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Margie's Candies

#30 of 181 Dessert in Chicago
#640 of 8,322 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Northwest Side
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1960 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-4332
+1 773-384-1035
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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90 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Margie's is trapped in time. A unique experience nearly 100 years in the making. The place is small and always crowded. A large group would be a challenge here. The wait can be long, often trying the patience of little children. The decor is entirely dated. Even the location may have you thinking you drove too far, and close parking... More 

Thank kevc56
South Bend, Indiana
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169 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the kids here for a treat on spring break. The ice cream is very good but make sure you bring you appetite. The sundays have 3 large scoops with lots of toppings and whipped cream. We did not eat again till late night. The booths reminded me of the ice cream parlors of old. They still have the juke... More 

Thank bmwdiscman
Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We waited in line for 20 minutes to order only to then wait 30 more minutes for our ice cream! They had only 1 person filling both in store and take out orders on a warm Sunday night! When I finally got my milkshakes they were just chocolate milk with whipped cream on them. I was looking forward to the... More 

Thank Carl M
Kennesaw, Georgia
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had to stop in to take a look at one of Al Capone's favorite hangouts and ice cream shops. Service was a little overwhelming. VERY small space, LOTS of people. The to-go wait was approx 45 mins. Thankfully the weather was unseasonably cold and made it bearable to be waiting outside. If you like ice cream, this is a... More 

Thank Melanie M
Highland Park, Illinois
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I finally got an opportunity to visit Margie's which I've been hearing about for years. It's located at a super busy intersection in Bucktown and depending upon traffic flow, it can be hard to pull over and stop. We had read the YELP reviews stating it is a super small ice cream shop and the service was not very polite.... More 

Thank PamDSapphireSky
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Been coming here for years! Nothing but praise for this corner gem on Armitage and Western avenues! There's a second location, I've heard, but this place brings back so many memories, don't remember much about the other location. If you see a long line and long wait in the summertime, it tells you, "it must be good!" And it is.... More 

Thank Herminio G
Chicago, Illinois
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374 reviews
301 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Came here for dessert after dinner at Mott Street & man, was that a great decision - it's a quaint old fashioned ice cream parlor with old booths & seats that sink in from years of wear. Tiny place full of nostalgia that warms your belly... Our Sundae - what else do you get here?! They also have one flavor... More 

Thank Justsaygrace
Chicago, Illinois
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101 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

I had dinner at Lazos across the street. A visit to margies is s must for dessert. Take the sundae challenge multiple scoops of ice cream, can you do it? I couldn't. The homemade chocolate is fantastic. I took my kids here when they were young they loved it and still do. Again after Lazos across the street a perfect... More 

Thank James M
Los Angeles
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Going here is like stepping back in time. It offers all kinds of candies and ice cream. There are several tables for "dine-in". Ice cream is very good. The only negative is it does not offer tasting. I usually like to sample a few different flavors before choosing. That unfortunately is not offered here.

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

yummy, delicious banana split with waffles cookies,it is an old fashioned place, the keep it like that because their history,about the place,family business,for many years.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1960 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-4332
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 773-384-1035

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?