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Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
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3669 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 3669 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RobertaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I only docked to a 4 because it took a while to get a refill on water and a mimosa and I asked two separate people. But the food, drinks, and ambience was great! I’ll definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, great ambiance, fantastic service!! Highly recommend

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MeganW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese curds are the best we ever had and my husband is from Wisconsin so he is super picky. All of the food is phenomenal, we have never had a bad meal here!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Terrible service, but amazing food!!!

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vipLauram
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal. This was the best meal we had in Philly. The drinks were great and the short rib pasta was to die for. We got the funfetti cake and it was enormous and delicious. Would recommend!

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AlexG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for brunch last week. The service was fast and professional, as always. The food was delicious. Everything tasted fresh and the portions were just the right size. The restaurant is doing a good job keeping customers apart, even inside, and we felt very safe eating inside.

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RodneyE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really good. They did a good job with outdoor seating but it is on a busy street so be prepare for a good level of vehicular noise. 1 "plastic cup" of mimosa was $10. That was a bit disappointing. But I would definitely be going back.

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Huggs
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. I will be going back. ❤❤❤❤

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RMal
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Wait staff should be able to accurately answer allergy questions. We were served a gluten containing dish even though we specifically asked if it was gluten free. It was not. The food was fairly good. Very small selection of gluten free items.

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Karolina
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great as well as the food! Would definitely go back in a heartbeat

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vipArep
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Fun. Great service. Love the outdoor seating and heaters.

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JuliaT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service! Def reccomend the drink pouches!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was terrible for brunch. They forgot a drink for the table as well as an entire entree and the unapologetic waitress said it was because she “forgot”. We had to ask for the check three different times and when we finally received the bill we were overcharged. There are much better brunch places in the city for this price.

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vipHopeP
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We dined outside on the Locust Street side of the restaurant (which is located in a corner). Food was great, menu is very interesting, server was good and we had a lovely brunch with friends. This is always a repeat for us- fun, different and always delicious.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, decor and service were great! I would absolutely dine at Bud & Marilyn's again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A little bit let down after hearing so many amazing things about Bud & Marilyn’s! The food was just okay. For the prices I would of expected something with more of a wow factor. My cocktail was really strong, I ended up switching to wine before finishing my first drink. The cocktail cups were also very small for $10+ each.

Positives: our waitress was lovely! She did a great job. Our table was nice and the street was fairly quiet, which was great for being in center city. Our appetizers and entrees arrived quickly after placing the order. They also had large outdoor heaters between each table, we were really glad that staff members came out to turn them on because the outdoor tables were all in the shade and it was getting chilly!

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vipTameke
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty Blood Orange Margarita, good Bud's Double Patty Burger, Brioche French Toast, and Sofia's Peach Pouch. Good service. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for brunch. My first time here. I had the Truckstop special and she had chicken and waffles. Both were delicious. I particularly enjoyed the jalapeno cornbread. We ate outdoors and felt comfortable with the distancing and other precautions taken.

We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as always! Upset they got rid of their NY strip on the menu, but glad they still have all the hot buns. Service was a bit slow, but it was the first time this has happened. Will always continue to be going back!

JD
vipJohnD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always get the meatloaf so decided this time to try something new. The shrimp Po boy buns and the buds double burger. Both excellent. The fries that came with the burger were nice and crisp. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it !! Food and service was amazing. Would like to eat inside next time.

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Maya
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! I would return to eat here again.

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Jimbo
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Finally made it to Bud & Marilyn's. The brunch food was fantastic. Sat out side which explains my score for noise level. Great wine list, but my wife was disappointed with the Bloody Mary. No garnish whatsoever. Service was great.

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Shawn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easy to check in. Great food at good prices. Plenty of spacing.

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AliciaK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great! Love the atmosphere. Our server was absolutely fantastic. The shakshuka and bronzino toast did not disappoint. We will be back again for sure. Thank you.

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vipA2ne
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Considering that we really can only sit outside right now, they did their best. Tables a little slanted since the street was..cant help that..Service was terrific. Menue choices were good for Restaurant week. Didn't feel rushed and appreciated the effort to keep things Covid safe.

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DavidS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Per usual. It was my first time doing happy hour and now I don’t want to happy hour anywhere else!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing. This is my second time dining here and i must say it will be our spot every year for restaurant week

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CStreet17
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food and drinks were great

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JuliaM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

went for happy hour and restaurant week and they were both great options at great prices! food and drinks were delicious along with the fun pouch drinks — they were a hit!

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PhillyFoodLover24
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This was my second time here, but first time eating outside (it was nice, but I would just ask for a different table next time because it happened to be right across from the door that I think trash cans go in and out so it was kinda noisy when that happened). The host and server were nice. The food and drinks were good: 1) It was happy hour so that was nice (Moscow mule was great, just wish the cup was bigger) and 2) food came out a little too quick because there were appetizers that were requested first and then next thing we new our entrees were there). Overall, Dustin was fantastic and our experience was nice. I would definitely go back (just was giving my honest opinion on things).

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kimonec
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the experience very relaxing and the service was great everyone was friendly

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Wolf
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent. We had a great indoor dining experience. Staff was mindful of covid regulations. Food and service were awesome.

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MegB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, great service and food. We were on the street so there is always going to be traffic noise but at least this allowed them to accommodate a lot of seating during the current time.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Nothing less - great food, great place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and a quiet atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

The seating in the backyard courtyard - though considered outdoor seating by the restaurant - is essentially indoor since there’s no open air. The restaurant should not be calling this space outdoor.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overall great service and food. Drinks not so much.

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Foodchaser30
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience5

This was a cute place to go with friends and eat some good food and order a few drinks. The fried chicken was okay not great but the cheese curds, beet salad and hot chicken buns was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites in Philly. Had Brunch, was fantastic. Server was amazing. Always highly recommended.

FAQs

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

Bud & Marilyn's is rated 4.7 stars by 3669 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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