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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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“10 min drive -- The most popular restaurant in New Buffalo, casual American dining in walking distance to the beach. Huge menu, everything from pizza to salads and sandwiches. Accommodating for big groups but call in advance. Also a very fun 21+ rooftop patio!”
  • 76 locals recommend
Burger Joint
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“10 min drive -- Classic very casual American dining, homey and family-friendly.”
  • 41 locals recommend
Grocery Store
“Barney’s has pretty much everything you can need including baby items. Summer hours are 7am to 10pm. The fried chicken is pretty good! (Whittaker and Rte 12)”
  • 35 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“10 min drive -- Upscale American sit-down dining with marina-side outdoor patio. Great woodfired pizza! Brunch on weekends as well. Is within the Marina Grand hotel.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“Our kids favorite ice cream place. You have to go at least once. Careful with the hours, sometimes they don’t follow what’s listed online.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Cute little restaurant with full bar. We always call ahead, to put our name on the waiting list. No reservations. Definitely a must to eat at! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Food
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“Deli by day and bar by night. Called “The False Front.” Places transforms into nightlife!”
  • 22 locals recommend
Bar
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“10 min drive -- American bar and grill with an awesome outdoor patio and bar out back.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Local Government Office
“The Great Lakes are so fun exploring and close to your stay at Walnut Grove. This one is just one hour away. You'll find shopping here too. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Awesome patio with huge outdoor fireplace. They don't serve food, but it's a great place to stop and relax with a beer on your way to/from somewhere else. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Swanky spot in New Buffalo, on the marina within the Harbor Grand Hotel. Private dining, nice bar. Go for a drink or dinner. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Very kid and family friendly. Texas style wood fired smoked barbeque - dine in, drive thru or carry out. Great menu selection, very clean restaurant with excellent service - serves alcohol.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Super pizza! Outside or indoor dining or carry out. Outside patio family friendly fireplace & yard games- ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Clothing Store
“Forget a bathing suit? Or anything else you need for a day at the beach? Third Coast has you covered!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great prices and good food....solid tacos and quesadillas. Very causal and quick: counter service with outdoor tables.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Diner
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“10 min drive -- The quintessential casual American diner. Serves breakfast and lunch food until 2pm, with reliably fast and friendly service.”
  • 9 locals recommend