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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.

Grocery or Supermarket
“Local Organic Grocery Store and hangout. Many people cather on the front lawn to eat, drink and be merry.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Cats Cradle has great local acts and nationally known independent artists -- a local institution at the edge of Chapel Hill & Carrboro. There's a parking deck that makes arriving by car easy.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Bar
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“Yummy upscale Southern food and a super nice back terrace for outdoor dining. Special tip: on Tuesday nights all entrees are only $13.95.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Café
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“Known by locals as "Carrboro's Living room". Great coffee! One of the only farm to cup coffee shops anywhere.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Al's was at one time voted #1 Burger Joint in the nation by Tripadvisor. I think that says all you need to know. But beware.... It gets busy”
  • 23 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Saturdays Year-Round: 9am-12pm November - March 7am-12 April 6th - October 26th Wednesdays Seasonally: 3-6pm April 10- October 30th”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bar
“Our very own brewery. Big Mon IPA is a favorite, and they always have interesting sours on rotation. No food, but you can bring your own!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“For a slightly upscale take on southern cuisine. Cute little restaurant, great atmosphere. Known for its shrimp and grits for Sunday brunch.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Forest
“Mtn biking. Hiking. Walking dogs! Access it from the end of Hanna St. or Thomas Ln.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Skip the chains, hit up a local favorite! The ruben's are amazing and their veggie options are incredible!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Indoor and outdoor seating. Food is great. Prices are also great. Folks who work here are awesome. Line moves fast and you rarely have to wait for a table. It just works out. A very live and let live kind of vibe.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Tapas Restaurant
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“For wine aficionados, this is the place. You can browse their impressive wine racks or try their delicious cocktails. I'm partial to the "coca" appetizer, a flatbread with figs and arugula, and their trio of mini-burgers. Outside dining in good weather, too -- and right next to Steel String brewery, for those who enjoy beer over wine!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“Amazing local favorite spot to grab a coffee and handmade treats. Bring a book and sit in the outdoor space.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Much more than an art gallery. Concerts, themed play series, all kinds of classes for kids and adults. sometimes poetry events or improv shows. A long time fixture of the Carrboro community and one that appreciates our support and enjoyment of all that they provide.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“Bar and arcade in one - always a great sci-fi or action movie on the projectors”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“incredible selections of beers!! Get Al's burgers next door and find a spot here!”
  • 9 locals recommend