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1960 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60647, us

(773) 384-1035


Welcome to margiesfinecandies


Welcome to margiesfinecandies



Peter Poulos gives a brief history of Margie's

Chicagolands Finest Candy and Ice Cream Parlor

Our Story

Three scoops of ice cream. Whipped cream. Nuts.  And a river of rich, bittersweet hot fudge. To many, that's heaven in a  white clamshell dish.

A venerable Chicago institution known far  and wide, Margie's Candies has delighted young and old with our homemade  sundaes, shakes and hand-dipped candies for more than 90 years. 

Our  love story with everything sweet and decadent began in 1921, when Peter  George Poulos opened an ice cream parlor on the North Side. The shop  became known as Margie's Candies in 1933, when Poulos' son George Peter  Poulos married his sweetheart, Margie Michaels.making

Their son Peter George, our current owner, was born in 1936 and grew up  in the store — literally. His father created a cradle in back of the  candy case to hold the young one. 
Peter  George learned the fine art of candy making from his grandfather and  started working at the shop "when I was old enough to be seen." He has  been here for more than 60 years. His  son George,  now in his 20's, "a great fudge  maker," is the fourth generation to learn the intricacies of the  business, and the plan is for young George to take over the helm  someday.     

Musical legends,  Hollywood greats and sports stars — and even famous gangster Al Capone —  have found sweet release at Margie's Candies. The Beatles dropped by  with dates after performing at Comiskey Park. Years later, a group of  men in long black coats walked in and requested the booth  where the Fab  Four sat. The waitress was a little leery of the men, but they proved sincere. Turns out they were the Rolling Stones

The  secret is out. Our third-generation owner Peter George Poulos knows it  well: "You have never tasted paradise until you have eaten ice cream  when it's first made."  

Our Ingredients


We use the finest and freshest quality ingredients. We hand make all of our candies and we make our own fudge (for purchase in store only).

Our Chocolates


At Margie's we have perfected our candy making skills and proudly serve the finest chocolates. Our candies are made fresh in house and now, by popular demand, we offer shipping on our most popular candies.


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