Abaco/Marsh Harbour is lucky to have 2 great grocery stores, and they are both well stocked. The largest and best grocery stories are Maxwell’s Supermarket and Abaco Grocery. There is also a large Variety Store in Murphy Town, and a convenience store at the Big Bird Chicken Farm, which is only 6 miles from Casuarina Point! And…another great option is the Cherokee Food Fair in Cherokee Sound – just across the water from Casuarina.
This is Maxwell’s:
Maxwell’s is very much like any large US grocery store – with a large selection to choose from. The ship usually arrives on Monday, so by Wednesday afternoon the shelves are most completely stocked. The shipping schedule is back to normal unless there are storms at sea and the boat schedules might change.
Store hours for Maxwell’s Grocery Store (starting August 21, 2021):
Here is a link to their facebook page: Maxwell’s Supermarket & Home Store
The information about the furniture and hardware sections of the store are from older posted information.
Maxwell’s Furniture Department: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays: CLOSED
Maxwell’ Lumber & Building Materials: Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays: CLOSED
They have shorter hours (and sometimes are closed all day) on Bahamian Holidays, so you should check their facebook page. They still do not have a landline phone working (May 2021). See sample prices at the end of this page. PLEASE NOTE: Maxwell’s does NOT accept American Express. I have also been to Maxwell’s more than once when they had a sign on the door saying their credit card system was down, so it was cash only that day.
I have updated the sample price list at the bottom of this page – on February 24, 2020, so scroll down if you want an idea of current pricing for groceries.
Abaco Grocery is a large, warehouse style store with bulk packaging, but it also has small quantities. It is located just north of the airport roundabout and it is open every day, with earlier closing on Sundays. Abaco Groceries
Another option with longer hours: Park View Variety Store:
Another option – CLOSE TO CASUARINA POINT – is the Big Bird Chicken Farm!
It now has a convenience store! ….and is open Monday through Saturday from 3 – 6 pm. They have special dinners for takeout about 2 days a week – usually Wednesdays and Fridays. Brock is a GOOD cook!
Some groceries are quite a bit more expensive in Abaco than in the US, because most are imported from the US. To give you an idea of pricing, here are some sample prices from Maxwell’s in January & February 2020. I will try to update the blanks when we shop again.
* Vidalia Onions: $1.55/pound