Restaurants We Recommend:
Though Marion has a large selection of typical run-of-the-mill fast food restaurants, we recommend the following dining establishments for a couple of reasons. Not only are they located within easy walking distance of our inn, but they will provide you with varying types of atmospheres, cuisines, selections, and price points. Choosing from one of these restaurants will make the difference between eating out to merely satisfy your hunger, and creating a memorable dining experience during your visit to Marion.
Black Rooster Restaurant
(Lunch T-F 11AM - 2PM Dinner T-Sat 5PM - 9PM)
Black Rooster Lounge and Gallery (M-Sat 5PM - 11PM)
(Both are located inside The General Francis Marion Hotel)
107 E. Main Street, Marion, VA 24354
Reservations (recommended on weekends): 276-783-4800 or 877-783-4802 NON-SMOKING
The Black Rooster Restaurant and The Black Rooster Lounge and Gallery give their patrons a choice in dining atmospheres. Both the restaurant and lounge offer the same menu, however The Black Rooster Restaurant has more of a “fine dining” atmosphere, while the Lounge is more casual and laid back. Don’t worry, though, business-casual dress is still fine for the restaurant -- as is a coat and tie should you want to be a bit more fancy. Oh! please don’t construe “fine dining” with being “hoytie-toytie” though . . . the restaurant is very comfortable and relaxing, with an unpretentious elegance -- while providing some truly outstanding menu creations by Chef Marcus Blackstone.
If you would like to see a sample of their dinner menu, click here. Click here for a sample of their lunch menu offerings.
Handsome Molly’s Bistro and Small Wine Shoppe
118 E. Main Street -- Marion, VA 24354
(Lunch and Dinner M-Sat 11AM - 9PM)
Handsome Molly’s has a wonderfully relaxing atmosphere where you’ll find gourmet pizzas, fresh salads, paninis, wraps, freshly brewed locally roasted coffee along with a wide selection of espresso drinks and more. The indirect lighting, soft jazz in the background, and warm inviting decor make this a perfect place for a relaxing lunch or dinner. Wine and beer are also available by the glass. Be sure to check out their selection of bottled wines as well.
142 E. Main Street, Marion, VA 24354
Sun-Thur 8AM - 12AM
Fri-Sat - 8AM - 12:30AM
Macado's (a local regional chain) offers a wide selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, and more and is located in downtown Marion.
Main Street Gifts and Eatery
212 E. Main Street, Marion, VA 24354
(Lunch M-F 11AM - 2PM)
Want to experience some of the true down-home flavor of Marion? Then Main Street Gifts and Eatery is a “must” for lunch during your visit. The atmosphere is warm, inviting, friendly, and gracious -- just like the family who owns and oversees day-to-day operations. Their menu consists of various sandwiches (on your choice of bread or bagels), homemade soups prepared fresh by “Nanny” herself, along with daily specials that can be anything from meatball subs to quiches, etc. To top things off, there is always a nice selection of delectable homemade desserts.
You might also want to survey the generous selection of wines available for purchase (by the bottle).
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