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Kilwin's Ice Cream & Candy

16 Market St, between Front and 2nd, Wilmington, NC 28401-4454
+1 910-772-1298
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fudge” (342 reviews)
“waffle cone” (242 reviews)
“scones” (60 reviews)
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16 Market St, between Front and 2nd, Wilmington, NC 28401-4454
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Reviewed yesterday

What else can you say. Its AWESOME . Super flavors, rich, filling, large servings, and fresh waffle cones. Dont forget the rest of the store, out of the world fudge and chocolate candies. Sample the chocolate caramel fudge and buy a couple pecan turtles. You...More

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Uhm I had never heard of Kilwin's before and now I'm telling everyone I know about it. Holy deliciousness!! I had the chocolate salt Carmel and the cake batter. Oh my word the cake batter was to die for! What a gem of a place!...More

Thank MariaMHaven
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Worth the wait! The smell of freshly made waffle cones on the street, had people lined all up and down the sidewalk!

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love Kilwin's even when its slammed they get you in and out. Delicious ice cream and amazing on site made waffle cones

Thank Joseph A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go for the ice cream! But also pick up some fudge. We always treat ourselves to Kilwin’s when we are in Wilmington, then walk down the riverwalk! The line is out of the door, but it moves quickly. A must do!

Thank Joi W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The smell of the waffle cones being made draws you in. The cases of chocolate covered stuff is enticing and the ice-cream is nothing to write home about, but it is expensive. Nice to go get a treat once in a while but it's a...More

Thank Mimi M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent ice cream flavors and always in demand here. Expect a line during the summertime and especially on the weekends. Worth it

Thank chocolatezeus
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is Kilwins the perfect place to take an out of towner, but it’s a local staple. There is a reason why the line is out the door anytime I’ve ever been! Best ice cream downtown and you can smell the mouth-watering freshly made...More

Thank Danella L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They start by teasing you with making you watch them make fudge. Then they give you taste of fudge then you have 1 million choices of ice cream I chose to make chocolate chip very good worth the wait

Thank Kent H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Kilwins offers probably 40 types of homemade ice cream. I was drawn to the sorbeto mainly because of the calorie count but boy am I glad I was!!!! DELICIOUS is the only word I can give to describe it!!! I had the lemon sorbeto the...More

Thank Sarah D
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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