Grocery Stores in Abaco

After Hurricane Dorian we are very lucky that we already have several options for grocery shopping.  The largest and best grocery store: Maxwell’s Supermarket, in Marsh Harbour is open and well stocked!  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.   I believe the shipping schedule is back to normal.  Maxwell’s Hours starting November 25, 2019: Monday – Saturday 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday: 9 am-2 pm.

They have shorter hours (and sometimes are closed all day) on Bahamian Holidays, so you should call them to inquire:  (242) 367-2601.  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.

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 August 2017.  I will try to update this when we are in Abaco in January 2020.  Sorry it is outdated.:

* Dozen Large Eggs:  $1.58
* 1/2 Pound Kerry Gold Butter:  $2.20
*  8 oz. Cream Cheese;  $2.59
* 18 oz. Blackberry Jam – Smuckers:  $5.89
* Ground Chuck – hamburger meat:  $4.99/pound
* Fresh, local (Big Bird!) Chicken Leg Quarters:  $2.49/lb
*  Cook’s Ham:  $2.32/lb.
*  1/2 Gal. 2% Milk:  $2.19
* Organic Valley 2% milk – 64 oz.:  $6.22
* General Mills Raisen Nut Bran Cereal, 17.1 oz.:  $6.05
*  Fresh Limes:  28 cents each
*  Local Avocado – Large:  $3.35
*  Yellow Onions:  $1.07/lb.
*  8 pack Hot Dog Buns:  $2.40
*  Ball Park Franks (package of 8):  $5.19
*  32 oz. PompeianExtra Virgin Olive Oil:  $12.99
*  9 oz. Nabisco Ritz Chips – Original:  $6.00
*  28.2 oz. Digiorno 4 Cheese Pizza (frozen):  $12.99
*  Newman’s Own Honey Mustard Salad Dressing:  $6.49
*  15 oz. can – Dark Red Kidney Beans:  $1.59
*  15 oz. can – Black Beans:  $1.99
*  20 oz. can – Pineapple Chunks:  $2.89
*  16 oz. Pepperidge Farm Cinnamon/Raisen Bread:  $4.99
* Broccoli Crowns:  $2.51/pound
* Nestles Pure Life Bottled Water, case of 28:  $11.99
* Head of cabbage:  $0.88/pound
* Sweet orange or yellow peppers:  $5.85/pound
* Kraft Pourables Ranch Bacon Dressing:  $4.99
* Essentials Old Fashioned Oats – 18 oz.: $2.19
* Quaker Grits, White – 1.5 lb.: $2.51
* F&V Lettuce Romaine Hearts – 3 count:  $4.74
* F&V Fresh Mushrooms – 12 oz.: $3.99
* F&V Green Beans – 12 oz.: $4.55
* F&V Potato Gold Yukon – 5 lbs.: $6.00
* Planters Cocktail Peanuts – 16 oz.: $7.09
* Nabisco Ritz Chips Original – 8.1 oz.: $6.00
* Essentials Pepper Jack Chunk Cheese – 8 oz.: $3.79
* Essentials Colby Jack Chunk Cheese – 8 oz.: $$3.79
* Essentials Pasta Sauce – 24 oz.: $3.19
* Tostitos Chunky Salsa – 16 oz.:  $5.39
* Frozen Pork Chops Center Cut:  $4.59/lb.
* Folger’s Black Silk Coffee – 10.3 oz.:  $6.79
* Super Chill Diet Tonic – 1 liter:  $1.59
* Betty Crocker Butter Yellow Cake Mix:  $3.79
VAT (Value Added Tax) of 7.5% will be added to your total bill.  (Since January 1, 2015)
Believe it or not…these prices on average are lower than they were when I did this in 2015!

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