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Maxwell Street Market

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800 S Desplaines St, Chicago, IL 60607-4412
+1 312-745-4676
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Found what I was looking for. Food vendors were great.

Looking for a part for an antique, which was found. Tried several food vendors and all were... read more

Reviewed May 24, 2017
Jesse A
You just never know what you will find.

We went there looking for a bags set and we found it. Very good quality and a very fair price... read more

Reviewed October 30, 2016
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  • Very good26%
  • Average18%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible10%
May 24, 2017
“Found what I was looking for. Food vendors were great.”
Oct 30, 2016
“You just never know what you will find. ”
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800 S Desplaines St, Chicago, IL 60607-4412
+1 312-745-4676
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

Looking for a part for an antique, which was found. Tried several food vendors and all were excellent.

Thank Jesse A
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

We went there looking for a bags set and we found it. Very good quality and a very fair price. Boards and 8 bags $100. Can't beat it. The different foods smelled great! Tables are set up to sit and eat. Give it a try....More

Thank Linda010659
Reviewed September 6, 2016

We love flea markets, thrift stores and garage sales, and thought, why not one of the longest running flea markets? If you've seen the Blues Brothers movie (a must see for visitors to Chicago!), Maxwell Street Market is the backdrop for John Lee Hooker's "Boom...More

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed August 6, 2016

We flew to Chicago for a long weekend vacation. Visited Maxwell Street Market during our first morning in Chicago. I feel like it was a waste of half an hour plus busing time. Chicago has much more interesting landmarks to see. Skip it if you...More

1  Thank Toroniee T
Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I'm sure most cities has a flea market similar to this but now that I live outside of Chicago visiting this one was a bit special. Where I live there are not as many Latinos so the ethnic flavor of the market is different for...More

Thank Kwesi M
Reviewed June 15, 2016

This is one of the country's premiere markets. The mix is wonderful, just about every ethnic group is here, selling things that often are unique to themselves, their nationality or their interests. Most of us just can't get enough. It is, without a doubt, one...More

1  Thank MikePromotes
Reviewed May 29, 2016

This market has enough of a history & following it can improve. The City can only provide so much support, the various community groups need to explore how historic street markets rejuvenate & thrive.

Thank John L
Reviewed May 1, 2016

I like walking around flea markets, getting the best deals I can find. But this place is special to me because I grew up here and the original market on halsted was my first experience with this type of shopping. Today I found everything I...More

Thank po153c
Reviewed November 19, 2015

So happy we decided to sneak on down here to get this real Chicago local experience. On most days you can find any and everything you could ever want at any if the many vendor stalls here at the market. The best part of this...More

2  Thank Bombero590
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Whenever we go to Chicago for the weekend, we make sure to spend 2-3 hours at the Maxwell Market on Sunday. It is an authentic, multicultural experience and you never know what you'll find. I had mamey ice cream for the first time (yum!). There...More

Thank LisaJSM
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David H
June 24, 2016|
Response from po153c | Reviewed this property |
Red or blue lines, take cta bus to desplaines st on roosevelt