Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
3988 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Bud & Marilyn's is located in the heart of center city at the corner of 13th & Locust Street in the bustling Midtown Village neighborhood.

We currently offer indoor (STANDARD) and outdoor seating for parties up to 4 guests maximum.

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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3988 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I love Bud & Marilyn’s. It’s been a while since my husband and I visited, so we were excited to return post-Covid for a date night. I booked our reservation and looked over the menu via opentable. When we arrived the menu availability was completely different from what is posted on open table. More than half of our favorite items (including the alcoholic juice pouches) are no longer available. The menu has literally been cut in half, which is fine, but I would have liked to no this prior to booking our reservation.

Needless to say, we were very disappointed.

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pollym
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good, especially the salad. A bit pricey.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day brunch

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TonyaB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, went for brunch, food was good. Shrimp Benedict was good as was the cinnamon roll!! Would definitely recommend,

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vipGAFNYC
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

One and done. Very casual eatery. Was at least hoping for good food and good drinks. Neither panned out. The biggest disappointment was the incredibly dry and shockingly bland fried chicken. Not sure how you can make fried chicken tasteless but they figured it out. Plus the bone dry consistency of the white meat portions made it inedible. Martini was a bit watered down. And the server was nowhere to be found. First and last time here. Only reasons for two stars and not one was the Wedge salad. Was inventive and tasty. Should have just stopped there.

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vipPhilly4Food
Philadelphia
144 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The vegetable tempura appetizer which all four of had was excellent. Two of us had the fried chicken and two had the brick roasted chicken. Of the two, the fried chicken was the best and we highly recommend it. Service was very good, and our waiter explained everything. We had so much food from our orders, we had no room for dessert. We definitely will return.

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AdrianaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish food, great service, great drinks. Recommend the arugula and asparagus salad

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipMacaroon
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food as usual was excellent and value was great.

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SarahM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great . Delicious food and drinks. Staff is wonderful

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MatthewO
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and understanding when some of the party arrived late due to traffic. The restaurant had a nice relaxing ambiance and the food was delicious. We were there for a long lunch and did not feel rushed to leave. We will definitely dine here again when we visit Philly.

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PegA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

We sat outside . The traffic made conversation almost impossible. The food was ok. The service was great. It’s ok but wouldn’t return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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CassandraM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was super nice and always came to check on us and refill drinks. The chicken and waffles was a little on the dry side but the mimosas made up for it. The energy inside was like stepping into a restaurant from the 1960s.

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Kathryn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Upscale down home cooking. Excellent, attentive service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service! Great food!

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MeganW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed all of the food and cocktails that we sampled and our server was excellent!

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AdlaiJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Matrr dewas great. I ordered an outside table but it was so hot outside. We asked if we could eat indoors but they had no tables. We were seated outside. It was so hot. Two minutes later the hostess came over to tell us that they made a table for us inside and did we want it? We said YES! Very nice effort made for our party. Very grateful to the staff. Service was great!

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NiniD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were still as good as expected. The cheese curds are still great! I'm glad the quality in food has not declined. Service was also good. Would come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Kind of took a while to be served drinks. I Did not like the drinks....watery. Also the food portion is a bit small ..

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EvanT
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back for dinner + drinks! Wonderful ambiance.

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AmyQ
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and ambiance even outside and the food was very good!

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vipMamamia
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was good! Nice brunch menu

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AEZ631
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outside seating could use heat lamps, otherwise everything was wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent.

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RichardV
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great apps.
Restaurant week had lots of good choices.

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HappyeaterMo
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I attended restaurant week and we were thoroughly pleased and happy with our experience. Our server, Danny, was awesome, knowledgeable, super friendly, and created a good experience for us. The food was excellent, cooked very well, and had lots of flavor to each component. The hot buns were definitely our favorite. The drinks were also delicious. We will certainly return.

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Rvwqy0
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Besides being outside on a rainy day, absolutely no complaints. Food and service was great! Restaurant week menu was a good amount of food for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went during summer restaurant week 2021 and it was great! Fast service and good food

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Lonnie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal last night at Bud and Marilyn’s. First time there. Fried chicken was everything I had heard it was. Great outdoor seating. Waiter was very attentive without being overbearing. Great meal. This was during restaurant week so it was great value, too.

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MicheleS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great introduction to a new place for Restaurant Week! Little noisy but I think that’s because people were excited to have things back to normal. Delicious food! Thank you!

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DeanaD
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for restaurant week and happy hour. Everything was amazing. We sat outside at regular tables and the outdoor seating structure and both were awesome. The food was excellent. Their cocktail specials were exactly what I liked. Sweet and fruity. Our waiter was great and there was no rush. Restaurant week deals made it even more affordable!

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vipJudith49
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Always fun. The food is consistently good. Our server was wonderful.

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AliG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here, tried it out for restaurant week. The food was amazing and the decor was really cool. Looking forward to going back soon! Only wish they had a few more beer choices but we will be back either way !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Great!

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RaeC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Outdoor seating for Restaurant Week. Unfortunately it was very hot but otherwise we had a great time. The street is pretty busy so if you're looking for quiet, indoor seating is the best option. The food and drinks were delicious and our server was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Hair in my food

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bud & Marilyn's using the Order Online button. Bud & Marilyn's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 546-2220.

Bud & Marilyn's is rated 4.7 stars by 3988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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