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Reading Terminal Market

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 12th and Arch, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone Number: +1 215-922-2317
08:00 - 18:00
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Sun 09:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Featuring over 80 concessions, this historic market has something for even...

Featuring over 80 concessions, this historic market has something for even the most eclectic of tastebuds.

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Very interesting place, a big mix of market and restaurants with tons of options and great ambiance. Really worth it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Weston, Florida
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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very interesting place, a big mix of market and restaurants with tons of options and great ambiance. Really worth it.

Thank DonatoInWeston
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

From my favorite coffee spot, Old City Coffee, to the different food places where you can literally get all types of food from so many different places, you'll need to go back a second, third or ok you'll have to become a regular visitor to try all the food stands.

Thank linda h
Lancaster, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a wonderful place to visit and eat. So many choices for food, cheeses, deserts. Fresh fruits and vegetables. You need a good 2 hours to appreciate and see everything contained here

Thank Linda M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The ice cream spot was great. Large selection of different types of food, from meats and cheese to bring home, to sit down lunch sandwiches and meal selections. Place is usually very busy.

Thank 6443amyb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The market is located under a section of the Pennsylvania Convention Center that used to be the train shed for the Reading Railroad (how a lot of the food used to come in). It's still a hugely popular year round farmer's market, as well as a place to get a sandwich, cheesesteak, coffee or a snack. It's a place that's... More 

Thank johnpaul G
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even though this isn't my sort of fun experience, I know so many people who rave about this place (that's why 4 star rating). There are a ton of places to eat and a ton of people. Lots of baked goods (did purchase some, pricey but really good!). Fresh meats and seafood, etc.. Too much hustle and bustle (this was... More 

Thank melbiemel
Gahanna, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was here around 2:00 on Veterans Day. The place was packed, but I heard a restaurant employee that it was slow that day. So many places with delicious looking food. Seemed like you could go there every day for a month and choose a different place. I got a cheesesteak at Carmen's and it was delicious. I would love... More 

Thank Chris W
Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited the Reading Terminal on a Saturday afternoon, so of course it was crowded, but it was all part of the experience. If you go there to eat you should walk around and check everything out first. There are so many options and it all looked good. I tried food from a few places and it was all delicious.... More 

Thank TouristMD
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Just love it here...you can find most anything to eat, purchase unique vegetables, meats & cheeses. Love the atmosphere but be warned it can get crowded. Nice vibe throughout.

Thank lavendr2016
State College, PA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We checked out the Reading Terminal Market as a possibility for a quick lunch during a convention at the nearby Marriott. Various ethnicities of food are on offer, but we didn't find anything very unusual or exciting. The food we had from an Indian stand was good but not remarkable. Big drawback is that it is very crowded and there... More 

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