Top 10 restaurants in Marion, United States

April 14, 2018 Concepcion Newsome

Marion is a city in McDowell County, North Carolina, United States. It is the county seat of McDowell County. Founded in 1844, the city was named in honor of Brigadier General Francis Marion, the American Revolutionary War Hero whose talent in guerrilla warfare earned him the name “Swamp Fox”. Marion's Main Street Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The population was 7,838 at the 2010 Census.
Things to do in Marion

1. Bruce's Fabulous Foods

63 S Main St, Marion, NC 28752-3941 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch SGD 8 - SGD 20 +1 828-659-8023
Excellent
81%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 168 reviews

Bruce's Fabulous Foods

Reviewed By Elise B - Homer, Alaska, United States

We totally lucked into this place in the road between Asheville and Greensboro. Don't know how to describe the friendly welcome, delicious food, and incredible value. Everything homemade except the potato chips and tortilla chips. Nothing fried!

So worth leaving the highway for. And trust me: not the place to skip dessert (which is included in the under $10 prices).

2. Jack Frost Dairy Bar

2449 Sugar Hill Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5094 Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover American SGD 3 - SGD 7 +1 828-652-1178
Excellent
80%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Jack Frost Dairy Bar

Home-made ice cream made a unique way with the ingredients hand-stirred in. A third-generation business started in 1954. Soft and scooped ice cream with over 40 flavors as well as milk shakes, sundaes, banana splits, parfaits, hot fudge cakes, hot fudge brownies and more! Ice cream but also sugar-free ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet. Open spring and summer and part of fall; closed during winter months.

Reviewed By demTravels - Boone, North Carolina

Jack Frost is the place to stop for delicious (& reasonably priced) ice cream in Marion. Convenient location on Sugar Hill Rd, close to I-40. Family owned since 1954. Open Wed - Sat 12:30 - 8:30pm. Only negative thing is they are closed late Fall through Winter---don't they know ice cream tastes good all year???

3. Crooked Door Coffee House

11 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-3935 Seating, Takeout Breakfast, Dinner +1 828-652-6216
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
4%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Crooked Door Coffee House

Reviewed By satorigal - Marion, North Carolina

This is a family favorite. It has an art gallery adjoining it and sometimes they offer live music in that area. The staff is extremely friendly. The pastries and coffee are great. It is located at the top of steep stairs (with a railing) so is not handicapped accessible. There is a small lounge area and tables and chairs adjacent to the coffee bar.

4. Mr Bob's Donuts

60 Main Street, Marion, NC 28752 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American Breakfast +1 828-659-7132
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 62 reviews

Mr Bob's Donuts

Reviewed By YaleDad - New York City

No matter where we went in this region, people said "Have you been to Mr Bob's yet?"
Finally, we went, and had no regrets! The dots are great, perfectly fresh, and wonderful flavors. But you absolutely MUST try the:
-Apple Ugly (we shared this among four of us)
-Cinnamon Bun- just delicious
-Pretzel Donut- perfect combination of salt & sweet!

World class, absolutely! if you really care, voted
"Best In the Nation" by Food Network- but I suggest you trust your mouth and stomach, which will tell to come back early and often.

5. Countryside BBQ

2070 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-4822 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 +1 828-652-4885
Excellent
51%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 257 reviews

Countryside BBQ

Reviewed By Linda P - Kershaw, South Carolina

Best food around! Great buffet! The chicken strips are to die for! Macaroni and cheese, yummmmm, great BBQ. All in all everything I ate was excellent!

6. Holly's Deli & Desserts

385 US 70 W, Marion, NC 28752-6202 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch +1 828-652-3354
Excellent
64%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
5%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 89 reviews

Holly's Deli & Desserts

Reviewed By bwodom - South Carolina

Holly's has a fairly diverse menu focusing on sandwiches and salads. And the desserts may be the biggest hit of the meal. However, the woman at the counter could have been a little more customer oriented.

This is an order-at-the-counter place where you seat yourself after ordering and then return to the counter when your name is called. There are no beverage dispensers near the seating area, so drink refills are only by carrying your glass back to the counter and making a request of the cashier. Since we had a group of 6 and everyone had tea, it would have made sense to have a refill pitcher on the table.

We had to put two tables together for our group since we preferred to sit at a regular height table. The only table that will seat more than four is a long trestle table down the center of the room (seats maybe 12 or so) with bar-height stools which are not comfortable for some older patrons.

Aside from the non-food issues, we had a nice meal. Portions were reasonable as were prices. Variety was good and everyone in our group seemed happy with their selection.

Definitely worth visiting...and be sure to leave room for dessert. We were full from the meal, but we took a piece of coconut cake home with us. Delish!

7. Jalapeno Fresh Grill

1582 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-5656 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Highchairs Available Mexican, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 828-652-5154
Excellent
78%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 156 reviews

Jalapeno Fresh Grill

Reviewed By VetteGirl2015 - Atlanta, Georgia

Our Corvette club recently spent time in Marion to drive Diamondback. The 14 of us descended upon Jalapeno expecting your run-of-the-mill Mexican food. That is NOT what we experienced. The food was exceptional and the owner was engaging and funny. Awesome salsa bar. Great experience! We will be back.

8. Eddie's Pasta & Pizza

1284 Rutherford Rd, Marion, NC 28752-4824 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Pizza Lunch, Dinner +1 828-652-4777
Excellent
63%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 105 reviews

Eddie's Pasta & Pizza

Reviewed By traveler18938 - New Hope, Pennsylvania

Evacuated from Florida for hurricanes Irma, hotel staff suggested Eddie's. Had spaghetti and meatballs which was very good. The house salad was a little small but was charged 85 cents extra for Blue Cheese? Being from Fort Lauderdale the prices were reasonable to Florida tourist prices. No atmosphere but good food and the coke tasted great lots of flavor. I'd go back.

9. Las Salsas

2474 Hwy 226 South, Marion, NC 28652 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +1 828-659-3350
Excellent
62%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Las Salsas

Reviewed By TarHeelLady - North Carolina

I went here with friends when our favorite Mexican restaurant, Jalapeno's, was closed. I had a mushroom and spinach burrito. It was fine, and the portion size was very large. (I took home the remainder and had 2 more lunches.) Once our meals arrived, I wished I had gotten what my friend did. She got a large salad with fresh avocado that looked great. That's what I'll try next time I'm here.

10. Smokey Que's

1684 N Main St, Marion, NC 28752-5384 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Barbecue Lunch, Dinner +1 828-652-9800
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Smokey Que's

Reviewed By bwodom - South Carolina

The servings are generous, the prices are reasonable, and the Q is pretty darned good. The location is not obvious....look for the pistol-shaped smoker in the front by the street. The inside offers both booths and tables, but don't expect fancy here. The waitress was pleasant and prompt and answered our questions patiently. Our glasses were kept full and we left feeling full and comforted!

Nothing not to like here. Definitely give Smokeys a try if you are in the neighborhood.

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