Grocery Stores in Abaco

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 Grocery Store in Marsh Harbour
Maxwell’s Supermarket in Marsh Harbour

Maxwells Supermarket

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 normal unless there are storms at sea and the boat schedules might change.

Maxwell’s Holiday Hours for Christmas 2020 and New Year 2021: Maxwell’s Hours posted September 25, 2020 (from a facebook post on the 25th):

 Schedule for store hours for the grocery store:
Saturday: 8 am to 5 pm
Sunday: 8 am to 3 pm
Monday through Friday: 8 am to 6 pm.

Supermarket:  Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sundays: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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 call them to inquire:  (242) 367-7283.  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, because starting Sunday, June 21, 2020, they will be open on Sundays from 9 am to 3 pm.  Abaco Groceries

Another option with longer hours:  Park View Variety Store:

Park View Variety Store – open November 2019

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.

These other stores listed below have not reopened yet, following Hurricane Dorian.  I am going to leave them on this page in hopes that they will reopen soon, and I can update their hours, etc. 

Abaco Groceries – CLOSED at this time

Abaco Groceries is another good choice.  They originally had bulk packaging and still have some of that, but they have smaller sizes now, too, and they have locally grown fresh produce when possible.  They are located just north of the airport roundabout, so they are slightly closer to Casuarina Point.  Their hours are:  Monday – Saturday: 7:30am – 6pm Sundays: 9-4.  Hours are subject to change so you can call them to inquire: (242) 367-0278.

Price Right – CLOSED at this time
The third best choice is Price Right.  Price Right is owned by Maxwell’s and has the same store hours.  They have a lot of bulk packaging, so they are not usually the best place for vacationers to shop.  Look form them on the marked map I send in your ‘Welcome Package.’  Price Right’s phone number:  (242) 367-7283.
Roderick’s Convenience Store – CLOSED at this time…

 Roderick’s Convenience Store is open from 7 am to 11 pm EVERY DAY – ALL YEAR!  Their phone number is:  242-367-3237.

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.

* Dozen Large Eggs:  $1.50
* 1/2 Pound Kerry Gold Butter:  $3.05
* Borden’s  1/2 Gal. 2% Milk:  $3.65
* Essential 1/2 Gal. 2% Milk: $2.75
*  8 oz. Cream Cheese:  $
* Folgers Gourmet Supreme Grind Coffee, 24.2 oz.: $17.05
* 18 oz. Blackberry Jam – Smuckers:  $
* Ground Chuck – hamburger meat:  $5.35/pound
* Frozen Pork Chops Center Cut:  $3.35/lb.
* Fresh, local (Big Bird!) Chicken Leg Quarters:  $/lb
*  Cook’s Ham:  $
*  Essential Brand Mild Italian Sausage, 16 oz: $5.95
* Butterball Polish Sausage, 13 oz.: $4.65
*  Smoked Turkey, sliced by the Deli Department, to order: $9.95/pound
* Betty Crocker Fudge Brownie Mix – 19 oz: $4.75
* Jiffy Corn Muffin MixL. $1.25
* Sugar – 4 pounds:  $2.65
* General Mills Raisen Nut Bran Cereal, 17.1 oz.:  $
* Schweppes Club Soda, 6 pack, cans: $4.35
* F&V Potato Gold Yukon – 5 lbs.: $6.75
*  Ball Park Franks (bun size package of 8 – 15 oz.):  $5.45
* Hellman’s Mayonaise 30 oz: $6.05
* Dale’s Steak Sauce/Marinade – 16 oz: $5.15
* Essential Sriracha Sauce – 17 oz: $3.75
*  .5 Liter Otalia Extra Virgin Olive Oil:  $7.55
*  Crisco Vegetable Oil, 16 oz.: $2.45
*  9 oz. Nabisco Ritz Chips – Original:  $
*  28.2 oz. Digiorno 4 Cheese Pizza (frozen):  $
*  Newman’s Own Honey Mustard Salad Dressing:  $
*  Diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz can: $ 2.05
*  15 oz. can – Dark Red Kidney Beans:  $
*  15 oz. can – Black Beans:  $
*  20 oz. can – Pineapple Chunks:  $
*  Birdseye Frozen Mixed Vegetables, 16 oz: $3.05
*  16 oz. Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon/Raisen Bread:  $4.85
* Natures Own Honey Wheat Bread:  $2.85
* 8 pack Hot Dog Buns:  $2.05
* 128 oz. Niagara Purified Water:  $2.95
* Essentials Pepper Jack Single Slice Cheese – 8 oz.: $4.65
* Essentials Colby Jack Chunk Cheese – 8 oz.: $3.85
* Dannon Activia Mixberry, 4 count, yogurt:  $$5.05
*  Fresh Limes:  25 cents each
* Broccoli Crowns: $3.45/pound
* Romaine Hearts (3): $4.95
* Romaine – one large head: $2.65
* Asparagus, fresh: $6.25/pound
* Brussel Sprouts, 16 oz. bag: $4.15
* Head of Cabbage: $1.05/pound
* F&V Precut Coleslaw, 16 oz.: $2.45
* 4 ears corn (packaged on a tray): $6.25
* Chiquita Bananas:  $1.25/pound
* Celery Hearts:  $3.35 each

*  Vidalia Onions:  $1.55/pound

In 2020 – groceries are VAT FREE!
Believe it or not…these prices on average are lower than they were when I did this in 2015!

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