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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.

Vietnamese Restaurant
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“This is one of my go to places. The food is always great. The waitstaff is amazing & you tupcally get served pretty quickly. It's a well oiled machine. The prices are great too!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Local microbrewery making classic styles of mostly session style ales and lagers. Great food, too. No TVs, no hard liquor, cash only, makes for a, well, civil experience. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great place for coffee and a quiet morning. Tip, the back patio is a secret little gem and the London Fog gelato is incredible. If you like coffee and gelato you can't go wrong with an Affogato. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Like spicy food? Try the Buffalo Cauliflower Bites! They will change your life. This place is in a fun area that features food from around the world. Eat at LuLu's for Vegan options only or eat at any of the other restaurants around that have vegan options on the menus.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Cafe
“They have the most amazing "frap" ... they take vanilla ice cream and blend with espresso. INCREDIBLE. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This locavore bistro cooks up vegetarian & vegan fare inspired by world cuisines. Everything I've tried here is delicious but I really love this spot as a place to get good cocktails on South Grand. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Flower Shop
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“I call this the desperate Schnucks. Seriously. Only go there if you are really, really desperate. Just drive to the Hill, if you need to buy groceries. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Cafe Mochi has one of the best happy hours on Grand! 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday. Select rolls are half-off, $1 off beers and two-for-one select cocktails.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bus Line
“This is a culturally diverse area of different ethnic foods. So get your taste buds buzzing and try something new.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Bar
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“The vibe is casual and cozy, great food and drinks. Bar and restaurant with nice outdoor patio.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“When I'm looking for a quick cheap lunch this is my go to. I love their Falafel sandwich cause I'm veggie now but I wasn't always and I know their Shawarma's are very delicious. Both are just $4.99 Their fries are also very tasty and thick. Insiders note: they also have a market where we often by a $10 pack of pitas for something like $2. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“These guys have a surprisingly extensive Vegan menu with a lot of Seitan offerings. The vegan wings are pretty convincing! They are also one of the few 3am bars in the city and have been around forever. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“In the middle of Tower Grove South Neighborhood. This laid back coffee shop has great coffee, area for children to play and close to the park. Grab a coffee and walk the park.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Another quaint shop that only sells the freshest and the highest quality (locally sourced, organic, etc.).”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Tai food, but they also have some Chinese options like fried rice (my personal favorite), crab rangoon and potstickers (Tom's favorite). ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“City Diner has a wonderful 'Old School' feel. This location is open late. I have gone for breakfast & late night (post bar visits). This restaurant has a nice mixture of the local residents.”
  • 15 locals recommend