Main Street Marion

Main Street Marion

 One of the defining features of Southwest Virginia is its many main street communities. Marion Virginia is a perfect representation of the unique culture and environment that these communities create. Whether it be fun activities, arts and crafts, or a fantastic restaurant to eat at on a Saturday night, you’ll find it all on one side of the street or the other. Here are some things you don’t want to miss while you’re in town. 


The Lincoln Theatre 


The Lincoln Theatre is one of the premier attractions not only in Marion but throughout Southwest Virginia. What began as a gorgeous Mayan-deco movie theatre is now the home of one of Virginia’s most celebrated television programs, Song of the Mountains. You can catch everything at the Lincoln from a live showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show to live plays to concerts by celebrated musicians. 


Past Time Antique Emporium 


This charming store is a staple in the Marion community. Charming travelers and longtime residence alike, the Emporium offers a truly impressive selection of antiques and great deals. Ranging from pocket knives to books to postcards to toys and everything in between, all members of the family are bound to find something to capture their imagination in this eclectic store. 


Smyth County Museum 


Whether you’re familiar with the history and stories of the region or are eager to learn more, the Smyth County Museum is a must see stop on Main Street! Whether it be a taste of culture you’re after or some interesting facts you’ll not soon forget, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. 


Wooden Pickle 


A fabulous restaurant that is the favorite of many locals, The Wooden Pickle serves a diverse menu and offers a fine selection of wine. Celebrated for their signature Mahi-Mahi street tacos, it is a cornerstone of the culinary scene in Southwest Virginia and will treat you with a meal that won’t soon be forgotten 


27 Lions 


This spectacular pizza restaurant serves a great selection of pizza pie and gives you plenty of on tap drinks to choose from to accompany your meal. They also serve a great variety of other foods including wraps, subs, smashburgers, and appetizers that are to die for.  

Sisters’ Cafe and Gifts 


Whether you’re looking for a quaint space to enjoy an excellent cup of coffee and catch up with friends or a meal that will leave a spring in your step for the rest of your day, Sisters’ is the place to go. Serving a large selection of quality coffees and teas along with breakfast and lunch through the week, it’s hard to imagine visiting Main Street Marion without stopping by this lovely cafe 


Hester’s Country Store and Fudgery 


One of the cutest stores in town, a stop at Hester’s promises everything from delicious, unique fudge, candy that will leave your taste buds dancing for hours on end and enough knick knacks to keep you browsing in the store for hours. 




Yummy Yummy 


Marion’s own Japanese restaurant. Whether you’re in the mood for fresh sushi, teriyaki chicken, or anything in between, every member of the family is bound to find a dish to fall in love with at Yummy Yummy. 


Wolfe’s BBQ  


If you’ve ever wanted great food, southern hospitality and BBQ that will melt in your mouth all served at the same table, Wolfe’s is the place for you. With a great atmosphere, occasional live music and meat that will linger in your dreams, you don’t want to miss out on an evening spent here. 




This is just a small taste of what Main Street Marion has to offer but just barely scrapes the surface. From other acclaimed restaurants like Macados and the Speakeasy, Florists, Jewelers, gift shops and so much more, you’ll get your fair share of adventuring right in the heart of Marion, Virginia. Included below are other business to swing by while you’re there 


  • Robertson Hollow Florist and Catering 
  • McNeil Furniture 
  • Rosewood Florist 
  • The Daisy Boutique 
  • Just Believe Boutique 
  • Jackson’s Handmade Designs 
  • 689 Billiards 
  • Laurel Springs Farm 
  • Center Stage Music 
  • Cornett Jewelers 
  • Sara’s Jewelry 


For more information about Main Street communities in Southwest Virginia, stop by the Southwest Virginia Cultural Center & Marketplace in Abingdon.