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Address: Downtown Roanoke, Roanoke, VA
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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This open-air market is the oldest, continuous operation of its kind in...

This open-air market is the oldest, continuous operation of its kind in Virginia. Year-round activities, including special holiday events, the annual chili cook-off and monthly Art by Night, as well as local color, characters and produce make it one of the city's most popular spots.

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Lots of choices, Plenty of different food types to select from. It was clean The service was good. I will go there again.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 17, 2016
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Roanoke, Virginia
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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2017

I love coming downtown when time allows...There are so many different places to shop and eat! Never a disappointment!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2017

The market area has been renovated and is very nice. I believe many restaurants have moved out of this building probably due to overhead prices. Used to have a great restaurant and coffee shop. Both are now gone. Hopefully this will be remedied in the future. The rest of the downtown area is nice with some good restaurants.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

The Pinball Museum is here! There is a lot of shopping and restaurants. If you are a shopper you could easily be there all day! There is a parking garage available & parking on the street. We went for the pinball museum & went into the unique candy store too!

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

Happen to be there last night. The place was packed, people eating from all the different vendors inside. It's the anchor for Roanoke ' s city market.

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Hurricane, West Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016 via mobile

It was "ok". They were setting up for Christmas which was fine - I could tell it would be beautiful when they were finished. But it had several empty shops/stores and just didn't have the feeling like I wanted to hang around.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

Worth stopping by and at least looking around. Nice open area. Lots of food options. Better than any mall food.

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Seville, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

Plenty of things to do, eat, and see, especially when the outdoor market is on. Highly recommended for a leisurely visit downtown.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Lots of choices, Plenty of different food types to select from. It was clean The service was good. I will go there again.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We have visited the City Market building several times. The food court has some delicious choices (especially Wall Street Tavern) and the ballroom on the third floor for special events is beautiful and easy to reach with stairs or an elevator. We park down by Carilion and ride the trolley to Market Square. It's a fun (and free) way to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Lots of local vendors for food and art! Wish we had time for the museums but would recommend if you have a few hours to spend.

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