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Address: Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone Number: 919 821 8023
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Activities: Nightlife, Shopping
Description: Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, this is a trendy...
Recognized by the National Register of Historic Places, this is a trendy shopping and restaurant district located in Raleigh's historic section.
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Beware of "Special" Market Times

The City Market in downtown Raleigh is small but a nice way to spend some time on a Saturday morning, BUT beware of the "Special" sales requiring a $5 entrance fee to the craft... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
SteveFLNJ
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The City Market in downtown Raleigh is small but a nice way to spend some time on a Saturday morning, BUT beware of the "Special" sales requiring a $5 entrance fee to the craft market before 11am. We decided to skip it since we are not crafts people. The produce market was large with a lot of nice produce. They... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Downtown Raleigh does not have much in the area of shopping. City Market fills that gap for some items. The selection of vendors was very small and overpriced. There were beautiful creations and very friendly people in the stores within the little mall. We were also disappointed that we had Sunday afternoon open to wander the city and the Market... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
17 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Small but mighty, the City Market vendor selection was a welcome relief, even in the hot sun and basking afternoon temperatures. Beautiful selection of produce and flowers.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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143 reviews 143 reviews
55 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The area was quiet on a Sunday morning, but there are many shops/restaurants nearby. The architecture is beautiful. I hear they have a farmers market in season which is nice.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
53 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The City Market has a plethora of restaurants of every imaginable venue. No one should go hungry. The are one-of-a-kind retail stores, as well. A fun place to go.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Just stopped the other weekend to purchase some fresh farmers offerings and have a cup of coffee down the street. Love the place and the people... Only wish someone would open the Pub back up so there is not a big empty building there.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I'm a Foodie and it (City Mkt) had things not easily found in NC. The variety of fruits and vegetables were amazing and the food? Try the fried Chicken, seasonal veggies, Sweet tea and banana pudding!

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Pawleys Island, South Carolina
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144 reviews 144 reviews
30 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

It was cold and rainy but my dog and I walked around anyway. Very cute quaint shops and Restaurants wish it was warmer! Most the eateries had closed after lunch, they had outdoor tables for people with pets but it was too cold to sit outside.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

First Fridays feature live outdoor music and several beer/wine options to enjoy on the square. All month long: Vic's Italian features great fresh Italian food. Woody's offers an amazing beer list and an array of appetizers/bar food. Zydeco has killer New Orleans grub.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Walking around City Market is fun, but it's still lacking. They have live music on most nights, but the restaurants are pretty pricey for what you get. I wish downtown had more things to do, but I don't know if the city will ever get there.

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