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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  • Clive Z
    Epsom, United Kingdom176 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Boston Street Food at it's best
    Great choice of fare, especially East Coast Seafood standards, Lobster Rolls and Clam Chowda soup. Only complaint is the lack of places to sit. Can of course blame the popularity. Do not miss, in fact one visit is not enough, there are enough good stalls to enjoy lunch there several times. Good quality food, excellent value for money.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 April 2023
  • EssexBetty64
    Essex, United Kingdom477 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a visit
    We visited here several times during our visit. It’s an interesting area to spend time and amazing to see all the great food on offer even if you don’t get the opportunity to try it. The area has a great atmosphere.
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 May 2023
  • jani2
    Cambridge, Canada57 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, Alabama7 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
    California249 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 Kingdom78 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 York552 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, Canada25 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, Pennsylvania41 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
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James A
Windsor, Canada18,733 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, Finland327 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, Texas49 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, WA502 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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Dan P
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Business
The greatest rip-of in the history of rip-of! Way overpriced, the food seems to be brought from Costco or Walmart. Yo do not see what you buy until after you pay. Horrible!
Written 22 October 2023
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BornMontrealer
Montreal, Canada15 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This might me the biggest tourists trap in Boston. All Boston blogs I read said that this was a must. So I was very eager to go. WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!! Over Crowded. OVER PRICED!!! (1 skewer of scallops: $15.50 USD, 1 plate of Shrimps: : $30.00 USD, 1 SMALL Bubble Tea: $8.00 USD, Mac and Cheese $18.00 USD, Small Clam Chowder (disgusting) $10.00 USD….) This experience almost ruined our day. Non of us (4 people) enjoyed going there. Walk Through it to take cute pictures… but DO NOT EAT THERE. Not worth it at all!
Written 21 October 2023
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Rashae Williams
Yardley, PA41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
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.
Written 21 October 2023
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Danielle G
Oak Creek, WI15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Business
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!
Written 15 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jaime F
Hamilton, Canada25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
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!
Written 13 October 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Roberto C
Surprise, Arizona400 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Our Canada/New England Cruise made a stop in Boston and I went alone to Quincy Market, I am old and short. Approaching the market I took this picture, not knowing that the guy standing on the steps, far right with pink shorts would be following me for the next 40 minutes. He acted weird and kept saying that I was his dad and wanted to give me a hug. He kept getting closer to me and I avoided him by asking people and vendors to help me call security. No one wanted to get involved. I was scared, rushed out, grabbed a cab and went back to the ship. I would not want this happening to any else ever!
Written 6 October 2023
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