• FATZ
  • English Farmstead Cheese
  • Tailgate Bread
  • Cheesecake
  • Stock Grapes
  • BBQ Switz CAfe
  • Low country tuna
  • Chalet Shrimp Salad
  • Bruces

Eat

What to expect?  Anything!  Sophisticated tastes won't be disappointed and neither will the person searching for good old-fashioned comfort food, often served with a twist! 

You'll find locally owned shops serving up specialty foods including cheeses, pulled pork BBQ, vegetarian favorites, and sweet treats.  Marion's downtown area is home to local taprooms, breweries and soon will be home to one of the few meaderies in North Carolina.  

Follow the Blue Ridge Traveler's Wine Trail!  The varying styles, terroir, and personalities are reflected in each bottle.  These boutique vineyards are scattered throughout our region, between the Linville Falls area and the Lake James region. 

Marion's downtown tailgate market is a great place to shop for seasonal items, picnic goodies or to pick up specialty items like homemade bread and baked treats.  During the growing season, they are open on Tuesday afternoons and Saturday mornings, check for seasonal hours. 

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Bantam Chef

Bantam Chef

Locally owned, this small diner serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Some dishes are served with a "Greek flavor" and others ...

  • Phone
    828-652-7023
Bear Creek Marina

Bear Creek Marina

Bear Creek Marina is part of a 200+ acre combined residential and recreational facility located on picturesque Lake James. Boat ...

  • Phone
    828-655-1400
Bojangle's Chicken and Biscuits

Bojangle's Chicken and Biscuits

Bojangle's famous chicken and biscuits is served daily.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner options.

Bojangles' Famous Chicken and Biscuits

Bojangles' Famous Chicken and Biscuits

Fast food chain offering three meals and snacks daily.

  • Phone
    828-659-9079
Chow Time Pizza

Chow Time Pizza

Locally owned, open daily for lunch or dinner, take out only.  Serving pizza, salads and wings!  Convenient Marion ...

  • Phone
    828-652-1717
Dot's Dario

Dot's Dario

Dot's is a local favorite, recently featured in Our State Magazine!  This ice cream shop has been around for ...

  • Phone
    828-724-4546
Jalepeno's Fresh Grill

Jalepeno's Fresh Grill

Authentic Tex-Mex cuisine, locally owned restaurant with meeting facilities and catering services.  

  • Phone
    828-652-5153
Kentucky Fried Chicken

Kentucky Fried Chicken

The Colonel operates two locations in Marion, NC.   96 US 70 West (828-652-2322) and 3334 NC 226 South (828-652-5080 ...

  • Phone
    828-652-5080
Las Salsas

Las Salsas

Open daily for lunch and dinner, Las Salsas is a local favorite and as the name states, offers multiple salsas ...

  • Phone
    828-659-3350
Mill Creek Village

Mill Creek Village

Mill Creek Village is located in downtown Old Fort, NC and is comprised of the following businesses and attractions.  ...

  • Phone
    828-668-4282
Mustard's Last Stand

Mustard's Last Stand

When you're looking for locally owned restaurants serving "traditional southern" foods, this may be what you need.  Serving three ...

  • Phone
    828-668-4737
Nara Express

Nara Express

Japanese cuisine served in a casual atmosphere, with take out and drive thru service.  

  • Phone
    828-652-7933
Sharon's Cafe

Sharon's Cafe

Old fashioned, southern style food and cafe serving breakfast and lunch between 7:00 am and 3:00 pm.  Stop ...

  • Phone
    828-652-5334
Subway Sandwiches

Subway Sandwiches

Fast, fresh deli style sandwiches and salads.  Open daily serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

  • Phone
    828-619-0992
Subway Sandwiches

Subway Sandwiches

Serving deli style sandwiches and salads plus, breakfast daily.  Located inside the Love Truck Stop.

  • Phone
    828-652-9043
Tom Johnson's Camping Center

Tom Johnson's Camping Center

Tom Johnson's Camping Center is more than a campground, it also serves as a performance/event venue.  Located beside ...

  • Phone
    800-225-7802
Top Fuel Grill

Top Fuel Grill

Locally owned burger and BBQ pick up/take-out restaurant located in Old Fort, NC.  Jeff creates hand patted burgers with ...

  • Phone
    828-668-1300
Waffle House

Waffle House

The Waffle House is conveniently located in Marion, just off I-40 Exit 86/Hwy. 226 North.  You'll find ...

  • Phone
    828-659-0964
Zaxby's Fried Chicken

Zaxby's Fried Chicken

Zaxby's offers fried chicken wings, chicken fingers, salads and more.

  • Phone
    828-659-9966

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