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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  • Ron G
    55 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food and entertainment
    Pike place market is a must see stop while in Seattle. The local restaurants and fish market are amazing! They have an entire section of beautiful fresh cut flowers for purchase at great prices. We were there on a Saturday full of people with some live music being played out front on the street. I will definitely visit again if I'm back in Seattle.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 April 2023
  • chyechka
    Toronto, Canada86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Musn’t miss this Seattle Landmark!
    This place is so cool. Kitschy, kind of grungy, so many unique booths and artisans. Beautiful flowers for sale, great little restaurants, cool fish markets. Really neat to walk around and browse the many stalls. Produce was insanely overpriced, but hey, this is a tourist hot spot. You can’t come to Seattle and not see this landmark!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 2 May 2023
  • DjDan48
    Port Orange, Florida619 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss this place!
    We messed up and showed up at 4:00 pm. DON'T MAKE THIS MISTAKE! The shops and restaurants start shutting down and are completely closed by 5pm. The next day we gave ourselves plenty of time to go throughout the massive market.
    Visited August 2022
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 14 May 2023
  • Mktpro99
    West Palm Beach, Florida1,309 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very crowded and energetic
    Lots of booths on two floors. Very crowded. Ate a salmon sandwich outside on the porch in the first building. More food stalls are located in the second building. Large flower and fish displays.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 20 May 2023
  • KARIN D
    160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    GET THERE EARLY!
    Arrive early & go straight to the main entrance where they throw the fish. Once there is a good crowd, they will start this very funny event. This is the only place they do this. The place is crowded & closes down early. It appears that between 3-4 pm, shops are winding down for the day. I found an affordable glass shop & purchased several items--much more affordable than master art glass blower Dale Chihuly (check out my review on Gardens of Glass).
    Visited June 2023
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Russell3939
    Castle Rock, Colorado856 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyed this
    We really enjoyed our day here. There are plenty of shops to see and the views were great. Really enjoyed seeing the markets either the fresh fish, produce and flowers. We thought the flowers were gorgeous and very reasonably priced for what you get. It was busy but didn’t seem to bother us. A must see in Seattle
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 June 2023
  • Too Poor 2
    Baltimore, Maryland348 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Public Market
    A wonderful, crowded market with many craft sellers, flowers, knick knacks, seafood, and eateries throughout the area. About 3 blocks long, with a narrow center walk way, it is the center of tourism all around the market. It gets really crowded on most days so be prepared for it. Lots of places to snack and sample the food. Some public eating facing the water and plenty of bathrooms throughout the market area. Fish throwers are at the bend of the market. Lots of smaller shops on the lower levels. Easy to spend 3 hours around the area.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Sandy D
    Ferndale, California201 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Crowded and touristy but worth it
    Go early…expect big crowds and bring lots of money. The fish and seafood prices are highly inflated. Great vistas of the city and waterfront. Very touristy. Parking is difficult and expensive. Big influx of cruise ship passengers…Long lines (over 2 blocks to visit the original Starbucks). Still worth the visit. 😊
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 13 June 2023
  • Candice M
    Swanley, United Kingdom568 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do when in Seattle
    Great place to spend a few hours, plenty of places to eat and shop. Watch the fish flying around and generally enjoy the buzz. We had great snacks at Pikes Fish bar.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 June 2023
  • Polly M
    Fairfax, Virginia8 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do when you are in Seattle.
    Pike Place has a lot of great shops and of course watching the fish being thrown is entertaining. The only drawback is how crowded it is. It was difficult getting around with the number of people milling around and the lines to get into the restaurants were long and most do not take reservations.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 21 June 2023
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Lydia Copeland
Tampa, FL39 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Amazing market with a few hundred shops and vendors. Definitely worth a visit. Only downside is most of it closes at 5pm so be sure to visit during the day! There are 4/5 floors of vendors with elevators and ramps to help you get around too. I would not try to park near by, your best bet is to use public transportation, ridershare or walk to get there. Dont forget to check out the seating and views in the back!
Written 14 April 2024
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JRMADA
United States3,394 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
This is a colorful and busy market. A must visit when in Seattle. There is something for everyone here form eateries to souvenir shops. The fish stand puts on a show and the flower stands will fill your eyes with color. The original Starbucks is here and one can spend a couple of hours visiting. Not a fun place for small children, people with limited mobility, or pets. Parking is very limited here, and not recommended.
Written 4 April 2024
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Spencer M
Horley, UK274 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
If in Seattle then you have to go! Lots to see & loads to eat if your hungry as lots of stalls offering sweet/savoury & everything in between, if you can take it visit the gum wall to its vast & kinda 🤢 but something to behold & also see the guys throwing the salmon if they get a sale & tip.
Nice place to mosey around & soak up the Seattle vibe
Written 12 March 2024
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Free Karma
Illinois25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Actual visit was May 31, 2021.

I have been several times and always go to store in photo. One of my favorite "finds" was a vial of neroli oil. Only had 1 bottle and had to look around to randomly find it... out of this world true oil at around $10. Top 5 stores at Pike Place Market.
Written 25 February 2024
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LoveToTravel
San Francisco, CA27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Fun visit to Pike Place Market! Lots of interesting vendors and pretty colors all around! It is crowded so just be ready to walk around with lots of other people!
Written 7 February 2024
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PeterBassiri62
Seattle, WA18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Business
Perhaps the most amazing collection of merchants anywhere! The place is massive and amazing. The collection of restaurants, shops, artists, crafts ...... The list goes on.

You need a minimum full day to see and experience the market.

It is a great and a Safe place for the whole family.

The most memorable experience in Seattle without doubt.
Written 2 February 2024
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EaglesFan27
Reading, PA647 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
I’ve been to several city markets across the country but none of them compare to Seattle’s. There is something truly for everyone at Pike Place Market. We enjoyed looking at all the vendors and plenty of delicious food options as well.
Written 30 January 2024
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Beth S
50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Quintessential Seattle. So much great seafood. Do pick up some smoked salmon and try some hot, lavender apple cider. Visit the gum wall- gross and impressive at the same time. Parking deck can be kind of tricky. Make sure to read directions and pay before you pull up to the exit if using the on site garage.
Written 21 January 2024
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pandripe
Halifax, Canada15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Great variety of Market items accessible in all weather conditions in the heart of downtown Seattle. Parking isn’t difficult, but a lot of traffic on the I5.
Written 20 January 2024
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TravelMyty
210 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
Always a good experience visiting the market. A variety of items for sale. Great food options! Beautiful flowers for sale. Tasty BBQ.
Written 7 January 2024
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