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Top store recommendations from locals

Museum
“Plains Art Museum, located in downtown Fargo, is the largest, most dynamic, and only Accredited art museum in the immediate region. The primary strengths of the Museum lie in modern and contemporary, regional, and Native American art. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11 am - 5 pm, until 9 pm on Thurs Sat, 10 am - 5 pm The Store Hours: Mon-Sat, 10 am - 5 pm, until 9 pm on Thurs no admission fee ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Classic german bier hall with many local sausages, spetzel, and the BEST pretzels you'll ever eat in your life. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cafe
“My all-time favorite coffee anywhere! It's just roasted so well here. Get any bean siphoned-brewed and you will not be disappointed. If you're into lattes I would suggest their Fargo Fog tea latte. I could go on and on with suggestions with this place but really everything is just so good!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Tons of local, organic, and specialty foods in a neat building, close to downtown.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Book Store
“Zandbroz Variety is our personal antidote to a Walmart world. We carry a mix of books, toys, stationery, bath & body, home decor and so much more.All of this is housed in our two locations in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls, SD & Fargo, ND. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“This eco-chic local coffee shop is one of locals’ favorite hangouts, with plenty of seating, wifi, and delicious fair trade coffee, desserts, and vegan and vegetarian food options. Large glass windows look out over Downtown Fargo’s busiest street, Broadway, giving you a birds’ eye view of passersby if you happen to be a keen people-watcher. An exposed pipe ceiling and assorted blown-glass light fixtures complete the industrial, big-city vibe that still manages to feel inviting and cozy. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“This place is full of hand-made quirky and local gifty things. It's a great place to find something unexpected to bring home with you from Fargo.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Nichole’s is a coffee date favorite. Dainty European décor and delicious drinks are inviting, but their food is what really keeps people coming back. Owned by a North Dakota native, Nichole Hensen, who attended the Culinary Institute of America in Greystone, CA, she uses her culinary education to craft a menu of soups, sandwiches, quiches, and pastries (all made by hand, from scratch). You’ll find plenty of French-inspired food and drinks. Pick up a French press coffee with a croissant or macaron, then finish with a touch of Italian gelato. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This is the closest grocery store to us and is great for a quick run for some food staples during your stay.”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
“West Coast-inspired flavor profiles set this coffee apart from others in town with bright and sweet tastes that are a bit more nuanced. The owners have extensive experience in the West Coast’s artisan coffee scene, and have brought that style to the Midwest. They’ve also strayed away from the cozy, darker interiors of many coffee shops in the area, opting instead for white, minimalist decor and light wood finishings. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Escape to the Pacific Northwest for a few hours at Babb’s. The cozy interior is immediately welcoming – oversized leather couches, plush seats, wooden round tables, and a large neon sign modeled after Pike’s Place in Seattle will catch your eye first. Then you’ll notice the wall of locally-made products (some for sale) and rows on rows of flavored syrups used in their delicious coffee drinks. You can order everything from breakfast to paninis to sandwiches and quesadillas, but we first recommend you try any one of their coffee drinks… the coffee grounds are roasted fresh and air-lifted every week from Seattle for that smooth West Coast flavor. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Cafe
“By far, the best waffles in town. Hard to find, but great outdoor seating and fantastic coffee.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Old fashioned style sweet shop serving hard serve ice cream, edible cookie dough, shakes, sundaes, popcorn, and more! ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Cross-country skiing in the winter and golf in the summer. Fargo's finest public golf course.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“Locally owned record shop with new and used vinyl, cds, dvds, cassettes, incense, posters, t-shirts, turntables and more. We have the best selection of new vinyl in Fargo. We want to buy your USED records, CDs, cassettes and DVDs. In biz since 2007. ”
  • 2 locals recommend