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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