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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.
Restaurant
“Our favorite place for a sunset meal and toast! The view of the historic courthouse can't be beat! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Museum
“The Courthouse on the Square has a great Museum and around it there are awesome shops, dining, live music and clubs. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
“The very best selection of beer! We love the beer garden and the overall vibe both inside and out. Great place to hang and meet people and the bartenders are a blast. Especially Britt who is super cool! We appreciate their hosting the Wednesday social run too. Who wouldn't want to have a couple beers after a 5K? This is a Denton staple. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Cinema
“They have great reclining seats! Go to their website if you want to book your reclining seats in advance. Otherwise, pick your seat when you get there. Enjoy, not just popcorn, but a beer or margarita to take in with you. Matinee pricing is as low as five dollars during the day.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A Denton staple with very good breakfast at a reasonable price. Good selection of coffee. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar, with an extensive beer selection. They also have housemade juices, on tap kombucha, and root beer. Their patio area is incredible - and their live music is a wide range of funk, rock, and indie bands. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Evenings are good to be here sitting in their patio and sipping your favorite drink.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“I put this under the movie theater category because they have a dollar theater!!! Cheap fun! Tuesdays are just $1.50 and other days are $2 I am pretty sure. And of course the rest of the mall you can shop in. There is a side entrance for the theater by DSW shoe but its not labeled so just ask if you have trouble finding or go through a regular mall entrance. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Café
“Our favorite place to hang out, bring the laptop and have some of the best coffee in Denton. Locally roasted beans, excellent menu items and a very cool vibe. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beer Bar
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“Rustic bar focused on beer & brown spirits with food trucks, darts, foosball, cornhole & a garden.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Busy grocery store, has everything and usually the freshest produce in town. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“Best bar in Denton with a top chef! Must try their half-price martinis during happy hour (7 days/week)! Food is spectacular. You can never go wrong with any of their specials. Seafood and steaks are always excellent. Lots of small plate choices too. We love to sit at the bar for dinner and chat with the locals. Highly recommend!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“A range of live music from Texana to experimental staged in a roadhouselike bar with a back porch.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“One of the best breakfasts in town! Don't let the wait deter you! The pancakes and benedicts are worth it. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
University
“The Murchison Performing Arts Center is home to the renowned University of North Texas College of Music. Located in Denton, Texas, the facility is host to world-class performances by students, faculty, guest artists and community members.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great place to enjoy not only movies, but fabulous live entertainment as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Our favorite place for a sunset meal and toast! The view of the historic courthouse can't be beat! ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Evenings are good to be here sitting in their patio and sipping your favorite drink.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A Denton staple with very good breakfast at a reasonable price. Good selection of coffee. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“Best bar in Denton with a top chef! Must try their half-price martinis during happy hour (7 days/week)! Food is spectacular. You can never go wrong with any of their specials. Seafood and steaks are always excellent. Lots of small plate choices too. We love to sit at the bar for dinner and chat with the locals. Highly recommend!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“One of the best breakfasts in town! Don't let the wait deter you! The pancakes and benedicts are worth it. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Greenhouse is quality dining at a reasonable price in a comfortable setting. Liz likes the salmon and I prefer the flounder. Its a local business that's been in operation for many years. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“I own it and it is the best pizza, salads, munchies and craft beer/cocktails anywhere! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cinema
“Great place to enjoy not only movies, but fabulous live entertainment as well. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

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