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20 Congress St, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
+1 603-319-8842
10:00 - 22:00
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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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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The kids love coming to this shop for ice cream in the summer. It's a quick treat downtown, and they love to sample and taste the various flavors. They also have other tasty treats that you can watch them make from the window. This business also participates in the summer reading program at the library, so the kids can also... More 

Thank Laura L
Chester, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

What a delight this place is! A rather large group of us invaded Kilwins and we all were true "kids in a candy store". Every chocolate delight you could ask for was at your finger tips (plus 36 flavors of ice cream!) and more...caramels, taffy, candy apples, coffee, hot chocolate etc... The owner and her staff are awesome and truly... More 

Thank Dianne W
Portsmouth, Rhode Island
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

smelled delicious, great chocolate, and fudge etc and different gourmet hot chocolates. got some great dark chocolate rabbit ears for Easter. Prices seemed reasonable.

Thank K R
West Orange, New Jersey
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292 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate. Any type of chocolate on anything is what you'll find here and the chocolate itself is good. It's a nice big store with plenty to offer. Lots of gourmet candies and chocolates. Really good.

Thank crapschick
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
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166 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I only had ice cream, but everything else in there looked absolutely delicious, especially the caramel and cream filled chocolates.

Thank GwenM100
Peabody, Massachusetts
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145 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

I went in here today and lets just say my pants are VERY mad at me for doing so. As I got myself a caramel apple w/dark chocolate and sea salt. A shortbread covered in caramel, coconut and milk chocolate. The chocolate was VERY good, it didn't have a very strong "cocoa" flavor like I find from a good amount... More 

Thank sarahfina_6
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We've been to the Kilwins in Newport every summer I didn't know there was one in Portsmouth. Stopped in after the kids wanted ice cream on warm February day. It was only ice cream place in town that was open. Ice cream is good service was great. They make their own fudge in house. Stop bye if you like fudge... More 

Thank Sam N
Salem, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

I've been to several Kilwins in the US, there is just something about this ice cream! The the cones, chocolates, fudge....it is hands down the best ice cream I've ever had. Our whole family goes here now! The employees are super nice, they let my kids (not sure they're suppose too) but they walked behind the counter to watch them... More 

Thank 851charissag
Glastonbury, Connecticut
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143 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

On a recent trip to Newport, I bought fudge at Kilwins for my husband. I was surprised to find the same candy shop in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I left with some fudge in addition to some great holiday treats.

Thank Retired662013
Boston, Massachusetts
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122 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Beckoned inside by one of the workers making chocolate in the window, we stopped in. Oh, were we sorry that we had! So many delectable treats, beautifully made - it was hard to choose. But, someone has to do the hard work, and we made our selections. On our way out the door, we realized that we had been to... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?