Pike Place Market
Pike Place Market
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Pike Place Market has been a defining Seattle icon for more than a century. Considered by many “the soul of Seattle,” the Market spans nine historic acres in the center of downtown where everyday locals and tourists alike shop, visit, eat and discover. Founded in 1907, the Market is one of the oldest and largest continuously operating public markets in the United States and is brought to life by the hundreds of farmers, crafters, small businesses, and residents that call it “home”. For more elbow room, visit on weekday mornings.
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  • Kdawg282
    Doylestown, Pennsylvania1,589 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit!
    We went to Pike Place on a Monday just before it got busy! There is tons of places to eat and shop here! We visited several places to sample eating and had a ton of good food! This is the second time we have visited this place and we have enjoyed both visits! Several food hopping guides available online that I suggest you check out before visiting so you know where to go!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 23, 2023
  • ZBestLife4Me
    Phoenix, Arizona88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fresh Fresh Fresh! Watch the flying fish!
    I love doing touristy things, and this is a must-do in that category! My first trip to Seattle wouldn't have been complete without experiencing the Pike Place Market's sites, sounds, and smells. There are shops (and people) at every turn, and there are a lot of turns! Arts, crafts, fresh fish, fresh produce, and many restaurants! We had a great time strolling around, watching fish fly, and just enjoying the beautiful day. We took a Lyft to get there, walked around awhile, then stopped at the Gum Wall. Walked over to the Seattle Aquarium, had dinner on the pier, and then walked back to our hotel. Great day in Seattle, with Pike Place Market being a definite highlight!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Michael D
    Pensacola, Florida8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pike Place Market Tasting Tour with Maleah
    My wife and I took a Show Me Seattle food tour of the Pike Place Market with a terrific tour guide, Maleah Woodley. She was knowledgeable, professional and absolutely delightful. The market was crowded and the day was hot, but Maleah expertly guided us through the maze to 9 vendors who fed us a wide variety of tasty treats. We left there pleasantly stuffed and happy!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 25, 2023
  • Rob121618
    West Malling, United Kingdom522 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place to visit
    This is one of those places you have to visit in Seattle…busy and so much going on. The market sells all sorts of things…wide variety of food options available. Watching the fish market was great. Great photo opportunities!
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 26, 2023
  • Brian N
    Silver Spring, Maryland296 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go early!!! Such a cool spot.
    What a great walk through the shops and produce stands. Amazing flowers and fruits and vegetables. Lots of shops with a little bit of everything. We went early and it was nice, went back later in the day and it was swamped with people.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Amy
    Fresno, California230 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic market but very crowded.
    We stayed right next to Pike’s market. It’s iconic so definitely worth a look. It was pretty crowded even on weekdays. The prices were high which was to be expected for seafood. The food vendors were reasonably priced.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • Heidi-ready-2-travel
    Crystal Lake, Illinois2,474 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fish, Flowers, and Chocolate
    I came to see the fishing throwing - I was not disappointed. I was lucky enough to see the throw fish both days I attended. Definitely fun. I was surprised about all the other items. There were beautiful flowers - I purchased a $10 that was stunning. Tasty dark chocolate cherries provided a delicious snack as I traveled through PNW. Saw the pig statue and the Sleepless in Seattle restaurant. Definitely way less crowded on a Wednesday noonish than on a Thursday around 2pm. Can easily spend anywhere from 1-4 hours depending on your interest level.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 5, 2023
  • deepakgupta5
    Vancouver, Canada587 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Seattle Institution
    Pike Place Market is supposedly the heart of Seattle. It is a multi-storey market with majority of stores being single outlet, family owned enterprises. You can easily spend an entire day here browsing and checking out different wares available for sale. You will definitely find some stuff which is not available anywhere else
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 16, 2023
  • SMF-Collegeville
    Batesville, Indiana205 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Iconic Seattle
    Iconic Seattle. Like a permanent farmer's market plus some small, independent stores. Great for local produce, fish (including the stall famous for throwing fish), or flowers. Depending on how much you want to shop, you could spend less than an hour to walk through or a whole day to fully explore.
    Visited July 2023
    Written August 16, 2023
  • rexpig
    Wilmington, Delaware256 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It captures the vim and vigor of this town.
    Pike Place Public Market is an experience to be had. Built as a multi-storeyed shopping arcade organized almost as streets including an excellent flowers-selling section and a fruits and vegetables sector. Two brass statues of the pig can be seen, but the visitor is left unclear why this is a mascot. Park early and long for $13. There’s lots of public seating on the terrace and a great view of Puget Sound. Elsewhere, a buffoonish display of fish-tossing prompts questions of why, and of who among tourists would buy a large salmon to take home to their temporary accommodations. Prices in the stalls are sky high. A bagel sandwich with egg and smoked salmon at a stall costs as much as an entree at a sit down place back home
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 19, 2023
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Melanie T
New York City, NY
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Of course, Pike Place Market is a must for tourists. We didn't find many (if any) unique eats inside the actual market, but it's still cool to walk around. Florists preparing various arrangements (it was poppin' since we went right on Valentine's Day), local artists, clothing, crafts, and of course all the fish stalls. Don't miss seeing all the giant snow crab legs, and the giant salmon. Try to go early - we went at around 3 and it was very crowded.
