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Address: 400 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410-685-6169
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm

A colorful, busy, open-air market specializing in seafood.

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An interesting stop, but not a "must see"

As many have noted, the Market could use a little sprucing up....but others would just say it adds to the "character of the place". Don't go visit if you are timid. And if you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
Windsor, Colorado

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100 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was drawn in by the exterior beauty and history of the building. We were greatly disappointed by what we found inside. To me, a facility called a market implies fresh produce and products. There was an abundance of takeaway fried and asian foods. There were just a few market stalls with meat or produce. This is not a farmer's... More 

Thank FamilyTravellerMI
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Ghetto with drunks and hobos roaming the walkways inside the market. You'll even find baby thugs completing their transactions not even trying to hide it. My wife and I went during lunch hour, never again. The occasional normal human can be found huddled together in larger groups for safety. I had high expectations after seeing the glamour shots on Yelp,... More 

Thank Thomas C
Port Dover, Canada
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168 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We visited Lexington Market in the afternoon and did not feel safe. A man on the street boasted to his friend that he could "take down" one of our family members. We visited two buildings and both were crowded with take-away meal vendors. There were very little fresh produce or other food on display. The second building smelled like a... More 

2 Thank 251ceh
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63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

We ate crab cakes at fraidley's. That is a destination of its own, but if you would like something else, or if you just want to browse through a unique place, this is a must see. There are dozens of shops and spots to eat here. They have multinational choices. There are meat markets, produce stands, bakeries, a candy shop.... More 

1 Thank Brian G
Grasonville, Maryland
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200 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

Homeless people, toothless crack and heroin dealers outside, grease permeated air inside. Urine smell overpowers you as you near the bathrooms. I'm sure some of the food is good I just don't like eating and watching over my shoulder.

2 Thank Cranky64
Islamorada, Florida
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I still love this place after over forty years of going. I go for the fried Chicken gizzards at the busy Park's (this would be my last meal request), Konstant's fresh roasted peanuts, Marry Mervis shrimp salad and Mrs. Shirley Faidley Devine's Crab Cakes. They are Charm City's and the world's best. Don't be scared. Act like you know.

Thank marlinmoon
Windsor, Colorado
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43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

As many have noted, the Market could use a little sprucing up....but others would just say it adds to the "character of the place". Don't go visit if you are timid. And if you don't appreciate the nature of a "market", you won't have the benefit of a "Freedom Trail" to provide alternate interest as you would at Faneuil Hall... More 

1 Thank MarkF813
White Plains, NY
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

A friend insisted that we visit. Since we were in Baltimore primarily for business, we didn't have much time for sightseeing. The market was close to our hotel but was told not to walk there.If we visited, we should visit during the day. We took an Uber car there instead. The minute we stepped out of the car, I knew... More 

1 Thank happytravels49
Frisco, Texas
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22 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We stumbled upon this place by accident after visiting Poe's grave while looking for someplace to eat. Wow--did we ever hit the jackpot as it was a mecca of booths of every food imaginable; the aromas were wonderful! Really hard to choose among the fare offered! An enjoyable lunch spot with tons of history! Reminded me of Pike Place Market... More 

Thank Kay K
Gettysburg, PA
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225 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My how Lexington Market has changed over the years since I had been there last. It was pretty scary at 11:15 am on a Thursday! However, we saw lots of police officers and security types walking around. That being said I still did not go to the ladies room alone or engage in conversations with folks trying to sell jewlery... More 

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