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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.
Lodging
“One of the best ski areas in our region with year round activities including skiing, tubing, aerial parks, mountain coaster, gem mining and lots more! ”
  • 36 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Overall a great brewery. Their blueberry wheat beer (they put fresh blueberries in the glass) is one of my favorite all time beers. And they were making it long before craft beer was hip. Have a beautiful bar restaurant area and a great back patio. Food is geared more toward families and kids.”
  • 31 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Great ambience, chic ski lodge interior. Great cocktails, food is good as well (we like the chicken cecelia). The most upscale option in town as well as most expensive. Good wine list.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Gin Mill recently renovated in 2019 and expanded their dinning area. Great location if you're looking for live music on the weekends!”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Horrible name but a good bar. Recently remodeled and expanded. Food is standard pub fare. Do a great job of bringing in bands from all over, especially during blues/jazz/rock n' roll weekends. Has a dance floor which also gives it a late night scene. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Ski Area
“HoliMont Ski Club is open to the public from Monday thru Friday and is members only on the weekends. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Fantastic Italian restaurant in the Village of Ellicottville. If you enjoy Italian food I highly recommend eating here one of the nights. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Nature
“Great summer getaway for ALL AGES!!! Definitely need to put on summer "to do" list!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Nature
“This is a great activity to take advantage of in the winter. Not all people know how to ski and snowboard which makes tubing a great activity for all ages. (they also have a kids hill for people with families and young children).”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
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“Would you like to observe the locals in their natural habitat? Madigan's has lots of food and drink options along with a happening upstairs patio.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great breakfast place! Can't beat the price or the amount of choices and food! They just moved down the street by the Subway. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Store
“Chocolates, sponge candy, ice cream, etc etc etc... a family tradition for sure!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Do you like the Rolling Stones? This place has the most unique atmosphere for dining and refreshments. It's right across the street from the slopes and walk-able from 117 Wildflower.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“A great cozy steakhouse. If you are looking for a quiet restaurant with great food try The Fox”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“No need to drive!! Two minute walk from our location-enjoy good drinks, good food and live music!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“On top of one of the mountains at Holiday Valley - great place to see in the Summer/Fall.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Overall a great brewery. Their blueberry wheat beer (they put fresh blueberries in the glass) is one of my favorite all time beers. And they were making it long before craft beer was hip. Have a beautiful bar restaurant area and a great back patio. Food is geared more toward families and kids.”
  • 31 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Great ambience, chic ski lodge interior. Great cocktails, food is good as well (we like the chicken cecelia). The most upscale option in town as well as most expensive. Good wine list.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
“The Gin Mill recently renovated in 2019 and expanded their dinning area. Great location if you're looking for live music on the weekends!”
  • 16 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Horrible name but a good bar. Recently remodeled and expanded. Food is standard pub fare. Do a great job of bringing in bands from all over, especially during blues/jazz/rock n' roll weekends. Has a dance floor which also gives it a late night scene. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Fantastic Italian restaurant in the Village of Ellicottville. If you enjoy Italian food I highly recommend eating here one of the nights. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
“Do you like the Rolling Stones? This place has the most unique atmosphere for dining and refreshments. It's right across the street from the slopes and walk-able from 117 Wildflower.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“A great cozy steakhouse. If you are looking for a quiet restaurant with great food try The Fox”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best pizza, wings, finger etc... in EVL. They deliver to our chalet as well.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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