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

Eat

Our local restaurants, taprooms, wineries, pubs, etc. are practicing North Carolina's COVID-19 guidelines.

We have a diverse group of locally owned properties and national chains serving customers through indoor dining guidelines at 50% capacity, pick-up service, and outdoor seated service.  Please call before you go to ask about daily specials, guidelines, and conditions.  

Local creations include southern favorites, often with a twist, like pulled pork BBQ, handmade bean burgers, and sweet treats.  Call to request a copy of The 310 District brochure and map, the district is home to a variety of restaurants, music hall, micro-brewery, taproom, and more.

Visit the area's diverse boutique vineyards.  The varying styles, terroir, and personalities are reflected in each bottle. You'll find them in the Linville Falls and Lake James communities plus in downtown Marion, stop by Keeper's Cut Meadery.  It's one of a handful of North Carolina meaderies.

Marion's downtown tailgate market is a great place to shop for seasonal items, picnic goodies and is an ideal spot 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. Cheese lovers don't miss the English Farmstead Cheese Shop and stop by the Switzerland General Store to pick up specialty foods and goodies.  

Search by location or review the entire list!  Don't see what you're looking for?  Call us!

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
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
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 World

Tom Johnson's Camping World

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

  • Phone
    877-958-4264
Waffle House

Waffle House

* Temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. * The Waffle House is conveniently located in Marion, just off I-40 Exit 86 ...

  • 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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