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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” (334 reviews)
“waffle cone” (227 reviews)
“scones” (66 reviews)
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16 Market St, between Front and 2nd, Wilmington, NC 28401-4454
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You can smell the cones from the street. Prepare to wait in line, but it is delicious ice cream and other goodies. I've never seen the place not have a line, but it is worth it. It can be challenging to walk by and smell...More

Thank StephanieSelene
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

First impression was, the establishment smelled so delicious! I am not a sweets person but I sure can say it smelled really good in there. They make their own waffle cone and that alone made me want to try their ice cream. I tried their...More

Thank Lovey_Wil_Travel
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped after dinner! The ice cream was great. The staff was very nice. Smells soooo good, they make their waffle cones on site! Fudge was good, lots of choices!!

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in Wilmington for the first time for a college tour. Unfortunately, we were there on Monday of Presidents’ Day and most of the Riverwalk was closed. However Kilwin’s was open. I have been to this chain before. On a past visit in MD,...More

Thank Cris G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great variety of homemade fudge! We tried several free samples of different fudges before choosing the crunchy peanut butter fudge, the double chocolate fudge, and the chocolate almond fudge. It is on our son's favorite place to visit list at the historic river front.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious and decadent. If you’re going to sin go all the way and get a big cone at Kilwins. Thie ice cream, fudge and candy is nostalgic and always delivers.

Thank Batthebeach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love to even just walk by Kilwin's in downtown Wilmington just to smell the waffle cones they are making.. .Amazing! Lots of choices here. Always clean, family oriented, delicious selections of made on premises confections. Staff is helpful. Expect a line in the summer....

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit the river walk or downtown Wilmington- you have to stop in this place. Fudge and treats of any flavor and the ice cream is especially awesome.

Thank Melissa H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the second Kilwin’s we’ve visited, and just like the first, it’s delicious. We get the ice cream, two different flavors in a cone or dish. Just outstanding. Haven’t tried the fudge and candies, but we’re pretty sure they’re delicious too. Yes, a bit...More

Thank OTC03
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The fudge and pastry are superb. Quite a verity of flavors even sugar free. During the season the wait time on line can be over an hour. I do not think their ice creams are all that great, although they have a plethora of flavors...More

Thank joemU296SA
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Child-friendly, Kids
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
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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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