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Margie's Candies

1960 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-4332
+1 773-384-1035
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (59 reviews)
“banana split” (7 reviews)
“sundae” (34 reviews)
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1960 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647-4332
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got milkshakes with a friend who lives near by but had never stopped in before because there is usually a long line. Luckily we went in a around 3 on a Tuesday and there wasn't a wait. We got milkshakes to go and they were...More

Thank worldrafiki
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I got the Raspberry milkshake and it was amazing. They make the ice cream fresh and you can taste the difference. The other food is ok, but that is not why you would come here. It seemed to be always busy, so I went early...More

Thank theschuay86
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Such a great place to step back in time. Sat in the same booth the Beatles did. Amazing caramel syrup. Nice place to sit down and enjoy your kids over ice cream. Everyone working there was super nice a helpful. Can wait to come back...More

Thank Candy K
Reviewed 22 May 2017

This family owned ice-cream shop is just a gem! It was the first time for me there but it feels like I'll have more visits in the future. We were there around 9PM and it was still packed! They said they were slowing down so...More

Thank brbcat
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I have a lot of family in the Chicago area who insisted we had to try Margie's Ice cream. Upon first entering I was very impressed with the atmosphere and decor. it literally felt as if time had stopped. The service was about average but...More

Thank Jailene R
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Margie's remained a local favorite since the 1920's. They're known for delicious, old school ice cream based desserts. Seating is very limited and there is no waiting room inside to speak of. Decide what you would like from their large selection of items and get...More

Thank revlisad
Reviewed 13 April 2017 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...More

1  Thank kevc56
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

Thank bmwdiscman
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Carl M
Reviewed 21 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...More

Thank Melanie M
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clarinda l
8 March 2017|
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Response from Herminio G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Clarinda. I've been there several times over the years, and from what I can recall, the desserts are very inexpensive. The portions are huge. You can't go wrong. But I'd say the average cost per sundae or ice cream... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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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