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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.
Restaurant
“Old Town Cottonwood. Wood fired yumminess. A personal fave and allllways a hit with guests!”
  • 40 locals recommend
State / Provincial Park
“Cottonwood. Don't let "Dead Horse" put you off. It's gorgeous here. The docents will tell you the story of the name. Hike and fish. Bald eagles and Blue Heron everywhere! Take a horse trail ride! See next recommendation...”
  • 23 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Great place for breakfast or lunch! Outdoor dining has AC/Heat. Amazing brunch on the weekends serving Mimosas, and Bloody Mary's. Walk up coffee bar if strolling and shopping on Main St. Best baristas ever! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“Walk downtown and visit Tasting Rooms, Shops and Restaurants. Nics Restaurant, Bocce Italian restaurant with big outdoor fire pit - both very good. Good Thai restaurant on other side of town.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“The motto for this restaurant is: “Our Farm To Your Table. Our Vines To Your Glass.” Merkin Vineyards is on a mission to come as close as they can to deliver a 100% Arizona Experience to their extended family, community, and visitors to the area. All of their wines are produced and grown locally here in the Verde Valley and in Wilcox, AZ. All of their vegetables are grown in their Verde Valley greenhouses, gardens, and orchards, or provided by local farmers. Their pasta and bread are made from scratch using Arizona Heirloom and Italian milled wheat flour. Their house-made Gelati and Sorbetti are crafted by using Arizona produced dairy and fresh ingredients grown in their greenhouses, gardens, and orchards. Here Mother Nature beats the drum to which they march and jump. So the menu remains flexible and changes weekly or even daily depending on her whims. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Nic's Italian Steak and Crab House is located on Main Street in Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona. Locals and visitors have discovered the Wine Tasting Rooms, and cool art and antique stores that line Main Street that are fun to explore before dinner at Nic’s. Step through the front door and you are transported to the atmosphere of the great East Coast Steak & Italian restaurants – polished brass, rich dark woods, plush green upholstery, and a 40’ long mahogany bar that could be a Hollywood movie set. Belly up to the bar for handcrafted cocktails and try not to miss Martini Monday – choose any one of our special Martinis for only $3.50!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Transportation
“For door-to-door shuttle service between A Sunset Chateau and the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, contact Ace Xpress.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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“Friendly, Down-to-Earth, Pool, Games, Outdoor seating, good burgers and duck nachos”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Amazing breakfast and lunch menu with fresh ingredients and they have a wonderful staff.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Located here in Cottonwood, Arizona. This is a Super Center Walmart and has everything you may need. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Lodging
“Great food! Affordable and located in Old Town Cottonwood. We frequent the Tavern often and can always find a place to sit. The chef is great and makes everything from scratch.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Closest Regular Grocery Store, in Cottonwood, our Town when we go major shopping. Also has a Walmart Super store. And..plenty of unique culture in old town cottonwood! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Pick up groceries on your way into Jerome. It can be an hour round trip if you have to go down the hill again for essentials.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Winery
“Wine Tasting, Music (call first), appetizers, indoor and outdoor seating, not open late”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for a "western night on the town". Get there a little eairly so you can enjoy the local attractions. Dinner is good with a great dinner show. Christmas shows are different and funny.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Usually a younger crowd (20's). They have a lot of different events that draw all ages. Visit their website for up to date events”
  • 4 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Old Town Cottonwood. Wood fired yumminess. A personal fave and allllways a hit with guests!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great place for breakfast or lunch! Outdoor dining has AC/Heat. Amazing brunch on the weekends serving Mimosas, and Bloody Mary's. Walk up coffee bar if strolling and shopping on Main St. Best baristas ever! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Wine Bar
“The motto for this restaurant is: “Our Farm To Your Table. Our Vines To Your Glass.” Merkin Vineyards is on a mission to come as close as they can to deliver a 100% Arizona Experience to their extended family, community, and visitors to the area. All of their wines are produced and grown locally here in the Verde Valley and in Wilcox, AZ. All of their vegetables are grown in their Verde Valley greenhouses, gardens, and orchards, or provided by local farmers. Their pasta and bread are made from scratch using Arizona Heirloom and Italian milled wheat flour. Their house-made Gelati and Sorbetti are crafted by using Arizona produced dairy and fresh ingredients grown in their greenhouses, gardens, and orchards. Here Mother Nature beats the drum to which they march and jump. So the menu remains flexible and changes weekly or even daily depending on her whims. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nic's Italian Steak and Crab House is located on Main Street in Old Town Cottonwood, Arizona. Locals and visitors have discovered the Wine Tasting Rooms, and cool art and antique stores that line Main Street that are fun to explore before dinner at Nic’s. Step through the front door and you are transported to the atmosphere of the great East Coast Steak & Italian restaurants – polished brass, rich dark woods, plush green upholstery, and a 40’ long mahogany bar that could be a Hollywood movie set. Belly up to the bar for handcrafted cocktails and try not to miss Martini Monday – choose any one of our special Martinis for only $3.50!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
“Friendly, Down-to-Earth, Pool, Games, Outdoor seating, good burgers and duck nachos”
  • 12 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Amazing breakfast and lunch menu with fresh ingredients and they have a wonderful staff.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great for a "western night on the town". Get there a little eairly so you can enjoy the local attractions. Dinner is good with a great dinner show. Christmas shows are different and funny.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Usually a younger crowd (20's). They have a lot of different events that draw all ages. Visit their website for up to date events”
  • 4 locals recommend

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