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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.

Lake
“The public day-use area at the dam area. Restrooms, picnic tables, parking all free. Beautiful views.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Lodging
“This is my favorite place of all because not only that they have great food, great view of the Lake, Dyer Mountain & Lassen Volcanic National Park, they also have live bands on Friday & Saturday evenings through the entire summer. Music normally starts @ 9pm.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“The largest grocery store around the lake. 17 miles North in the town of Chester. There is another store closer which I will mention. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A family owned and locals favorite pizza and pasta. They serve lunch and dinner and have a full service bar. Outdoor seating in the warmer months. They have been serving homemade food for 30 yrs! They are located just on the other side of Chester, close to Lake Almanor, and is about a 40 minute drive from our cabin.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Home cooking, pies and soda fountain. Eat outside and get a peek-a-boo view of Lake Amanor.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Open all year round. We cannot recommend this restaurant enough for dinner. They offer a pub menu, a seasonal fine-dining menu and often have karaoke music in the full bar area.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Great local store which has a deli and great place to grab a sandwich or hot food for dinner or lunch. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is a small grocery store with a BIG wine selection and a fantastic deli.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Book Store
“This is a charming little book store. They have a few little trinkets and nicknacks. A great place to buy a bookmark in my opinion. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Classic burger joint with milk shakes. They also have a miniature golf course for the kids.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“Eat inside or out on the patio. Good burger, but no better milkshake in town!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Enjoy organic fresh food. Delicious light fare or pastries for breakfast, good lunch menu too.”
  • 3 locals recommend
General Travel
“They rent all of your water needs from Party Boats to Paddle boards, and Jet skis. They have a gas pumps and small market to load up your boat with all the necessities.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Do you want to go back in time and enjoy a soda fountain? This is the place! It's only minutes away on Main Street in Chester!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Burger Depot offers the best burgers in town. The restaurant has a charming train theme with a moving toy train suspended from the ceiling. Make sure you ask to try the Special Sauce. ”
  • 1 local recommends