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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.

American Restaurant
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“Dinner on the big porch on a nice summer night is so enjoyable! They often have music too. Try the Blue Mussels! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“My favorite place in the world for a craft cocktail. Plus you can walk there from our farm! Some of their products are even grown on our farm. 🍅 🌿 ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Food
“Bachmann's store is the heart of our village. Their motto "if we don't have it, you don't need it" has always rang true as you'll find anything you "need". The legendary penny candy counter has been in the same spot as long as I can remember, and the kids will love the selection of cool toys. Be gentle with front door...it's 150 years old!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“**Closed for fall and winter** Within walking distance of the farm, they have locally made ice cream and make some really yummy fudge!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Department Store
“Local foods, some gluten-free, pretty decent selection for our little town! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Quaint breakfast/lunch place with good food. Also, yummy locally prepared sweet treats.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Features art works by local artists, clothing, books, maps, home decor & more!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Laundry Service
Corner Shop
“Some food, good wine and liquor selection, deli, DVD and video game rental, lots of odds and ends”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“We like to order pizza or Italian subs at Classic Pizza. You can walk here from the farm and they do have a spot to eat dinner outside.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Cozy atmosphere, great, inexpensive food - try their wet burrito, it's yummy!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Real Estate Agency
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“Great spot to dock, fish, swim and play on the great playground. Rent a boat right across the street at Budell's Crossing.”
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
“Central Lake is a friendly little village with great restaurants and nice stores.”
  • 2 locals recommend