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Molly's Cupcakes

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Lincoln Park
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2536 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Sweet tooth delight

The cream filled cup cakes are great. My favorite is the red velvet. The cupcakes are moist by the cream filling . The place has swings for seating making the place whimsical.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Mont J
West Hollywood, California
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  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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West Hollywood, California
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The cream filled cup cakes are great. My favorite is the red velvet. The cupcakes are moist by the cream filling . The place has swings for seating making the place whimsical.

Thank Mont J
Chicago, Illinois
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1,170 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 849 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It may be only my imagination but it seems there are fewer bakeries but more cupcakes. Everybody is making cupcakes and Molly's at 2536 North Clark Street are as good as it gets--except for one thing. They produce classic flavors--chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, banana and carrot--but no German chocolate, my favorite. Molly's can be excused for the oversight, however, because... More 

Thank Taylor B
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a bit of a cupcake nut, try to find the best cupcake place in every city. This is a small Lincoln park spot that is charming and DELICIOUS!!!! Delightful experience!

Thank Kari J
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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63 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Molly's cupcakes are worth every penny. You will come across many bakeries and shops selling cupcakes, but it is obvious how much effort is put into these cupcakes because you can taste the delicious flavors topped with the perfect cream and toppings. The quality is impeccable and the display of each cupcake makes you want to try them all.

Thank YumMT2013
Bend, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Literally walked by and saw the accolades on the front glass. They were accurate. We were staying in the neighborhood and had already tried a French bakery a block or two south and were underwhelmed. So the next afternoon we made a point of popping in for a mid afternoon treat and cup of coffee. Clearly from the stacks of... More 

Thank JA R
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Amazing cupcakes!! My sisters, mom and I got 5 cupcakes to share and the creme brulee was my favorite by far! Delicious! I will definitely be back next time I visit Chicago.

Thank MJS2005
Portland, Oregon
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I loved this little cupcake shop. The staff were friendly and helpful. The cupcakes were sooo good. I indulged way too much(not in one sitting) but so worth it. I tried Red Velvet, Creme Brûlée, Chocolate Mousse, Ron Bennington,and Salted Caramel Butterscotch. I'll admit its a bit spendy but my friend and I split dinner to have dessert.

Thank Terri R
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

I know a thing or two about cupcakes and when I passed by Molly's I had to see how they stacked up to my favorites from Seattle (Cupcake Royale and Trophy cupcakes). As soon as we entered the door we were greeted warmly and given the low down on the most popular as well as the personal favorites (Salted Carmel... More 

Thank J H
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This is a neat and funky little shop which is quite popular, there was quite a line on a Sunday afternoon. Locals enjoy this place to grab a coffee and a cupcake. They have a stack games (Connect Four, Battleship, Checkers etc.) in a corner and a saw locals grab a table, a game, and their orders to sit down... More 

Thank LadyZady
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We stumbled upon Mollys quite by chance and did not believe what we found. After all the place looked unremarkable with its awkward seating layout with kitchy decorations, brightly colored plastic tables, chairs on swings and aluminum frame doors. And yet here I ate the best cake I ever ate in my life. And I have travelled the globe, eating... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children


Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • 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.