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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.
Brewery
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“The Monarch Brewing Company is known as the local brewery in town. The atmosphere of the stained glass, accompanied by good food and drinks, makes this a wonderful place to dine!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just a walk across the street, this bar is famous for their large selection of whiskey!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Sandwich Place
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“Brown Bag is your go to sandwhich shop, with only having to walk down the street from The Moore Building!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Gift Shop
“This store features a stunning collection of authentic, handcrafted Polish pottery. Don't leave Monticello without checking out her selection! (Pro tip: The shop is located directly behind the Zybell House, so there's no excuse for not popping in to browse!)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Museum
“Don't leave Monticello without taking a ride on one of our restored, historic trains! Open on weekends, May through October.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Prairie Fire Glass is unique store featuring their own line of hand-blown glass gifts and accessories. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
City
“Cute shop with a wide selection of home decor, gifts, and apparel for women and kids.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great bar that has live music every Friday night to accompany it's delicious food!”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Local theatre is something to be treasured. If you're lucky enough to stay with us when MTA is hosting a production, we encourage you to check it out!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
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  • 1 local recommends
Store
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Book Store
“This charming, independent bookstore is a treasure in Monticello, with a lovely owner who makes amazingly on-point reading recommendations for all ages.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Brewery
“The Monarch Brewing Company is known as the local brewery in town. The atmosphere of the stained glass, accompanied by good food and drinks, makes this a wonderful place to dine!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just a walk across the street, this bar is famous for their large selection of whiskey!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Brown Bag is your go to sandwhich shop, with only having to walk down the street from The Moore Building!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Bergie's is only open from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, so plan accordingly! Pete and Linda offer both classic and modern takes on some of your breakfast favorites. ”
  • 1 local recommends

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