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Best things to do in Marion

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.

Coffee Shop
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“Best coffee in town. Locally owned and very unique. Upstairs in a 100+ year old building in downtown Marion. Tables/chairs available as well as sofas for sitting down to relax and read a good book. ”
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BBQ Joint
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“Offers excellent hometown Barbeque, a southern specialty in country casual settings.”
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Bar
“At Mica Town Brewing, we honor the heritage of Appalachian mining by carefully crafting beer inspired by the geology and hard working people of Western North Carolina.”
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Bar
“Local tap room with 13 craft beer taps, Tuesday Night Trivia, Wednesday Taproom Takeovers and monthly special events. Check their Facebook page for upcoming events.”
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Deli / Bodega
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“Home of over 100 different cheesecake flavors (not all served at one time of course). Casual, affordable, and always something different! Open for lunch only Mon-Fri.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you like to buy organic, Food Lion has the largest selection in Marion. Good assortment of specialty foods also, like gluten free and vegan. ”
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Restaurant
“Intimate setting, great middle range pricing for seafood, steaks are great, full bar service. ”
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Bakery
“BEST HOMEMADE DONUTS EVER! Small location in Marion, but so worth stopping by to pick up 2, 6, 12 donuts! Made fresh every night. Closed on Sundays and Monday”
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Restaurant
“Simple cuisine (burgers, BLT, salads and more) in a charming downtown setting”
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Restaurant
“We love Mexican Food. There is also Crabby Abby's, Pepperoni's Pizza, After 5, and the Marina at Lake James that are favorite eateries in Marion. The Straightaway Cafe is a great place for music and dining and Black Mountain has lots of restaurants and is only 20 minutes away.”
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Deli / Bodega
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Burrito Place
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“Great food, good portions, nice atmosphere. Right on the corner of Main and Court Streets, in the heart of Marion.”
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Bar
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“Spillway Bridge & Co. is Marion's premier music venue with a state of the art sound system that showcases amazing local and regional talent.”
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Restaurant
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“Best pizza around. Good greek salad and bread. The Penne ala Vodka is delicious and there's more than you can eat. The place isn't much to look at, but the food is always good.”
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Restaurant
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“Chef inspired Tex-Mex freshly cooked to order with wonderful presentation. Ask for Ishmael. And tell him Mr. & Mrs. Fender sent you! You'll love it.”
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Grocery or Supermarket
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