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“cary street”(68 reviews)
“unique shops”(45 reviews)
Section of Richmond that is great for walking, shopping or touring museums and galleries.
3166 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3504
+1 804-422-8066
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 26, 2014

In the City of Richmond, West Cary Street, from the Boulevard (2800) to Thompson Street (3600) is only about eight blocks long (just less than a mile). But, there, you will find the best shopping to be had in the Richmond area. The Carytown Merchants...More

6  Thank urbanguy
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed July 26, 2011

i just don't get the appeal of Carytown..a ton of cars and people in a small place ... a few stores.. i just didnt get it...

6  Thank matjaz2002
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This neighborhood has some good historic preservation, and is especially good for some of the best restaurants i town, also bars and night spots.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an awesome neighborhood to stay in, and walk around in! So much awesome culture and stuff to do, perfect location to stay for our mini-moon! Definitely check out the ambiance, super cool, hipstery, even Portland-ish. I especially recommend walking around and sampling from...More

Thank Hannah K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Carytown is a definite Richmond attraction. It's a unique shopping area, a restaurant area, and an altogether interesting area to walk around and people watch. Two attractions are, for me, the most special. First is the Byrd Theatre. A deco delight, this old moviehouse shows...More

Thank 980JillW980
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carytown area is a lovely place to browse the shops and grab some great food at one of the many eateries. The parking can be difficult at times so if you can find alternate transportation - give it a try! Enjoy!

Thank keithmJ6744FW
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of fun shops to browse in, small places with unique and interesting items. Plenty of restaurants and coffee spots to stop in to refresh yourself after walking up and down the street!

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting and varied retail street comprising boutiques, food outlets, specialist retailers, craft shops and other businesses. We found a great ice cream shop and a native crafts shop to be of interest.

Thank Paul U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The streets are jammed with restaurant and unique shops. Visit anytime of the day for an excellent meal, snack or shopping experience!

Thank 349Charles25
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint, kitschy, eclectic and fun. Shopping for everyone, restaurants (check out the various ethnic choices) range from fine dining to dives. Plan on spending a few hours to walk up one side of Carytown and down the other side. Stop for ice cream, coffee or...More

Thank Cathems
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter has taken us a few times to Carytown to look through the specialty shops. Our favorite is the Christmas Shop. My wife collects German Smokers and they usually have a large display of them. They also have a very unique display of Christmas...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

Lunch@Citizens Burger Bar...CBB..friendly staff excellent $$$ great service -specials-fried pickles great burgers beer on tap great selection & wine also . Very walkable to shops antique-thrift stores & new.soup to nuts variety.visited toy store&Ladies&Linens Kitchen Shoppe.the sales associate on ..knew her products very helpful. Coffee...More

Thank Andrea M
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Deborah W
February 21, 2017|
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Response from Murray E | Reviewed this property |
The answers provided are correct. I don't think any restaraunts allow dogs in. But, some shops will allow them. I know there is a dog pet treat shop that you and your dog can shop at.
Kathleen H
January 24, 2017|
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Response from MickyO100 | Reviewed this property |
Many of the shops keep their own, non-standard hours. I am sure you can check online for a specific shop. But, if that isn't an option, I would stick to 10-5 for M-S and on Sunday, 12-5. For example, Ten Thousand... More
Denise M
May 23, 2016|
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Response from TravelersAbroad2 | Reviewed this property |
Carytown is a busy place but not impossible for parking. It just looks that way. Try Cary Court next to Can Can Restaurant or street parking on Cary Street and side streets.There is mid-block parking behind some Cary Street... More