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Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
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3571 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Bud & Marilyn's is a retro American restaurant from Chef Marcie Turney and Valerie Safran. The menu features updated American comfort food utilizing fresh and local ingredients. Our bar features local craft beers, handmade American classic cocktails and an affordable wine list. Our focus is simple - good old American cooking, great drinks and warm hospitality. The comfortable dining room seats up to 100. The Mid-century modern design evokes the feeling of an updated rec room from the 1970's and features vintage American flea market finds from all over the country. Table seating, bar seating and chef's counter seating are available. Bud & Marilyn's is located in the heart of center city at the corner of 13th & Locust Street in the bustling Midtown Village neighborhood.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3571 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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vipAnn1
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience4

Very pleasant service outside and well-spaced tables. When the inside restaurant was open, I avoided B&M as it was too noisy -- now it's very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Bud and Marilyns!! The food and customer service is always great. I’ve never been disappointed. It’s great for date nights, going out with friends, and brunch! Highly recommend.

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CaJaLo
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I really loved the pouch cocktails here. They had great social distancing measures in places. Food came out hot and delicious. We only had one mishap for our salads — missing a minor ingredient that they fixed right away! I enjoyed it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time at Bud and Marilyn’s! Their outdoor seating was expansive and relatively quiet, and the service was phenomenal. The brunch menu had so many delicious items featured, that it was difficult to pick just one item! I ordered the turkey bacon breakfast sandwich and it was to-die for. While a little on the pricier side, the food was delicious and ultimately a great value — we would absolutely come back here with friends and family!

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vipMatthewH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A phenomenal experience as always

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for happy hour and disappointed they changed the hours from 5-7 to 4-6 and neglected to update their website, so we were unable to partake.

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Jasmine
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was great and the food equally so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and the drinks were good

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Letseat
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was nice to go out to eat.

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ashleybrielle
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely brunch at Bud & Marilyn's this weekend. They had all of the proper Covid precautions and had great service. We ended up sitting on the 13th street side which was a bit noisy and not as cozy as the Locust Street side. But nonetheless, our server Ryan did his best to accommodate us, check in and serve us with a friendly demeanor whilst wearing a mask in the heat. We love this place for brunch, lunch and dinner and highly recommend it!

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MeganM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome service. The Nashville hot chicken is delicious.

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LouisP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, I went for brunch and had an awesome experience. Their outdoor seating is covered/shaded. Great menu with awesome spins on traditional American Food and unique drinks. Great service.

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vipAnjelica
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is always so good!! The service and COVID accommodations were pretty good as well. My only issue was with the drinks. Way too sugary, barely could taste any alcohol. I love a good cocktail but the sugar in the drinks was giving me a headache.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice server and great food

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FrancesB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were thrilled with the quality and taste of the food. The fried chicken was fabulous. The pork ribs were outstanding. The s’mores pie was divine. The wait staff were attentive and pleasant. Our table was in the street but the traffic was not a problem. We will return and recommend the restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, I was pleasantly impressed. The staff was nice, and overall nice experience

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vipwenz
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service. Great outdoor seating. Our waiter was attentive and polite. Love it ! Try the confetti cake.

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vipMB825
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Doing the best they can with outdoor dining - service was a little slow as their were a lot of tables but that is my only complaint. At the same time it was nice not to be rushed!

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MelissaB
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal and Danny our server was excellent. We had gotten take out before and we were glad to dine outside in a less crowded area. They did a good job with social distancing.

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NicoleL
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

I was disappointed with the experience. I took a good friend to this spot and expected the usual good treatment but the service was mediocre. Dustin F. had to be reminded to bring us water, we’re outside in nearly 90 degree heat. We constantly had to ask for items to complete our meal. A table behind us had to ask the hostess to find him because he never came to the table. Finally, he messed up my take order and sent me home with an impossible burger instead of a cheeseburger which didn’t make my too wife happy! Not sure what was off and despite the poor service we decided to help a brother out and give 20%. However, my guest and I thought it would be a good idea to remind B&M to do better in the future because $60/pp for brunch should equate to better service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor seating due to covid. Very good food

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vipGiov
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience2

The food was okay! The place doesn’t have a full bar so only the drinks on the menu are available which were a little too sweet for my taste. Overall the server was incredibly nice! The food just was not the best.

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vipLisheeP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hush puppies were the best I ever had. They were so delicious. I enjoyed the pork belly fried rice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

They have the saltiest meatloaf in great Philadelphia area ! Servers are very unprofessional!

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LaurenB
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about our visit. With the COVID setup, it was still perfect.
We had the chicken sandwich, fried cheese curds and the Nashville hot buns - all of which were delicious. The drink pouches were the best part with Schitt's Creek and Real Housewives inspired tags on them! Frose was also delicious.

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MariaM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a delicious meal, and our server was so kind and helpful. I did feel a bit nervous being seated on the road, so close to a corner.

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JenT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That froze though..... delish!

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Julia
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and amazing customer service, in a delightful part of Philadelphia!

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TravisR
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved everything. Adult Capri suns were good, food was amazing && our waiter was super accommodating. Highly recommend!

Skirt steak, hush puppies, chicken buns and the kielbasa/pierogi dishes were ordered at the table and it was all AMAZING

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MarkE
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I miss being able to sit inside, but the food was still excellent and the service was exceptional. I also miss having their cocktails in cocktail glasses with ice cubes, but I wonder if that's secondary to staffing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate at Bud & Marilyn’s on Saturday night with their new outdoor seating. They have plenty of tables/umbrellas set up along the sidewalk, which created a nice atmosphere. The food was absolutely phenomenal. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful as well. I’m continually impressed (whether it’s take out or dining in person) and look forward to our next meal here!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I, who are both in the industry, dined tonight. Everything was fantastic. We felt very safe, and taken care of. We were so caught up in catching up that we didn’t get our servers name. Tall gentleman with curly hair and dansko’s, A+. We were taken care of, not rushed, and everyone on the staff was great about social distancing and being safe. Fantastic variety on the menu as well! We even got an impromptu firework display.

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vipKatieM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful service. Try the frose

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vipColinsmom
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, David, was very attentive and very friendly. The outdoor seating was comfortable and very nice for the circumstances.

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vipAndrea
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal, even during the quarantine. Service was spot on, professional and friendly, again. Food is nothing but fantastic. A much needed night out. Thanks, Bud and Marilyn!

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NieceyZ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went out for Brunch. The entire experience was absolutely amazing from the food down to the service! The best part is that this is the one restaurant we’ve been to where I didn’t have to make any substitutions to my meal and I could eat it as is! Kudos to the CDC for creating such a comforting menu!

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Beachbums
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined outside for obvious reasons. The set up was great, service and food was outstanding.

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vipJessicaC
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dined outside and appreciated how careful the hostest and wait staff were with maintaining social distance. The food was unbelievably good and the drinks were deliciously fun!

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vipLyss
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. Never disappoints!

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vipThomasC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

At no fault of their own, the restaurant did the best they can do given the current situation, I did not enjoy this engagement at all. The outdoor seating on the 13th street area was terrible. As we ate, 5 different vagrants approached us asking for food or money, one even said that if we can afford to go out for dinner, we should help them because we were privileged white people. I didn’t even finish my meal just packed it up and took it home.
I feel bad because this establishment and all the others they own ALWAYS do an impeccable job. I even over tipped the waitress to show my support.
I love this restaurant and will continue to go back, I would just add that the outdoor seating areas need to be supervised to protect the patrons.

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Bud & Marilyn's does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Bud & Marilyn's is rated 4.7 stars by 3571 OpenTable diners.

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