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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.
Bar
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“Delicious food (much of it organic), nice decor and service. Sit on their terrace when the weather permits!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“A very likable, authentic, and active bar, with live music. Always a friendly crowd and someone to share a conversation with, plus the food we have had there was always to our liking! We understand they also serve lunch now.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Fabulous small, high-quality restaurant. Not easy to get a table at, because of its size and popularity. Friendly, tasteful, welcoming and exquisite! Well worth the wait to get seated, having a drink at their lovely bar if possible, even if you have to try a few times... A beautiful concept and perfect execution!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Antique Shop
“Lots of stuff here! You can find just about anything. Furniture, jewelry, coins, glassware, military stuff, toys so much more. There are 4 floors to look through. Staff is helpful and friendly. Definitely worth checking out.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
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  • 1 local recommends
American Restaurant
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“Fun, authentic local bar and restaurant. Menu categories named after court & legal terms! Great selection of burgers.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Street Address
  • 1 local recommends
Indie Theater
“Step into the past at The Bradley Playhouse a 114 year-old vaudeville theatre in the heart of the Putnam antiques and restaurant district in the "Quiet Corner" of Northeastern Connecticut. With eight main season shows per year and a number of special events it's a great local place to catch a show.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Health Food Store
“This is where we get our supplements and special foods, including gluten-free, coconut oils, nut butters, … Friendly owners, always willing to share recommendations and special order when necessary. They give out health magazines and their web site is full of nice guidance, recipes, etc.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
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  • 2 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Perhaps you've seen Ben's Beans organic, fair-trade coffee at your local Whole Foods or independent grocer. Enjoy a great cup of coffee and visit their cafe and roastery. bensbeans.org ”
  • 1 local recommends
Breakfast Spot
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  • 1 local recommends
Street Address
Restaurant
“Have a delicious meal in the old Putnam train station. A true brew pub located downtown within the renovated historic train station. Enjoy a variety of handmade brews and complete pub menu. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“Delicious food (much of it organic), nice decor and service. Sit on their terrace when the weather permits!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A very likable, authentic, and active bar, with live music. Always a friendly crowd and someone to share a conversation with, plus the food we have had there was always to our liking! We understand they also serve lunch now.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Fabulous small, high-quality restaurant. Not easy to get a table at, because of its size and popularity. Friendly, tasteful, welcoming and exquisite! Well worth the wait to get seated, having a drink at their lovely bar if possible, even if you have to try a few times... A beautiful concept and perfect execution!”
  • 2 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Fun, authentic local bar and restaurant. Menu categories named after court & legal terms! Great selection of burgers.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Have a delicious meal in the old Putnam train station. A true brew pub located downtown within the renovated historic train station. Enjoy a variety of handmade brews and complete pub menu. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nikki's is the place to go for a quick hot dog and fries. It's charming atmosphere has an adorable working model train that runs along the ceiling above you while you eat.”
  • 1 local recommends

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