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Bruster's Ice Cream

17th Street, Wilmington, NC
+1 910-794-1222
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“sorbet” (2 reviews)
“banana split” (3 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
17th Street, Wilmington, NC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ice cream is wonderful. They have outdoor seating or a drive thru. The Jamaican me crazy is the best! It has real coconut flakes in it. They offer a variety of homemade ice creams and are very reasonable.

Thank NcQueenLisa
Reviewed 13 July 2018

I just love this place to indulge in my Ice cream cravings. The flavor of the month is always a good bet. But I love August when they finally come back with the Salted Carmel Cheesecake Ice Cream. This stuff is super super AMAZING. Looking...More

Thank Shortcake28412
Reviewed 25 June 2018

I especially love the Strawberry Shortcake. Wish they had it all year. The kids love the kid cone with eyes.

Thank krissybee1979
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Treat yourself to the best hard ice cream in Wilmington . Lots of options. Punch cards so get free ice cream. Free treat for your dog just ask for doggy treat. Great people to serve you. Only bad thing they only have one place.

Thank jim k
Reviewed 18 August 2017

they are not stingy- the banana split I ordered was enough for two of us to share. Lots of flavors and so rich and creamy. This is good enough for a special trip when you are in a desert mood. Far cry from other places...More

Thank wecacnna
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Listen... Let me start by saying I know there is a debate as far as whose I've created is superior: Kilwins or Bruster's. If I want fudge or candy apples, then I would say Kilwin's...... But we are speaking ice cream today, and sorry, Bruster's...More

Thank Cory A
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Holly Oiler and her crew at Bruster's Ice cream in Wilmington NC serve up a whole lot of yumminess! Tons of different and innovative ice cream flavors offer something for everyone. In addition to ice cream they also have freezes, ice cream cakes, brownies and...More

Thank blueyedarlin
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Good quality ice cream ! If you have a lactose problem like me they also have Italian ice, Sorbet, and Sherbet.

Thank Peter H L
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Bruster's has by far the best ice cream I have ever had. I like my ice cream and have tried pretty much all of them, but this place is a cut above the rest. I've been twice in the last two weeks and will be...More

Thank Gary S
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to grab a milkshake while visiting Wilmington to enjoy on my way home. I'm sure the ice cream there is good, but the milkshakes are waaaay to thick to drink though a straw. Seriously, if I wanted soft serve ice cream in a...More

Thank Ronnie H
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US$ 8
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17th Street, Wilmington, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-794-1222
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