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Great place for a stroll

We love Capital Street! Great shops, amazing restaurants and ice cream. A must visit when in town... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TonyaMarie
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Charleston, West Virginia
via mobile
Casual Walk

It's a short walk but there is a book store, ice cream parlor, and several restaurants which make... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2017
Ashley T
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Capitol Street runs through the historic and scenic shopping and dining area of Charleston.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pies” (15 reviews)
“art walk” (7 reviews)
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Charleston, WV
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love Capital Street! Great shops, amazing restaurants and ice cream. A must visit when in town. Be sure to check out Taylor Books & Heidi Dylan boutique!

Thank TonyaMarie
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

It's a short walk but there is a book store, ice cream parlor, and several restaurants which make for an nice evening casual walk! Taylor Bookstore was great!! We are at the Block which was nice and relaxing! Not many people for a Friday night...More

Thank Ashley T
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The one picture you consistently see of Capitol Street with the clock is the only real charming part. There are a few stores of interest and a good pizza place to eat and homemade ice cream. Other than that, half of the street is occupied...More

1  Thank Galina N
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Very short and activity appears mostly on weekend nights. Mostly drinking places. Several stores were no longer in business and I did not get a vibrant feeling.

Thank bsorge
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We walked on this street tonight. Lots of places to eat , we tried a couple of places and ended at Ellen's ice cream. Simply delicious.

1  Thank Maryjoemcnamara
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Capital Street is a great place to eat, shop, & people watch. The old architecture is charming. Just stroll along and take in the laid-back atmosphere. There are many different restaurants from which to choose.

Thank Robert I
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Market on Capitol Street a nice place to visit. Several reasonably priced restaurants and lots of local merchandise. Downtown area okay with some shops and restaurants.

Thank Bob W
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I wouldn't call this a tourist attraction, but there are a fair amount of reasons to go. You can go to the Peanut Shop and get some chocolate covered peanuts and a variety of similar things. The Block for your up scale dinning. Pies and...More

1  Thank David K
Reviewed 12 July 2017

When in Charleston a visit to Capitol Street is a must. Shops and restaurants dot both sides of the street, with many of the restaurants offering outdoor seating.

Thank BP71_12
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

Sweet place to take a leasurely stroll & reminisce with friends the Charleston center if old. You can enjoy a variety of food, visit Taylor Books & top it off with an ice cream treat.

Thank Megem9192
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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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