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Reading Terminal Market

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Italian, American, Pizza, French, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Sandwiches, International, European, Asian, Thai, Delicatessen
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12th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19107
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8:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Buffet, Delivery, Seating, Takeout

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    4.5 of 5 stars
Cool place!

My wife and I found out about this market only because it was the final stop on our Free Tours by Foot tour on October 31st, 2015. Cool place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alexandria, Virginia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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  • Dutch first
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Alexandria, Virginia
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242 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I found out about this market only because it was the final stop on our Free Tours by Foot tour on October 31st, 2015. Cool place!

Radnor, PA
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Go for the best variety of food in Philadelphia! Go to experience a Philadelphia tradition dating back to the Reading Railroad when farmers brought city dwellers the fruits of their fields! If you attend a convention nearby, this is the place to see! Capt Makai

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204 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Is a good place if you like food, there several places for cheese sweets and few for beers. Difficult to park close by. Sundays not a issue.

Thank Andre O
Middletown, New Jersey, United States
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lots of food and other cool things to browse and buy. Definitely worth a visit if in the area. Close to city hall and right next to Chinatown.

Thank Raymond R
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342 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go just to see the sights and all the vendors. Choosing where to eat is an added treat. This is a great way to spend a morning and then have a wonderful lunch at any number of vendors. Grab stuff to take home too!!

Thank GSO-Mike
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

An amazing experience! Went o Philadelphia for my birthday. I had to stop. A wide variety of shops and restaurants!

Thank Tyrone W
Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stopped by the market during my one day in Philly. It was amazing to see the huge diversity in products. From Asian food to homemade cheese, the market was a hub for individuals who wanted to sell their unique foods. My only critiques are that the market is very crowded and prices are a bit inflated.

Thank dyu1208
Orinda, California
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Pity I only had a little bit of time to check out this vast food emporium. A local told me about a great ice place there. Yes. Wonderful ice cream. Interesting architecture. Sadly I didn't have time to check out the whole market.

Thank nancy m
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here to get a Philly Cheesesteak sandwich the day we ran the Philly Marathon! The whole experience of the market is awesome. And, we grabbed some chocolate truffles to snack on when we got back to our hotel. There were tons of restaurants and chocolate stores, along with fresh meat and vegetables for sale. It is a fun... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a casual farmers market experience with AMAZING food and a city feel. Variety includes Thai, Chinese, barbecue, Vegan, Italian, Amish, and more. There is something for everyone.

Thank Wendy R

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19107
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 215/922-2317

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8
  • Cuisine: Italian, American, Pizza, French, Chinese, Japanese, Dutch, Sandwiches, International, European, Asian, Thai, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget


Open Hours
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?