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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
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“Great bar/bistro atmosphere and good food and brews...cozy and always bustling! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bakery
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“For your easiest, sunniest breakfast, coffee, tea, neighborhood feel this is the place to be!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food
“Cozy, great selection of drinks to go, gifts and cozy communal seating at a big table...”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Check out Lowell Thompson playing there every Tuesday evening. Great music to accompany their Taco Tuesday menu. Lowell is a legend in the local music scene and to catch him on such a small stage is quite a stroke of luck.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I went here as a kid, and it’s still good, basic, quick and friendly pizza and lotsa other quick food.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Hands down one of the most beautiful and accessible swimming holes in the state. Refreshing in the summer and a gorgeous site all year round. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 2 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Bristol is our local "go to" town, just south of Starksboro. It's an iconic Vermont village, complete with Village Green and gazebo. Many locally owned shops and galleries line the main street, and there are restaurants and cafes to enjoy. It also has a Rite Aid pharmacy and and Shaw's supermarket where you can re-supply, and of course, a good wine and beverage shop.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“Beautiful one of a kind beeswax candles. Plus so much more cool gifts and curious finds. Oh and it's in the quaint little village of Bristol just 18 mins away. If you are here for the 4th of July, don't miss the Outhouse Races and parade.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
  • 6 locals recommend
Diner
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“They serve B,L,D and have great specials and komboucha and beer on tap. A bit less pricey than Bobcat. Tuesday night trivia is fun! They have a wicked G.F. reuben.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
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“This special dining spot is worth the drive. Mary's prides itself on fine dining in rural Vermont. They take great care in upscale food preparation with the best local ingredients and serve it with care, unpretentiously. I love going here whenever I get the chance to make the drive.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Mary’s is a bit more pricey but also serves farm-to-table cuisine, including produce grown right there. Their signature cream of garlic soup is to die for! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Food
“Small-batch homemade ice cream with the most unexpected and wildly delicious flavors!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Place to shop
“Art, jewelry, pottery, silk scarves and other products created by local artists.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“This a local swimming hole. Even if you aren't braving the mountain stream, it's a pretty spot to commune with nature and a nice drive up to Lincoln. If the Gap Road is open, take it. Worth the drive and you can get out and do a couple of hikes.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Great bar/bistro atmosphere and good food and brews...cozy and always bustling! ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Bar
“Check out Lowell Thompson playing there every Tuesday evening. Great music to accompany their Taco Tuesday menu. Lowell is a legend in the local music scene and to catch him on such a small stage is quite a stroke of luck.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I went here as a kid, and it’s still good, basic, quick and friendly pizza and lotsa other quick food.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Diner
“They serve B,L,D and have great specials and komboucha and beer on tap. A bit less pricey than Bobcat. Tuesday night trivia is fun! They have a wicked G.F. reuben.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“This special dining spot is worth the drive. Mary's prides itself on fine dining in rural Vermont. They take great care in upscale food preparation with the best local ingredients and serve it with care, unpretentiously. I love going here whenever I get the chance to make the drive.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“Mary’s is a bit more pricey but also serves farm-to-table cuisine, including produce grown right there. Their signature cream of garlic soup is to die for! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you catch Tandem in one of its pop-up events you are SO LUCKY!! My sister makes her gourmet jams, marmalade’s and preserves there (V Smiley Preserves) and so does Savouré Sodas. Foodie alert!”
  • 3 locals recommend

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