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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.
Forest
“From Spring until Fall, this place is open to hikers, bikers and breezy walkers. In the winter, many snowshoe and cross-country ski the paths. The boardwalk is over a large bog that starts in Bangor and circle into Orono, which isn’t a far as it sounds but you can get lost so take a picture of the map at the base of the trail!”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
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“Very good food. A terrific value for a great dining experience. I like to go there for as a special treat.”
  • 8 locals recommend
University
“The University of Maine is a both idyllic and cosmopolitan enclave in the center of Maine, established in 1869 as Maine's land grant institution. In it you'll find a variety of sporting events, topnotch entertainment at the Maine Center for the Arts, a variety of eats at the food court, 1200 acres of hiking and skiing trials, museums, classroom opportunities for the rest of us, all beside the beautiful stillwater river.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Orono wouldn’t be Orono without Pat’s Pizza! :-) Once you taste their pizza, nothing else ever comes close! :-)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Café
“This is the place to go in Orono for local Maine baked goods, and coffee, tea, and hot chocolate! :-) Family owned and operated! :-) ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Thai Orchid is yet another Orono favorite! :-) It’s easy to make yourself an entire meal just from the appetizer list before you’ve even seen the amazing entrees! :-) I highly recommend the Tom Kla (coconut) soup! :-)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“They have a great selection of breads and sandwiches, all names after favorite musicians. Try the Dizzy Gillespie, or the B. B. King. Eat in or take out.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Great beer, good company. Take out from other establishments is welcome. Live music. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“OBC is one of 3 Orono local breweries. If you like a good IPA check out this spot. Heading to Bangor? There is an OBC tasting room there too!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located about 1 mile outside of town at 61 Margin Street. A new, hip, industrial looking tasting room and brewing facilities. Pub menu available.”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“Another must try Orono brewery. Outdoor setting area with fire pit. On Thursdays and Fridays, delicious grilled sandwiches are available on the outdoor grill (during warm weather months)”
  • 1 local recommends
College Theater
“They have a great venue for concerts, symphony, and theatre. Also located on the campus is an art gallery filled with student artwork.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Subpremise
“The 1-mile boardwalk loop trail begins at the forested wetland edge in the Bangor City Forest. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Route
“This is a trail though the woods and a bog. It is a very popular place to walk and ride your bike. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Very good food. A terrific value for a great dining experience. I like to go there for as a special treat.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Orono wouldn’t be Orono without Pat’s Pizza! :-) Once you taste their pizza, nothing else ever comes close! :-)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Thai Orchid is yet another Orono favorite! :-) It’s easy to make yourself an entire meal just from the appetizer list before you’ve even seen the amazing entrees! :-) I highly recommend the Tom Kla (coconut) soup! :-)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Great beer, good company. Take out from other establishments is welcome. Live music. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
“They have a great selection of breads and sandwiches, all names after favorite musicians. Try the Dizzy Gillespie, or the B. B. King. Eat in or take out.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Located about 1 mile outside of town at 61 Margin Street. A new, hip, industrial looking tasting room and brewing facilities. Pub menu available.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends

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