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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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“One of Montpelier's best local bars. Extremely large selection of local brews on tap. Very, very large selection. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Noisy, friendly Italian bistro with wood fired oven. Pastas, pizzas, and other fine fare. Great seating overlooking river. Can be a wait during busy times. Reservations suggested for larger groups (think minimum of 4 to make a reservation)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great natural food store with lots of local products. You don't need to be a member to shop there!”
  • 43 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Excellent Brunch on the weekends, or fancy dinner out (usually need reservations for dinner). Tuesday in the same space is King's -a Chinese food popup with excellent non vegetarian choices and is cash only. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“Absolutely love this theater. They have great selections of independent films and fresh popcorn with freshly melted butter! And nutritional yeast! Also, they offer beer and wine and comfy seating.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great selection of pizza specials in a nice atmosphere. Offers many local craft beer drafts. Approx 20 minute drive”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Big breakfasts for big morning appetites! Also snack-y things for the lighter eater :)”
  • 24 locals recommend
Nature
“Park with hiking trails through the woods, as well as dirt roads, walk to a historic fire tower that once climbed, gives 360 degree views of the surrounding area.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“The capital building! A gold dome, beautiful landscaping, and there might be something fun going on.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“How many ways can you fill a crepe? Come see and taste the magic of sweet or savory skinny pancakes. Sometimes live music.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Museum
“Wonderful presentation of Vermont history. Nice gift shop. This is not a historical library for genealogical purposes. That is located about 10 miles away in Barre.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“The local coffee shop. If you want to know what's happening in the Capital, just get some coffee here and you'll hear the latest happenings. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bakery
“Best strong black coffee in Montpelier and French pastries. So good and rich. ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Store
“Fantastic shop filled with local crafts and art created by Vermont artisans - everything from gorgeous jewelry to wood block prints and pressed glass ornaments.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Good for groceries. Midsize suoermarket. Also has decent selection of wine and beer. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Park
“Dogs off leash ok (with some rules). The park features approximately 7 miles of hiking trails, a soccer and ball field, picnic areas, seven fireplaces, two sheltered pavilions, and a historic 54-foot high observation tower that was built between 1915-1930.”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“One of Montpelier's best local bars. Extremely large selection of local brews on tap. Very, very large selection. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Noisy, friendly Italian bistro with wood fired oven. Pastas, pizzas, and other fine fare. Great seating overlooking river. Can be a wait during busy times. Reservations suggested for larger groups (think minimum of 4 to make a reservation)”
  • 33 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great natural food store with lots of local products. You don't need to be a member to shop there!”
  • 43 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Excellent Brunch on the weekends, or fancy dinner out (usually need reservations for dinner). Tuesday in the same space is King's -a Chinese food popup with excellent non vegetarian choices and is cash only. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great selection of pizza specials in a nice atmosphere. Offers many local craft beer drafts. Approx 20 minute drive”
  • 26 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Big breakfasts for big morning appetites! Also snack-y things for the lighter eater :)”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“How many ways can you fill a crepe? Come see and taste the magic of sweet or savory skinny pancakes. Sometimes live music.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“Artsy bar with a great selection of local liquors, great pub food and amazing music throughout the week. Life band karaoke Sunday nights. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

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