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“Quaint Little Ice Cream Bistro, go hungry!”
Review of Margie's Candies

Margie's Candies
Ranked #26 of 204 Dessert in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$1 - US$20
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Outdoor Seating
Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
Reviewed 19 January 2016

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. So, we were prepared mentally.
We went during the week around 2pmish, found paid parking on the street just around the corner from Margie's. The ice cream parlor IS super small but, that's what gives it it's personality. We were greeted & seated promptly, so far service is good. The restaurant was probably at 80% capacity. During the summer months, they put tables outside for extra seating.
They have optimized their space and have used every inch for tables. We were seated in a most unique booth: it looked like a triangle with it's own mirrored column, tight but, cool!
Our server, think her name was Sue, was great! She allowed us time to look over the very large menu. Most of the items seem to repeat themselves with 1 or 2 different toppings or they are a larger or smaller size. I would recommend condensing the menu so it's simpler and faster to read.
Our ice cream arrived in their exclusive plastic scallop bowls, served on a silver plate tray and wafer cookie. Nice presentation.
Ice cream was delicious, we loved the individual gravy boats filled with warm fudge topping. I can easily see how this is a neighborhood fav and it gets super busy. We each had 3 scoops of ice cream in our sundaes and could only finish 3/4 of the ice cream. Generous portions!
We had a wonderful experience at Margie's and will be back.
P.S. Margie's also serves real food not just ice cream, most people don't know this.

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Thank PamDSapphireSky
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Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

This historical ice cream parlor offers the best ice cream in Chicago. It's decades of history, including a visit from the Beatles just shows how classic they truly are. I've visited them when I was a infant, and to this day they have not lost thier classic charm. Ice cream is served in many variations and in healthy portions and is simply heaven. If you want the best ice cream in Chicago, look no further!

Thank Torres Consulti... F
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Reviewed 16 December 2015

This place is simply amazing! My favorite is their Brownie A la mode with coffee ice cream. It's so rich and the portion is huge. I always have to share it. The wait can be long and you can't really sit and hang out here because the place is small and there is usually a line outside. So you may have to eat and leave. But their ice cream makes it worth it!

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Thank Globetrotter84JC
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Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

Always reliable for generous portions of ice cream with whipped cream and cherry and bananas.
Usually a wait on Saturday nights.

Thank Matayman
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Reviewed 9 November 2015

although the name indicates and is famous for it's candies, ice cream is the main focus. i wanted to purchase candy to bring home, but only large boxes were offered. the servers did offer to make up a few small bags for me to take, which was very helpful and kind.

Thank amyintax
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