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Address: 400 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201-1752
Phone Number:
+1 410-685-6169
08:30 - 18:00
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Mon - Sat 08:30 - 18:00

A colorful, busy, open-air market specializing in seafood.

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You can take the Lexington Market on two levels, it's historic and quintessential Baltimore or it's a drug dealing hood. You can take your choice. We found it to have a large... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Danielson, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We didn't realize what we were getting into when we thought we would visit the market. We saw it on travel channel, had a great website .... We were wrong! Its scary and dangerous and dirty. Don't go. Head to the inner harbor instead. Not safe for families or anyone. We wish we knew before we walked there.

1 Thank Christine D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This market is very much a lower class place. It is dirty and dinghy. I would not recommend going with small children. If you are a tourist stay away.

Thank Christopher M
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can take the Lexington Market on two levels, it's historic and quintessential Baltimore or it's a drug dealing hood. You can take your choice. We found it to have a large number of really good food stalls, especially Faidley's main restaurant and several more famous places as well. But there were a lot of hood folks hanging out too.... More 

Thank RickMIusa
Kearneysville, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Lexington market while in town visiting Baltimore harbor and we had to buy a cooler so we could bring some of the fresh meats back to wv with us!! They had everything and it was all fresh and it had so much to chose from and also had lunch there! If you have never visited here it is... More 

Thank victoriaw705
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went expecting to see Antiques and Kiddie a cute market. Saw neither, instead was afraid and should have known when the Chinese food vendor had a large sign that said not a drug dealer in all Caps!

Thank Tracy M
Lafayette, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dear Travelers, Please take my warning seriously that this is one of the most dangerous areas I have ever had the displeasure of wondering into during a trip. I am from a "colorful, vibrant, eccentric" city as Lexington likes to describe itself. This market is not that description. It is dirty and dangerous. I went with a group of adults... More 

3 Thank jesshaha
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and two kids visited the market this morning about 11:00am. The market was a warehouse of food vendors. Fresh food and cooked food. The vendors are very close to each other it is a very tight place. So we had lunch and left. Just not a place you can relax in. The locals clearly frequents this place. The... More 

2 Thank Felicia W
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lexington Market should be a real crown jewel for Baltimore. The vendors are very reasonable and the food great (Connie's Chicken and Waffles and Berger's Cookies two thumbs up) what is horrible is the second Market that is outside Lexington Market at Lexington and Eutaw. A huge open air drug market where you are offered marijuana, pills and heroin was... More 

6 Thank RobLaurich
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Took an afternoon trip here before they closed at 6. Had a famous Berger cookie, very delicious and not expensive. Then I went to Pandora's Box for some beef liver with onion. Weird combo, but it was pretty good. A friend also got from bacon cheese fries to split - yum!

1 Thank Sami L
Hagerstown, Maryland
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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Local tradition at its best. Flavors of Baltimore throughout. Great place for a weekend lunch. Fresh produce, seafood and meats available to take home with you as well.

Thank DeavBBQ

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