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Capitol Street

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Address: Charleston, WV

Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining...

Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston.

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Great street, loaded with shops and businesses

This is a nice street to walk in the summer. It's close to the library and it has a bookstore, a yogurt shop and a few boutique shops.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great, safe, place to go for a stroll, browse the local bookstore, grab a local brew, or have a nice meal.

Thank Beverly B
Point Pleasant, West Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There are many interesting places to shop on Capitol Street and you can eat, get a coffee, buy a book, get some peanuts or go to the library, etc.

Thank SJAT2016
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76 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice street to walk in the summer. It's close to the library and it has a bookstore, a yogurt shop and a few boutique shops.

Thank BookCentsBabe
Charleston, West Virginia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch time - a nice hot Thursday, I dropped by Rollin Smoke BBQ food truck - great food... Don't miss the Peanut Shoppe ( weekdays only). Most of the people on the street work downtown and are nice folks. Later in the evening there are some not so nice folks (transit mall etc) just like most downtowns - I would... More 

Thank Starke929
Normal, Illinois
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52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

We had one morning in WV. Took a lovely walk by the river. Stopped at First Watch for a great breakfast. Then walked Capitol street to the Downtown Market based on TA reviews. We were really disappointed by all of the closed and for rent spaces. It was a pleasant walk, but there were only 4 open stores in the... More 

2 Thank jg2rd
Jackson, Michigan
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61 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

this use to be the main attraction in charleston but today it's nothing but low class bars and hookers, stay away from this area if you want to keep your money and health safe

1 Thank Thomas M
Charleston, West Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

i went there for lunch and only ask for one order of fries, got the bag and left. once i got back to my office i notice all i had was short burnt pieces of fries. i called back and explained to the person answering the phone what i had received and he stated "thats the way they come they... More 

Thank washaffer34
Charleston, WV
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Capitol Street's anchor is Taylor Books, one of the best venues on the planet earth. But out the doors of Taylor Books you find amazing pizza at Graziano's, updated pizza and fantastically generous and delicious salads at Pies and Pints, top-shelf ice cream at Ellens, and something for anyone with average standards at Adelphi(?). Down the street, things get less... More 

5 Thank HaveTimeWillTravel13
Millsboro, Delaware
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

It is Tuesday evening, 7 pm. there are a few people in the 4 bars. Nobody walking. Stores are closed. Several are for rent. Ended up going to the Charleston town center mall, there are several restaurant and people walking around.

Thank cfrrez73
Charleston, West Virginia
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150 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

An enjoyable street with every type of restaurant and attractions all on one block. Plan accordingly and if the weather permits, sit outside and enjoy the views and people watching.

1 Thank Coach T

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