Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
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3508 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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DanP
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Don’t usually give a bad review for a Safran/Turney place but this visit was not the best. Both appetizer and entrees were lukewarm. My fried fish special had no flavor/seasoning and was soggy. Potatoes we’re underdone. Slaw was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service and liked the 70s vibe and decor

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vipJamesJ
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nashville chicken bears no resemblance to what Nashville chicken should be

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IvyD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The buttered buns were flavorful and delicious, and the service was extremely speedy. Definitely would recommend.

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AmberP
Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bud & Marilyn’s has a fantastic atmosphere and even better menu! The staff was great- they even helped us fine something cool to do after dinner. Would definitely recommend to everyone!!

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RobS
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fried chicken was awesome and biscuits outstanding.
Cocktails are exceptional
really cool dining room with neat bar seats overlooking kitchen.
Beer list was good not great.

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vipSteveK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really cool ambience and unique takes in traditional brunch!

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Shihan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was good, basically comfort food. The ambiance was nice and the service was great. However, their comso drink was not up to standard.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. We enjoyed every morsel from Ham Croquettes to Funfetti with a wonderful Fish Fry & Atlantic Char were the main course. The service & atmosphere combined to make it a delightful evening.

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vipdaniellek
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had the best cocktails,

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Megan
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience2

We made reservations to celebrate a birthday brunch and were really excited to try this place. We were sat at a tiny table on the end of a row of booths in a very, very busy aisle with staff and guests knocking into us on three sides. We requested another table, but the hostess said there were no other options. There was no where to put our winter coats and purses other than on the floor under our chairs...yuck! Not an enjoyable experience. Service was polite but extremely slow even though there were dozens of buses and wait staff (literally) running past us. I was really uncomfortable that the unisex bathrooms had no paper towels only an air dryer. There was no way to open the bathroom door without touching it with your bare hands before you go eat... so unsanitary! Many amazing places to eat in Philly: skip this one!

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EugeneG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's pricey, but the food is great. I perfect place for special occasions. Minus to noise level.

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LFR1
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food is always great. Have had much better service there. We waited for far too long before our waitress came to even take our drink orders and then seemed bothered by having to wait on us.

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vipMowglivt
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Scallops - energetic (ie loud) for an early (5:45) dinner before a concert.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and we can’t wait to go back!!! The food is fantastic. We tried a few dishes and the cake...OMG. Can’t go wrong.

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HopeC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food, service, music was fantastic. I defiantly will go back soon.

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SeanM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Outstanding service. great ambiance. one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia.

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vipMarissaR
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. Very friendly. Tables are VERY close together, but we had a great experience other than that. Yes

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place for a hearty meal. The fried chicken satisfied a voracious appetite, with some to spare. I tried the kale and shaved Brussel sprouts salad but it was not to my taste. That's just a personal preference. I'm definitely coming back to try other menu items. I was jealous of my partner's artic char and will get it for myself next time.

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AmyW
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and environment. Great service with David!

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phoodie
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their bucket of chicken is phenomenal! Staff are friendly and attentive.

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vipMartelN
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always great! Every food option is perfectly prepared and the Marilyn OF is the best cocktail I’ve ever had. I mean just look at this meatloaf!!! It definitely is not how mom used to make it. 😅😋

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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Cait
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has never disappointed! Order dessert if you have the room, the cakes are unreal!

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LieselS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic food. Were very accommodating with adding our baby to the reservation (I didn't realize babies counted as part of the reservation party, LOL).

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TomD
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time we've been here for brunch, it never disappoints us.

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ETaylor
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Always enjoy my time at Bud & Marilyns. This time i had the veal (just wanted to switch it up). It was a little salty for my taste but it was ok. I will be back for sure but sticking too my reliable dishes (Fried Chicken or Meatloaf). Drinks are always great.

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vipLorraine
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was great and really enjoyed the evening - creative and interesting menu choices.
loved the food

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vipLyndaNP
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Enjoyed our meal here and they saved our table even though we were stuck in traffic and 30 min late. Thank you! Madison was an excellent server, attentive but not intrusive and had our meals ready for a 7:30 show.

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jruth
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

We were seated reasonably quickly, and the food was very good and the portions were fine. You My only complaint was that we felt as though the servers were constantly around our table, as if to hurry us along.

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SharB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I'm very impressed with the food. Brunch is so delicious 😋

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Lass
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wasn't sure if this restaurant would be baby-friendly. I'm very relieved to day that the staff was extremely acccomodating! There was a closet at the front of the restaurant that was large enough to store the stroller and the car seat. They also say us in an area that provided us with enough room for the high chair. The food was delicious and the service overall was phenomenal.

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Sweepee
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Sunday Brunch with the hubby. It’s very busy for brunch, reservations highly recommend!

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vipJamesW
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best fried chicken in the city!

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vipJohnC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We returned after a great dinner on Friday night and were extremely pleased with our experience. Being Italian, I had some reservations about a lasagna without meat but this dish is the bomb! The cheese is a more than suitable replacement for the meat. Simply outstanding!

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vipMrsMorris
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun atmosphere, great food and service. Felt a bit rushed but overall a great experience!

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NonFoodie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very pleased with restaurant. Enjoyed entire evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really didn’t know what to expect but my girlfriend and I honestly had our expectations blown away. Everything was delicious, the portions were great and we couldn’t have asked for much more. We already agreed we’ll be coming back in the not-so-distant future!

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ChrisS
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and drinks, a wonderful spot for a night out with friends!

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