Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
3843 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 and 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 3843 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 5 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful brunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always fantastic. One of my favorites in Philly.

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Dagg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience per usual. Truly one of my favorite places here in Philly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, drinks, + experience

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Xeno
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Been here a few times for HH pre-pandemic. Had a nice time, everyone made us feel safe. This was one of our first experiences not doing takeout in almost a year. My only criticism from the experience, I don't know if they were just understaffed or our waiter forgot about us but we sat at our table for about 10-15 min after being seated before anyone came over. Once we put in our order everything came out super fast. The food and drinks were awesome, and the service after that was great.

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Ndsic44
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Covid protocols being followed . Can’t beat fried chicken!

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TeeS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time visiting this place. I had a 1:30pm appoint this past Sunday (Easter Sunday) that I mistakenly entered as 2:00pm.

Upon my arrival at 2:00pm, though I was 30mins late, I was still accommodated.

The food was fabulous! I will definitely return.

Awesome place!

The one thing I was change is the fact that the chicken and waffles was served with a half of a waffle and not a whole waffle.

But overall, great place!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We sat outside which was nice, but the service was very slow, however we did go on a Saturday night, I suggest hitting this place on a Sunday-Thursday when your looking for more of a higher end; bar bite scene. I do not suggest ordering any cocktails/pouches as they were not good.

We order the following:
Cheese Curds- 8/10 could use a better sauce
Pierogis- 7/10
Hot fried chicken meal- 8.5/10
Beef Stroganoff- 8/10

NY old fashion- 6/10
Margarita pouch- 2/10
Red Sangria pouch- 5/10

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Westphillyguy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food! Super cute restaurant, love the decor and the whole vibe. Service was quick and the stuff was really sweet and personable! Really enjoyed our meal.

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Melo
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been here several times and it never fails!!! The food is amazing! My absolute favorite is the Nashville hot chicken entree.. At this moment Bud & Marilyn's can do no wrong!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sat us right when we got there, quick with drinks and meals

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Minah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The happy hour was kind of a waste of money compared to their summer happy hour menu which was still during COVID. It was 48 degrees outside and they didn’t have their heaters on and prepared for happy hour (which is only outside) and their excuse was “because it was nicer.” Anyway, the drink and food menu for happy hour was ok but again, their summer happy hour menu was more extensive. We left after 2 drinks and a appetizer. Probably won’t make this a go-to again. Friendly service though, be sure to leave a great tip regardless of the menu!

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CalvinR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on March 30th. I forget our server's name but he was amazing! This was the second time he was our server but he goes above and beyond every time! The doublestack burger was amazing!

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aggie
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our second visit to Bud and Marilyn's as we live out of town and enjoyed the first visit so much. We enjoyed everything we ate: a wild mushroom toast was a delightful taste treat, a strawberry and arugala salad with pecorino and avocado was sprightly dressed. We also enjoyed the falafel cauliflower and the hearty stuffed meatloaf. Food here is always tasty and fun and the atmosphere is lively and whimsical. The hostess , waitresses and staff in general were welcoming and solicitous, and we felt secure with the covid procedures in place. One quibble was the use of the flimsy plastic "silverware" which made it difficult to eat something like meatloaf and carrot slabs. All in all, was a great time! Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner!

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vipPhillyPhilip
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Please bring back the Po Boy grill shrimp, the current small/fried shrimp is too salty, prefer the before pandemic grilled shrimp.
The sticky bond is wonderful,

AC
AndrewC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I’m sure Bud & Marilyns would have been 5 Stars across the board had it not been for the pandemic and safety protocols. I can’t wait to return once the all clear is confirmed and we can wine & dine in a larger party atmosphere.

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vipFRANKD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard-working staff doing a fine job. Dig that chicken. 😀

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GabrielleL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! I got the tofu buns and the “feel the brrr” pouch and did not disappoint

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My chicken was a little dry and the price was more than I’d expect for the food.

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

Birthday dinner

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vipKemekaH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! I just wish they wouldn’t use plastic indoors but that’s a personal issue hahaha everything was great our server was amazing I can’t remember his name but he had glasses

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!! Shrimp po boy😀

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Kassidy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food for anytime of day and any palate!

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EricS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. There is some noise just due to being next to the street outside because of Covid...not a problem at all. The outdoor seating was great...enclosed just to our table. Our cocktails were spot on. I always enjoy the food here.

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LaurenB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

We have LOVED Bud & Marilyn's in the past but were really disappointed with our most recent experience there. We ordered our full meal (appetizer, salad and entree) in one go but then were brought every plate all at once within 5 minutes of placing the order. We would have expected to have been brought the appetizer, then have it cleared upon completed, then the salad, then the entrees. There wasn't any room on our table to even fit the plates and we had to ask the server to hold onto our entree and bring it back when we were ready. When going out to dinner, you want the experience of enjoying each others company, engaging in conversation and savoring the food. Unfortunately, this was not the case. It felt rushed and the food wasn't as high quality as we had remembered it being in the past. The fried chicken was overbreaded, overcooked and difficult to eat. We love Bud&Marilyn's and will want to try to come back again in hopes of the experience improving.

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vipLindsayM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food and service. Definitely one of the best mac and cheese dishes I have ever had! I was salivating the whole time. We even came back the next morning for breakfast because the menu was so great! I absolutely loved the funfetti cake and scallops too. Their chicken and waffles was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

TL;DR: This was my first time trying this place. The customer experience wasn't the best, and the food was mediocre (stick to the appetizers and drinks).

Experience: My waiter was extremely inattentive. I had to encourage him to tell me about specials and the dishes that they're known for. The most shocking action is that he served me fried chicken that was visibly burnt 🤔. However, only after I requested to speak to the manager things were made right.

Food: I wasn't impressed. I tried the fried chicken, crab fries, shrimp po boy, and funfetti cake. All were mediocre. .

Drinks: I ordered the NY Old Fashioned and Marilyn's Old Fashioned. Both were great!

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Maria
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and food, love their outdoor tables, feels covid safe

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food came out ridiculously fast. Great service, very affordable and good for small tables up to medium parties.

ME
vipMEDVR
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Thank you for setting up outdoor space

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LK24
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outside seating set up is great. Our server was fantastic. Don't remember her name but she had short brown hair, glasses. She was very helpful, personable.
Would prefer real plates to eat on though instead of to go containers since we didn't do take out.
Food was great. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The alcohol pouches were so cool! Like an adult capri sun and delicious. The mac and cheese and crab fires were our favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food/drinks were very average

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PattiR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! You must try the Short Rib Stroganoff

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vipAndrea
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great brunch at Bud and Marilyns. Service is so friendly and the food is consistently delicious.

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AlexandraF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bud and Marilyn’s is always fantastic. This was our first time there for brunch, and we were not disappointed. The chicken and waffles were phenomenal, but the highlight of our meal was by far the shrimp po’boy hot buns.

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Bud & Marilyn's is rated 4.7 stars by 3843 OpenTable diners.

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