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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.

French Restaurant
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“This restaurant is my daughter’s favorite. It has been ranked as the best 10 French restaurant for years. It was also nominated as the best 10 restaurant in DC area.”
  • 11 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“The food is always yummy! Great sandwiches and salads. Generous portions and great service.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Park
“Right on the Occoquan river with boating, fishing and crabbing and really a nice place just to sit and see all the boats go by. Old Town Occoquan is nearby with shopping and a very neat small town! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Old prison that was transformed​ into an arts studio. Local artists and programs.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“If the weather is nice and you can find a seat outside on the balcony, the view is hard to beat. They have great food but the draw is sitting outside on the patio and enjoying a view of the river.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Occoquan store has fresh pies and amazing baked goods. Using locally grown fruit people travel from near and far to have a taste! They also have a great selection of wines and beer. Wine, beer, groceries, coffees, candies, fishing bait. Mom's Apple Pie Company was featured in Southern Living's The South's Best Pies, as well as in Country Living Magazine. Milk and groceries if your in a bind.”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“It is small but packed with information. Displayed everyday items from the area and era. Docent was welcoming and helpful. Quite a collection of stuff about the town of Occoquan, and some real oddities. Take you about 5 - 15 minutes, so you can combine this visit with the newly opened park next door or with some shopping.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 2 locals recommend
Wine Shop
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“Well-curated list of beer, wine, whiskey. Small, cozy, good for date night or catching up with friends. Quiet.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“This is fun place with a family with small children. Find The Clues. Solve The Puzzles. Play The Game. There are some challenges to test you if you can escape? You can visit their website and click on “Book Now” for tickets to escape one of their 3 themes. Each theme has a goal! Work with your team mates to solve the clues to reach that goal in 60 minutes or less! Great for friends, families, and team building events. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“I love this very cute tea café where woman and girls could congregate. Some costumes are available at the front and you can pretend that you are invited by the Queen of England. When you order a tea set, it comes with some finger food which fills you up as lunch. It only open on weekends and reservation is recommended. Saturday: 11:00 am- 4:00 pm; Sunday: 12:30 pm -4:00 pm”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Museum built on the the historic Lorton Prison ground. See the history of the prison and tour live art galleries, art exhibits and performing art”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is awesome! It opens very early and closes late! Good coffee, excellent Crepes and very friendly staff. The live music is pretty cool too.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“A nice place for a sandwich. Oh, they also do free wine and beer tastings! The people are super nice.”
  • 1 local recommends
Shopping Mall
“Is very good to please for Shopping, has Safeway, ABC store, MacDonald , Burger King, taco Bell’s, Greece and Lebanese cuisine, ups office ”
  • 3 locals recommend