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Broad Street Market

Third and Verbeke Street, Harrisburg, PA
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Ranked #2 of 3 shopping in Harrisburg
Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Traveler Description:                  ... The Broad Street Market was founded in 1860, and has the distinction of being the oldest continuously operated market house in... more »
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Harrisburg, Pa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

It's a shame that some people have written such negative reviews. Yes, Harrisburg is far from a fine a city and it has gotten worse in recent years, but the market and the offerings from the vendors are quite nice. If you are looking for a very upscale market this is NOT the place. If you are a tourist and... More

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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117 reviews 117 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I was very pleased with the selection of meats, cheeses and baked goods. Place was clean and the vendors couldn't have been nicer. We bought a pot roast, cabbage, potatoes, onions and assorted baked goods. I will go back regulalry.

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NYC
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This place sucks. Harrisburg sucks (no wonder it went bankrupt a while back). Harrisburg looks like a run-down slum that is dangerous to walk around even in daylight (and this is the capital of PA!). Harrisburg just gives off an unsafe vibe. This market is an dingy indoor block-long place with various food stands...If I didn't know better I'd thought... More

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Paciano, Italy
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99 reviews 99 reviews
22 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

A little more non-food stands than I like, but there are wonderful finds among the many stands of this long-running market.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

First off, NONE of the venders take the card. None of them!! There are 2 ATM mechines, and when they work ( I have seen them broke very often, for days at a time) Its a $3.50 charge just to use them! I used to like the ribs that were there. Now the people who make the ribs I believe... More

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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2012

I will admit, this one took me some time to get interested in visiting multiple times. My first impression focused on the old building, the run down area, and the limited flare. My first impression was wrong however once, I saw past the buildings etc. It is an urban farmers market like those I have visited in Baltimore or phily.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

One of the two buildings encloses the famers market. Lots of meats and cheeses, cut flowers and vegatables. There were even a couple of "flea market" looking booths with jewelry and odds and ends for sale. I thought it was cool to see all of the Amish men and women working with the foods and selling their wares. I could... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

oxtails and rice and peas and oh yeah the fish company they fried up some whitties for u

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Middletown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

The only reason I go there is for the Soup at Golden Gate Their main dish is Vietnamese rice noodle soup with side dish, spring roll. Yum...

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Camp Hill
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216 reviews 216 reviews
20 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

The oldest farmer's market in PA still stands and provides fresh food for urban people in central PA. Some stands have been occupied by the same families for 75 years. Others bring new items to shoppers. Easy parking is helpful for open days Thursday - Saturday.

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