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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.
American Restaurant
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“ Upscale dining experience, owned and operated by Vivian Howard, host of Chef's Life a Peabody Award winning show which aired on PBS”
  • 11 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“Great Place to eat if your in Kinston touring the ever growing downtown scene”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“Great place to let the kids run around... I like checking out the coastal creatures indigenous to eastern Carolina. Big Daddy’s is great, and I love taking a walk through the Health and Science Museum.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
“great beer atmosphere, make sure you take the tour and definatley go down the slide..it is worth the trip lots of places to eat located within walking distance.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“Located at the Neuseway Nature Park, this planetarium is both educational and fun!”
  • 1 local recommends
Night Club
“Something different to do... I love music and this is a great place for local talent to perform.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends
Pharmacy
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Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Pool
“Awesome water park with a slides, huge kiddie pools, a lazy river, and a 32 foot tall water slide tower... ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Well, this is my deli. Whether you are on the way to the mountains from the beach or the beach to the mountains, you need to stop and get a chicken pot pie, cream cheese baked spaghetti, breakfast casserole, cakes, cookies, sandwich meat, etc so you can enjoy your trip and not have to cook or eat out so much. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium

Top restaurants

American Restaurant
“ Upscale dining experience, owned and operated by Vivian Howard, host of Chef's Life a Peabody Award winning show which aired on PBS”
  • 11 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“Great Place to eat if your in Kinston touring the ever growing downtown scene”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
“Well, this is my deli. Whether you are on the way to the mountains from the beach or the beach to the mountains, you need to stop and get a chicken pot pie, cream cheese baked spaghetti, breakfast casserole, cakes, cookies, sandwich meat, etc so you can enjoy your trip and not have to cook or eat out so much. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Quintessential small town early morning breakfast hangout. The food is pretty decent. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
Restaurant
“This is also one of Vivian's restaurants. Many of the locals eat here. You do not have to have a reservation. I love eating a wedge salad with fried oysters on top. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The best tamales except for my sister's mother-in-law's. Also, there's a small but strong vegetarian section to the menu.”
  • 1 local recommends

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