If you have ever explored Innes National Park, right down the bottom of the Yorke Peninsula, you would have driven past the Marion Bay Tavern. Might not look like a lot from the outside as you drive past (it is literally a minutes drive from the entry to the National Park), but this is a real hidden gem with spectacular views, incredible pizza and a really lovely place to take the kids.

When we decided to spend the weekend exploring the deep south of ‘The Leg’, a lunch at Marion Bay was the first thing we locked in. The pizza here is quite honestly, some of the best we have had in ages. Anywhere. Even back in the city. It is just that good. Cooked in their unique corrugated iron pizza oven, it really is quite the pizza experience.

Obviously being a fishing town, the local seafood produce is just spot on, so during our visit the Seafood Basket had to get a run and we loved it. To be honest, there are some regrets we didn’t have a go at their famous Marion Bay Oscar, a 300g Scotch Fillet steak but that will have to wait til next time. Because there will definitely be a next time!

Our little crew had a good range of kids tucker to choose from, with the fish and chips an absolute winner for our little guy. After, as is a bit of a tradition when we visit, a few games on the seated arcade machine was called for before a game of pool and we hit the road.

You will find all your pub favourites of course but don’t forget this is also a Motel, with accomodation options also available as well as a bottle shop. It really is the place to be at the deep south of Yorkes!

Where: 5 Stenhouse Bay Rd, Marion Bay SA 5575  (Open Everyday from 10:30am)

Phone: (08) 8854 4141

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