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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.

College Stadium
“Faurot Field is home to Mizzou's football team. If you're in town during the fall, there's a good chance you might be able to catch a game. To get the full experience, show up an hour or so before hand and catch a concert before the game and take part in some essential football tailgating.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Gerbes is our grocery store of choice for deals on essentials. They also have a wonderful cheese counter & olive bar with wine and beer on tap. Sip while you shop or try some wine and cheese pairings. There is a Starbucks in Gerbes for those with caffeine on the brain :)”
  • 4 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Again, it is right beside Katy Place! And if you are up for it, you can walk to the theater from the trail behind you.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Full service grocery store, they even offer a service where you can order online and have your groceries delivered. They have a wide selection of most any grocery or basic household needs. They even offer a Market Grill and sell beer and wine by the glass.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great cocktails, great tacos. Upscale american style tacos with thoughtful ingredients. I've heard their burgers and salads are great, too.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The art is fine, often regional, and representative of an upscale art gallery one might expect in a much larger city. This Gallery is a must-see for Columbia, Missouri. Joel Sager is the artist in residence, and owner/partner in the Gallery. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Our favorite café for working and meetings. Plenty of tables and tasty coffee make this one of our go-to's.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“CHEAP and quick. A historic throwback. I recommend the #11 with french toast. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“High end custom made gifts from folks all around missouri. Lots of wood and very unique practical art”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Its a block or so of studios and art displays. Its can occupy quit a bit of time looking around. They always have a 1st friday of the month event that is a lot of fun to checknout.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best pizza in town. Yes, even better than Shakespeare's which is also yummy.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“In case you don’t want to go to Booche’s, because of the crowd or your need for fries. Good food. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Food
“The best farmers market in Mid-Missouri with a new facility coming soon! Great organic options.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Diner
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“this is another staple of Columbia. get there early or you will be waiting! the bacon jam will blow you away. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Gluten-free Restaurant
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“This is a wonderful organic, locally sourced, made from scratch restaurant located in down-town Columbia. They are great with food allergies as their entire menu is gluten, soy, corn, and refined sugar free!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Pub
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“9th Street is the perfect bar for when you want a simple drink, a carefully crafted cocktail, or to watch the big game. This bar is located in the heart of downtown, yet it is not usually full of college students, making it a great place for graduates and older bar-hoppers.”
  • 5 locals recommend