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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.

American Restaurant
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“This is a very upscale restaurant with a local feel. Creative dishes, delicious cocktails and festive atmosphere.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Excellent Mexican offerings from Burritos, Tacos and Nachoes to excellent Loval VT Beer and options south of the border.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Café
“This is a local favorite. Farm to table food and an amazing cocktail menu. Put your name in and walk across the street to Mountain and Main for a drink until your table is ready. The food is great and it has a comfy atmosphere. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“This is a popular local watering hole (ok, it's a dive bar!) Loud music, flat screen TVs, affordable beers, people getting drunk, this place is for adults! I have not eaten the food here, but a good time was had by all.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Bar
“Fabulous wine, small plates and atmosphere at this restaurant behind one of the best wine and cheese shops around. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
“Love, love, love this little "gem." Such a great little coffee shop that boasts the greatest teas, bakery items, breakfast sandwiches, and so much more!”
  • 21 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The burgers and hospitality are excellent! This place, owned by our friend Mark, is a "true" gem! ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Brick oven, wood-fired pizza! Delicious sauces & toppings. Awesome crust!! Dine in or take out. Excellent leftovers!!”
  • 18 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“Steak & Seafood in large, tasty portions with a salad bar included! Classic flavors (we’ve been going since we were kids!) at great prices. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place will just grab you and roll you up in a breakfast hug. Dishes we recommend: The Hatchacado, Homefries Poutine, Vermonster sandwich, Crabcake benedict. Actually, everything on the menu is good, great french toast ask for whipped cream and berries on the side, it's not offered but I've asked and they delivered, in my opinion the french toast should come that way already but if someone in your party is looking for a dish with less bells and whistles the french toast is great. And if you drink, you must get the Bloody Mary or Mimosa. Get there before 8:30/9 for less of a wait (and because you're getting to the mountain by 9ish, yes?), if you get there between 9:30-12 on a weekend expect there to be some sort of wait it's usually not bad, they do their best but there's more people who want to go there than there are tables. There's lots of cute shops to pop into while you wait or stop by City Hall, it's unlocked! Large parties of 8 or more will want to consider splitting up if there's a wait. The service is usually good and expedient, the main 2 servers really know what they're doing.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Great fun place with fancy cocktails and an amazing fire pit. Fun people and can have live music.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“This coffee shop and bakery has some of the best baked goods! Some of our favorites are the almond macaroons, glazed donuts and the sugar donuts & crawlers. The people who work here are super nice and friendly too! A must try spot!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Very diverse selection of craft beer and other brews. Sells liquor as well.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Simple breakfast/lunch spot. This is a great place to bring kids too! The people working there are nice and know what they are doing. The food comes out quick. This place is cash only. There are several ATM's on the Main Street if you need to stop.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This spot prides themselves on Irish goods. They have delicious Mountain Grove coffee. The owners work hard to keep this place a clean and friendly one! ”
  • 3 locals recommend