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2nd Street Market

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Address: 600 E 2nd St, Dayton, OH 45402-1381
Phone Number:
+1 937-228-2088
11:00 - 15:00
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Thu - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Sat 08:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Local growers, bakers, culinary specialists, and artisans fill this...

Local growers, bakers, culinary specialists, and artisans fill this charming historic freight house. Reminiscent of European markets, it's alive with vendors, people and activity during market hours year-round.

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Great eats and good people-watching Thursday thru Saturday

We love to go to 2nd Street Market ! It is a melting pot of people from the area. There is an artisan vibe and really unique prepared food choices. Great place to go with... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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14 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love to go to 2nd Street Market ! It is a melting pot of people from the area. There is an artisan vibe and really unique prepared food choices. Great place to go with family on a lazy morning...

Thank Dayton_Whodey
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to the 2nd Street Markets has been one of my favorite things to do in Dayton on a Saturday for years! The vendors just keep getting better and there's always something interesting to see or taste. It's a great place to people watch and grab a nice little breakfast in the morning. Ample parking but it does get more... More 

Thank KristenMatt2705
Memphis, Tennessee
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to meet a friend that I hadn't seen in a long time. She suggested this place. I was really impressed. They had great music. Food was fantastic! And they had lots of shops to browse along with fresh produce. I would definitely recommend this place.

Thank Robin N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting from the UK we took a morning stroll around. What a lovely venue with lots of varied stalls and fantastic food options. All the stall holders we encountered were friendly and helpful but we must give a special call out to the lady on the Colombian food stall - what an absolute star, inviting, helpful, full of energy and... More 

Thank PrestMan
Dayton, Ohio
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105 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

All types of food can be found here! Mom & Pop vendors and small vendors abound. Food for dining and fresh food to take home, honey, flowers, stoneware, jewelry, soy candles are just a few of the items sold there. There is usually live music of some type also. It does get crowded around lunch time, so be quick if... More 

Thank DaytonWoman
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I have been to Dayton several times, but on quick trips and did not have a chance to explore the city. I had a chance to go to the 2nd Street Market a few weeks ago and it was great. We went there for breakfast on a Saturday and got crepes from Crepe Boheme. They were delicious. The market is... More 

Thank KwajTom
Union, Ohio
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197 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

You need to get here early because the limited amount of seating fills up fast. here is a large selection of foods but I recommend the cabbage rolls. Most of the food vendors are locals putting out foods from countries they are not even from more like someone putting their twist on a food from South America with a twist... More 

Thank mocpgc
Pensacola Beach, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed the market. There were many types of vendors. Prices of items are very reasonable. Artists of many types. I bought beautiful, unique jewelry from a vendor. She sold antique charms and chains. Charms that were made from old coins, keys, watch parts and many other fun things. I also bought nice alpaca socks for an upcoming Alaska trip. Very... More 

Thank just8keylimepie1969
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is a charming and friendly market, with small local startup restaurants, camera stalls, and a few artisanal booths. There were many interesting and tasty looking menus, but all of the food vendors were in short supply, and had little food to offer. The farmers stalls looked good, with fresh produce and baked goods, but a lot of repetition. They... More 

Thank Elizabeth B
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016

There are many cool shops in the market - clothing, art, meat, flowers....even a cat adoption stall! I came for a quick bite to eat and had a slice of quiche - 1/2 off as I got there towards closing time. Sorry, I don't remember the name of the vendor - place isn't that big though, and she'll be easy... More 

Thank Sharon S

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