Local staple with huge scoops, homemade candies, and an old-time feel
Founded in 1921, the original Margie’s Candies comes with tales of visitors like the Beatles and Al Capone. (We also named it one of the best ice cream shops in America.) This Bucktown staple has maintained the old-fashioned decor and vibes, as well as a knack for serving handmade confectionery candy, chocolate, and fudge. On the ice cream side, you can go for classics scoops of vanilla or butter pecan, topped with hot fudge, or you can make room for a turtle sundae. Margie’s also makes “the world’s largest terrapin,” which features 15 scoops of French vanilla ice cream, topped with fudge, caramel, whipped cream, nuts, banana, and a cookie.