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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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I've been to Kilwin's about 3x since moving to Wilmington and I would recommend going at least once. The ice cream is ok, I've had better, and in summertime because they are so busy and the freezers are constantly open, the ice cream is "warm". The people are super nice and it's just fun to see all the goodies in... More 

Thank windmills_tilter
Wilmington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

My favorite is the turtle cheesecake in a waffle cone but you can't go wrong with any of the ice cream flavors or their fudges.

Thank Ella_Blue_US
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2016

After a horse and carriage ride touring downtown Wilmington, a stop here for some home made ice cream can't be beat. It it some of the best ice cream I have tasted. Always busy but the line moves fast. Very organized place of business.

Thank Bob M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

The only drawback to Kilwin's is that it may actually be possible to gain a couple of pounds just from walking by. When you stand in line outside and smell the homemade waffle cones, you'll understand what I mean. This is simply one of those places where you can't go wrong, unless you're on a diet.

Thank huskeync
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Line was very long, but moved quickly. Smelled very good. Got ice cream. It was just ok. Also bought pecan praline candy. It was very sweet and average. Would not make a special trip there.

Thank Joy H
Parma Heights, Ohio
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

OMG the superman ice cream is to die for!!! Don't like ice cream!?! don't worry, they have plenty of treats to satisfy your sweet tooth!!

Thank missangela025
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

An assortment of unusual ice cream flavors made in-house. Hand rolled waffle cones. Candy apples! Peanut brittle. Assorted handmade chocolates and other candies. An array of fudge. Family friendly atmosphere. Helpful staff. It's a do over!

Thank Dr. William-Haz... H
Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I have tried both the fudge and the ice cream. Actually I wanted and could eat both they are so good. Went with friends, during the summer you have to wait in line, but you get to see the different types of ice cream, view the fudge, and everything else you want to purchase. We all were very pleased.

Thank Monroewilm
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78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I wanted ice cream and a cake pop! I got the ice cream, but no cake pop. They don't serve anything that has to be baked in this Kilwins. So I got something else. Very relaxing and enjoyable to have delicious ice cream and walk along the Cape Fear River!

Thank Jennifer B
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here for ice cream after we ate. I purchased some peanut brittle because I was to full after I just ate. The smell was so great coming out to the street.

Thank Donna W

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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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?