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Address: 400 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410-685-6169
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Shopping
Description: A colorful, busy, open-air market specializing in seafood.

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We went here early one morning as it was still opening to be greeted by police taking away some homeless person in cuffs. The entire place made the hairs on my neck stand up, it... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Wooster, Ohio
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A friend and myself went to Lexington Market thinking it would be a wonderful food/historical attraction. It was absolutely not. This was no place for two young women to be traveling to alone. We hung out for about 25 minutes after finally finding the "famous" Faidely's crab cakes stand. They were actually very good but the location was awful. There... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went here early one morning as it was still opening to be greeted by police taking away some homeless person in cuffs. The entire place made the hairs on my neck stand up, it felt like we were being watched and couldnt wait to get out of there. Avoid Lexington Markets if personal safety is a priority sorry.

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Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We stopped by Lexington Market for the Urban Experience! Lexington Market has been around since 1782...I am sure slave (our ancestors) were sold there back in the day. Well we saw the best of both worlds! Live band in the main court...really great! Folks dancing and have a ball. Since we are"Foodies" We walked around and you name the food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We read about Lexington Market on a lot of top 10 lists for Baltimore. I'm wondering why none of the lists mentioned how dangerous the area is? A man with a microphone was outside the market screaming at everybody for wearing fancy clothes and praying to God while still being drug addicts. The place was VERY sketchy and didn't feel... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

I made this visit by myself, which in hindsight was a bad idea. I was followed and yelled at outside, then once I got inside there was a bit of a screaming match. The market seemed dirty. The only reason I would go back is for Faidley's crab cakes.

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The market has a few things going for it -- it is, literally, a taste of old Baltimore. Love the Faidley's crabcakes and Berger's cookies. But I sincerely doubt I'd ever return -- very, very unsafe situation (and I grew up in NYC during the '70s). Lots of drug addicts roaming about the place. Cops try to keep the peace,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We were heading up from Maryland and stopped at the DC Markets and expected a similar experience. Market was not clean, heavy police presence (why???) Did not feel safe. Looked like a lot of homeless walking around the market. Stayed about 10 minutes.

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Hueytown
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

My husband and I were staying a few days in Baltimore while we looked for houses for our upcoming job relocation. While researching things to do in Baltimore, Lexington Market showed on top 10 sites several times. As a soon to be resident of Maryland, I was excited to check out Lexington Market and see what all they had to... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

So great!! Amazing food, fresh produce, incredible music playing. What a joy to grab some half smoked sausage and listen on the mezzanine to some amazing jazz musicians while you eat lunch on a Saturday. How can you go wrong? Don't miss the coconut cake for dessert! You'll be sorry if you do!

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I try to take out of town visitors here for a real taste of Baltimore. I think most would be drawn by Faidley's crabcakes, but I also suggest venturing out into the market to get a look at the local color. Sometimes there is live music here and that makes for excellent people watching. Personally, I swear by the fries... More 

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