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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.
BBQ Restaurant
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“If you get to venture out to Tyler, you should visit Stanleys and try the Mother Cluckers & add candied bacon! OH MY!!! Make sure you go before Sunday, unfortunately they are closed that day.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Zoo
“A small zoo in town. 85-acres and over 2000 animals including a pettings zoo and two aquariums. It's a nice afternoon.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Garden
“Beautiful garden is a must see during the month of October as they have a famous festival, and all roses are in full bloom. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very upscale, food is phenomenal, Great ambiance and decor, a little pricey but totally worth it!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Rick's menu is a culinary variety you'll find nowhere else! Certified Angus Steaks; Market Fresh Seafood; down Home Comfort Food; House Made Desserts; Vintage Wine. Premium Cigars on our beautiful open air Patio. Full Menu served until closing. Best Steaks in Town and a Fresh 8 oz. Certified Angus Beef Burger to die for. Fresh Salmon; Redfish; Shrimp; Oysters on the Half Shell; Calamari and more. Fried Chicken; Chicken Fried Steak; Meatloaf; Turnip Greens; Purple Hull Peas; Mashed Potatoes and more. House Made Soups, Salads and Sandwiches. Over 40 items under $20. Happy Hour Monday through Friday. And often, they have live music!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A Popular choice and an overall Local Favorite...If you're not sure what you're in the mood for but you want something that is sure to satisfy, THIS IS THE PLACE! A well-diverse selection of food and drink for less than a fraction of the price you would spend at other restaruants in town!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“I'm a regular at the Foundry and enjoy their bottomless drip coffee and house-made quiche. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“Best playground in Tyler! Bergfeld Park is centrally located off Broadway Avenue and College Avenue, between Fourth and Fifth Streets. This neighborhood park offers picnic areas, restrooms, tennis courts, playground, amphitheater, and Dolphin Fountain.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cinema
“Dinner and a Movie in one spot! Be sure to buy tickets in advance (I use Fandango)... it sells out often”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“Tyler is famous for their roses and spring flowers including Azaleas and Tulips”
  • 5 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The Village at Cumberland Park Tyler TX is a vibrant pedestrian-friendly outdoor shopping center which boasts national, regional and local retail brands, restaurants, services, and family –oriented entertainment. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great spanish/mexican food. Great drinks - service can be slow so don't go during peak hours.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A little slice of Italy 🇮🇹 right here in Tyler. Great Atmosphere, Delightfully Delicious Dining, A little more expensive than your local Olive Garden. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Thoughtfully Prepared. Joyfully Shared. Sourcing Organic, Local Products Whenever Possible Roast Social Kitchen is dedicated to seasonal, sustainable cuisine. Our menu is updated weekly to showcase ingredients collected by our executive chef from local farmers markets, regional farms, and other artisan purveyors throughout Texas. We strive to use products that are locally sourced, pasture raised, grass-fed, and free range. We invite you to enjoy our creative cuisine, curated with the slow-food movement in mind. Presenting seasonal menus, locally focused and organic driven in a casual comfortable environment. Thoughtfully prepared. Joyfully shared. Great Food, Great Bar!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“This historic museum was built in 1859 by Samuel Gallatin Smith and is now maintained by the Tyler city authority. The museum is open five days a week for public visit whereas, the garden is open all seven days a week. The admission to both the garden and museum is free but donations are accepted. It is a listed National Historic Site in Smith County and has been a recognized Texas Historic Landmark since 1962.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

BBQ Restaurant
“If you get to venture out to Tyler, you should visit Stanleys and try the Mother Cluckers & add candied bacon! OH MY!!! Make sure you go before Sunday, unfortunately they are closed that day.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Very upscale, food is phenomenal, Great ambiance and decor, a little pricey but totally worth it!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Rick's menu is a culinary variety you'll find nowhere else! Certified Angus Steaks; Market Fresh Seafood; down Home Comfort Food; House Made Desserts; Vintage Wine. Premium Cigars on our beautiful open air Patio. Full Menu served until closing. Best Steaks in Town and a Fresh 8 oz. Certified Angus Beef Burger to die for. Fresh Salmon; Redfish; Shrimp; Oysters on the Half Shell; Calamari and more. Fried Chicken; Chicken Fried Steak; Meatloaf; Turnip Greens; Purple Hull Peas; Mashed Potatoes and more. House Made Soups, Salads and Sandwiches. Over 40 items under $20. Happy Hour Monday through Friday. And often, they have live music!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A Popular choice and an overall Local Favorite...If you're not sure what you're in the mood for but you want something that is sure to satisfy, THIS IS THE PLACE! A well-diverse selection of food and drink for less than a fraction of the price you would spend at other restaruants in town!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cinema
“Dinner and a Movie in one spot! Be sure to buy tickets in advance (I use Fandango)... it sells out often”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great spanish/mexican food. Great drinks - service can be slow so don't go during peak hours.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A little slice of Italy 🇮🇹 right here in Tyler. Great Atmosphere, Delightfully Delicious Dining, A little more expensive than your local Olive Garden. ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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