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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.
Department Store
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Department Store
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  • 1 local recommends
Travel Agency
“Want an exciting boating experience? This would be a great time for you. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“A family-owned pizza place that deservedly showed up on the Buzzfeed "top-18" national pizza place lists. Service is order and counter pickup, and family-style dining (big long tables, groups may overlap a bit if it gets crowded.) They've got a big window for watching the pizza dough being thrown etc, and sell their soda and a couple beer selections in pitchers. The pizza choices include all the familiar, well-loved standards, but also some that are extremely unique to Fazzari's and extremely popular. The Shotsy for example is: Mustard Sauce, Swiss Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Smoked Polish, Sausage, Onions, Sauerkraut, which is unusual but well-loved locally. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
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“Hearty American-style Italian! I like eating here for "things smothered in hot cheese" type pasta, but they also do a really good blackened or cedar-plank salmon. The bar/lounge area is lively, and the bartenders here have a tendency to pour a little strong. TVs tuned to sports throughout the bar, and a "wine-down Wednesday" special that is excellent for a mid-week break.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great location on the river with awesome river views and a great outdoor deck (Clarkston side). Awesome prices during 'Happy Hour'.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Hogan's is a pretty special spot. It's a dive bar in all the good meanings of the phrase - tiny, friendly, welcoming, a little rough around the edges, live music from around the area on the weekends. The pub recently changed hands - the old owner retiring and selling on to everyone's favorite bartender, Skate. There's been some remodeling of restrooms, etc since which have been nice. But Skate and family have kept the laid-back vibe and good selection of beer/microbrews, and liquors, as well as the better-than-average-bar kitchen menu which include things like bite-size steak, scrumptious battered onion rings, reliably excellent burgers. Check their FB for theme nights and music.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to have dinner and a glass of wine make sure and go downstairs they have created a cave style bar/dining experience that as memorable and worth the visit!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Brewery
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“A very popular local microbrewery. Simple location - sort of an industrial/warehouse feel. No food, but you are welcome to carry in anything or have it delivered. In summer they open the garage doors onto the patio, and while it's still an industrial vibe, it's also a nice place to sit and drink your tasty beer. There is an available room you can reserve for groups, and a vicious Tuesday Trivia night.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Food
  • 1 local recommends
Coffee Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
Food
  • 1 local recommends
Store
“For those who ride motorcycles and need service or would like accessories as a reasonable price. ”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Pizza Place
“A family-owned pizza place that deservedly showed up on the Buzzfeed "top-18" national pizza place lists. Service is order and counter pickup, and family-style dining (big long tables, groups may overlap a bit if it gets crowded.) They've got a big window for watching the pizza dough being thrown etc, and sell their soda and a couple beer selections in pitchers. The pizza choices include all the familiar, well-loved standards, but also some that are extremely unique to Fazzari's and extremely popular. The Shotsy for example is: Mustard Sauce, Swiss Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Smoked Polish, Sausage, Onions, Sauerkraut, which is unusual but well-loved locally. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Hearty American-style Italian! I like eating here for "things smothered in hot cheese" type pasta, but they also do a really good blackened or cedar-plank salmon. The bar/lounge area is lively, and the bartenders here have a tendency to pour a little strong. TVs tuned to sports throughout the bar, and a "wine-down Wednesday" special that is excellent for a mid-week break.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great location on the river with awesome river views and a great outdoor deck (Clarkston side). Awesome prices during 'Happy Hour'.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Hogan's is a pretty special spot. It's a dive bar in all the good meanings of the phrase - tiny, friendly, welcoming, a little rough around the edges, live music from around the area on the weekends. The pub recently changed hands - the old owner retiring and selling on to everyone's favorite bartender, Skate. There's been some remodeling of restrooms, etc since which have been nice. But Skate and family have kept the laid-back vibe and good selection of beer/microbrews, and liquors, as well as the better-than-average-bar kitchen menu which include things like bite-size steak, scrumptious battered onion rings, reliably excellent burgers. Check their FB for theme nights and music.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great place to have dinner and a glass of wine make sure and go downstairs they have created a cave style bar/dining experience that as memorable and worth the visit!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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