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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.
Place to eat
“Play and a dinner during the summer months! A couple nights a week they have a great BBQ. Call ahead for showtimes and tickets. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“These guys made raspberry shakes famous! You should definitely try one and you won’t be disappointed in the food either. It’s classic burgers, fries, and shakes! It's very popular especially during peak lunchtime. Their shakes are all amazing. You can't go wrong, with any flavor! The La Beau’s special burger is the pastrami burger and a lot of people love it! It is better than your average fast food burger for sure. Try this place first as the standard for Bear Lake area food and then branch out. You may find a better one but La Beau's always has a line and is the most “famous”!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“It's great and has a nice deck! I love the margarita's, the service, and the fajitas.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Garden City Park leads to Garden City Beach and is the closest public beach (with restroom & parking) to the beach house. On the far end of the park, there is a boardwalk that leads down to the beach. There is parking there so you don’t have as far to walk to the beach. Along the boardwalk are a few interpretive signs about wetlands. After following the boardwalk, you will come out into the open and see the beach. There are bathrooms, as well as a rental shack for paddle boards and kayaks. It is still quite a walk down to the beach. If you have a lot of supplies you might want a wagon or stroller which will easily move across the sand. The other great thing about the lake is that the beach is very shallowly sloped. This means that the water doesn’t get deep fast. This makes it awesome for kids. It also means that the water is much warmer than it would be if it were deeper. This is true for almost all the beaches at Beat Lake and for the beach directly in front of the Beach House. In short, the beach at Bear Lake is incredible! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
RV Park
“The Bike Barn offers lots of different bike rentals for you to explore more of Garden City, including these fun surreys that can fit a family.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Awesome pizza, walkable or order take out and enjoy it on your private balcony”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful little pond that is stocked regularly. Just need a UT fishing license to fish there. Just a walk down the hill from our cabin. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Awesome little restaurant at Bear Lake! There are many options for shakes and food in Garden City. You really can’t go wrong, however our favorite is Zipz! The food is better than all the others and they tout the “least famous shakes” (in reply to La Beaus “famous raspberry shakes”) and they are delicious! We did a raspberry shake taste test and Zipz totally won. The flavor was perfect. They have nice shaded outdoor seating, and a drive-through! The corn dog is a must as well and they offer a bunch of unique sauces for dipping fries. Try the honey with the corn dog. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Get your clue skills together and visit this fun escape room adventure and unlock the door before time runs out! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great little grocery store for anything you forgot to bring. A little pricey though. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
Point of Interest
Point of Interest
“Excellent lake access, including jet skis, wave boarding, skiing, swimming, fishing”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“These guys made raspberry shakes famous! You should definitely try one and you won’t be disappointed in the food either. It’s classic burgers, fries, and shakes! It's very popular especially during peak lunchtime. Their shakes are all amazing. You can't go wrong, with any flavor! The La Beau’s special burger is the pastrami burger and a lot of people love it! It is better than your average fast food burger for sure. Try this place first as the standard for Bear Lake area food and then branch out. You may find a better one but La Beau's always has a line and is the most “famous”!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“It's great and has a nice deck! I love the margarita's, the service, and the fajitas.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Awesome pizza, walkable or order take out and enjoy it on your private balcony”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Awesome little restaurant at Bear Lake! There are many options for shakes and food in Garden City. You really can’t go wrong, however our favorite is Zipz! The food is better than all the others and they tout the “least famous shakes” (in reply to La Beaus “famous raspberry shakes”) and they are delicious! We did a raspberry shake taste test and Zipz totally won. The flavor was perfect. They have nice shaded outdoor seating, and a drive-through! The corn dog is a must as well and they offer a bunch of unique sauces for dipping fries. Try the honey with the corn dog. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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