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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.
Bakery
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“2.2 mi. - Daily specials for lunch & dinner provide excellent upscale dining opportunities to complement standard menu of pizzas, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Good wine list, large bar, with a bit of an artsy vibe. Best dessert case in town - ask the server for the tour of the dessert case.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“Greta Pizza and other kinds of food. They have live music on the weekends. Great sports bar.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Friendly & cheap. You may need to wait to be seated. Only open for breakfast. 1 mile walk from house. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“2.2 mi.- Great selection of standard American fare, from fish tacos to mango Ahi tuna salad, to grilled salmon, burgers, sandwiches and other entrees. Nice bar area. Excellent weekend brunch spot. Live music some nights.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great seafood restaurant. Happy hour upstairs is great. They also have a courtyard in the back. Making reservations is recommended.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“2.1 mi. - Smoky BBQ in the Shoppes of Avondale. Our favorite is the burnt ends with collard greens. Good banana pudding. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Hookah Bar
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“2.1 mi. - tasty Middle Eastern food with indoor & courtyard seating, cozy ambiance, small bar. We like the chicken & lamb skewers, kibbeh, and other specialties. Live music some nights, especially weekends.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bookstore
“The perfect place to spend a whole afternoon. Greatest choice of books. We always find something!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“The cool little quaint historic town just over the bridge about 7 - a 10-minute drive. I walk there along the beautiful river walk! Great restaurants,etc.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“A collection of boutiques, shops, and restaurants...the Shoppes are so fun to just stroll and window shop or pick up unique Avondale items.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, in a new location that's much easier to find then their last one!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Park
  • 2 locals recommend
Roadhouse
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“1.7 mi.- A local favor that has expanded due to television fame. Excellent chicken & waffles, crab Benedict, specialty pancakes, as well as many other breakfast and lunch options.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Your new favorite dive bar. They also serve great burgers. They are family friendly and have covered outdoor seating. Walking distance. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Playground
“On some Sundays, they have free yoga. There is a sign at the park with more details. Swingsets and jungle gyms for the kids. Walk to the Shoppes of Avondale to eat.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bakery
“2.2 mi. - Daily specials for lunch & dinner provide excellent upscale dining opportunities to complement standard menu of pizzas, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Good wine list, large bar, with a bit of an artsy vibe. Best dessert case in town - ask the server for the tour of the dessert case.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
“Greta Pizza and other kinds of food. They have live music on the weekends. Great sports bar.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Friendly & cheap. You may need to wait to be seated. Only open for breakfast. 1 mile walk from house. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
“2.2 mi.- Great selection of standard American fare, from fish tacos to mango Ahi tuna salad, to grilled salmon, burgers, sandwiches and other entrees. Nice bar area. Excellent weekend brunch spot. Live music some nights.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Great seafood restaurant. Happy hour upstairs is great. They also have a courtyard in the back. Making reservations is recommended.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
“2.1 mi. - Smoky BBQ in the Shoppes of Avondale. Our favorite is the burnt ends with collard greens. Good banana pudding. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Hookah Bar
“2.1 mi. - tasty Middle Eastern food with indoor & courtyard seating, cozy ambiance, small bar. We like the chicken & lamb skewers, kibbeh, and other specialties. Live music some nights, especially weekends.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food, in a new location that's much easier to find then their last one!”
  • 4 locals recommend

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