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Photograph: Andrew Nawrocki Maria's Packaged Goods and Community Bar

Bridgeport residents tell us their favorite neighborhood spots

We turned to locals to get the scoop on the most beloved places in Bridgeport, from thrifts shops to neighborhood bars

By Zach Long

Bridgeport is a community in the truest sense of the word, the kind of place where locals can walk into a bar and run into more than one of their neighbors. Frankly, we're a little bit jealous, so we reached out to area business owners, chefs and musicians to learn about their favorite places, from cozy coffee shops to saucy barbecue joints. Even if you don't call Bridgeport your home, you'll be able to spend a day pretending that you're a resident at these beloved restaurants, bars and parks.

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Bridgeport residents' favorite places

Photograph: Geon Tillinghast

Vivian McConnell

Musician, Grandkids and Santah
1. Pleasant House Bakery
2. 50% off Mondays at Unique Thrift Store 
3. Co-Prosperity Sphere 
4. Gio's Cafe and Deli
5. Potsticker House
6. McGuane Park


Kevin Hickey

Executive chef, Bottlefork and The Duck Inn
1. The Duck Inn
2. Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar
3. Pleasant House Bakery/Bridgeport Bakery
4. Mexico Steak House
5. Palmisano Park
6. Homestyle Taste
7. Morrie O'Malley's
8. Bridgeport Arts Center/Zhou B Arts Center
9. Co-Prosperity Sphere
10. Benton House Community Center



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