Margie’s Candies. A business that has seen it all. Since opening in 1921 on the corner of Western and Armitage, it has been the premier spot of romantic firsts and last minute Valentine’s day gifts. For close to a century, Margie’s Candies has been serving up its own chocolate and ice cream creations from its own recipes. When one walks in, it is almost as walking back in time as you notice the wood siding, and floor carpeting and memorabilia of the past 90 years. One of the first things you notice is that each table has it’s own jukebox, (unfortunately they do not work), on the ceilings, you see many stuffed animals, and in the middle is a big counter where they proudly display their famous chocolates and the owner’s Beatles collections.
The sweets… mmmmm… All I can say about that. With more than 50 creations, there is something for everyone, from small cones to malts and shakes to massive sundae creations. For the little ones, a special deal is offered next to the register, free ice cream cone for every “A” and a banana split for improving a “C” to an “A”. For the ones with a big sweet tooth, the Royal George is what they will wish for. The Royal George, the signature item on the menu is a 25-scoop sundae, with lots of fudge, caramel, nuts, and whipped cream to feed a small army. From my experience, it takes about 5-6 people to completely finish it.
Overall the price, is good and you get a lot for what you order. There is also a lunch and dinner menu, but no one orders anything from that section. Though be prepared for the summer and Valentine’s day as lines are usually out the door with wait times of up to 2 hours. Other than that, a great place to take a date or spend time with friends conversing over delicious ice cream.
Address: 1960 N. Western
Telephone Number: 773 384-1035