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Original Starbucks

1912 Pike St, Corner with 1st Avenue, Seattle, WA (Pike Place Market)
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Historic Walking Tour of Pike Place Market
Ranked #10 of 206 Nightlife in Seattle
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Coffeehouses, Clubs
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Owner description: See where it all started: America's most popular coffeehouse is Seattle's biggest claim to fame.
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santa ana, ca
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

We wanted to see the Starbucks original store and we were not disappointed. Glad to see they have not modernized it since opening. Nice to visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This is a must for Starbucks lovers. The best of the best Starbucks employees work here. GO early and look for their mascot 'Pork n Beans' over the front down. Can buy one of a kind coffee cup and coffee here. This is in the Pike Market area so don't get confused.

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San Jose, California
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176 reviews 176 reviews
50 attraction reviews
210 helpful votes 210 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

It's not really original if it's not the actual first store which was located at 2000 Western Avenue no matter what logo they slap on it. Then to queue outside for god knows how long for the same overpriced sludge you can get steps away without wasting an hour of your life, insanity. You're in freaking Seattle, there are so... More

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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37 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Nothing really special to see about this other than to say you were in the world's first Starbucks. Line is usually pretty long so expect to wait. We went at night and it was not bad at all.

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Vancouver, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It's one of those places in Seattle that you visit just because. Starbucks coffee here is not different than any other Starbucks on every corner, but I like the look of this one. If you're in the area, might as well stop by and see the old set up they started out with.

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Nice to visit if you want coffee. There was a long line we stood in but as usual the coffee was good.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Disappointed by service, long queue and slow response. Not upto my expectations as it should serve better than the ordinary Starbucks around the globe. Even the decor is disappointing.

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New York City, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It is more a Tourists Attraction than just another Starbucks. Quality of coffee and quality of service it was the Starbucks we know The boxes around the shop, made it look like it is coming from another era, like beginning of 20th century. and you should wait at least half an hour to enter- (It was Saturday noon when I... More

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Seattle, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

As a resident of Seattle and surrounding communities for the past 62 years, I would like to warn all tourists that this is not a real place. It is a fake. This is not the original Starbucks Coffee & Tea, it "is" the first corporate store. The original store that started it all does not exist any more. The company,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It was great to see where it all started, but the Pike Place special reserve wasn't worth the wait ... just go around the corner to the Starbucks across from the Pike Market (on 1st) and get your coffee there ... its exactly the same without the wait.

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