Quincy Market
Quincy Market
4.5
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About
This historic Boston market has been around since 1826, and today has over a hundred pushcarts, shops, restaurants, and food court stops. Across the three market buildings (Quincy Market, South Market and North Market), you can find interesting coffees, artisanal bread, fresh seafood and of course, the Boston favorites: lobster rolls, clam chowder and Boston cream pie. Learn more about its history on a free guided tour by the city, or along with other historic sites in Boston on a walking tour. Located along the Freedom Trail, make a stop on the way to the New England Aquarium, Beacon Hill, and the Museum of Fine Arts. – Tripadvisor
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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  • State • 3 min walk
  • Haymarket • 4 min walk
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  • jani2
    Cambridge, Canada52 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded
    It's definitely a place to check out, and has a lot to look at and explore, but was extremely busy and not many places to sit and eat if any. Hard to move at times as well, and food was fairly expensive for what you get. Just be prepared when you go.
    Visited July 2022
    Written 28 June 2023
  • JR Dilbeck
    Hartselle, Alabama6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must Visit
    This was my family's favorite place to visit each night. Great food options at affordable prices, everyone can eat what they want. Great atmosphere with live music and several shops, some unique to the Boston area.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Jaskel08
    California247 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun market with some rich history to enjoy
    Located right next to Faneuil Hall, Quincy Market, to me was a lot more interesting. It has a totally different vibe than the rest of Boston. Loved the history and architecture of the building. Inside of course, is a giant market / food court with a ton of local food vendors to choose from. On the side of the building were your typical tourist vendors where you can get all different kinds of souvenirs. The market and surrounding area were definitely crowded and noisy. Street entertainment was also present. Although it did have a little bit of a tourist trap feel, it was worth it to go and spend a few hours.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 3 July 2023
  • showqpr
    Slough, United Kingdom88 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must visit
    A must visit when visiting Boston. Lots of amazing choices to eat. Great prices and quick service. I visited one of the lobster rolls stands, Chinese and pizza and they were all delicious.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 August 2023
  • Jonathan M
    Tuxedo Park, New York645 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Something for Everyone
    A great place for a snack or meal while walking the Freedom Trail, the market is bustling and offers a wide variety of food options. There are plenty of places to sit outside if the inside is a bit crowded. This put us in mind of the markets in many European cities.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 13 August 2023
  • Jaime F
    Hamilton, Canada32 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must see in Boston!
    The building it worth seeing and inside is worth wondering through just to see all the food and retail vendors. If you’re looking for some seafood samples this is the place to find something for a meal or snack. I’ve also been in November and was there the day they light the Christmas tree made it all the more beautiful!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 13 October 2023
  • Danielle G
    Oak Creek, Wisconsin15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Afternoon Stop
    Loved all the shops, places to eat, activities, street performers… everything! A great stop in Boston! We visited the Christmas in Boston shop, Ben & Jerry’s, lots of the fun souvenir places, watched several performers and enjoyed our afternoon!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled on business
    Written 15 October 2023
  • Rashae Williams
    Yardley, Pennsylvania42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience, so many options!
    If I'm right, this is inside Faneuil Hall Market. We ended up eating here for lunch with our 8 month old, we got Kong Dogs, and they were SO good. Overall, there are tons of options and places to eat, great environment and lots of people, fun place and clean, well kept. We would come back here to eat again. Bathrooms are a bit hard to find, you have to take the elevator.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 21 October 2023
  • juhahi
    Tampere, Finland373 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Place to be for foodies
    Loads of interesting quick bites to try! If you are looking for best lobster roll I would go elsewhere, but many others were great. For example place serving tacos was excellent! Eating area is quite crowded, so in case weather outside is good I would prefer takeaway.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 11 November 2023
  • James A
    Windsor, Canada19,710 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded but really FUN!
    Quincey Market is heaps of fun. It’s a bit on the chaotic side during every visit but the place is great. Food is good and expensive but portions are just for the prices. It’s a historic place and you’re going to have fun so just go there.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 March 2024
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William M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
So much fun! A must for authentic Boston food. Great place to walk around and take in the sights, casual atmosphere and shopping.
Written 25 May 2024
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Andrew T
289 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
Overall 6.0/10. Most of the shops are food vendors which is okay then the others are local tourist places that sell Boston stuff.
Written 22 May 2024
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Pete
Fredericksburg, VA1,205 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
From a business perspective, taking a group of historic sites and making them into an outdoor marketplace is a darn good idea. I’m sure most like the convenience of accomplishing two things at one time. In this case, it’s shopping and touring simultaneously. When the restaurants nearby are added into the mix, it’s even more of a win-win for everyone.
Written 3 May 2024
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Derrick Aw
Singapore, Singapore1,098 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
Lots of food stalls here… I shouldn’t have lunched elsewhere before popping over! I saw many ‘walking tours’ coming over here. Lots of usual touristy foods like clam chowder, lobster rolls etc - look good and smell good. If you can’t find a seat in the middle seating section, try outside. There’s lots of benches and often live performances to entertain you while you eat too!

Adjacent to the central row of food stalls, are a line of shop carts selling miscellaneous stuff - pity, not as many as I would have liked to see.
Written 21 April 2024
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Susana D
Toledo, OH203 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
Great market! We liked the variety of foods, beverages and souvenirs. Most of the vendors were friendly and helpful. Most of the food was fresh and tasty.
The Boston and Maine Fish Company has excellent clam chowder and gumbo! The Bread O'Life Bakery has very good bagels, bagel pizza and bagel sandwiches. The almond croissant was dry and had very little almond paste in it, but other items were fresh and tasty.
Written 4 April 2024
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Soabrevaya
Buenos Aires, Argentina448 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Market with many options for Eating. All very cool looking. However there is not much space to eat, so the experience is not enjoyable for that. Too many people, at least on weekends. If you take away I think it's more attractive.
Written 26 March 2024
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James A
Windsor, Canada19,710 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Quincey Market is heaps of fun. It’s a bit on the chaotic side during every visit but the place is great. Food is good and expensive but portions are just for the prices. It’s a historic place and you’re going to have fun so just go there.
Written 1 March 2024
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juhahi
Tampere, Finland373 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Loads of interesting quick bites to try! If you are looking for best lobster roll I would go elsewhere, but many others were great. For example place serving tacos was excellent! Eating area is quite crowded, so in case weather outside is good I would prefer takeaway.
Written 11 November 2023
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theiting
Midland, Texas48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
So many places to eat, too many to choose from. We hit all the seafood places being right there next to the wharf. Everything was fantastic and we barely avoided overeating!
Written 31 October 2023
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pjgrad
Kent, WA481 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
You should go and have a walk through for fun. We watched some street performers and that was fun. We bought a few small gifts.
Written 22 October 2023
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