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Best things to do in Carrboro

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Grocery or Supermarket
“This is the heart of Carrboro, the local co-op with an awesome outdoor area for hanging out. The hot and cold salad bars are a great choice for a quick healthy meal. During the spring through fall there is live music Thursday evenings and Sunday at brunch. High quality products, locally sourced, with lots of options for gluten free and other dietary needs.”
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Music Venue
“Cats Cradle has great local acts and nationally known independent artists -- a local institution at the edge of Chapel Hill & Carrboro. There's a parking deck that makes arriving by car easy.”
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Bar
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“Yummy upscale Southern food and a super nice back terrace for outdoor dining. Special tip: on Tuesday nights all entrees are only $13.95.”
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Cafe
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“Known by locals as "Carrboro's Living room". Great coffee! One of the only farm to cup coffee shops anywhere.”
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Restaurant
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“It's not for nothing that Al's Burger Shack was voted the best burger in the country by trip advisor. These are seriously good fare. Try the "Bobo Chili Cheeseburger", the burger that won "Best in the Country" or the "Mookie" (my fav). Make sure to order some rosemary crinkle fries for the table. Two locations - one on Franklin Street and one in Southern Village. Outdoor seating, pet friendly, closed Sundays.”
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Farmers Market
“Saturdays Year-Round: 9am-12pm November - March 7am-12 April 6th - October 26th Wednesdays Seasonally: 3-6pm April 10- October 30th”
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Bar
“Our very own brewery. Big Mon IPA is a favorite, and they always have interesting sours on rotation. No food, but you can bring your own!”
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Restaurant
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“For a slightly upscale take on southern cuisine. Cute little restaurant, great atmosphere. Known for its shrimp and grits for Sunday brunch.”
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Restaurant
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“Indoor and outdoor seating. Food is great. Prices are also great. Folks who work here are awesome. Line moves fast and you rarely have to wait for a table. It just works out. A very live and let live kind of vibe.”
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Deli / Bodega
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“Skip the chains, hit up a local favorite! The ruben's are amazing and their veggie options are incredible!”
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Forest
“Mtn biking. Hiking. Walking dogs! Access it from the end of Hanna St. or Thomas Ln.”
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Cafe
“Amazing local favorite spot to grab a coffee and handmade treats. Bring a book and sit in the outdoor space.”
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Tapas Restaurant
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“For wine aficionados, this is the place. You can browse their impressive wine racks or try their delicious cocktails. I'm partial to the "coca" appetizer, a flatbread with figs and arugula, and their trio of mini-burgers. Outside dining in good weather, too -- and right next to Steel String brewery, for those who enjoy beer over wine!”
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Bar
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“Bar and arcade in one - always a great sci-fi or action movie on the projectors”
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Bar
“incredible selections of beers!! Get Al's burgers next door and find a spot here!”
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Bar
“15-20 minute walk (a nice, safe walk!). Fun interior with cool decorations. B&W photo booth. Yummy cocktails and beers, relaxed space to chill.”
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