If you are in Chicago and have a hankering for ice cream and homemade candies, be sure to check out Margie’s Candies. With two great locations waiting to serve you in Logan Square/Bucktown and Ravenswood, this is an ice cream experience not to be missed!
Opened in 1921 as a neighborhood ice cream parlor and later named after owner Peter George Poulos’ daughter-in-law, this ice cream shop has been serving homemade candies and ice cream to the Chicagoland area for close to a century. The original location in Logan Square/Bucktown served the Beatles, Al Capone, and the Rolling Stones in their heyday and has been host to hundreds of marriage proposals since it opened its doors. Not only is the homemade ice cream Kosher, the hot fudge and caramel sauces will leave your head buzzing from its sugary sweetness.
If ice cream isn’t your sweet of choice, be sure to check out their variety of homemade candies. From pecan turtles to pralines, their candies are like nothing you will experience in a chain store candy aisle.
One of the most popular items on the menu is the turtle sundae, which is served with two giant scoops of French vanilla ice cream, nuts, whipped cream, caramel, hot fudge and topped with cherries and a vanilla wafer cookie. This single serving sundae comes in at less than $5 and is large enough to share with a date.
If you happen to be dining with a larger party, the menu also offers the World’s Largest Terrapin. This daring desert boasts fifteen scoops of French vanilla ice cream topped with homemade hot fudge, caramel, whipped cream, bananas and nuts—and of course, the vanilla wafer cookie. This is a great treat to share with family and friends for any special occasion.
In the summer months be sure to allot for wait time. Both locations are popular and limited in seating. The good news is that it is well worth the wait. With candy available by the piece or pound and ice cream that can be purchase by the cup, cone, and clam shell, there is something for every budget.
Visit both locations:
Margie’s Candies Original Location
1960 North Western Avenue
Margie’s Candies Ravenswood Location
1813 Montrose Avenue
Hours vary at both locations.