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Address: 400 W. Lexington Street, Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone Number: 410-685-6169
Today
8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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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Good Food, Street Smarts & Common Sense

My most recent visit was back in January. Lexington Market is one of the oldest public markets in the country, and Faidley' s Crab Cakes is it's cornerstone. The franchises are... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Wash, DC
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Rifle, Colorado
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

After visiting Poe and Westminster church we continued on the Lexington market. I wish we hadn't, but one never knows until we see for ourselves. It was was just not a great feel. The people at Fadley's (?) (supposed best crab cakes) were less than friendly and the crab cakes less than best and cold at that. Id say it... More 

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Wash, DC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

My most recent visit was back in January. Lexington Market is one of the oldest public markets in the country, and Faidley' s Crab Cakes is it's cornerstone. The franchises are huge balls (not flat) of choice lump crab meat. They are a little pricey, but definitely worth it. Having said that, you need to keep in mind that Lexington... More 

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Hawaii
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

So, I stayed at the Ronald McDonald house down the street for a week or two, and I do love it there. That being said, it is known as a dangerous spot. The crab cakes at Faidley's in particular are out of this world, and they have an amazing pastrami shop towards the back. Plus, the shops on the block... More 

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northeast ct
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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

My daughter and I walked here from our hotel near Camden Yards as all the tourist literature said it was a must stop. This is an urban neighborhood, and caters to those in the neighborhood. There is nothing here even remotely appealing to an outsider. I've been fortunate enough to have visited some rough neighborhoods around the country in DC,... More 

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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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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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