Written February 27, 2020
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Sue S
Herstmonceux, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
What an excellent place to visit! I have never been in such a vibrant place. Everything is so well displayed - I’ve never seen so many different types of fruit and vegetables neatly displayed in one place! Also the fish counters again beautifully displaying their wares and had quite an audience when they started throwing fish around! snowflakes in England wouldn’t allow the fish throwing! But it all adds to the atmosphere of the place. We visited the Athena restaurant where apparently some of Sleepless in Seattle was filmed and they were very accommodating as we only wanted a coffee! However all the food looked delicious! A great place well worth a visit!
Written March 10, 2020
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019
Walking down Capitol hill to Pikes market on a spring morning we were just like any of the other annual 10 million visitors who visit it each year. Opened in 1907 on the edge of a steep hill overlooking Elliott bay, it is one of the oldest continuously operated public markets in the Country. It consists of several levels, with a variety of unique shops, ranging from food vender to restaurants, flower sellers, book stores and flower stalls. The Street level is the most popular, with its Fish throwing venders and pig with its brass plaque for market foundation Piggy Bank. When we arrived, there were street musician’s sitting outside playing lively jigs. After walking around for a couple of hours we had Lunch at Athenian Seafood Restaurant, a great place to take a break from being a tourist and watch the Ferries sail by in comfort.

TIP: This Restaurant featured in Sleepless in Seattle, and has a plaque so you can take a photo sitting where Tom Hanks’ sat
Written March 15, 2020
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C M
Howard, OH
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
We were at Pike Place Market around 5 pm. It was insanely busy on a week day in early October. Fortunately, we had a handicap parking pass and there was 1 spot left just right of the main entrance, otherwise we might of had to skip this place. I would definitely recommend going earlier in the day. Most of the shops were empty or closing up shop when we got there. The fish shop was closing, the flower shop was open. There's all kinds of interesting stores there...magic shop, food places, candy store, etc. There was a neat sitting area where you could see the harbor and the big ferris wheel. It is an iconic Seattle landmark, and it's close to Seattle's Gum Wall. Security was patrolling the area outside and inside of the market.
Written June 9, 2020
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anjbee
Detroit, MI
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Family
This is an open market venue with every.thing. Food, flowers, sundries, restaurants. Large with several levels of shops and bakeries. This is popular amongst locals and tourists. The Starbucks line is looking long each time we went and we tried a few of the food stalls and restaurants. Seating is extremely limited to nonexistent. Don't plan on sitting to eat. Parking is A BEAR! Flowers are the most inexpensive I've seen anywhere and a large assortment of boquets. Recommended visit!
Written October 3, 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Every city has one. Los Angeles has the Redondo Beach, San Francisco has the Fisherman's Warf & Seattle has the Pike's market ! The Pike's marker reflect the unique personality of the city of Seattle. Of course, the usual fish market, the florist plus many specialty shops besides of the first Starbuck coffee shop ! Summer time is always a mad house where tourist stops to take pictures at every corner !!!! Definitely a cool place for Seattle visitors to spend half a day !!
Written February 17, 2020
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Ian T
Wallasey, UK
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This is essentially a local food market but there are many stalls and shops offering handcraft and tourist gifts. As a result there are a mix of locals and tourists milling through the stalls set over a number of floors. (There are a number of floors dropping down behind the front fascade). The original Starbucks is opposite as are a number of popular eateries so be prepared to queue. Nevertheless this is a nice place to visit for a couple of hours. Window shopping is cheaper as there are no bargains as you perhaps would expect at a market elsewhere.
Written February 23, 2020
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Susieq4187
Seattle, WA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
We visit pretty frequently as we have a lot of out of town guests visit. Go see the gum wall and add a piece; try the pork buns, listen to the street piano player, and pick up some gorgeous flowers at the market. We've never actually bought fresh seafood here, but we have bought some of the more exotic fruits. The Starbucks is always busy and has a huge line but the employees are super friendly and helpful.
Written February 23, 2020
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ianwyj
Singapore
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
The Pike Place Market is easily one of Seattle's most interesting attractions. It's just a hunch on my part but I figure that there are usually more tourist than local visitors there on any given day. The central focus is the section just under the enormous market sign with the bronze statue of Rachel the pig positioned in front of a rather well-known fresh seafood stall where staff impress with their fish tossing skills. Other stalls include florists, greengrocers, artisans, candy specialists, and clothing stalls. But there are many more sections both one floor down and around the section with barbers, souvenir shops, and more clothing stalls. And it was in one of the quieter stalls in the arcade-like corridors downstairs that I received a very personalised welcome to the city by the store owner (such a nice lady). And don't forget the food stalls on the periphery of the market - it's not possible to go hungry on any visit.
Written February 29, 2020
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rmpaul
Ponce Inlet, FL
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
This market is like no other! We took a walking food tour. Having a guide to point things out and answer questions is the way to go. We were able to sample food from several different restaurants. Our guide was on her game when two restaurants weren’t able to accommodate us with sample, even though they were on the schedule, she was able to quickly find replacements. Made for an enjoyable walk through the market.

The flower vendors are amazing. Large bouquets of fresh colorful flowers for $10. I’m not sure why a flower market like this doesn’t happening other places I’ve been to.
Written September 11, 2021
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