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20 Congress St, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
+1 603-319-8842
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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20 Congress St, Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4017
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always stop by Kilwins when in Portsmouth to bring back delicious treats for the office. Our favorites are the pecan turtles and the milk chocolate caramels, just yummy.

Thank Kathleen M
John D, Manager at Kilwins, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by, Kathleen! Those are some of our most popular items, so you and your coworkers clearly have great taste!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Who woulda thunk it? While touring around Portsmouth, New Hampshire, visiting one historic site after another, my wife and I were pleasantly surprised--make that shocked--to discover a Kilwins location. Located at 20 Congress Street in the heart of Market Square, it is the only Kilwins...More

Thank Taylor B
Management response:Responded 4 October 2017

Thanks Taylor! We're thrilled to hear you and your wife had such a lovely time in our little city and even happier that you enjoyed some treats from my family's independently owned and operated shop!

Reviewed 1 October 2017

The best peanut brittle I have ever had. I go here and Sarasota Fl store to buy. Their Fudge is also great. The ice cream is fair. They are not from New England so I will forgive them on the Ice cream.

Thank rslaaliensr
Reviewed 25 July 2017

I don't know, I just don't think this place fits into Portsmouth as it's a chain. The ice cream is totally average, at best. Some flavors are flavorless. The candies are just okay, too. I don't love their chocolate much at all. Their caramel apples...More

Thank SeacoastSally
Management response:Responded 27 July 2017

I'm so happy you enjoy our caramel apples, they are a favorite of ours as well! I'm not sure why you think Kilwins is a chain because it is not. Kilwins is a franchise and I own my little shop completely. As a New Hampshire...More

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Having been to the one on Newport RI and loving their fudge we were surprised to find that in Portsmouth. Got the fudge and it's good as always.

Thank raygeorge337
Management response:Responded 27 July 2017

Thanks for the great review! We're glad you found us in your travels!

Reviewed 20 July 2017

God, I hate spending almost $5 on a single scoop of ice cream, and this was hardly decadent by any means, but it was still very good eating after a fine meal at one of the very wonderful downtown establishments of Portsmouth, NH .... Bonus,...More

Thank Christopher C
Reviewed 3 July 2017

I wanted to finish off my fish/chips lunch with an ice-cream on a hot day when visiting Portsmouth. I saw a lot of people coming out of Kilwins, so figured I'd give it a try. They had some usual and avant-garde flavors. I asked for...More

Thank schust2016
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

So of course we had to taste it. And then more flavors and had to buy some fudge! Very nice staff and great candies.

Thank Ilogjr
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank Laura L
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,...More

Thank Dianne W
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
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Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
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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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