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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.

Seafood Restaurant
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“Be sure to get a reservation! They are very busy! Allow 35 minutes for driving time from Nana's Cottage. You should find a menu along with a 10% off coupon in the cottage, if not contact Doug. We have found the food to be prepared perfectly, the staff friendly and accomadating.”
  • 12 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great view overlooking the beach; skilled bartending; consistently good food, and a regular lineup of musicians. Bonus: for brunch they have homemade pop-tarts!”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Long Beach - one of the bigger restaurants on the peninsula. Good food and sports bar.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
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“They open at 4am! You can get your devil dog, latte and lunch for later. There sandwiches are big! This is perfect for our fishermen.”
  • 9 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Only open Tuesday through Saturdays, this cafe is excellent. Located on the main highway in a sweet yellow house, the menu is great and you can get the famous razor clams there! There is a nightly fresh seafood stew that is different every night, but you can also buy an excellent burger, great clam chowder and delicious home made ice cream for dessert. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“Marsh's Free Museum is neither free nor a museum. It's a big, chaotic, kitchy souvenir shop. Also, home of Jake the Alligator Man and other oddities. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a stunning museum with fun kites from around the world. They also do workshops sometimes.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Premise
“For all you nature lovers and birders. You don't want to miss this beauty. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a great free museum that is 1 mile from us. It gives great history on the cranberry bogs with a wonderful little gift shop! Buy a bottle of Cranberry Wine to have at Thanksgiving, you won't be sorry.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Arcade
“Funland is a great arcade for adults and children alike. We like to play Lazertag there. This arcade is clean and captivating because it reminds you of childhood fun. This place is great entertainment!! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“The North Jetty Tap Room is the home to our local brews, Leadbetter Red, great IPA's, guest brews, ciders, Thursday night trivia, wonderful pretzels, peanuts and hot dogs. Owned by good friends, their brews are excellent and you can bring in your own food either from the adjacent food cart, 42nd Street Cafe across the street, or whatever you wish. There is occasional music and always a friendly crowd. This is one of our favorite drop by places to see people we love.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This place usually has a line, so expect to wait.... The seafood lasagna is a big hit with our guests. Plus they have a great happy hour menu with good cocktails. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Corner Shop
“They have a ton of ice cream options, they serve BIG scoops and have wonderful fudge also!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Looking for some great Mexican food? It's my favorite and El Compadre is amazing! Great drink spot too!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“On a seafood mission? Try Dooger's or the Crab Pot. Good food, but very touristy.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“I would go to the PUB it is a fun place to have a cold beer or mixed drink with specials every day, small 'bites' to eat and a bakery that just opened. All this in a lovely Victorian setting.”
  • 4 locals recommend