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Capitol Market

800 Smith St, Charleston, WV 25301-1213
+1 304-344-1905
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Quaint and Upscale, But Mainly For Locals, Not Tourists

Located beneath an elevated roadway at the north end of Capitol Street, this rehabilitated former... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
CJW913
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De Pere, Wisconsin
I miss the original market

This is just an overpriced mess. Just another business. I loved the original market under the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Anita G
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Imagine a shopping environment with many specialty shops that include a cafe, hot lunch spots, a butcher, a wine shop, a fresh seafood market, a bakery and a fresh cold spot for fresh produce year round and a full scale restaurant for lunch and dinner.Capitol Market offers a vast array of items from Spring plants to fresh produce to Fall pumpkins and holiday trees are what you will see year round throughout the Outdoor Market. As you stroll the outdoor market marveling at the many specialty shops indoors, as well as, the eclectic lunch spots with unique menus to tantalize anyone's appetite. You can also dine at the hottest restaurant in Charleston, Soho's.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“fresh produce” (22 reviews)
“seafood” (18 reviews)
“purple onion” (17 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
LOCATION
800 Smith St, Charleston, WV 25301-1213
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+1 304-344-1905
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"fresh produce"
in 22 reviews
"seafood"
in 18 reviews
"purple onion"
in 17 reviews
"meat market"
in 12 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 9 reviews
"outdoor market"
in 6 reviews
"wine shop"
in 6 reviews
"local farmers"
in 6 reviews
"market place"
in 5 reviews
"beans"
in 4 reviews
"nice market"
in 4 reviews
"blenko glass"
in 3 reviews
"soho restaurant"
in 3 reviews
"sweet corn"
in 3 reviews
"big fish sandwich"
in 3 reviews
"lunch or dinner"
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"visitor's center"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Located beneath an elevated roadway at the north end of Capitol Street, this rehabilitated former Kanawha and Michigan Railroad depot is touted as one of Charleston's most appealing shops. It's offerings include beautifully displayed fresh produce, chocolate's, wine, flowers and cheeses. While I rate it...More

Thank CJW913
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just an overpriced mess. Just another business. I loved the original market under the bridge where I could get fresh produce from local farmers without the government causing jacked up prices and big businesses taking the space. I miss the "local" feel and...More

Thank Anita G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wish it were summer. They have a farmers market during warmer weather. There is a nice plant nursery and the wine market has a great selection.

Thank Debbie L
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Love this place! Johnny’s meat market, Purple Onion, great food. Local vendors selling unique items throughout .

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Fresh meat and seafood are the best in town! Fresh veggies and fruit in season. Flowers to plant and hanging baskets in spring and summer.

Thank Ceean2
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

An attractive market in a converted rail station within walking distance of the attractions of downtown Charleston. The range of goods available was impressive, from boutique coffee and wine shops to crafts and fresh produce. Great place for people watching and photography.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

One of Charleston’s best attractions. From picking a Christmas tree to getting a cup of coffee, Capitol Market has something for you. I love talking to the farmers in the spring. They are courteous and helpful. I don’t know the seafood places name but they...More

Thank Bradford C
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The Capital Market is a wonderful year round Farmer's Market with flowers in the spring, fresh produce in the summer, pumpkins and squash in the fall and Christmas trees and wreaths in the winter. Most cities have a Saturday Market. Charleston WV has a 7...More

Thank GinaWestVirginia
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This market has fresh vegetables, several resteraunts and coffee shops, a cheese shop and a nicely stocked wine shop. This is in addition to the candy shops and several shops selling locally prepared a packaged speciality foods. In the summer there is a large outdoor...More

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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Lots of free parking. Outdoors with veggies & flowers. Inside - expresso to ice cream & sandwiches. Glad we stopped!

Thank Eddie L
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Response from Rekko P | Reviewed this property |
I would suggest stopping by the Capitol Market, that is where the Visitor Center for Charleston is located. Someone there can give you a map of the downtown area, and all the great local hot spots. But to answer your... More
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Response from Jack j | Reviewed this property |
Outside yes, inside no. Cat friendly to but they frown on cats larger them 30 pounds. They also don't like alligators, deer, and zebras. Oh and elephants. Don't bring your elephant.
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