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Wilton Candy Kitchen

310 Cedar St., Wilton, IA - (563) 732-2278
The Wilton Candy Kitchen might be the oldest soda fountain in the nation, dating back to the mid-19th century. You come here for real Cherry cokes, pink ladies, floats and sundaes of all kinds.
92% Approval Rating (14 votes)

Scorecard

5 - Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
Overall: Legendary - Worth driving from anyplace
fudge sundae
Sundae
green river
Red River
black cow

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (4)
Roadfood.com Editor
"A quick hop off Interstate 80 in eastern Iowa, the Wilton Candy Kitchen just may be the oldest soda fountain in the nation. The building in which it's located was built in 1856, and fiz-biz historians trace a candy shop on this spot as far back as the 1860s! Today‚Äôs ..."   [Read More]
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Jennifer Goodman (McKeever)
March 21, 2007
"I had to add my thoughts on the Wilton Candy Kitchen! As a child growing up with The Candy Kitchen, I have many many fond memories of George. My father owned Ron's Pastries across the street when I was young, and every day after school my sister and I would stop in ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

310 Cedar St., Wilton, IA
(563) 732-2278

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dessert
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:No
Alcohol Served:No
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:No
Made with George's homemade ice cream, the butterscotch sundae is perfect in its simplicity.
"Made with George's homemade ice cream, the butterscotch sundae is perfect in its simplicity."
Cliff Strutz





It would be a shame to visit Wilton and not take advantage of George's expert mixology skills.  On the left is a red river, with both cherry and strawberry syrup and on the right is a cinnamon coke.
"It would be a shame to visit Wilton and not take advantage of George's expert mixology skills. On the left is a red river, with both cherry and strawberry syrup and on the right is a cinnamon coke."
Cliff Strutz


Philip Roth recently took this photo of a sundae he enjoyed at the Wilton Candy Kitchen.
"Philip Roth recently took this photo of a sundae he enjoyed at the Wilton Candy Kitchen."
Michael Stern


Spending time chatting with charming owner George Nopoulos is as much a part of the experience at Wilton Candy Kitchen as is eating the first-rate ice cream.
"Spending time chatting with charming owner George Nopoulos is as much a part of the experience at Wilton Candy Kitchen as is eating the first-rate ice cream. "
Cliff Strutz



""George Nopoulos is still running it and slings a good banana split in between wise cracks." So wrote Philip Roth, who also took this photo of the Wilton Candy Kitchen boss."
Michael Stern


Now well over 100 years old, the Wilton Candy Kitchen's old-fashioned booths are a great place to savor soda fountain history. (Philip Roth photo)
"Now well over 100 years old, the Wilton Candy Kitchen's old-fashioned booths are a great place to savor soda fountain history. (Philip Roth photo)"
Michael Stern


These are the ice cream flavors available, all of which can be used in shakes and sundaes.
"These are the ice cream flavors available, all of which can be used in shakes and sundaes."
Cliff Strutz


Genuine Americana:  a small-town soda fountain where ice cream is king
"Genuine Americana: a small-town soda fountain where ice cream is king"
Michael Stern



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