Recently I was on the “606” Trail and visited one of my favorite spots in Chicago – “Margie’s Candies“. Margie’s makes incredible ice cream sundaes that must be seen to be believed – and they come with an actual silver pitcher of hot fudge that you can pour on the ice cream yourself. Usually I would start with a photo of the restaurant but I wanted to make sure that the “money shot” is above the fold.
Margie’s Candies is at Western and Armitage avenues. The neighborhood has gone through immense changes over the years but that restaurant has not changed one iota. Every time I have ever been there it is busy and in the summer there usually is a line out the door for people buying ice cream “to go”.
The menu is completely old school and they have a vast array of sundaes of various sizes. The sundaes all come in cool sea shell dishes that you can share with long spoons.
They have very old jukeboxes from the ’70s at every table which don’t work but it is cool to scroll through the old songs. There is a lot of Beatles memorabilia because they stopped here after their concert at Comiskey Park in the 1960s. The capital budget for improvements at this restaurant must be zero; I was there a decade ago and nothing has changed and it was old back then. The place must be seen to be believed.
If you want to visit the 606 Trail get off at Western avenue and go north a couple blocks and Margie’s is well worth a stop even if you have to wait. You can jump on the Blue Line and head back into the loop or even onto O’Hare if you are heading out of town.
Cross posted at LITGM