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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.
Bakery
“Julian Pie Company is known for great pies and people from the neighboring towns just visit Julian to buy these pies”
  • 19 locals recommend
Brewery
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“This place is fabulously dark and local.Master brewer Tom Nickel is not only famous in Julian, but is an award-winning brewer, and owner of O'Brien's in San Diego. His beers are amazing and imaginative, and this is the place to be to mingle with the locals. A great sitting area outside where you can play Washers (similar to Cornhole) and make new friends. Don't come hungry though, unless you bring your own food (totally allowed), plan on having beer for dinner. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Cesar Salad and pizza! The entres are good as well but my kids always seem to go for the pizza. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Old Soda Fountain & Restaurant. My Mother's first job was with Mr. Tozer the original owner of the drug store. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Jack's has staples, and also makes great Sandwiches inside! They have a butcher counter, box foods, drinks, fresh fruits and vegetables... a little bit of everything!”
  • 5 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“very cute little community . The Applepie is amazing! Nice little shops to look through. Fresh air and a slower pace.”
  • 94 locals recommend
Gift Shop
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“French Toast make with homemade cinnamon rolls! Be sure to come hungry...great cappucino too”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Mom's pies house is another great place for the most delicious and world famous Julian apple pies ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite breakfast spot, the Eggs Benedict is very tasty! Good lunches too, yummy quiche, soups and hamburgers.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
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“They sell all kinds of beers, a great place for beer lovers, set amidst the beautiful rural landscape, lovely place to spend some beautiful moments with family, friends and others.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Call for hours. They tend to be sporadic and not always open when posted ;)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Museum
“The Pioneer Museum is a great place to stop by for a quick walk through. The Museum is at the base of Main St. with a great little park in front for an afternoon picnic. The Pioneer Museum features, vintage clothing, photographs, household and mining equipment. As well as an extensive exhibit of Indian artifacts.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“They have a chicken or steak that is covered in a peach sauce that I know sounds odd but is really good. More on the expensive side. I would not bring kids. More suited for adults who want to dress up from boots and jeans. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“Julian Imports has a great selection of clothing, belts, jewelry, watches, mirrors and collectible art. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Food
“Grab a glass and sit outside - I recommend their sangria - a cold glass on a summer day! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Desert view park is a fun little turnout to pull over and take in the breathtaking views from the mountain all the way to desert.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Great Cesar Salad and pizza! The entres are good as well but my kids always seem to go for the pizza. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Old Soda Fountain & Restaurant. My Mother's first job was with Mr. Tozer the original owner of the drug store. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“French Toast make with homemade cinnamon rolls! Be sure to come hungry...great cappucino too”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“My favorite breakfast spot, the Eggs Benedict is very tasty! Good lunches too, yummy quiche, soups and hamburgers.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
“They sell all kinds of beers, a great place for beer lovers, set amidst the beautiful rural landscape, lovely place to spend some beautiful moments with family, friends and others.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“They have a chicken or steak that is covered in a peach sauce that I know sounds odd but is really good. More on the expensive side. I would not bring kids. More suited for adults who want to dress up from boots and jeans. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cowboy, rustic charm. Good service. Outdoor deck dining. Buffalo is better tasting and leaner than beef! In the charming, historical village of Julian.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Authentic Mexican food at reasonable prices. Off main road so typically has seating available without reservations.”
  • 4 locals recommend

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