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Lexington Market

400 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 (Downtown)
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Ranked #14 of 45 Shopping in Baltimore
Type: Flea/ Street Markets, Antique Shops, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Shopping
Description: A colorful, busy, open-air market specializing in seafood.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

As a foodie I watch travelchannel on a regular base and saw Lexington market on one of the shows. So I had to visit when i was over from europe for work. When we walked from inner harbour to the market we noticed that we were not going to a better part of town. We didnt feel unsafe but we... More

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

First of all, the market has an interesting history - 230 years worth. The main reason we visited was to eat at Faidley's Seafood, which has excellent crab cakes. They are a bit expensive at $15, but they taste excellent and are of decent size. The nice thing is that they have dozens of other food stalls that you can... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We were in Baltimore and decided to visit Lexington Market. We're fans of Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia and figured this was similar. It's an indoor market like Reading Terminal, but that's the end of the similarities. Where RT is bright and clean with varied vendors and even the charm of Amish food stalls, Lexington seems dirty and has a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Great place to walk around, be at one with nature and art. Art fest 9/20 and 21. Would love to spend more time there.

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Indian Shores, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The market is very old for US buildings, it says 1782 outside. The market is large and has an array of cooked and fresh foods, many fried chicken outlets with inviting aromas, soul food and sushi stalls. There’s plenty of meat, fish and vegetable stalls also. It seems Faildley's is popular. The day we were there a blues band played... More

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Frankly, I wouldn't enter Lexington Market if it weren't for Faidley's Seafood where the crab cake is at. When our family were driving from Philadelphia to DC, we decided to grab a crab cake lunch at Baltimore so we stopped at Lexington Market. Honestly, I was really shocked how dirty and sketchy the exterior looked and the interior was even... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a real, 200 year old, city market; it is not prettified for tourists. Hundreds of food stalls cover 2 square city blocks. This is "ROADFOOD" central for Baltimore. Come here to find excellent crab cakes (appropriately priced), fresh fruit salad, freshly baked cookies, ice cream, superb fried chicken. Noisy, dirty, dimly lit, no water view; I'm in love.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Have seen some less favorable reviews of the Market, but we enjoyed our visit. We have lived in Asia, so wet markets are nothing new, and this is similar to those. Fresh fruits & vegetables are available, as well as bakery items and cooked food. Malay & Chinese foods looked great and the people were so friendly! Of course our... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

All the food was excellent and a great bargain. If your not comfortable being in an inner city environment where there are homeless people, some mental disease, alcoholism, drugs then definitely don't come. There is security here and my wife and I felt safe and had many friendly conversations with the locals and merchants. I would definitely go back for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Baltimore needs to advertise this place more,it is only a few blocks from Camden Yards and may house some of the best food at reasonable prices in the country.Scary--not at all,park in their parking lot or take the light rail which stops right in front of the place.Presidents of the United States have visited here as well as many other... More

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