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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
10:00 - 23:00
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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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a huge fan of Kilwins chocolate chocolate ice cream. Here in Wilmington it's just a step away from the Cape Fear River so get a cone and walk on the river walk and chill.

Thank Nathan1958
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tried a lot of fudge and this fudge so far wins hands down. The ice cream they sell also is delicious

Thank Jeanette48369
Cary, North Carolina
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81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Two words - Kilwin's Tracks! O-M-G, can't get enough! Anytime I take friends to Wilmington, Kilwin's ice cream and fudge is a MUST! I could buy it and sell it like crack when I get back to Raleigh, but don't worry I don't! I always get a treat and take it down to the Riverwalk where I savor it while... More 

Thank Race2Win
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

This is one of the best ice cream shops in Wilmington, nc. If you are in the downtown area you have to stop and get the ice cream on the homemade waffle cone!

Thank V9186ZQjeffreys
Apex, North Carolina
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Have been here several times in pursuit of an after dinner treat while in Wilmington. Kilwins never disapoints and has an amazing aray of sweets to temp your taste buds. My kids and wife love the hand made turttles, but I am more of a fudge kind of guy. The ice cream is good as well. The only downside is... More 

Thank Kevin H
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108 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Ok, listen. I can have will power when it comes to passing a candy store, but is it fair to be making waffle cones too? The scent of chocolate, caramel and waffle cones? Resistance was futile. Yes, I had sea salt caramel fudge and double dark chocolate fudge, and I was on vacation so IT DIDN'T COUNT. You too can... More 

Thank Janice G
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59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The best chocolate icecream I have ever had on a waffle cone. Bit pricey but worth it and a must do. If busy time will always see a line. Shop does offer other goodies.

Thank smasmom
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We were lured into this place by the smell alone. You can smell it from a block away, the smell of freshly baked sugar cones and fudge. Many great choices of ice cream and other sweet treats. Stopping by was one of the highlights of my trip to Wilmington. I bought some beautifully packaged treats to take home to family... More 

Thank ageorge1011
Kiowa, Colorado
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My daughter and I visited so many times that we thought we might have to join Kilwin's aholics anonymous. All sorts of yummy treats at reasonable prices. I was thrilled to learn that Kilwins has two stores back home in Colorado. The Wilmington store was very cute, and great location. We were sad to get our last treats, fudge and... More 

Thank kmbreakall
Cary, North Carolina
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137 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Always great ice cream and fudge with every flavor imaginable. A bit pricey but up to par with mosy up scale ice cream stores. Great service.

Thank Pam C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 23:00
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?