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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
“Home of the Fargo Burger (and so much more) Casual food and family atmosphere are the calling card of this neighborhood restaurant and tavern (built in 1836). Enjoy a beer from our carefully crafted list, have a cocktail at the bar, and savor daily specials created by the talented culinary staff. Built in 1834, this building is among the trio built by E.B. and Henry Morgan and originally served as the office building for the Morgan enterprises. Throughout its history, this building has served as offices, shops, and as a residence; it has also housed a post office, a garage, and, during the early days of their pottery business, the first studio of Richard and Victoria MacKenzie-Childs. Former owners named the restaurant “the Fargo” in 1959 in honor of Henry Wells’ express partner. Today, the Fargo Bar & Grill serves as a friendly and comfortable gathering spot for locals. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Beautiful, amazing architecture and food. East side of Cayuga Lake. Trelevan Winery is nearby. McKensie Childs shop is nearby. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
“For over 50 years Jane Morgan's has been dressing discerning women (and men) of Central NY. GREAT jewelry and handbags. Find that special gift or favorite outfit. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Go see Kit & Nancy! Great wines and the only winery between Trumansburg and Ithaca!”
  • 3 locals recommend
University
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Another Finger Lake and another great small town to enjoy. Take a stroll along the Main Street and look at all the lovely renovated mansions that The Inns of Aurora have brought back to life. Daily Tours available. The Aurora Inn has lovely lakeside dining available. Be sure to stop at MacKenzie-Childs for some of their amazing pottery and collectible pieces. The Barn Sale is an annual event you want to experience. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Home Goods Store
“Awesome shop for jewelry, vintage clothing, furnishings and decorative pieces. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
  • 1 local recommends
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Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
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Street Address
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Storage
  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Enjoy cooking demonstrations while sipping local wine then savoring the delicious food that was prepared right in front of you!”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Home of the Fargo Burger (and so much more) Casual food and family atmosphere are the calling card of this neighborhood restaurant and tavern (built in 1836). Enjoy a beer from our carefully crafted list, have a cocktail at the bar, and savor daily specials created by the talented culinary staff. Built in 1834, this building is among the trio built by E.B. and Henry Morgan and originally served as the office building for the Morgan enterprises. Throughout its history, this building has served as offices, shops, and as a residence; it has also housed a post office, a garage, and, during the early days of their pottery business, the first studio of Richard and Victoria MacKenzie-Childs. Former owners named the restaurant “the Fargo” in 1959 in honor of Henry Wells’ express partner. Today, the Fargo Bar & Grill serves as a friendly and comfortable gathering spot for locals. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Beautiful, amazing architecture and food. East side of Cayuga Lake. Trelevan Winery is nearby. McKensie Childs shop is nearby. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Qick meal anytime. After 4pm it;s a pop-up pizza place with gourmet pizza.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Enjoy cooking demonstrations while sipping local wine then savoring the delicious food that was prepared right in front of you!”
  • 1 local recommends

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