Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
3753 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 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 3753 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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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Sweepee
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and drinks. Definitely Make a reservation !

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bud and Marilyn’s had some of the best brunch I’ve ever had! I will definitely be coming back again soon!

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vipStacey
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic and usual. The service was excellent, especial considering we were outside and the pandemic! Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service. Will definitely be back there soon.

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2phillygirls
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience1

My second time here. Had Bronzino the first time several months back which was outstanding!

Only outdoor dining was available! It was a cold day but it is January!! The heating lamps didn’t do much as part of the tent remains open. Glad they can offer the option and still
conduct business.

The food although getting cold quickly was delish! Portions were very small for the price of the Shrimp Po Boy Buns (the size of the palm of my hand). The cauliflower could use a little more flavor (some sweetness perhaps). MY GF had the chicken and waffles. It came with an egg and bacon. Great presentation! The cinnamon rolls were heavenly! The bourbon peach punch pouch warmed us up a little!😛 My toes were freezing though!

Service was good given the circumstances. Will dine again but only when indoor is available.

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Tyler
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Outdoor dining was an awful experience. Waited 20 minutes in the cold before the heater was even turned on. The waitress was nice but she had no idea what she was doing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went to celebrate her promotion and had a great time!!! The food was AMAZING and the drinks were flowing! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great indoor Covid setup, vibe was perfect. Server was awesome and everyone in the restaurant was very nice. This was my first indoor dining experience in a long while and both my partner and I really enjoyed it. The food was amazing and cooked perfect. I will definitely recommend to friends.

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MbaluT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside, I felt warm enough the whole time with the heater. I liked the divisions of privacy and we were far from sidewalk walkers. Well done.

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Brianne
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meals and appreciated the outdoor seating set up! It was a bit loud at times being seated on the road as cars passed by. There was a heat lamp that helped keep us warm. The service was good, I recommend!

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viplenewlin
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Service was extremely slow. Side dishes came out as appetizers. while eating those, it was last call...for drinks, food and desserts. Ordered another drink, cappuccinos and a desert. the drink never came, the cappuccinos were brought our before the entrees (which we stipulated for after our meals, and we had to tell a second server what we had ordered for dessert. Our original server disappeared at some point after the cappuccinos were brought and some other server brought our entrees and asked about dessert and brought our check.

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DanaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Reunion with old friends. Great job with outdoor dining and practicing safe social distancing.

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AllisonK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service.

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vipAudreyG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

Drinks were awful. After two specialty drinks, I defaulted to bourbon.

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vipMarie
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. The $33 3 course meal was a bargain!

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vipEttorestyle
Philadelphia
124 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love The food here is delicious with many meals here and it’s outstanding I would definitely recommend it will be back

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vipdalila
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short rib hash and egg fried rice are amazing

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vipKevinO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Morgan was exceptional. Yes the dining room was closed, yes we ate on the street, yes it was cold, but the restaurant did a great job accommodating us and making us comfortable. The meal was perfection, I can’t stop thinking about Marilyn’s Fried Chicken, and the drinks were strong, but we liked that too. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best places to eat in Philadelphia. The friend chicken is incredible along with all of the other food. If you are looking for a place to bring family or friends this is the place to go!

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MeganR
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

they had us in an individual outside section. was able to stay warm and felt safe! staff was friendly and helpful. food was delicious and the pouch cocktails was tasty and boozy.

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Harpua
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was disappointing. (I'll note that this is typically not the case, foodwise.)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only reason I put the noise level was loud was because you are eating on the street so busses and cars are very close and loud. But they did a fantastic job of setting up a great socially distant outdoor dining experience! It was cold out when we ate there but the heaters kept us warm and the tents blocked the wind perfectly! The food was great and the bloody mary was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outdoor dining was a litttle chillier than expected but nothing against you guys, just something for others to think about when bringing jackets and what not! Food and drinks, 10/10

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vipShonta19125
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say anything more except they are consistent and amazing. Long it here ans Kobe the brand of companies.

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Sammysue
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Bud each table has its own section that is covered and has a heater. So cute! The food was tasty as well, we will definitely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food2service5ambience5

The food just never measures up. Raw burger.
Over fried everything else.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here after seeing a couple eye catching items on the brunch menu. Of course, this inevitably led me to be extremely indecisive when it came time to order. Our waiter was patient and very helpful and made solid recommendations. I could not have been happier with my meal! I highly reccomend the braised shortrib cream chipped beef... It was to dieeee for. And don't skip out on one of the drinks in a bag either!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They do a great job managing the outdoor dining experience. The service and food were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite new spot in Philly!

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vipTSReston
Washington DC
140 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food and portions are excellent. Great gourmet touches on comfort foods. Currently all seating is outdoors albeit in a tent. This means in the winter it is going to be a bit cold. Service was good. Seemed to only be a few people working tables but it wasn't an issue. I love the food so I will certainly be back again.

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vipJggray
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

drinks were awesome. we did a couple"pouch" drinks and were great fun and tasted great.
I had seafood special and it was packed with fresh fish like I've never seen and could have fed 2 people. Very well done and great broth. Also ate the chicken buns and short rib pasta and all liked. delicious app of falafel cauliflower, Mac and cheese and the fried rice cauliflower all great. Even bread pudding dessert very good. We had great booth outside. Heater worked really well and staff was super nice and attentive.

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Thomas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were able to sit outside in a private divided area with our own heater. It was very comfortable except for the cold metal chairs. Our server was very helpful and very sweet. The food was a surprise and very good. The chef creates an interesting combinations of flavors. We would definately visit Bud and Marilyn's again and highly recommend it to others - an added bonus is the parking lot right across the street.

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vipEttorestyle
Philadelphia
125 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for brunch even though it was Covid related we had to sit outside it was very comfortable with the heaters and very safe and the brunch was amazing we enjoyed it immensely

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Saint
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Under the circumstances the Staff did a great job of providing a clean, warm and delicious dinner. Highly unusual to be eating in a tent on Locust street but memorable nonetheless. Can’t wait to come back again. Inside or outside.

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vipTinaA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beyond wonderful. In this crazy, covid world this outdoor eating experience was perfect. Food top notch and the heating lamp kept us all warm and cozy. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Freaking delicious as always

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AimeeM
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the quaint outdoor dining patio.

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vipBrighD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor setup! So glad we could treat ourselves to a meal out during the cold, and still stay warm & comfortable with Bud & Marilyn's outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service was great. Outdoor dining right due to covid so it was bit cold even with the heat lamps. Not much the restaurant can do about that although other restaurants in the city have a better set up to keep you warmer.

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You can order delivery directly from Bud & Marilyn's using the Order Online button. Bud & Marilyn's also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Bud & Marilyn's is rated 4.7 stars by 3753 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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