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20 Congress St, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
+1 603-319-8842
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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Squantum, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just walking in the door is a treat. It is the candy store I grew up with. Handmade chocolates, fudge, ice cream, and more. Copper kettles, smells like heaven.

Thank Smaartone
Walpole, New Hampshire
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice chocolate shop with many options including ice creams. The young man who served us was very polite, friendly and efficient. We thought at first that it was a local Portsmouth creation but we soon found out that it is a chain.

Thank ContestWinner
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on a Sunday night for dessert and we were not disappointed. The ice cream is by far the best in town. They have tons of different flavors and you are welcome to taste them all. I ordered the chocolate peanut butter ice cream with a scoop of cookie dough at the bottom of my Cone and it was... More 

Thank Evagelia B
Duxbury, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing not to like here if you are looking for something sweet and yummy. Be sure to try the fudge, great for sweet gifts, enjoy the smells and all the delicious candy of all kinds.

Thank R0bandMichelle
Ormond Beach, United States
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Did a day trip to Portsmouth, NH from visiting family & wanted to pick up a little thank you gift. My husband spotted Kilwins from our walk & I am glad we went in. We bought 3 different kinds of fudge (of course we tasted samples...) and it was devoured pretty quickly as a gift. Wish we has saved some... More 

Thank Ericka M
Pembroke, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

New England is noted for their various creamery spots but this place has the best ice cream we've ever tasted! Apparently the salted caramel is their biggest seller, rightly so. And their confections are delectable, so worth the trip!

Thank Diane K
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by on a very hot afternoon for a taste if heaven, and we found it! We each tried a couple of ice cream flavors before selecting our favorites. Sweet and yummy! Staff was very helpful! Shop was clean and FULL of delectable fancies! If you have never tried Kil wins before...you MUST give it a... More 

1 Thank Rhonda T
Belmont, VT
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109 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

What a great chocolate shop! So much to choose from. Settled on delicious Sea Salt caramels. This family shop is the real deal. You won't be disappointed!

1 Thank Belmontcouple
Miami, Florida
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Had the most delicious ice cream cone , late last night while out for a walk in Old Portsmouth. The Pralines and cream served in a yummy milk chocolate dipped cone was sublime. I usually don't eat the whole thing but did and it was worth the calories !!!

Thank lulubirdie
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40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Where to start? The fact that they sell premium candy and icecream, or that the entire place is a candy store and parlor that's just perfect for kids and adults alike?! Everything we had was absolutely delicious and it was the best place we visited hands down in the area. I would absolutely recommend it!

Thank Hannah R

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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, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Congress St, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-319-8842

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?