Bud & Marilyn's
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
great fried chicken and banana pudding. wonderful service
Absolutely horrendous.....start to finish.
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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
Very nice place. Great food, service and cooked fast. Will be back again.
Nice location and decor
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.
Neighborhood gem and excellent choice for dinner! Service was exceptional!
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!
Great service and high quality American food
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.
Food is always on point, service was great, and it wasn’t super crowded. Bud and Marilyn’s has always been great. Highly recommend
Great vibe with elevated comfort food. Not for the weak of stomach! But mmmmm it is good!
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!
Great outdoor experience. Pleasant environment and service
Great food great service !
Delicious food and beautifully decorated!
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.
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.
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!
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
My chicken and waffles was cold and tasted old.
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.
It was great
Great restaurant. Casual ambiance. Service is great. Very Covid Safe.
I had the Mary’s roasted chicken and it was Delicious!!!
Excellent food, great drinks and excellent service. We sat inside, but I think I’d prefer outdoors next time. Highly recommend!
Service was great. drinks were delicious! made a reservation, it was the only one available only to show up in find numerous open tables. Ordered the fried chicken which seemed overcooked and crispy. it tasted like it was reheated
Service was quick, though the Nashville Hot Chicken was underwhelming with dry, under seasoned meat. Wedge salad and cheese curds were great and I appreciated the aesthetic. Average for the area.
Awesome food (we started with the cheese curds and both got the Nashville hot chicken) and drinks! Will definitely be back!
Best fried chicken and biscuits!
The server was so nice, along with the food runners. I liked the outside seating as well. The only thing that was lacking was the food, and I'm disappointed. The chicken was dry and I felt the entire meal (drinks included) lacked flavor. I know there are better places to dine in Phladelphia
I love Bud & Marilyn’s. It’s been a while since my husband and I visited, so we were excited to return post-Covid for a date night. I booked our reservation and looked over the menu via opentable. When we arrived the menu availability was completely different from what is posted on open table. More than half of our favorite items (including the alcoholic juice pouches) are no longer available. The menu has literally been cut in half, which is fine, but I would have liked to no this prior to booking our reservation.
Needless to say, we were very disappointed.
Food was very good, especially the salad. A bit pricey.
A little salty. Food was okay but nothing special
Excellent food and excellent place.
Father’s Day brunch
Amazing! My new favorite spot!
Great service, went for brunch, food was good. Shrimp Benedict was good as was the cinnamon roll!! Would definitely recommend,
One and done. Very casual eatery. Was at least hoping for good food and good drinks. Neither panned out. The biggest disappointment was the incredibly dry and shockingly bland fried chicken. Not sure how you can make fried chicken tasteless but they figured it out. Plus the bone dry consistency of the white meat portions made it inedible. Martini was a bit watered down. And the server was nowhere to be found. First and last time here. Only reasons for two stars and not one was the Wedge salad. Was inventive and tasty. Should have just stopped there.
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 4022 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.