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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
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“Robert Duvall used to own this place and it's fantastic and offers local charm.”
  • 10 locals recommend
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“Girasole is a great place to either have a romantic dinner with a loved one or a fun evening with friends and family. Everything to eat and drink here is worth having - it's all great. They also have great outdoor seating when the weather is nice.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Front Porch Market and Grill is a great restaurant, but they also have a small market. It's a great place to buy a bottle wine and a few local trinkets. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
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“Awesome coffee shop and bike shop in one! They also have Gluten-free bakery items, soups, sandwiches and oatmeal. Great place to sit and work using wifi.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Store
“A gallery that shows crafts/art by local artisans. Presently they carry hand-made crafts from the U.S. and worldwide, covering an interesting selection of hand-made crafts including wood, jewelry, ceramics, glass, metal, and paper arts. Zigzag Gallery also presents group and solo exhibitions of local, regional, and international contemporary artists. A wide variety of media is featured, with special emphasis on Works on Paper. Please check out their exhibition schedule on their website.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Absolutely the best restaurant in all of Fauquier county. True "farm to table" good wine and beer list, fun and casual. Doggies welcome on the porch!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“They offer a variety of garden antiques, fine statuary, accessories for the home and garden, seasonal plants and floral design supplies. Check out their What's New page to see new inventory that they have in stock. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Building
“Historic and gorgeous Stone Church with famous Tiffany stained glass window including George Washington. Make a donation and take a tour. I may be playing the organ or singing or something. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Locality
“Super cool small town in Horse Country that has three fabulous restaurants, The Front Porch, Girasole, and The Rail Stop. Enjoy fine dining, a lovely atmosphere, and walk around the cute country town. There are a few nice shops as well. After visiting, take a ride down Rt. 626 and see stunning views of Virginia Countryside at its best with stunning homes, wineries, horse farms, stone walls and scenic views, finally arriving at Middleburg, VA. The Plains, VA is home to the steeple chase, The Virginia Gold Cup, held at Great Meadow. There is also polo weekly. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Furniture / Home Store
“Peyton's Place is a staple of The Plains. They've been here for over 20 years and they always have great things in there. The owners, Kenny and Peyton, are visionaries and a delight to talk to!”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Robert Duvall used to own this place and it's fantastic and offers local charm.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Girasole is a great place to either have a romantic dinner with a loved one or a fun evening with friends and family. Everything to eat and drink here is worth having - it's all great. They also have great outdoor seating when the weather is nice.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Front Porch Market and Grill is a great restaurant, but they also have a small market. It's a great place to buy a bottle wine and a few local trinkets. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Absolutely the best restaurant in all of Fauquier county. True "farm to table" good wine and beer list, fun and casual. Doggies welcome on the porch!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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