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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.
Indie Movie Theatre
“Great movie theater for the best movies - they show offer first-run independent films, foreign films, restored classics and other non-traditional studio fare. The theatre has 8 screens. It also has a bar!”
  • 13 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“French bistro-style restaurant with delicious steak frites, warm freshly baked french bread and onion soup gratin that is addictive.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Jazz Club
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“Located in the historic Bethesda Theatre, BBJ is a boon for Bethesda’s arts and entertainment scene. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
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“Owned by my friend José Andrés, this is the place to eat Spanish tapas, see and be seen.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place for drinks. A bit on the pricey side but good food and excellent oyster bar.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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  • 6 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“EVERYTHING (including the ground beef) is made in-house. It's fresh and DELICIOUS! They offer live jazz nightly. Get there before 6:30 pm or run the risk of waiting for up to 2 hours.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
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“Consistently delicious asian food. The menu combines asian flavors from Japan, Thailand, India and more to create one-of-a-kind dishes. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“when going into DC ( you want inbound- right side tracks- follow signs for "Glenmont". when going outbound into Maryland (shady grove is the last stop)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Indie Movie Theatre
“An independent, historic, nonprofit cinema in Washington, DC, offering first-run commercial movies, independent and foreign films, and special programs.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pharmacy
“Pharmacy and everything else.... This location also has a drive-through Pharmacy and a Minute Clinic”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“if you have a strong stomach or a morbid curiosity then go here. You will see the largest ingested hair ball, the bullet from Abraham Lincoln's brain and skull fragment, the gestational life of a human fetus and other medical fascinations and oddities.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Here you find all luxury designer brands. Saxs, Luis Viton, Jimi Choo, Tiffani... Ready for shopping? or window shopping maybe? ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great overall ambiance and food in the heart of downtown Bethesda! Happy Hour is a must! My favorites on the menu are; hamachi crude spoons, crispy pork sliders, blackened fish tacos, and of course, the spicy lime margarita! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Theatre
“live theater in downtown silver spring. Also educational programs for kids”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Open from 5am - 11pm. Lines can be lengthy but all the essentials you will need.”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

French Restaurant
“French bistro-style restaurant with delicious steak frites, warm freshly baked french bread and onion soup gratin that is addictive.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Jazz Club
“Located in the historic Bethesda Theatre, BBJ is a boon for Bethesda’s arts and entertainment scene. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Owned by my friend José Andrés, this is the place to eat Spanish tapas, see and be seen.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place for drinks. A bit on the pricey side but good food and excellent oyster bar.”
  • 10 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“EVERYTHING (including the ground beef) is made in-house. It's fresh and DELICIOUS! They offer live jazz nightly. Get there before 6:30 pm or run the risk of waiting for up to 2 hours.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Sushi Restaurant
“Consistently delicious asian food. The menu combines asian flavors from Japan, Thailand, India and more to create one-of-a-kind dishes. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great overall ambiance and food in the heart of downtown Bethesda! Happy Hour is a must! My favorites on the menu are; hamachi crude spoons, crispy pork sliders, blackened fish tacos, and of course, the spicy lime margarita! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Amazing mussels, fries, and beer. As close to Belgium as you can get here in Maryland!”
  • 5 locals recommend

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