Bud & Marilyn's

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I’ve been here and food was too die for! We had the mac and cheese, the duck liver mousse and the fried fish, it was all so good! Cocktails were delicious, and despite how busy it was service was super and our waiter was really kind :) will definitely come back soon!

OT
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious every time
Chicken outta this world !

OT
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!!!!

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F
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A friend and I shared the Fried Chicken. We both agreed that it was the best Fried Chicken that we have ever eaten. The crust was delicious and the chicken inside was moist and tender. It was served with crispy French Fries and a wonderfully flavored Cole Slaw. We also ordered the Honey Biscuits which were outstanding ! I can't wait to go back and either try something new OR I might possibly just repeat the same
order.!

EG
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Usually this place is packed and noisy but went for lunch at 1 during the week and it was quiet. Seated immediately. Had the fried chicken sandwich which was delicious. Nicely breaded and delicious sauce. My companion had the fried chicken bucket which he loved. Recommended!

B
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very creative menu prepared very well. Convenient to the Kimmel.

f
Denver
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great neighborhood restaurant! Loved the retro back hallway and restrooms! Lots to see in the dining area! Great food!

e
Philadelphia
187 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Server, Beverages and Food. Was too noisy to have conversations

MO
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Creative food and drinks. Check your bill. We had 5 people and a 20% service was already included!

AH
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails was just outstanding! I loved the atmosphere and the service was very attentive.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely spot. Make a reservation—it was bumping. Food was delicious, service was great!

F
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This was a great low key dinner for Valentine’s Day. The specials were delicious- especially that 25 layer lasagna. Our waiter was so nice and we never felt as though no one was paying attention to us. We’ll be back.

SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time visit and overall I enjoyed the meal. Will definitely go again. The appetizers were absolutely delicious! I was seated near the door and was cold almost my entire time there, because of the constant opening and closing of the front door of the restaurant. That slightly took away from my enjoyment. I loved the warm biscuits and butter.

JM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great meal. Service was quick.

BM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed it, the food was great, the service was good and the drinks were perfect

KT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was cozy and the food was delicious. Can’t wait to go back! Best fried chicken I have ever had!! Hot sauce was great!

JJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

First off- we love bud and Marilyn’s, come all the time. Today was a bit off - it was pretty busy but that’s typical. server was attentive but seemed rushed with us ordering. Food came out quick for apps but entrees took a moment, gave us time to digest. One entree in our group of four came out cold, they reheated it but when it came the second time it was no better. Had it taken off bill. Everything else was good, table was close to door and was pretty cold the entire time, could have been why the food got cold.

C
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day menu was excellent. We managed to try a few different dishes and enjoyed it immensely. The waitstaff was attentive but did abandon us once or twice and forgot a drink. But it was very busy and no harm no foul. I’ve been here a few times and will definitely be back.

OO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Valentine's day set menu was amazing. Enjoyed all the courses and the service was impeccable. Definitely coming back again!

BJ
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love B&Ms! Always great food and service to match.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s Day experience - incredible food, service, and ambiance

MM
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent staff - very fresh - loved the chicken dinner and banana pie desert- first time we ate at your restaurant - we will be back soon.
👍👍😀😀😀😀

J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated right at our reserved time. Food and service was very good. Really enjoyed the vegan ice cream. What a surprise!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

All good. Few service mis steps like food being dropped without utensils

JH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went after the Philly Auto Show for an early dinner. Even thought they were almost full at 6:15 they got us a table right away. The service was great and the food tasty without being overly expensive. Great food good value. I will go back.

NR
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Hostess was disinterested and waitress was more interested in chatting at the bar than waiting on our table.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice environment. Decent food but overrated.

A
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience!!

W
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Just kinda meh this visit. Prior timed we've gone to bud and Marilyn's, it's been a cut above the experience of a chain restaurant. Now, honestly, I don't recall what I liked about the place. It's good for a group of picky people, but the food is pretty boring - service is just ok - fried chicken isn't that good - nothing really to be excited about except maybe the pink sinks in the restroom that harken to yesteryear.

OT
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong here—elevated comfort food at its best. Great place all around and nice bar area as well (can get crowded with the after-work crowd).

YY
Philadelphia
423 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really liked the menu as something for everyone. Cheese curds a nice start as was the wedge salad which was fill of veggies. Arctic char done perfect and the half chicken was very good with lots of garlic! Had to have the hot buttered buns

MM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and cocktails! Portions are huge! Will def come back!

MM
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Table reservation is a must for weekends. Their brunch menu has good options for vegetarian or vegan people. I ordered the biscuits and gravy vegetarian which was served with mushroom gravy and it was really delicious. Their french toast is stomach filling.

b
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a brunch with one of my friends. Great assortment of options. We started with the cheese curds and they were delicious. I will for sure go back. My only complaint is that the only sparkling wine option was sparkling Chardonnay. Should for sure add a Prosecco or champagne option.

LO
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place for breakfast , looking forward to trying it for dinner

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and perfect date night atmosphere! Service was great, several wait staff came over to keep our glasses filled with water, take our orders, and ask if we needed anything. The fried chicken was incredible, we will definitely be back!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess at the front was super kind to get us a table when our numbers changed. Great customer service experience from a place that served up delicious food and drink.

OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was great and good was excellent.

BV
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My wife and I were looking forward to our brunch. We thought the flavors were very good. We were disappointed that the execution was not as good. The chilaquiles were not crisp at all but pretty soggy. Similarly, the French fries with our chicken were also on the soggy side. The fried chicken was very good.

J
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food is always good there. I dislike the beet sandwich offered as a Reubin.

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