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Bruster's Ice Cream

17th Street, Wilmington, NC
+1 910-794-1222
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“banana split” (3 reviews)
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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 14 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
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Bruster's is located adjacent to the Smithfield's restaurant. There is always a large variety of ice cream flavors available and their sugar waffle bowls and cones are quite tasty as well. In addition to cones, cups, and bowls for ice cream, they do have banana...More

Thank Two_Intrepid_Souls
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Good old fashioned ice cream served from a free standing stand. Outdoor only seating so perfect in summer. LOTS of flavors of ice cream and it was delicious. They have frozen yogurt and sorbet but those flavors are limited.

Thank Robyn S
Reviewed 8 November 2015

The ice cream was fresh and very tasty. It was a little soft for hand dipped. The ice-cream was supposed to have filled peanut butter cups in it and it should have had more, they were very sparse. The waffle cone was fresh and crisp....More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 May 2015

We frequently take advantage of the half price banana splits on Thursday (if you bring your own banana). You can't beat three scoops of ice cream and three toppings all for under $3. Everything I've had here has been outstanding and there are always coupons...More

Thank David B
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Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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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