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Maxwell Street Market

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Well, its just hard-if you knew the old Maxwell street- and I did.

When I was a kid we all went to Maxwell street for sort of under the covers kinds of markets. We... read more

Reviewed July 19, 2018
Snoqualmie, Washington
Street Flea Market with Mexican Food

If you are looking for something different to do on a Sunday, this is a stop for lunch and to... read more

Reviewed November 10, 2017
Kat T
Ottawa, Ohio
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  • Average21%
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  • Terrible11%
Jul 19, 2018
“Well, its just hard-if you knew the old Maxwell street- and I did.”
Nov 10, 2017
“Street Flea Market with Mexican Food”
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800 S Desplaines St, Chicago, IL 60607-4412
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Reviewed July 19, 2018

When I was a kid we all went to Maxwell street for sort of under the covers kinds of markets. We got all our shoes there at ridiculously low prices= and other stuff that seemed slightly shady. Now its all cleaned up- and its hard...More

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed June 18, 2018

What an experience, it was the hottest day of the year and we still had a great time! The foods are unbelievable, so much variety, so many great flavors of Mexican food. From the authentic drinks, the tacos, quesadillas, etc., etc. Just south of the...More

Thank Mike A
Reviewed February 3, 2018

Maybe it's just because it is January, but there was basically nothing of interest here. A whole lot of cheap new stuff that looked like it fell off a Walmart supply truck, and a whole lot of power tools that look like they accidentally walked...More

1  Thank morgan w
Reviewed November 10, 2017

If you are looking for something different to do on a Sunday, this is a stop for lunch and to browse the garage-sale type tables. We were there when they had live entertainment for Dia de Los Muertos. It was an interesting cultural experience.

Thank Kat T
Reviewed May 24, 2017

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

1  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

2  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
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Jesse A
May 20, 2017|
Response from Charles F |
It's a public street. I've certainly seen pets. However, please only bring well-behaved animals and the supplies to clean up after them.
David H
June 24, 2016|
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Response from po153c | Reviewed this property |
Red or blue lines, take cta bus to desplaines st on roosevelt