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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.
Park
“Experiential public garden and forest reserve, a mixed tapestry of woodlands, meadows and landscaped gardens. With 150 acres to explore and 14 distinct landcapes, plan to spend at least 2 hours wandering around the reserve. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Wonderful museum featuring crafts free to visitors and can be well worth the visit. They have a cafe on the main floor, elevators for easy access and a gift shop worth a stop.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Lovely atmosphere on Bainbridge for a bit of fine dining. The James Beard nominated chef, Brendan McGill, continues to explore the region’s food raising specialty produce, shellfish & livestock, as well as tending to his own culinary gardens. These items are featured on his micro-seasonal tasting menu.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Excellent pub in historic building with great pub fare and beers and wines. British style Sunday lunch served too. Great waterside location.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Park
“Close to Rolling Bay Cabin. Beautiful beach, views of city, playground for kids.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“A great pub to grab a drink a bite to eat. Excellent sandwiches, pizzas and salads. In the summer it's a perfect spot to sit outside. Its also a great live music venue.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
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“On the corner of Winslow Way and Madrone Lane in downtown Winslow, Blackbird Bakery is a local treasure. Grab a pastry or sandwich to go, or sit down inside and watch the world go by. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Harbor / Marina
“Seeing Seattle from the ferry can be amazing, especially if you hit it near sunset. Could go catch dinner on Bainbridge Island and ride the ferry back and enjoy the views.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Via Rosa is authentic Italian cafe food. Very popular with the locals and you can expect a wait on the weekends. You can walk to Via Rosa from the cottage! They have a great wine selection!! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
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“The bar and restaurant at the Lynwood Center based hotel - The Inn at Pleasant Beach - this is a great spot for lunch, dinner, brunch, or just a cocktail. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Forest
“If you're looking for a long stroll in a classic PNW forest, this is the place. It's deep, dark, dramatic & lovely. Many of the trees are old growth, which means they're massive and awesome examples of the trees that built the west coast. There's two sections to the forest, accessible from various entry points. I'm happy to describe them in detail if you want to consult. Or just go for it... you can't get lost. And no, there's no lions, tigers or bears.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Pet Store
“Our locally owned general store located in the original Central Store Building, built by Lucas Rodal in 1912. You'll find a nursery, gift shop, clothing store and food items. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Great service and atmosphere. Bruciato has pizza, and other Italian fare. The meatballs are AMAZING. Great drinks too. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Mora ice cream is a MUST! Sample the range of homemade​ delights while walking around the town. Too many favorite flavors to list but their signature is Blackberry, so that's a good place to start.”
  • 18 locals recommend
French Restaurant
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“One of best chefs on island in a nice setting including some outdoor tables. Inventive menu and good bar seating also”
  • 15 locals recommend
Casino
“A nice casino with several restaurants and live music and entertainment on the weekends in their disco. ”
  • 15 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Sandwich Place
“Lovely atmosphere on Bainbridge for a bit of fine dining. The James Beard nominated chef, Brendan McGill, continues to explore the region’s food raising specialty produce, shellfish & livestock, as well as tending to his own culinary gardens. These items are featured on his micro-seasonal tasting menu.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Excellent pub in historic building with great pub fare and beers and wines. British style Sunday lunch served too. Great waterside location.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“A great pub to grab a drink a bite to eat. Excellent sandwiches, pizzas and salads. In the summer it's a perfect spot to sit outside. Its also a great live music venue.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bakery
“On the corner of Winslow Way and Madrone Lane in downtown Winslow, Blackbird Bakery is a local treasure. Grab a pastry or sandwich to go, or sit down inside and watch the world go by. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Via Rosa is authentic Italian cafe food. Very popular with the locals and you can expect a wait on the weekends. You can walk to Via Rosa from the cottage! They have a great wine selection!! ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Café
“The bar and restaurant at the Lynwood Center based hotel - The Inn at Pleasant Beach - this is a great spot for lunch, dinner, brunch, or just a cocktail. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“Great service and atmosphere. Bruciato has pizza, and other Italian fare. The meatballs are AMAZING. Great drinks too. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“One of best chefs on island in a nice setting including some outdoor tables. Inventive menu and good bar seating also”
  • 15 locals recommend

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