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Marathon - 16th & Sansom
Marathon - 16th & Sansom

Marathon - 16th & Sansom Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.eatmarathon.com
  • Phone: (215) 569-3278
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am;

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,

    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

    Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Marlon Rambaran
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact catering@eatmarathon.com for catering options.
  • Private Party Contact: Amy Renner (215) 561-0500
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact events@eatmarathon.com to plan your party.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th and Sansom
  • Public Transit: Conveniently located only 3 blocks from the Broad Street Line and several major bus routes including: 2, 9, 21, and 42.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Located near several public parking lots on Sansom St and 15th St. Street parking is permitted throughout the day and dependent on availability.
A word from Marathon - 16th & Sansom
Marathon has served the neighborhoods of Philadelphia for over 25 years as a family-run restaurant group. We serve well-made American classics, and strive to source the freshest food locally available to us, including from our own Marathon Farm in Brewerytown, Philadelphia. Our favorite farm to table items include our grass-fed Cheesesteak, free-range Turkey Plate, and fluffy Omelets made with cage-free eggs.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
Diner Reviews
  • "I was very happy that this restaurant is affordable but the food is awesome! No complaints."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "great neighborhood restaurant with great street views forc people watching.....excellent special 3 course for $20 can get bottler of wine for $20 as well.......great service and tasty food....does take reservations probably needed on weekends..."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The meatloaf was great! I was in the mood for comfort food and this place did not disappoint. A coworker highly recommended this place for dinner so I was disappointed when I received unfriendly service. It may have just been an off night for the waiter but it was still disappointing. Very slow service too"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I absolutely love the veggie burger here. Great when combined with the Cesar salad. The burger is good. And the High Maintenance Salad offers a great way to make the salad you want. Portions are great sizes and the salads are definitely on the larger side. The Cheesesteak Wontons are a great starter, worth trying! You won't be sorry. The staff is super friendly."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Pretty cheap for high-quality food. Delicious. I was running out of places to getting dinner for Valentine's Day and found this gem. It's not very formal, kind of like casual/ business causal. Perfect if you want to go to a nice place and love to eat for cheap!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We were tight on time with a train to catch, and the service at Marathon Grille couldn't have been better. Friendly, attentive, speedy. Three of us got the 3-course dinner special and one got a soup and sandwich, and the kitchen coordinated the courses perfectly. Food was tasty and a good value."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I was surprised at how disappointing this was. I expected more from the menu. The soup and coffee were cold The waitress was not around most of the time. No one cleared the dirty dishes between courses The meal was really mediocre"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "My girlfriend and I enjoyed our time at Marathon. The server was very kind, and offered us a sample of the seasonal beer, of which we both ordered a full glass after trying. The food was very good, and the ambience was nice except it was pretty chilly sitting near the window (I'm sure it's the best seat in the house during the summertime)."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "I really like Marathon. If I'm in the area, I usually try to go there. Their burgers are amazing. Prices are not too expensive. If you don't get alcohol, a dinner for 2 usually ends up being $25-30. I would recommend this place. My only complaint was regarding our to-go boxes. I couldnt finish my food so asked for a box and noticed that only a portion of what was left on my plate made it to my box."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Good choice for lunch or a quick supper, with a bar if you want one."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "My family of 5 ate at Marathon on New Years Eve. We had a great experience the staff was very friendly. The food was delicious and plentiful! They serve many American Classics, and offer a large selection of menu items at affordable prices. There was something for everyone. My family cannot wait to eat there again"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Marathon was the perfect spot for dinner - not too fancy, not too casual. The food was healthy and fresh. It was perfect!"
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I found Marathon on a hunt for family-friendly restaurants within a reasonable walking distance of the Philadelphia Theatre Company, and as soon as I read the menu I knew it would be perfect for our group, which consisted of myself, my hubby, our 22-month-old son, and my parents. The prices were reasonable, and the whole menu, including the kids menu, had good variety. Upon arriving, I noted that the atmosphere had a very calm vibe, with low lighting and warm colors all around. I do have to say that the seating was a little close, just as a head's up. Overall, the food was wonderful, although the service was a little slow despite the fact that the wait staff appeared to have a lot of down time. I would definitely go back in the future."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We frequent this restaurant on Friday evenings on our way back from the parking garage. The food quality and service are always very good. We regularly reserve thru Open Table. I've responded to your previous request for a review but would prefer to only do so for restaurants we're trying for the first time."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Met with a prospect for drinks and things went well. Good bar menu too."
    Dined on 11/25/2013
  • "Such a smooth and rich experience had the Pasta Bolognese it was amazing just perfect. My Mother had the meatloaf which wasn't to her liking we asked to speak with the manager who was such a delight to talk to, she switched out the meatloaf for Pasta Bolognese and didn't even charge us for it because of our experience with the meatloaf. I then ordered a Black and white milk shake which was smooth and creamy. This Marthon Grille is one of the best restaurants in Philly, a wonderful gem. I would recommend the food here to the president."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Went to Marathon for dinner because Hibachi place around the corner was packed. I am so glad we did. The Spruce salad was delicious and the spiked milkshakes were a treat. Only thing we noticed is that the food wasn't hot. My roommate got a chicken dish, which should have been, and it was luke warm at best. I definitely recommend Marathon!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "This is a great restaurant if you're looking for good, American food that is delicious and well produced. There are a wide variety of options, from comfort food to salads and sandwiches so there is sure to be something for everyone. My sister and I had a lot of fun here and enjoyed delicious moroccan meatballs as the highlight of our meal. It's pretty casual, but delicious and perfect for 20 year olds"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "The food was fantastic and the menu accommodated the dietary needs of our group well - one non-meat eater had plenty of delicious options Very nice experience - will be back for sure"
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "In the heart of the city, Marathon was a great buy. High quality at very reasonably prices. Portions were just right, service friendly and a good location to downtown shopping in Philly. Great choice for us. Thank you."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "While we love Marathon and it is a great place to go it was hard with a large part (15 people) we were not able to move around well due to the long table placed very closely to other tables. The service and food were great and we had a good time it just was hard to talk to everyone and move around."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Our server was friendly and attentive and the food was very good, especially for the price."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "a diner. good. will go back. close to home. great? nope. good beer? nope. steady though. usuallly"
    Dined on 9/13/2013