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Molly's Cupcakes

#200 of 8,063 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
Lincoln Park
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2536 North Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my three children in while we were visiting Chicago because I had read all of the good reviews. We tried six different flavors and each one was amazing. My favorite was the cookie monster, but it these are unique because they are filled. My kids wanted to go back again the next day :)

Thank Jennifer S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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155 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Omg, I swear this was the most moist cupcake ever. I have gone to cupcake places and they usually don't stand up to their reputation but not this place. I went as a request of my coworkers husband as he just had to have these RON SOMETHING CUPCAKES. When I heard they were chocolate & peanut butter etc I had... More 

Thank SkysMommy4
Charleston, Illinois
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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Molly's Cupcakes are the best cupcakes I have EVER had and I would say I am a cake connoisseur. You can choose your frosting flavor and they ice them right there. My favorite in the vanilla cupcake with vanilla frosting. So moist, so flavorful. The red velvet cupcake is very moist with a buttermilk/light chocolate flavor, which is my husband's... More 

Thank Paula P
Athens, Ohio
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I accidentally stumbled across this place late one night while exploring Chicago, and it was a blessing. I don't even really like sweets, but my girlfriend wanted to get some so I agreed. These are the best things I have eaten maybe ever, and may I remind you I don't even really like cupcakes. They were so good that before... More 

Thank docspence925
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to stop here due to my daughter's fascination with the TV show Cupcake Wars. They did not disappoint. The cupcakes are a little pricey, but they are worth it. We tried four different cupcakes. All were great.

Thank Brett03
St Louis
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across this place and decided to give it s try. Our girls were happy to pick cupcakes (cake batter and raspberry whip) and we too decided to endure (peach cobbler and creme brûlée). We didn't know every cupcake is filled with stuff, some better than others. The cake batter was okay. The cake part was good but the... More 

Thank farm2fork
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I know what you are probably thinking - "yet another cupcake store." But this place is definitely worth it. I have lived in Chicago for 6 years and these continue to be the best cupcakes I have ever enjoyed. After trying all the amazing center-filled creations here, you'll go to other places and be let down. My favorite thing about... More 

Thank Christopher H
Chelsea, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to believe that I could get excited over a cup cake but it's one of the best things I've every eaten. The Creme Brûlée is kinda plain looking but once you bite into it your taste buds will explode. Everything we have tried is outstanding and anytime we visit Chicago (about once a year) we make a special journey... More 

Thank Guy M
Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I got mine to go and foolishly attempted to eat it along the way. I wish that I'd stayed and savored it slowly. The center-filled cupcake calls for a more civilized approach (i.e., plate, fork, napkin), along with a glass of milk or cup of hot coffee. Otherwise, the flavors of the Chococino cupcake were divine. Definitely lived up to... More 

Thank OregonFan36
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great cupcakes, great ambiance, love that I can craft my own cupcake. The staff is cheerful and kind. Looking forward to their expansion!

Thank BeckyWinchester

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions
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
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

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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.