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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.
Brewery
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“EMPIRE FARM BREWERY opened its doors in 2016. The 40,000 sq. ft. building sits on 22 acres of virgin farmland. The objective of the Empire Farm Brewery is to expand the existing facility and agricultural component of Empire Brewing Co. to a stand-alone manufacturing and agritourism facility in Cazenovia, NY. The 60 barrel brewery will allow Empire to keg, bottle and eventually can their craft beer for regional, national and international distribution. The farm is being cultivated for barley, lavender, vegetables, herbs, fruits and of course hops! Located in the former hop capital of the United States, the development of the second brewery location has helped to revitalize Madison County’s ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bed & Breakfast
“Have dinner on the lawn in summer and fall. Music outdoors on Friday nights. Fun place where the locals hang out. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Charming country inn overlooking Cazenovia Lake. Top 40 DiRoNA award-winning restaurant in New York state. Wine Spectator "Best Award of Excellence" wine cellar ranking. Available for purchase, marinades, homemade bread and prepared foods including chicken riggies and marinara sauce. Also have over 20 flavors of homemade ice cream and sorbets that change with the seasons. Take out available for cooked offerings as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Hotel
“This is the first of several spots in Caz (as the locals call it) that we like. Slightly upscale, very delicious!”
  • 5 locals recommend
College Residence Hall
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Visitors to Lorenzo enjoy guided tours of the Mansion; stroll the Ellen Shipman formal garden and Dark Aisle Arboretum; view the Visitor Center orientation exhibits and a 15-minute introductory video; attend any number of special events on the historic grounds including the "Annual Driving Competition, the "Rippleton Schoolhouse Community Day" and "Christmas at Lorenzo". Visitors may also partake in any number of educational and interpretive presentation at the site and hike the connective trail through the 87-acre site. Lorenzo is the jewel of Cazenovia, a village renowned today for its quaint and picturesque landscapes, quiet inns, fine restaurants, cultural attractions and unique shops. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Diner
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“ Friendly Service – Breakfast and Lunch cooked to order all day. Everyday 6:00am to 3:00pm. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“But one cannot live on great coffee alone, so we put together a menu that appeals to a variety of tastes and dietary needs including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. We include local produce on our menu whenever available. Our eggs come from local, humanely-treated free-range chickens and the soups and baked goods are as local as it gets: all from our own kitchen. The Pewter Spoon is about the feel: warm, welcoming and comfortable. It’s a place to chat, catch up on work, meet your book club & get your two minutes on a soap box to let others know what you think – all in a friendly and tolerant setting.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“pharmacy - drug store - some snacks and drinks - necessities like milk and eggs”
  • 1 local recommends
Gift Shop
“A delightful boutique offering and eclectic mix of women’s and children’s clothing, accessories and unique gifts for all ages. Irresistibly priced, you will fall in love with Lillie Bean.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
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“Specializing in homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, Latte and our very special desserts. Home of the “Cookie Fairy”. Call us for lunches, brunches, dinners and full catered meals and parties”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great pizza and other casual Italian favorites. This is a sports bar type of place with a good selection of beers. 2 Stars”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Lakeside Park: Boat launch, parking, picnic pavilion, playground, ballfields, sand volleyball, and restrooms on site. 0.5 miles north of Albany St on Forman St/East Lake Rd. Open Apr-Nov.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“This is a pretty run of the mill library, as libraries go. But it is distinguished by its small but very interesting museum, including its Egyptian exhibit the highlight of which is the real Egyptian mummy a Cazenovia resident brought back from a trip to Egypt many years ago and donated to the Library. This is not a spectacular place to visit but it is so unique and interesting that I think it's worth a visit. 4 Stars”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bowling Alley
“If you want to take the family bowling this is the place to go. Food is good and it is lots of fun! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Premise
“Village park that sits on Cazenovia Lake. There is a beach and swimming for local residents. L.L. Bean is at the park on Saturday's and Sunday's in the summer to give kayaking lessons or paddle board lessons. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Steakhouse
“Charming country inn overlooking Cazenovia Lake. Top 40 DiRoNA award-winning restaurant in New York state. Wine Spectator "Best Award of Excellence" wine cellar ranking. Available for purchase, marinades, homemade bread and prepared foods including chicken riggies and marinara sauce. Also have over 20 flavors of homemade ice cream and sorbets that change with the seasons. Take out available for cooked offerings as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Diner
“ Friendly Service – Breakfast and Lunch cooked to order all day. Everyday 6:00am to 3:00pm. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Specializing in homemade soups, salads, sandwiches, Latte and our very special desserts. Home of the “Cookie Fairy”. Call us for lunches, brunches, dinners and full catered meals and parties”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great pizza and other casual Italian favorites. This is a sports bar type of place with a good selection of beers. 2 Stars”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Open only from 4-10 so this is only a dinner place. This is great when you want Italian but more than pizza. We love their food and their wine and their all you can eat spaghetti and meatballs but they only have that on Sundays. 3 Stars”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is a great place to eat when you don't want to spend a lot of money. The Lao owners are wonderful people who run a really cozy, comfortable and very tasty restaurant. We go here a lot. They're not open for breakfast but lunch and dinner here are great. 4 Stars”
  • 1 local recommends

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