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Molly's Cupcakes

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(24 Reviews)

2536 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614

(773) 883-7220

Today: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Primary Phone: (773) 880-5537

Phone: (773) 880-5537

  • Coffee
  • Cookies
Payment method
visa, amex, discover, mastercard, all major credit cards
Price Range
Park West, North Side, Lincoln Park
Bakeries, American Restaurants, Caterers, Coffee Shops, Cookies & Crackers, Family Style Restaurants, Ice Cream & Frozen Desserts, Restaurants, Wedding Supplies & Services
Other Information

Parking: Street

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Price Range : Below Average

Good for Kids: Yes

Good For Family: Yes


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Dana K.



Had the most horrible experience here! The music was so loud, the cupcakes were stale, and the owner was obnoxious! Save your money and skip this place.



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Congrats on WINNING ""Cupcake War"" on Food Network!

Watch Food Network ""Cupcake War"" tonight and I have to agree that you have the BEST Cupcakes and deserve to have won!

Enjoy the party at the Burwood -
Be Proud - REAL PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nancy Brown (Debbie's sister)

Christina D


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Best Cupcakes Around!

I've been going to Molly's since it opened, and it has remained a staple dessert in our house every since the first day we tried a cupcake there. The cupcakes are really phenomenal - perfect frosting (the cream cheese on the red velvet is TO DIE FOR) and perfect cake texture. Sometimes the fillings are a little bit too much, but really, can you ever have too much cupcake?

The hidden gems here though are the smaller items that aren't right at eye level in the glass cases. These items are cheaper, and really make it a tough decision between cupcakes which are more expensive. Their rice krispie treats are absolutely PERFECT. Chocolate covered strawberries have the right consistency and quantity of chocolate - at half the price of high end places. And their cookies are totally divine.

Bottom line is there is something for everyone here. You will not be disappointed!



Provided by Citysearch - 
Awesome cupcakes

Molly's Cupcakes tastes like heaven. Well baked, tasty cakes in just few dollars. Whenever I visit that street, I never leave it without buying one. It makes me crazy. Staff is also polite and friendly.



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Came to Chicago to study cupcakes and found heaven

We came from France to check out real US cupcakes. After having tried several well renowned bakeries in London, UK, we hit Chicago.

Walking into Molly's is like going back to school - with all those good memories. The small tables and chairs, the games and the counter with swings !

Then when we get to the counter
it's heaven.

You can make your own cupcake. You choose the base, the frosting and the toppings. Then it is decorated in front of you !

Or if you are feeling really adventurous you can try the many specialised cupcakes. Be careful, these are serious cupcakes soft and fluffy, excellent filling and not sickly at all !! Much to our (pleasant) surprise expecting US cupcakes to be sweeter than those in the UK.

So Molly's is bakery number 6 on the cupcake list and went straight to the top and is still there (after trying 3 bakeries in Madison WI too).

To tell you how good it was, we were due to drive back from Milwaukee on the following Sunday directly to O'Hare to fly home, we changed our plans to spend the Saturday night in Chicago so we could go back to Molly's !!!!

This is THE address to know, to go to and to share with everyone !



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The cupcake I had was a bit dry for my taste and it was nearly $4.00. Being a fan of the Ron and Fez show on XM radio, it was worth a visit.



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Alway's worth the trip.

I'm a huge peanut butter and choclate fan and this cupcake made my life complete! I believe I can die now, LOL. The Ron Bennington is worth the drive.



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Sweets for the sweet

My friend makes the cupcakes there and she is a terrific baker:)



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Try the Ron Bennington

Love Mollys, everything is hand made, and decorated and filled one at a time, by hand. The recipes and flavors are really unique and every filled cupcake tastes like a dessert in a 5 star restaurant (for only $4!). Try the Ron Bennington unless you hate Chocolate or Peanut Butter. I also love the plain cupcakes and the minis.

I think my favorite thing about mollys though is they're always creating and looking for new ways to offer things that blow away the competition and they usually succeed.

Stop in often, you never know when they'll be creating Italian sodas made the old fashioned way, or a new kind of ice cream, or scones, or a new blend of hot chocolate, or cinnebunnies!



Provided by Citysearch - 
best cupcake place ever!

makes u feel like a kid again, staff is always friendly and cupcakes are flawless.



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The Ron Bennington is the BEST!!

I live in Cleveland, OH. My father went to Chicago on business and I made him bring me back some cupcakes. They were the best cupcakes I've ever had, especially the Ron Bennington. I am hoping to get back to Chicago soon to have some more.



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This place is heaven on earth. I went there i few months ago and I can't stop going back. Every time I go in there the staff is SOOO friendly and helpful; even when the line is out the door.
The flavors change seasonally but like always I am infatuated with the Ron Bennington. Next in line is the Éclair cupcake.
There are games to play and SWINGS at the counter. That's where I like to sit with my Ron Bennington and the very best cappuccino ever.

French Bread Pizza


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Nothing beats a Ron Bennington Cupcake!



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These are honestly the best cupcakes ever. I especially enjoy the customization that goes into each cupcake :)

I go to school in Milwaukee and I wish they could deliver here!

ALSO! The staff is am-az-ing. Super friendly.



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I am obsessed with Molly's Cupcakes!!

This place is the BEST! We love going here every time we're in Chicago. I'm from New York, and can tell you honestly that no place in NYC stands close to Molly's. It's perfect: you can pick your own frosting (and cake) to create your idea of perfect. The red velvet (my fave) is super moist and yummy. I love the atmosphere, it's fun and happy and always bustling with friendly staff and customers. We love the games, too! Can't wait to go back!



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Feel like a kid again!

Molly's cupcakes are absolutely delicious, but to really enjoy them do not take them to go. We had so much fun sitting on swings at the bar, and there are cute comfy tables and booths as well. I felt like a kid again and my sweet tooth was very, very pleased. I am ordering several dozen for my party this weekend! My favorite- the red velvet, but my companions went the chocolate peanut butter cup and carrot cake route.



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Molly's is amazing. The cookie monster cupcake? People have to hold me back. And the staff is always having a good time--they're polite and friendly, and the music is great! To all the chicagoans who think the best food is downtown, think again! This shop in Lincoln Park has it all.

Frannie F


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This place is wonderful and worth the trek! They have many varieties that look great (creative) and have great flavor. Stay out of the Loop go North you wont disappointed!



In my opinion these cupcakes a...

In my opinion these cupcakes are alright. There is a good selection of Gluten Free cupcakes which is nice for those with allergies. However the fruit filled cupcakes are atrocious it was mushy and soggy when I bit into it and the cupcake folded into itself like it was melting. The standard cupcakes are better but the frosting is too greasy/oily you can tell they use alot of fat. Good atmosphere and fun & interesting seating. Overall the experience was alright but the service & price is what made the experience fair.