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Top store recommendations from locals

Aquarium
“Focusing on Long Island sound, our local aquarium features 34 exhibits with 259 species. The jellyfish exhibit is a favorite and is fun to take picture in front of. The aquarium also features CT's largest IMAX theatre with a good variety of fun, colorful, educational movies.”
  • 29 locals recommend
Café
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“Delicious food that is served throughtout all of Southern Connecticut and great coffee”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This local chain grocery store is very unique, and worth a visit if you have never been. Complete with a petting zoo, singing mechanical animals and characters, and aisles set up like a corn maze; it's sort of Tarantino meets National Lampoon's. Beyond the interesting experience, the food and prices are both really good. We do most of our regular grocery shopping here.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Closest grocery store to the rental. It mostly caters to Latino & Spanish shoppers so it has imported goods from South/Central America. Big fresh produce section. It's a bit hard to find as the entrance is toward the parking lot (not Washington St). It's across the street from the post office and a little bit up the road. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cinema
  • 1 local recommends
Sandwich Place
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“Rowayton's best kept local secret. Coffee is surprisingly good. Family friendly spot, with short-order breakfast and lunch options at a lower price point vs Rowayton market. Kids will instinctively gravitate to the ice cream freezer in front. Two outside tables on the street with several more tables tucked away inside in the back. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“Favorite Pizza Spot. You can get an ice cream sandwich that is not on the menu, its to die for.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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“For all of your generic grocery items. Even though it is in Norwalk, it is very conveniently located for us at Exit 40 off the Merritt. Right next door is Total Wine, where you can find all you need beyond beer. (CT law does not allow grocery stores to sell any alcohol besides beer.)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
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“A local institution, Mr. Frosty's is a lovely 10-minute walk from our front door, over the bridge and around the rim of Veteran's Park, just up the street to Frosty's for any ice cream you can think of (including sugar-free vanilla for us diabetics).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Clothes Shop
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
Grocery or Supermarket
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Fruit & Vegetable Store
“This place is very close by and serves sandwiches, soups, light beverages, good bread, coffee, and various other gourmet-market-wannabe stuff. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
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  • 2 locals recommend
Wine Shop
  • 2 locals recommend