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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.
Thai Restaurant
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“Tiny Thai is not your typical Thai restaurant. We do not serve “Royal” Thai Cuisine, nor do we play old style Thai classical music in a quiet, dimly lit environment. On the contrary! A visit to Tiny Thai will enlighten you as to how Thai food is enjoyed in Thailand itself. Tiny Thai specializes in the common dishes you would see in many food stalls, family dinner tables and on many street food vendors' carts. Our atmosphere is casual and friendly. Give us a try, you'll be surprised!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
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“Great BYOB Vietnamese. Favorites include #26, #15, #33, #3, #10. Often very busy with a wait”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“Combining a casual vibe with food that you’d expect to see on white tablecloths, Winooski’s dinner spot is an ideal destination for diners hoping to embark on a culinary journey. Food is truly the focus, and chances are, your mind — and taste buds — will be bent.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Beach
“Nice beach with facilities including bathrooms and food available. Can rent non-motorized fun stuff like kayaks, stand up paddle boards, etc..”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
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“They make their own corned beef hash and, even though it's not listed on the menu - you have to ask, you can get their delicious eggs benedict on a croissant :) Also, they make GOOD homefries that they will burn upon request”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Here you’ll find an updated interior, a creative New American menu and spectacular views of the Winooski River. Also, it has one of the best Sunday brunches around!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Great local place to try a variety of craft beers. Known for their beers on tap and local bar feel. This is a must visit if you head over to Winooski.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Route
“The Burlington bike path stretches for miles and miles along the waterfont. With beautiful views of Lake Champlain, it is a perfect place to walk, jog, or bike”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
“We are an espresso bar and ice cream company with shops in Burlington and Winooski Vermont. We are dedicated to scouting out quality coffee roasters, preparing the best cup we can, and delivering that cup right to you. We also offer our own hard ice creams that we make right at the cafe. Discover some new flavors made by us and for you. Our menus are always evolving so check back often to see what’s new!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“A bit further drive than Hannafords or Price Chopper - this Shaws is our pick for routine grocery shopping. Extensive selection of everything you might need to prepare delicious meals on the lake.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Food
“Four Quarters embodies the cycle of life that each ingredient makes on its way to your glass. A seed is carefully planted and nurtured, growing with the energy of the sun, Earth, wind, and rain. Its fruits are harvested, later the seeds, and the cycle of life starts again. Our logo, the moon phases, encapsulates this cycle, present in every living thing. When we create, we are celebrating the Earth and everything that grows within. It is our hope, that by thoughtfully crafting each and every beer with this cycle in mind, we can pass to our drinker, not just a glass of delicious brew, but our passion, our love, and our thankfulness, for all things in our natural world.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“High quality coffee and pastries (don't miss Miss Weinerz doughnuts on the weekend). Lots of space to hang out and work.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cinema
“Catch a movie at this old-school drive-in movie theater! While it may seem like a step back in time, the movie theater still plays many of the newest movies out on the big screen. Address: 155 Porters Point Rd, Colchester, VT 05446”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
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“Head north on Main (opposite of the rotary) for delicious Vietnamese cuisine. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Only a short distance up North Avenue, along with other shops and cafe's. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Good fun, nice drinks menu, fun space. They have their own smoker outside - they are serious about it.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Thai Restaurant
“Tiny Thai is not your typical Thai restaurant. We do not serve “Royal” Thai Cuisine, nor do we play old style Thai classical music in a quiet, dimly lit environment. On the contrary! A visit to Tiny Thai will enlighten you as to how Thai food is enjoyed in Thailand itself. Tiny Thai specializes in the common dishes you would see in many food stalls, family dinner tables and on many street food vendors' carts. Our atmosphere is casual and friendly. Give us a try, you'll be surprised!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Vietnamese Restaurant
“Great BYOB Vietnamese. Favorites include #26, #15, #33, #3, #10. Often very busy with a wait”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
“Combining a casual vibe with food that you’d expect to see on white tablecloths, Winooski’s dinner spot is an ideal destination for diners hoping to embark on a culinary journey. Food is truly the focus, and chances are, your mind — and taste buds — will be bent.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Café
“They make their own corned beef hash and, even though it's not listed on the menu - you have to ask, you can get their delicious eggs benedict on a croissant :) Also, they make GOOD homefries that they will burn upon request”
  • 25 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Here you’ll find an updated interior, a creative New American menu and spectacular views of the Winooski River. Also, it has one of the best Sunday brunches around!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Great local place to try a variety of craft beers. Known for their beers on tap and local bar feel. This is a must visit if you head over to Winooski.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Café
“Head north on Main (opposite of the rotary) for delicious Vietnamese cuisine. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Good fun, nice drinks menu, fun space. They have their own smoker outside - they are serious about it.”
  • 9 locals recommend

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