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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.
Café
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“My favorite! Breakfast, lunch or dinner... doesn't matter, they are all good!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a great museum for all ages. Be sure to check out the Illinois River exhibit! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Large beautiful forest preserve with many intertwined hiking trails. You can really lose yourself in nature here...so enjoy but also grab a map at the visitor center and pay attention to where you are going :)”
  • 7 locals recommend
Pub
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“You need to go on the nights when the street in front of Kellehers is closed off to traffic. Bands play and you can enjoy the food and the nightlift. Awesome.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Zoo
“Fun Zoo in the heart of Peoria. Giraffe feeding in Africa area. Restaurant. Small zoo with over 100 species, lions, monkeys, rhinos, etc.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Only 14 miles to Large outdoor mall with many restaurants: Childer's Eatery, Flat Top Grill, Longhorn Restaurant, & Buffalo Wild Wings.”
  • 9 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“This is a most due of your trip, its the only place where you will be able to get inside many of the incredible yellow Caterpillar machine, learn about its history and what we do to keep fueling progress in the world”
  • 8 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Cool atmosphere, great food and beer, family friendly, awesome outdoor area. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“3030 has the best Miel I've ever tasted. They have a smaller menu but they take pride in what they do. Expect to see some of the best latte art and taste some of the best coffee you've ever had. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Thyme has a unique and eclectic menu as well as a really impressive beer and liquor menu. I enjoy this restaurant because I can build my own flight from a wide variety of local brews.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Love this place. Their food is also great (think avocado toast and fresh baked pastries). They also serve craft cocktails. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This is actually a restaurant but you need to go for their bands on Friday and Saturday night. Simply wonderful.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“All I can say is "breathtaking"!!!! A must! Walk out our front foor, turn right and walk for about 3 minutes. A perfect place for a jog or a picnic”
  • 4 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“This is a cozy welcoming steak house with amazing food and wine. If you prefer to dine at the bar and chat with the bartender, this is your spot. Definitely order the portabella and gorgonzola appetizer!! Walkable in nice weather with sidewalk seating as well”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing food! I love their salads, my husband loves their burgers and macaroni and cheese. Best Sunday brunch and Bloody Marys in town.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Huge selection seafood, etc. Excellent service. The fresh baked rolls are awesome.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“My favorite! Breakfast, lunch or dinner... doesn't matter, they are all good!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pub
“You need to go on the nights when the street in front of Kellehers is closed off to traffic. Bands play and you can enjoy the food and the nightlift. Awesome.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
“Cool atmosphere, great food and beer, family friendly, awesome outdoor area. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is actually a restaurant but you need to go for their bands on Friday and Saturday night. Simply wonderful.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Thyme has a unique and eclectic menu as well as a really impressive beer and liquor menu. I enjoy this restaurant because I can build my own flight from a wide variety of local brews.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“This is a cozy welcoming steak house with amazing food and wine. If you prefer to dine at the bar and chat with the bartender, this is your spot. Definitely order the portabella and gorgonzola appetizer!! Walkable in nice weather with sidewalk seating as well”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing food! I love their salads, my husband loves their burgers and macaroni and cheese. Best Sunday brunch and Bloody Marys in town.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Huge selection seafood, etc. Excellent service. The fresh baked rolls are awesome.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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