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262 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
+1 401-619-3998
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

A trip to Newport is not complete with at least one visit to Kilwin's for some of the tastiest ice cream around. To some, ice cream is more of a summer treat but not for our family...December just means shorter lines! Lots of great flavors to choose from - my kids loved the mint chocolate chip and I enjoyed the... More 

1 Thank Dan D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This candy shop is very much average. You will enjoy it if you haven't had much experience eating real quality chocolate. I have better chocolate shops in my hometown city.

1 Thank Jessica T
Wantage, New Jersey, United States
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72 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to satisfy our sweet tooth. Their caramel is very good. Bought some fudge. It was good. The Turtle is the best!

1 Thank KimLoizzi
Providence, Rhode Island
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52 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

As you walk by the smell wafts out the door and draws you in....the freely give samples as well. Great well made product, gift giving quality!

1 Thank jojocruzin
New Haven, Connecticut
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99 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Walking down Thames St, I was completely overcome by the smell of delish wafting through the air. I was caught up watching the making of what looked to be peanut brittle by some pro's. I had to stop in to get some ice cream. The scents of fresh made candies and such are awesome as you first enter. I headed... More 

Thank briashmad
Burlington, Vermont
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163 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Went here 2 times while in Newport. 1 time really pleasant experience, next time young woman snotty and more interested in her male co-worker more than us. Decent ice cream, good caramel apples, which is all we had.

1 Thank vthereandnow
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

If there's a Kilwin's around, I'm there! Imagine my surprise when we walked around the corner from the hotel we were staying at to find a Kilwin's. Their homemade ice cream is some of the best I've eaten, chocolate being my favorite!!!

1 Thank micheleboys
Overland Park, Kansas
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113 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We stopped by Kilwin's as part of an electronic scavenger hunt. I took one for the team and got an ice cream cone so we could check that activity off the list. It was delicious!

1 Thank GrumpyPug
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179 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Echo everyone's comments. This place has the best sweet and salty dessert/snack type foods. Their caramel/chocolate popcorn is a caloric delight, their ice cream is great, the chocolate and nut concoctions amazing. Pricey but worth indulging your sweet tooth. And yes, there are line ups in high season.

1 Thank CSummer
Newport, Rhode Island
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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Tried the toasted coconut + fudge brownie ice cream - best coconut ever (and I've tried a lot!). Definitely going back for more...

1 Thank mccaffjt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 262 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840-6613
  • Location: United States  >  Rhode Island (RI)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 401-619-3998
Must be a recently opened shop, as it looks totally closed in Streetview.
also see http://www.yelp.com/biz/kilwins-newport

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?