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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.

Restaurant
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“A local favorite. Outstanding sushi and seafood. Make sure to go at a low-time, 3pm-6pm or 9pm-close.”
  • 11 locals recommend
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
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
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
Stadium
“Lighthouse tours are available through October check website for dates and times. Beautiful area to picnic and to walk around.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This seasonal restaurant has been around since forever. They have great fried seafood and ice cream, and you can sit outside at a picnic table when the weather's nice. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Store
“Stunning and unique little gift/ closing store - A must visit while in Marion.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great spot for lunch in Marion Village and then enjoy stroll around the waterfront.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great little eatery where food sourced locally. Also has a store with natural and organic products....in case you forgot something from home!”
  • 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