Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
4072 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.

Masks are required for all guests dining inside

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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 4072 people are saying
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LucianaL
Poconos
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drinks. We had steaks and cocktails. I originally requested to sit outside but when I arrived I asked to be moved inside because it looks so nice inside. The only thing I didn't like was the dessert. The dessert menu was boring and the banana pie was terrible. Will return.

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vipPhillyPhilip
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great time with friends.
The staff were very accommodating to our needs

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JohnL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always! Great service also, very timely yet never intrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

I’ve sent my dissatisfaction directly to the restaurant. If the restrooms are this filthy, can’t imagine what the rest of the place looks like with the lights turned up … kind of grossed me out

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KayG
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived for an early pre-theater dinner and got great seats by the window. First off I want to say how appreciative I am that Bud & Marilyn's takes seriously keeping folks safe by requiring masks to enter and all staff masked.
We decided to start the meal with cocktails. The Regal Beagle (gin, aperol, elderflower, lemon) was just perfect for my date and my order of a nonalcoholic Wile E Coyote (gingerale, lemon, and strawberry) were just the thing. In fact, my drink was so large it lasted throughout the meal.
My friend ordered the salmon as is usual for her but the meal itself was anything but usual. Perfectly cooked and surrounded by delicious veggies including paper-thin parsley radish salad, summer squash, wild mushrooms, and more. It was deelish!
I ordered the house extruded Gnochetti served with blistered Sungold tomatoes, shaved baby zucchini, and seasoned with crispy garlic, fresh tarragon, and pickled Fresno peppers, which were not too hot.
We had to high tail it to the theater but I will be back for dessert before too long. They serve La Colombe coffee (my favorite).
Can you tell; I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, music was upbeat and not overly loud. One of our favorite spots in center city!

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vipHannahP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING SHAKSHUKA!! Definitely recommend

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KathrynD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service! Fun appetizers to share and nice birthday cake.

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vipHelenS
Atlantic City
103 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! The server was very efficient & the food was delicious. Will definitely return.

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AndrewC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Fine dinering in a really considered setting. Food was excellent and service was good, albeit a little pacy.

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is very friendly and food and drinks are great!

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vipjzp53
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I’ve been disappointed the last few times I’ve eaten here - I just don’t think any of the Saffron Turney restaurants are as good as they used to be. I had a gift certificate which is why I went. I had the brick chicken and it just looked like a big mess on a plate. It was just okay. I probably will not return. There are so many other restaurants in Philly that are so much better. It’s disappointing as I used to think this group of restaurants were some of Philly’s best.

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MothersDayDiner
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A perfect location for Sunday brunch! Our server was fantastic, attentive without being overbearing & super friendly! The food was great and the drinks were awesome. I love the outdoor chalets and the restaurant's attention to covid protocols. Overall, everything was topnotch and we'll definitely be back! Thank you!

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daver
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great vibe, great service, food was good. Overall a good experience.

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Dann
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite brunch spot!

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Devin
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant had some amazing breakfast and lunch food, the beyond burger was fantastic! Definitely will return when I’m back in town.

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vipMichaelH
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Shrimp buns, cheese curds and drinks were amazing to start (LOVE that they serve STATESIDE vodka!) but really downhill from there. We had a great server but he couldn’t compensate for kitchen mistakes. Heirloom tomato and grilled peaches salad came out without any peaches (oops). Hangar steak came out lukewarm and seriously over-salted (what are they compensating for). Service was great but I’m not rushing back. Too many other great places in that area!

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Roe2
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time at the restaurant although I passed it several times before. I sat outside and appreciated the bit of decor in the form of the tablecloth that was placed on the table. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. Overall, I look forward to returning to try out other food items and possibly visit inside.

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Kate
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super friendly staff and delicious food

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Gail
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Disappointed in the pork belly bun. The shrimp buns and Wedge salad were very good!! Biscuit that can with the chicken were also very delicious however the chicken could have been more seasoned.

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FoodisLife
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food. It's always a go to when we want to go somewhere we know always delivers. Yummm

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Jackson92
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the cocktails well made. Only negative was there weren’t fries with the fried chicken. But there were two huge biscuits. Take it down to one biscuit and add fries then it’s perfect!

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SandraS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I was thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our server was friendly and attentive. The fried chicken was moist and the batter was amazing. The short ribs over the homemade egg pasta was so tasty and the noodles were al dente and delicious. We would definitely recommend dining at Bud& Marilyn’s to our friends!

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DenyaX
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, very good service and the food is great too. The glasses were not very clean and there were bread crumbs on the chairs etc. but I think these are mistakes that can be easily corrected.

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JPAWIMINYDE
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bud and Marilyn’s is perfect. Two meals: two A’s. Wait staff outstanding.

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DinerDave
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!
Food and Service!!
We went for brunch.
Definitely get the cinnamon roll!!!

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MartinM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The staff was all very friendly and attentive. The cheese curds were great, the rest of the food was fine. Nothing special, nothing wrong.

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Giancat16
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roasted chicken was outstanding! 10 out of 10!!! The lighting is romantic and the staff was very welcoming. I’m definitely going back.

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KristynS
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was great for dinner! Can’t wait to go for brunch

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Tony
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience3

The server was great, very attentive and friendly. The burgers weren’t cooked to the requested temp. It was a little warm. It did not live up to the hype. Maybe next time.

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JasonD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great place for a casual meal where the food is very good.

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vipWilliamH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good Food, friendly service, in these times limited menu.

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vipoutandabout
Philadelphia
237 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The restaurant is an old standby it's always good for some down home comfort food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place!! My husband and I got cold brews to drink and shared the massive cinnamon bun, cheese curds, chicken and waffles and chicken sandwich. Everything was delicious. My only complaint is that the waffle was over cooked. Other than that everything was great!

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vipChrisD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always a great meal no matter your menu choice. The weather cooperated so we sat outside and enjoyed the scenes

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was sooooo good! I recommend the grapefruit Mimosas. The ambience was nice the service was excellent. Very pleased.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Marylin’s Old Fashion was excellent as well as the Froze. The Marylin’s Fried Chicken was dry and lacked flavor however, the accompanying biscuits, pickles and butter were really good. The cheese curds were good as well as the meatloaf (came out a little cold though). The wait staff was nice as well.

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Sixspeedmaniac
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as always!

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KikiH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service and food was good but happy hour only being at the bar (esp on a rainy day when outdoor dining wasn’t super smart) felt weird. The light above us at the bar was broken and unlit which made it kinda hard to see. Overall really good and the waiters were super nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

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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 4072 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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