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Ferry Building Marketplace

One Ferry Building, The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111 (The Embarcadero)
415 693 0996
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Ranked #1 of 222 Shopping in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Flea/ Street Markets, Shops, Malls, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Dining, Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.
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Sonoma, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The Ferry Building is a fantastic place to visit....... And bring your appetite! It's a treat for all of the senses, from the historic landmark building, it's history and renovation, beautiful ceramics, and things for the home and garden, and then delectable delights to the right of you and to the left of you! And on Saturdays, there's also one... More

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Canada
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Took the F street car from fisherman's wharf to ferry building. Nice market and some very nice bistros, bakeries, and specialty food stores. Nice views of the bay. The San Francisco ferry terminal is the building over.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

After Brunch, our family of nine walked through the Marketplace and were charmed by all the different shops. There was a large variety of places to stop and taste the wares as well as artisan shops to browse through. It was crowded, but not to the point of being uncomfortable.

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

A European-style marketplace in this most European of American cities. Built in 1898 as the cross-bay terminal for ferries, the San Francisco Ferry Building with its iconic Moorish Clock Tower, modeled on Seville's (Spain) Cathedral Belfry has withstood two major earthquakes and stands still as a gateway symbol to Baghdad by the Bay. Though it still serves as a terminus... More

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Spokane, Washington
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Besides being an Historical and functional ferry dock what a great place to explore. There is so many different food shops and fun kiosks inside this airy building that it takes a couple of hours just to see everything. Since there are so many eateries I was disappointed in the amount of seating in order to eat your meal. It... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I decided to walk down there to see what was inside. Very cool inside mall with all kinds of eats and drinks. Wine bars, cheese shops, the blue bottle coffee house. I sat out back for a while and watched the ferrys. Not a bad place to stop and check out.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Loved this place!! There is so much variety! Lots of little shops and restaurants. So much to choose from and it's even fun just to browse!

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Goldsboro, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

If you consider yourself a foodie and/or you enjoy eating fresh and local food products then this place is a must visit! We really enjoyed exploring the outdoor farmer's market and procuring picnic items for our upcoming road trip up the coast. All kinds of artisanal cheeses, jams, breads, produce and much more to choose from. The inside shops were... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Ferry Building has a great Farmers Market on Saturdays, but you can eat your way through the building any day of the week. There are many local favorites to stop in sample some treats. You can easily visit with a group of friends and everyone can find something to enjoy. The waterfront and easy access from the ferry, BART,... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

If you are visiting the City or live in gorgeous San Francisco, the Ferry Building is a must ! The Saturday Farmer's Market is the best ever , with great organic fruits and veggies and fun shops to keep you busy for hours on end. In addition, the view is fantastic s well. Can't beat it. Go early as it... More

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