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Molly's Cupcakes

#3 of 176 Dessert in Chicago
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Lincoln Park
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2536 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
773-883-7220
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 12
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I am in love with Molly's.

We got a gift card and figured we'd stop by. The small shop has a great atmosphere although it's geared towards a trendy crowd. We got a cupcake each and our only regret was not buying a milk or coffee to go with it. The free water, build your own cupcakes, sprinkle station, swings at the bar, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 21, 2015
Cassandra G
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We got a gift card and figured we'd stop by. The small shop has a great atmosphere although it's geared towards a trendy crowd. We got a cupcake each and our only regret was not buying a milk or coffee to go with it. The free water, build your own cupcakes, sprinkle station, swings at the bar, and board games... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

So so so good. I'm not a fan of Magnolia Bakery... yes, I said it. They're too sweet for me. I've tried them twice and felt there was so much sugar in them... Molly's is different. They're perfect. They're yummy. Give them a whirl. :)

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Have had cupcakes on the circuit in NYC and LA, but these are right up there with real flavour and they melt in your mouth

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

We stopped at Molly's after dinner when we suggested cupcakes for a snack to the kids. The only bad thing to say, in my opinion, is that parking can be a problem. But, if you find a spot, or you live in the neighborhood, prepare tor a sugar overload. They have a great selection of cupcakes We tried a "COOKEE... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went there twice over a weekend in Chicago. First time, it was recommended by kids who live around the corner and told us that the cupcakes are great. We bought two to share between 4 adults plus 4 for the kids. The four adults went back the next day and bought a dozen. I loved the cake batter cupcake... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I'm not huge on sweets but I have to say these cupcakes were fantastic. One cupcake is enough to put you in a diabetic coma for a month. Lots of different kids and they are all awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Impossible to eat just ONE! oh ... how I miss Molly's cupcakes! The store is very nice and the people that work there are very nice! Strongly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I had the best cupcake ever from Molly's and I have been to many cupcake bakeries. It doesn't matter what kind you may choose you will not be disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Just. Wow. Melt in your mouth cupcake! The tiramisu was divine. So moist and flavorful but not overly sugary sweet. Definitely a perfect treat to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We came here after dinner one night for a cupcake. My husband and I got separate cupcakes with the intentions of sharing... I took one bite- next thing I know- my cupcake was gone! It was delicious! (It was the chocolate cupcake). The whole atmosphere of the place was perfect. Great music and the staff sing along! And if you... More 

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Additional Information about Molly's Cupcakes

Address: 2536 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 773-883-7220
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
Cuisine: American, Bakeries

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2536 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighborhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: 773-883-7220

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lincoln Park

Neighborhood Profile
Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.