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Reviewed 22 January 2023

Visited MB over January and called in to see the new renovations that people have been talking about. Very Impressed with everything. The shelves were fully stocked. Plenty of Milk, our last visit the Grumpy Old Man had No Milk or Bread. The new owners...are so friendly & happy. Nothing was too much trouble. Coffee is fantastic. The whole shop was very clean including the kitchen. We were greeted with a smile every time. Just so different to our last visit, we will definitely be coming back again & again. So lovely to just sit with a coffee and enjoy the view from the balcony verandah.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 27 November 2022

Bought a ham and cheese sandwich from the store in the first week of November 22 and found out once we had driven off that the bread was concrete-dry and the ham sour and definitely off. Spat out the first mouthful and ditched it. It...was a waste of money. Disgusting. Service was also chilly. Didn't want to be there.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 22 November 2022 via mobile

Currently travelling full time and always make an effort to support local businesses. We’ve had 2 coffees so far, one nice and the other not so…..Fresh produce at this store is priced much higher that we have experienced in other remote communities, a little disappointing...really.More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2022

The General store does very good hot chips and have a good range of food available. Only thing they close early in kitchen.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022 via mobile

Great little shop. Friendly folk. More importantly the Vindaloo and Butter Chicken takeaway curry /rice is fantastic.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 15 January 2022

I have been coming to Marion Bay for a few years now. While many of the reviews below about the old store are truthful in that it was a dump run by a grumpy old fella, things have changed, a lot. The whole shop has...been gutted and refitted. The staff are friendly, and the food is above average. Yes, the prices are slightly higher, but all things considered it's not off the charts by any means. It used to be a 2-star shop but now it's 4.5-star general store, easy.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2021

$10.5 for a burger with the lot and it was massive and quality. Struggled to finish it after a solid session at the jetty. Refreshing new atmosphere with the new management/owners. Staff were friendly used to always avoid this shop for that reason alone but...now I highly recommend it. Prices better than most in the area. See u again soon this trip.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 10 September 2021

Service was through a window due to them being so worried about visitors bringing in Covid, yet the staff member had her mask, uselessly hanging way below her nose! The $5 flat white didn't seem to have any coffee in it and the milk tasted...so bad I had to throw it out - though my wife's cappacino was ok.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 April 2021 via mobile

$7.95 for breakfast cereal, $4.50 for a tin of sardines. You get the general idea. They were the only thing open after 3pm on a Sunday so we had little choice. They limited petrol to 30L due to low availability but didn't gouge on price...so that's ok.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 26 March 2020

Ive been coming to this store for 45 years since i was 12. This general store had Ambience as soon as you walked in the store, it had the feel of a real time country shop including various staff that worked there. When i went...in today to get some lunch that was all gone.All it is you want to get your food and fuel and get out. But it isnt all bad news(mostly). We ordered fish and chips. The pieces of fish were frozen, manufactured and battered. Being right on the sea a fresh piece of fish battered or crumbed wouldve been great. Saying that the pieces of fish we got wasnt too bad, i would still purchase it if i returned. The batter was nice and the fish itself was ok. But the best was the Chips , they were super great and i give them 10/10!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Marion Bay General Store, General Manager at Marion Bay General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Hi Frabk K, Since your review, we've gone under new Ownership and Management, we're making store changes and adding new merchandise. Our staff are friendly, inviting and the shop looks bright. We hope you will come back in and have another look.

Reviewed 10 January 2020

Been coming to Marion bay for years but since this new owner has taken over the store its has gone down hill big time. Everything is to hard,PR skills are non existent. If they don't have a item that is normally in stock it's bad...luck until they decided to make a trip to renew there stocks. Don't eat the food from the menu as its frozen garbage deep fried to death. They know you are a tourist and have no other choice but to shop there or you make the smart choice and drive to warooka general store with a good range of groceries and fruit and veg.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Marion Bay General Store, General Manager at Marion Bay General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Hi Ian B, Since your review, we have had a new Ownership and Management change. We have new stock on the shelves, our staff are friendly and vibrant and the place looks bright. We are regularly stocking Fresh Fruit and vegetables as well as meat,...More

Reviewed 3 January 2020

We stopped in because we missed lunch service at the Tavern. Extremely busy little shop but the bloke behind the counter seemed to view all the customers as a personal inconvenience. No greeting at all, clearly hard of hearing, doesnt know his own prices, asked...me to repeat myself several times with a "huh?". When the burger and seafood pack was delivered 20 mins later, the burger was dry, and my seafood pack looked like it came straight from a McCain's bag. Everything was pre-battered/crumbed. We incorrectly expected fresh seafood from a seaside town. It was awful. Queues for the checkout snaking through the entire shop by the time we left as Mr Grumpy was taking his time with every sale.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Marion Bay General Store, General Manager at Marion Bay General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Hi, Rachel B, We are very sorry you had a bad experience. Good news, since your review, we have gone under New Ownership and Management. We have new friendly staff, plenty of well stocked shelves and a bigger range. We are undergoing renovations in the...More

Reviewed 7 December 2019

Terrible customer service, hygiene was questionable and so dull and grumpy. Made a simple takeaway order and he proceded to grumble, Curse and complain under his breath the whole time. If you don't like people then don't be in customer service! Bring everything you can...from home to avoid this depressing place. We won't even be getting fuel from there, we will go to the next town. We will avoid there completely. Next doors beach cafe is a much better option.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Marion Bay General Store, General Manager at Marion Bay General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Good News Nakita, We are under New Ownership and Management and look forward to having you back, so we can change your mind :-) We have new friendly staff, excellent hygiene and our shelves are bursting with Fresh fruit, Vegetables and new products.

Reviewed 21 October 2019 via mobile

Good country service. Very convenient. Prices were ok too. Handy for those items you might have forgotten.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Marion Bay General Store, General Manager at Marion Bay General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Good News Kay S, We are under New Ownership and Management and look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 27 July 2019

Had to stop in for a few things we had forgotten, good range but staff could be politer!!! Very dark and dim inside

Date of visit: July 2019
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Marion Bay General Store, General Manager at Marion Bay General Store & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2021

Good News Micaela T, We are under new Ownership and Management, with friendly new staff and we look forward to having you back!

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Marion Bay General Store & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5