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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.
Bar
“Their tacos and Bowls are a must try ! They do not take reservations but can get on the wait list. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great little market, lots of good organics, meals to go, salad bar, hot food bar, soups, fresh made to order sandwiches, burritos & smoothies. Free lot parking on the riverside. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Great burgers, always fantastic live music. Adjoining the Stillwater Yacht club, it provides an eclectic blend of boaters and bikers.”
  • 6 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great fresh fish dishes and pasta's! Many love the blueberry basil martini too!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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“Chilkoot Café and Cyclery is a true gem, half the fun of going here is finding it! They feature a full service café specializing in high quality food and baked goods all made from scratch, it is delicious. The coffee is roasted in house so its always fresh, they strive to use local, sustainable and organic ingredients whenever possible. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Check them out on facebook for the latest!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Stillwater is rich with history. Find hidden gems all around the town with this trolley tour. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Speakeasy
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“The Velveteen is so cool. It is a popular spot on weekends and can be hard to get in, but if you can you should. I've gone a couple times with friends on a Thursday evening and we've practically had the place to ourselves which has been perfect.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Food
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Ice Cream Shop
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“Nelson's is famous for their ice cream, serving Brown's and Cedar Crest brands. The 'child's cone will easily satisfy anyone's craving. The triple provides enough to feed a whole family.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Restaurant with comfort food. Little dive, but friendly service and good food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
“Teddy Bear Park with its larger than life granite teddy bears, is a must see for all ages, the park is built into a limestone bluff and located at 207 Nelson Street E on the corner of 2nd Street South and Nelson Street near downtown Stillwater. The park is open to the public 8 am to 8 pm from mid-April to mid-October weather dependent. The park play equipment is designed for children 7 years of age and younger. Every summer there are many children's programs scheduled to entertain the children. No pets or alcohol allowed in Teddy Bear Park. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“A favorite place of mine for years, in the heart of downtown Stillwater. Great food with generous portions to share or doggy bag to enjoy later.I appreciate the cozy and fun atmosphere that makes for easy visiting. Outdoor patio is open Spring and Summer as well.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Massage Studio
“This is the birth place of Minnesota and a must see little town! Frequently listed as a favorite destination. Shopping, restaurants, St. Croix River and great place to hike the parks! Browns Creek trail runs along the old train tracks and is marked as you go.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“He will pick you up or drive you back to the Myrtle Jackson House. Fun ride!!”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Their tacos and Bowls are a must try ! They do not take reservations but can get on the wait list. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“Great burgers, always fantastic live music. Adjoining the Stillwater Yacht club, it provides an eclectic blend of boaters and bikers.”
  • 6 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great fresh fish dishes and pasta's! Many love the blueberry basil martini too!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Chilkoot Café and Cyclery is a true gem, half the fun of going here is finding it! They feature a full service café specializing in high quality food and baked goods all made from scratch, it is delicious. The coffee is roasted in house so its always fresh, they strive to use local, sustainable and organic ingredients whenever possible. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Check them out on facebook for the latest!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Speakeasy
“The Velveteen is so cool. It is a popular spot on weekends and can be hard to get in, but if you can you should. I've gone a couple times with friends on a Thursday evening and we've practically had the place to ourselves which has been perfect.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Restaurant with comfort food. Little dive, but friendly service and good food.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“A favorite place of mine for years, in the heart of downtown Stillwater. Great food with generous portions to share or doggy bag to enjoy later.I appreciate the cozy and fun atmosphere that makes for easy visiting. Outdoor patio is open Spring and Summer as well.”
  • 3 locals recommend

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