Marathon was recommended to
Marathon was recommended to me by a friend so I decided to set up my Friday night dinner there with a few friends.
The service was outstanding. The moment I walked in I asked if there was any place I could charge my phone and the lady was very helpful in providing seating close to an electric outlet. The waiter was also very friendly and courteous. He did not interrupt our conversations and was prompt in providing whatever we asked for.
The food, FANTASTIC. I ordered the Marathon burger and substituted the bacon for mushrooms (since I don't eat pork) and the burger was cooked perfectly. The house BBQ sauce they use is also very tasty and adds a wild kick which made it all that much better.
I highly recommend Marathon Grill!!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
original but also classic
I love the delicious original interpretations of classic dishes that Marathon offers. The food never disappoints. Ingredients always seem fresh, presentation is always beautiful and the food is delicious. Our waiter was knowledgable, friendly & offered several personal and helpful suggestions and the food didn't take long to come out at all. Try the hot roasted turkey plate for a "Thanksgiving Dinner" experience that can be enjoyed any time you might be craving comfort food at it's best.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
My client flew in from Miami
My client flew in from Miami and we had just enough time for lunch. Rather than discussing business, we spent ALL of out time eating off each other's plate and falling in love with our food. (Btw, this was a client that I me for the very first time who generally "complains about EVERYTHING)
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall, very good experience. A bit noisy, and brisket was a little dry, however, burger and chicken queso were good.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very Pleasant Experience
Very hip decor. Waiter was friendly, appropriately attentive, knowledgeable and efficient. Our order came out quickly and the host went out of his way to accomodate our party of 8. The menu had a nice variety for dinner - there were vegetarian options, breakfast for dinner, traditional comfort foods, fish, pasta, etc. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed their meal. There was fresh fruit on the menu offered as a side - it was fresh, the portion size was generous and it was delicious. Price was also very reasonable.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brunch Lunch or dinner. all
Brunch Lunch or dinner. all good. had dinner this trip and thoroughly enjoyed.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dinner, very
We enjoyed our dinner, very nice american cuisine, with quiet and elegant ambiance. Wouldn't recommend it for desert, but other than that I would definitely go again.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Really good food for reasonable
Really good food for reasonable prices with a warm, friendly staff...great neighborhood joint :)
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place, but VERY noisy
We've been coming here for years. It's reliably good and the waitstaff is almost always notably nice. The big problem is it is so noisy in there it's almost impossible to talk. It's a good place for families with small kids with the result that there are always a booth or two of screaming babies; and the place is an echo chamber. They also seem to have added a booth - which adds more sound. Stil, it's a good reliable place with some great dishes and we'll be back. Just not with anyone who minds a LOT of noise and some baby screams echoing around.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I thought the salads were
I thought the salads were great but small for them being an entree and over $11.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
great American fare
As always, Marathon on Spruce has a fantastic selection of American fare. Always reliably on spot good food and good service.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
salads and sandwiches
great neighborhood place for salads and sandwiches. surprisingly good food!
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Time after time we have great
Time after time we have great service and food here. AND it doesn't break the bank either! Thanks Marathon!
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice location outside
A very nice location outside - just right for an evening with friends and family. Food was good and in some cases very good, but service was really what put our experience out of the ordinary. Thank you!!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
IT'S AN OLD STANDBY. ALWAYS
IT'S AN OLD STANDBY. ALWAYS GOOD FOOD,GOOD SERVICE, INTERESTING SPECIALS, ALL AT A GOOD PRICE.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having been to the 16th St location recently, I was glad this location was less busy at lunch and hence less noisy. Service and food were good and the prices are great! I certainly will be back and maybe try the outdoor dining. I had forgotten that Marathon started in the NE at the Roosevelt Mall- I think that was my first time in one way back in the 80's!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
good honest food
I am a vegetarian. Marathon Grill has a good veggie selection. The food was tasty and served nicely.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Varied menu, tasty food for lunch
We each enjoyed a different salad for lunch - all were tasty. I like fresh-squeezed orange juice combined with fresh-squeezed lemonade - the only place that has both. This place is a favorite for lunch near Rittenhouse Square.
9/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The service from the beginning
The service from the beginning was great. Our waitress was attentive and fun. Prices were extremely reasonable and the addition of the "Marathon Weekend Menu" was much appreciated. We loved the total experience, will recommend this place to others and will definitely go back on our next trip.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are from out of town and were looking for some place that both my children could eat. One is vegetarian the other is always looking for an adventure in food. Marathon was a great place for all of us. The server was outstanding, very friendly and accommodating. Food was spectacular, our only complaint is that we don't have a Marathon in our home town. :)
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM