Chicago >Food Stores > Margie's Candies
1960 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL | Directions 6064741.917531 -87.687484
Neighborhoods: North Side, Bucktown
Candy isn't just for kids, and Margie's is an adult Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Dylan Lauren, move over.
Stock up on classic chocolates, caramels, and fudge. The sundaes are massive at the old school ice cream shop, so bring a group.
It's all about nostalgia here. Nothing's particularly gourmet, but portions shareable and crowd-pleasing. Good for kiddos. Service is brisk.
Chocolate Lovers go Mmmmmm...... – The place has simply the Best Chocolate Ice cream in town, its called the Brownie Ala Mode. I ordered it with Chocolate Ice cream and Pecans, it comes in this huge bowl shaped like a shell, with 3 scoops of yummy chocolate ice cream, a chocolate brownie, whipped cream, sprinkled with pecans and they give you a jar of warm molten chocolate fudge. Have a spoon of this a you will close your eyes and go Mmmmmmmm.... Heaven!
chocolates tasted like soap – We ordered two candies which were loose. One was a coffee cream. The other was a cherry cluster. Both my husband and I agreed that both candies tasted like soap. We are wondering if someone sprayed soap on the candies or mixed soap with the chocolate.
Hopefully this is only an isolated problem.
Just plain mean. – Like other reviewers, I had driven by this place for years and was very excited to visit. I didn't last 30 seconds before what looked like the owner and another staff member harrassed and made fun of me for 'just looking around'. When I decided to leave, they laughed and sarcastically told me to hurry back real soon. I honestly was not in the store for an entire minute. It was a disturbing and uncomfortable experience to say the least.
very clean, no odors like the other place, great customer service! – Hey Everyone, I just want to let everyone know that A second Margie's icecream store is opened on Montrose Ave right off the brown line, (Around 1800 W. Montrose) They have the same menu, But alot less candies in their display! This place is so much cleaner and no foul odor's as in the one on Western Ave, The wait staff is very friendly and helpful (except for the redish brown hair lady -talked my head off and didn't give me time to read the menu) That was on my 4th vist there on a slow sunday, But all other vists were EXCELLENT! Weekend's are A great time and not A long wait, With A nice mix of people and A very nice neighborhood! So my advice is if you still want Margie's icecream in a nice enviroment, Go to the one on Montrose! It's worth the little extra drive
A Chicago gem – I took a leisurely stroll northward on scenic Milwaukee Avenue one sultry summer night this August with a female companion. After a great dinner at Earwax Cafe, we craved a cool dessert. Ten minutes later, we were in line at Margie's. Plenty of bustle about the place: local families with kids in tow intermingled with obvious visitors to this ice cream mecca on the outskirts of Bucktown. It was a gorgeous evening so we didn't mind the wait, which turned out to be quite short--five minutes tops--on a hot and busy Saturday night, no less. We were ushered into what must be the tiniest restaurant in existence, for sure, but were relieved to be seated at a comfy, roomy booth, surrounded by a collection of tchachkes to rival all tchachkes. Definitely a portal into a more innocent time. The service was curt, the menu was gargantuan. We both ordered sundaes. They. Were. MAGNIFICENT! Mounds of freshly-made ice cream topped with incredible caramel and chocolate sauces, nuts, and garnished with a wafer cookie and one of Margie's signature candies. But the real treat was the gravy-boat of homemade hot fudge provided, the most decadent chocolate I may have ever tasted. Drizzled over our ice cream treats, we were in heaven. When we'd finally devoured our awesome creations, we wanted more, but prudence ruled, and we went home very, very happy. So if you don't mind a little wait, utilitarian service, and some seriously retro surroundings, you'll be rewarded with the most remarkable ice cream you've ever tasted. Guaranteed.
Fun place to check out... – Margie's is a fun place to go if you don't mind a little wait, though i would avoid afternoons. its prime bring the kiddies time. the ice cream is the fun "good old fashioned" kind which is hard to find these days. i really enjoyed this place. it does smell a bit funny but that quickly fades once you see the huge serving of ice cream you get :) the service is sometimes bordering on rude however almost every time i've gone i get this wonderfully sweet waitress and i have a great time. so it just depends, kind of like at any other restaurant right? oh, and i think it's pretty sad that so many people are afraid of the area, seriously you people need to get out more. some of the people on here are making this area sound like cabrini green at 2 in the morning, come on now.
Avoid. – I stopped by for a snak and found the staff rude and short. Not at all helpful to the point I felt I was imposing. The place is very dirty as I noticed after I placed my order. I lost my apatite canceled my order and left never to go back again. Do not go here as I?m sure it will be closed down soon and you don?t want to be a casualty of such an unclean and filthy eating establishment.
Homophobic Staff – The staff at Margie's are homophobic and rude. They refused to serve me and my partner because of our gender appearance, saying that we weren't "real" people, and we couldn't ever be served there. This is quite troubling in view of Chicago's generally accepting environment. Who knew that the neighborhood ice cream shop would harass and insult it's clientele? Don't support this local expression of evil - avoid Margie's!!
Classic Desserts – This place rocks. it is a classic ice cream shop that is uncommon now a days. i highly recommend checking the place out. the area is up and coming, so lots of new places to check out afterwards or after shopping.
What do you mean a bad neighborhood? – Bucktown is just fine. You just gotta be street wise, big deal! Go west a little bit and a few blocks North and you are in the bad part of Logan Square. In any event, Margie's is a place that serves great icecream.
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