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Ferry Building Marketplace

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Address: 1 Ferry Building, The Embarcadero at Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-4209
Phone Number: 415 693 0996
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers...

A city landmark transformed into a gourmet food emporium and farmers market.

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People-watching, food, drink, shopping - what more can you want?

The Ferry Building is I think a must-go for a few hours of your time when visiting San Francisco. It's like a high-end grocery store / specialty food place with other stuff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Ferry Building is I think a must-go for a few hours of your time when visiting San Francisco. It's like a high-end grocery store / specialty food place with other stuff! Well-known local vendors selling meats, cheeses, honey, wine, other produce, coffee, tea, chocolate, plus restaurants - Slanted Door is a favorite and there are other restaurants and bars.... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We met family here for lunch while on vacation. It was quite crowded with limited seating but lots of tasty options. Some unique and organic options. Everything from ice cream, cheese, pork and mushrooms . Oh also edible insects! Close to union square.

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Thank Amy V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So many things to see, experience, taste, feel, and be surprised by here at the market place. Good food everywhere you turn, exceptional wine, coffee, cheese, and tea tasting. Sitting by the water enjoying a meal with friends, who have taken the ferry in from either Marin or the East Bay, is always the highlight. And the farmer's market is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are so many interesting restaurants and shops to brows. Don't miss Blue Bottle coffee and the bread shop. On Saturday there's a farmers market that I will schedule in on my next visit.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is definitely something for everyone. The cheeses and meats available are phenomenal. Grab an ice cream cone from one of the vendors and wander through at a leisurely pace. You won't be disappointed with anything you try. Before you leave, stop at one of the wine or cocktail sellers, there's even one with outside seating overlooking the bay.

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Thank JEVTodd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For better or worse the antithesis of Fishermans wharf. Nice mix of artesian food and drink offerings eagerly consumed by locals and tourists. Those wishing for a Chilli dog on the way to catch the Sausalito ferry will be disappointed.

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Turin, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Market place many shop ..... a good place to have breakfast before get a ferry per sausalito. Shops are special but often very expensive .....

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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Lots of queues and a bit pricey. Some very nice outlets and a good place to shop for gifts or get food on the go. Beautifully renovated building

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Laguna Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Weekend farmers market was "interesting" . If you can brave the long lines and want to feel like a tourist then this is it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We discovered the marketplace when we got off the ferry from Sausalito and were pleasantly surprised. I agree with a previous reviewer who said it reminded them of Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market in Boston - I had the same impression. There is a good mix of restaurants and shops in the marketplace - it's a nice place to grab a quick... More 

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