nancy W

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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, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 23:00
Saturday
10:00 - 23:00
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?