Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
4035 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 4035 people are saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChrisD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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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Ally
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Ella,I believe was her name was our server she seemed to have sort of a nonchalant attitude and was not too knowledgeable with what was being ordered. She just kept telling us to refer to the menu. I ordered short rib stroganoff. It was delicious and tender,just a little salty. My husband enjoyed his dinner as well.He had the grilled hanger steak and the cheese curds where fabulous. Something different ,sauces amazing. It was our first visit but will not be our last. The happy hour was not mentioned. We did not know about it until it was time to leave.I think happy hour should be mentioned when coming in the establishment if the time is appropriate. Overall nice experience and enjoyable!!! Definitely will be coming back.

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vipBrit
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in the city! Great food and drinks each time I go!

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TaylorW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was scrumptious!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a consistent favorite for their great food (order any chicken dish) and great service. It is slowly becoming an essential stop in Philadelphia.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The inside of the restaurant and decor was mid-century modern and wonderfully curated. It was just my taste! The food was absolutely delicious, I already want to come back and try more. Our waitress was super sweet, and brought everything out for us so quickly. The cocktails are spectacular!! I had one with violet in it and it’s one of the best drinks I’ve had in a while! Their Nashville hot is giving some other Nashville hot style chicken I’ve had some competition!!! I highly highly recommend this place! Also in a great location in Philly! A lot to do in that area!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance!

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vipDavidC
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and friendly service with wonderful food.

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mchyk
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Service was awful. She never came to our table. We sat there for 30 minutes waiting to ask for our check. It took her an additional 15 to finally bring us the final check so we could leave the restaurant. The buns were also VERY oily. I don’t recommend going here.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

great fried chicken and banana pudding. wonderful service

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vipRobertS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely horrendous.....start to finish.
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Hickle
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very underwhelmed for such a promising looking and well acclaimed place. The ambiance was a little worn though a classic interesting old diner design. Needs some sprucing up but overall one of the better things about this mid city casual restaurant. The menu looks enticing with a variety of home style choices without being pretentious or mundane and certainly not too many choices. Unfortunately the food was generally disappointing and not what would be expected.

Our wedge salad was the best thing we ordered as the crispy onion rings on top of an interesting and well designed assortment of salad ingredients were tasty and worked well together along with the large chunks of bacon one hopes for in a wedge salad.

The pierogis were fair. The filing was decent but on the skimpy side. The dough was tough and not fresh. The garnishing helped but would not recommend this choice.

My son ordered the Marylin fried chicken which was a generous portion of plump white and dark pieces. He enjoyed the dark meat but was under seasoned and the breast was dry. Came with 2 square biscuits that were huge but hard as a rock and totally inedible.

My wife ordered the double patty melt which was actually a double cheeseburger as it was served on hamburger bun with all of the standard condiments including lettuce and tomato. Hard for me to accept defining that as a patty melt. She did say it was flavorful with generous quality beef patty’s.

Finally I order the short rib stroganoff which was comprised of a very nice tender pulled short rib. The sauce was tasty with a rich red wine flavor but overly salty. The pasta was not traditional wide egg noodles but a combination of pasta including what they might consider gnocchi? They were little pillows of semolina based pasta not potato as gnocchi should be. This was ok but kind of a departure again from norms and not expected.

Overall the service was fine. Very adequate for a casual type venue such as a this. Food came out quickly

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JC420
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place. Great food, service and cooked fast. Will be back again.

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JoeC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice location and decor

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MargoB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Family loved the cheese curds and Nashville hot buns. The fried chicken has changed since the last time I was there (around 18 months ago I guess) and I wasn’t impressed. I had been really looking forward to it because I remembered it as the best fried chicken ever. It was just “meh” and not served in the bucket with the fries.

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RobertK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The waitstaff seems sleepy. Restaurant didn’t look as clean as is the past. Long periods of time between ordering or getting courses. Food was good, but not as good as in the past, with the exception being a tomato and grilled peach salad.

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vipPrivate
London
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent

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Becky
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem and excellent choice for dinner! Service was exceptional!

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KaitlynB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch place! There were 4 of us and we just picked a few things off of the menu and split amongst us all and it worked out perfectly. I got the lakeside cocktail because it was recommended - it was wayyyy too strong. The person who recommended it said it wasn't like that before so must've been a heavy pourer behind the bar. But overall we enjoyed it!

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vipTaylorD
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and high quality American food

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed a night in the city, dinner and drinks here before a show. The food was great, drinks even better, but the server was a little slow and not extremely friendly. I do recommend it though, was a great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always on point, service was great, and it wasn’t super crowded. Bud and Marilyn’s has always been great. Highly recommend

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vipShannonK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great vibe with elevated comfort food. Not for the weak of stomach! But mmmmm it is good!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food 🥘 the staff was superb. It was a little warm in the establishment but it was crowded. The drinks are well made but somewhat soft on the alcohol, i had the pork buns and salmon entree both were wonderful! The regal begel cocktail was a favorite although i had the gin replaced with vodka and loved it. Our server was lovely and attentive , the food again was quite enjoyable with a kitchy ambience!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor experience. Pleasant environment and service

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Emmy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing brunch

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Dlag
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service !

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vipleahp
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beautifully decorated!

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Dragondiner621
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with the pierogis. We loved them so much next time we are getting two orders! Perfectly done.
Dinner was the beef stroganoff for me and the burger for him. Both were exceptional. Cannot wait to eat here again.

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Went to this restaurant with my two teen sons. It was so loud, the waitress could not hear us order, ask for more water or the check. Once we got our meal, we did not see her again until we flagged her down, though the restaurant was not full. The fried chicken was dry and the biscuits were terrible. The chicken sandwich was good.

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010ickD
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited menu but very good food. The staff are extremely friendly and attentive. Conveniently located in the heart of Center City. Great place for a first date or anniversary!

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Arthur
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10am brunch reservation on Sunday, outside was lovely. It was chill at 10 and quiet. dog friendly. indoor vibe was cool. food was very good, big portions. will definitely be back again

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

My chicken and waffles was cold and tasted old.

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JosephQ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. Cocktails were amazing, food was delicious and filling.
Drew, our waiter couldn’t have been more attentive, friendly and helpful.
Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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MaryR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Casual ambiance. Service is great. Very Covid Safe.
I had the Mary’s roasted chicken and it was Delicious!!!

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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 4035 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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