Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
3908 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 and outdoor seating for parties up to 4 guests.

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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 3908 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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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSMRd2
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The warmest and most protected outdoor dining I have enjoyed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing! The only disappointment is that there was a limited bar and the drinks weren’t that strong. Other than that great place I’ll be back!

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LSwizzy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Brunch cinnamon roll was amazing! Fried cheese curds are out of this world. The coffee was nice and strong.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for brunch. Everything was delicious from the bloody Mary's to the chicken and waffles. Love this place

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Wolfgang
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bud & Marilyn's is consistently outstanding in every way. You can always count on having fantastic food and a great dining experience with excellent service.

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BenJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The food was okay, the baked Mac and cheese was definitely not baked Mac and cheese. The fried chicken I had was dry, the server was barely around to help us, watched him serve other tables more than us and when we asked for shots they gave us watered down house tequila. Never coming back here. Definitely not worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. Great service and the food was on point. I had the lamb and she had the salmon. Great atmosphere and a fun vibe.

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OliviaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best drinks!!! A great time!

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vipFoodDugooder
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Had to wait 30 minutes before we were sat at our table. Staff didn’t seem to care.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great and drinks were yummy

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vipScottK
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal at Bud and Marilyn's! Great outdoor accommodations with heat. I highly recommend this little jewel.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Our group of 4 loved B&M’s. Everything from the ambiance to the food was wonderful. Our server was attentive, we tried several things on the menu and enjoyed it all. Chicken bun shareable was so good!! Also enjoyed the decor.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was awesome!

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vipMichaelF
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent comfort food. The Mac and cheese was outstanding. The short rib scallopini was also excellent. Will return

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MelissaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always a great dining experience.

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vipMike
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

like the small hut seating with the glass separators. warmer weather makes outdoor dining more enjoyable. food at brunch was fantastic!

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vipHRKinDC
Washington DC
72 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing brunch, sitting in their outdoor COVID structure. Service was great, the space accommodating and protected. Loved our food. The shakshuka was out of this world. Would order that again and again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food! We had a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always delicious

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Elle
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had the grilled shrimp Benedict.My mom had the chicken and waffles. We were there for brunch. The food was hot and delicious. Our server Charlotte was great with suggestions as well as service. My family has gone for dinner before without me. I will definitely go back with friends.

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vipEm30
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, I’m happy to see restaurant life coming back

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal! Super prompt and great atmosphere.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual...have yet to have a bad experience here...always enjoy the food and the cocktails are delicious

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viptownie
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful!

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Samantha
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Avoid this restaurant at all costs. I went for a relatively Sunday brunch and although the restaurant was not overly crowded, service was a bit slow. The food was average at best but my group and I were more focused on enjoying our time together. This was soon ruined when we asked to switch out one drink on the menu for another. The waitress (Cassidy C.) became irate, stated that she would have to ask the manager because removing an item from the bill in exchange for another was "above her," and stormed away. Cassidy then slammed the check book on our table when she returned with an updated receipt. When she came back with our credit card, she legitimately threw the check book across our table while her manager stood by with a horrified expression on her face and apologized profusely. This was easily the most horrific dining experience I have ever had.

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ACMarino
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been here twice for brunch with wife. We both enjoy the vibe, food, service, and the warm cinnamon roll.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Loved the short rib stroganoff.

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Miche
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday in style with my favorite restaurant in Philly! Superb service and food as always!

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Chanell
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joshua was our server; he was super friendly and attentive. He also helped us decide on drinks and entrees, which displayed an impressive, accurate knowledge of the menu. We enjoyed the entire experience and can’t wait to go back!

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AliyahK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

amazing restaurant, came here on a saturday morning so was quite crowded, service was slow but food was worth it.

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vipmgexplorer
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

I would have given this 5 stars if it weren't for the hostess. My reservation was for outside, and I stopped at the restaurant to talk to the hostess a couple of hours before dinner. The hostess who was on duty was a woman with short blond hair. Because of my bad back, I needed to ask her if I could have one of the tables with chairs that had good lumbar support. Half of the tables had the chairs I could sit in with good lumbar support and the other half had chairs I could not possibly sit in. When I asked the hostess if I could have one of the tables with the chairs I could sit in, she was indifferent, unaccommodating, and even a little rude. She treated me like I was being a nuisance, and she wasn't even busy, because it was before 5:00 PM.

Since I had a 50% chance of getting the chairs I could sit in, I decided to take a chance. When I arrived at the restaurant, the hostess with the short blond hair was busy texting on her phone, but another very nice hostess sat me. As luck would have it, I was seated at a table with chairs I could sit in. But it was pure luck.

Our server was awesome!

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Chrissy
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour. Good food and service. Love the specials, I had the spring mule and it was sooo good! The cheese curds were also amazing. They have a ton of covered outside seating but it filled up fast on a Friday. So I’m glad we used open table!

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Mick
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly staff. Food came out hot and quick. Love the cute outdoor booths! Felt safe and it was fun!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’m not sure what the current rules are for Philly, but they made us order food which is fine. But they should also say that either when you place the reservation or when they seat you

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markidaj
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a cute restaurant to grab brunch with your boo or your friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food and drinks were incredible. Waitress was nice and all covid safe. Would definitely recommend their pouch drinks!

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AlwaysHungry
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating in a pod! Everything was timed perfectly well, the food was spectacular and the whole night out was great.

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vipDonielleW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We switched from brunch to dinner because my husband was looking forward to the fried chicken. The formula/recipe seems to have changed but not for the better. The chicken was dry and didn’t have much flavor. Two out of the 3 of us ordered the chicken so it was disappointing. We also ordered the funfetti cake for dessert and it too seemed dry. On a good note the crab fries and cheese curds were delicious.

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vipDDiniz
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and ambiance. My burger was great but my bfs chicken sandwich was quite underwhelming. Nothing to really complain but we wouldn't order it again.

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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 3908 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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