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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.

Pizza Place
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“This Italian food is comparable to the food we enjoy when we travel to Italy. The outdoor patio is expansive and beautiful when the weather cooperates. The Bolognese is terrific. ”
  • 77 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Right next door to Cibo, this place has American fare and the best signature Manhattan cocktail ever. It's not cheap, but one is plenty, take it from me! The outdoor patio is perfect, we go there for happy hour with reduced drinks and food. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Garden
“This is a Japanese style garden that is run very well and a great place to take a stroll and enjoy scenery. It is a few bucks to enter, but worth it if you enjoy a well maintained garden. They occasionally have events, such as tea ceremonies which you can sign up for. ”
  • 38 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Another favorite coffee shop for locals. Great for catching the Roosevelt Row vibes.”
  • 34 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“FEZ is a great restaurant to hang out with the young hip crowd. it is on the light rail toward downtown. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Hate to give this one to y’all.. if everyone knew about this fabulous breakfast we locals would be waiting in line!!! If you party to much.. the biscuits and gravy here is a great cure!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Very good Mediterranean food. Try the Chicken and Hummus. The best hummus we've had. ”
  • 32 locals recommend
Dog Run
“City has huge plans to make this park spectacular with over $100 million so still a long way to go at the moment. To come, music stages, zip lining, et cetera.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Super-close pub with a diverse menu. Great shredded chicken dishes! Getting there: From the drive way turn left (east) on Almeria. Walk through the gate at 1st Ave. (it’s open to pedestrians, but not cars), cross 1st Ave and make a right on 1st Ave and a left on McDowell. Follow the sidewalk down to the end of the block. Cross McDowell at Central. Walk one block and Pizza People will be on your right just south of the light rail station. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“Just go. Great back patio. Cool interior bar. Solid drinks. Good times.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Fast Food Restaurant
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“Café meets bar meets coffee shop. We love this place and the family that owns it is just amazing. Plus, it’s across the street! Try the Doc’s Choice an amazing hot turkey sandwich on a pretzel bun and the omelet bar on the weekends! It’s a great spot to hang out and do some work or to listen to live music on the weekends. Getting there: From the drive way turn right (west) on Almeria. Make a left onto 3rd Ave. Walk one block. Cross McDowell at the light. Hob Nobs is on the corner of McDowell and 3rd Ave. on the left.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Local cafe that has all organic eats, great scenery and place to do work! Always a go to for me when I'm in town. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Love the burrito bowl, all fresh ingredients, and lime flavored chips are awesome! ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“24 hr coffee shop and bar with fun atmosphere. But the real gem is the monthly burlesque shows in the adjacent space hosted by Spellbound Burlesque and the upstairs speakeasy that is by invite only on Saturday nights (find a manager to get access!)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
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“Hot noodles and fresh sweet chili fried tofu are a couple of my favorite dishes here. They're open late, 2am satisfying my late night cravings. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Awesome cold brew and nitro cold brew. Actually also has pretty good food for breakfast and lunch. ”
  • 5 locals recommend