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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Bar
“This restaurant used to be The Wave, and wow — what an improvement. They have tasty, innovative food and a raw bar outside on the patio. Their Ahi tuna appetizer is a standout. And the lobster roll was quite good, too. This is THE place to go in Marion.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great food, weekend entertainment & local favorite! Enjoy patio dining overlooking the Weweantic River.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“This large grocery store will have everything you need. It's not the cheapest in the area but it's consistently good. The seafood is fresh - never had a problem buying fish here.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Plenty of shopping including JC Penney, Target, LL Bean, Old Navy, etc. Also eating places like Longhorn, Red Robin, Gourmet Garden. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“this restaurant has been here for over 50 years, eat in or take out, great food reasonably priced. Serves food and ice cream, mini golf also on premises”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“Uncle Jon's has always been the go-to place for coffee, muffins, quiche, whatever. Over the years, if we checked in to the cottage late at night and didn't have time to hit the grocery store, one of us would make the short trip to Uncle Jon's the next morning and bring back breakfast for everyone. Definitely order the cranberry muffins if they have them. We also grab a quick breakfast on our way back to the airport after our vacation is over. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Store
“Stunning and unique little gift/ closing store - A must visit while in Marion.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bus Station
“LL Bean Outlet, Loew's , JC Penny, Cosi, DSW, Target, Black Dog Outlet, Lindt Chocolates, Verizon & ATT, Ann Taylor, Claire's, Outback Steakhouse, Michael's , TJ Max, Staples...etc ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great spot for lunch in Marion Village and then enjoy stroll around the waterfront.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This scenic little gem is on Front Street, which is Marion's real main street. Step back in time as it's an old-school grocery store with delightfully creaky floors and carries some essentials — milk, eggs, deli sandwiches, wine, etc. Bring cash; I don't think they take debit or credit cards. There's also a true wine store right down the street.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Book Store
“Classic old bookstore. Now that Borders is gone this is the closest spot to grab a good book!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends
Finance
“This is a great place to look for antiques. Prices are reasonable and they may be flexible on pricing.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Unique Shopping and Lunchtime experience in 1700's historic house which was originally a tavern. Handcrafted times, clothing, kitchen items, cards, children's items & books . This historic house is set on a beautiful landscape gardens and plantings that you can enjoy. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Campground
“In my opinion, a hidden gem of a golf course on the south coast. This old-style layout appears simple at first glance but will challenge a player of any level. Don't expect a perfectly manicured country club, but if you are looking to hit all the clubs in your bag and be transported back in time to how golf courses were originally designed, then this is a course worth trying. It's 9 holes, not super short, but easily walkable.”
  • 2 locals recommend