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Not much to see or do

Disappointed. There were plenty of places to eat, but not much more. A few cool shops. We walk... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
April N
via mobile
Charming Street but watch those parking meters

We just visited this area on Saturday for the first time and were completely unfamiliar with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
geismom
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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
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Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pies” (16 reviews)
“pizza” (13 reviews)
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Charleston, WV
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"pies"
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"ellen's ice cream"
in 10 reviews
"pizza"
in 13 reviews
"art walk"
in 7 reviews
"book store"
in 7 reviews
"charming street"
in 5 reviews
"sports bar"
in 5 reviews
"tree lined street"
in 4 reviews
"peanut soup"
in 4 reviews
"outdoor dining"
in 2 reviews
"brick sidewalks"
in 2 reviews
"great place for a stroll"
in 2 reviews
"coffee shop"
in 4 reviews
"walk down memory lane"
in 2 reviews
"local restaurants"
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"every month"
in 2 reviews
"downtown charleston"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Disappointed. There were plenty of places to eat, but not much more. A few cool shops. We walk around for about an hour then left.

Thank April N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just visited this area on Saturday for the first time and were completely unfamiliar with the meters, but happy that they would take a credit card since we left our change at the hotel. There are apparently several different time ranges associated with the...More

Thank geismom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Capitol Street was definitely our favorite of downtown Charleston! The shops, boutiques, restaurants and bars all had great fronts and facades. Each one was unique and we loved looking at the variety of architecture and ornamentation on the old buildings. We wandered up and down...More

Thank Rachelld66
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

My spouse and I spent five hours walking about the city this early April from the downtown area to the historic east end and back again. As visitors to Charleston, we simply meandered. While Capitol Street is about 8 blocks long, it is the four...More

3  Thank CJW913
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

No matter when you visit this area, park in a parking garage because the city of Charleston will find a way to ticket you. I have parked for 30 minutes with 2 hrs on the meter only to get a ticket. I have reported these...More

3  Thank Anita G
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

There are many restaurants on Capitol Street, but I prefer "Pie's and Pint's the best. Great pizzas -- much more varied and tasty than the chain restaurants -- plus other entrees, craft beers, wine, and popular.

1  Thank DavidCorcoranSr
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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

I love Capitol Street. It's one of those areas that kind of makes you forget you're in WV. Not that there's anything wrong with being in WV, but it's just different than what we're typically surrounded by. There's something for everyone too, from food to...More

2  Thank Justin F
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Be sure to get coffee at Taylor Books and nuts and the Peanut Shop. There's plenty of food choices (American, Asian, pub, Italian, Greek, pizza) and several gift shops.

Thank Kristen R
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

This is the busiest street in Charleston and has little shops and restaurants. I was expecting more shops, but the ones there are worth a look.

2  Thank graciehart1
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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Granted we walked Capitol Street on a cold Monday night but being told this was the "happening" street where we would find some interesting restaurants and local nightlife it was a bit of a disappointment. I will say it does have some nice old architecture...More

4  Thank ARodriguezP
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Kim N
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Response from BookCentsBabe | Reviewed this property |
Yes. I believe all public places must be wheel chair accessible (I think it's a law there).
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Kim N
22 July 2016|
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Response from Coach T | Reviewed this property |
The street is yes but some of the restaurants may have a small step.
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Patches1258
28 May 2016|
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Response from Skip R | Reviewed this property |
I recommend calling the specific shop of interest to determine their schedule before going downtown. I am sure the eaterys will be open but since the "retail" shops are locally owned its highly possible they will be closed... More
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