Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
4130 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 (STANDARD) and outdoor seating for parties up to 4 guests maximum.

Masks are required for all guests dining inside

Support Bud & Marilyn's during COVID-19

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 4130 people are saying
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Erin
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked our table on a spur of the moment impulse and I am so glad we did. The food was amazing, as were the drinks! We were seeing a play so the location to the academy of music was ideal. It was a great pick!

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vipSallycoo
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This a fun place to visit. The food was very good-really enjoyed the wedge salad-and our servers were attentive. We will definitely return!

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NotYourAvgPhillyPhan
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I went to Bud and Marilyn’s for a quick bite on a Sunday afternoon. The brunch menu wasn’t too expansive but the food options were great. The cheese curds were awesome! The Moscow mule stood out as well.

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BonnieC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love visiting B&M on our way to the theater. It’s been a couple of years, but you did not disappoint. Great atmosphere, good service, fantastic grapefruit mimosa and the Huevos were delish! Also appreciate the covid measures.

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RSS2
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

after theatre dining. quiet and fun. food was tasty...drinks were delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Stopped in for dessert and a cocktail, we ordered the funfetti cake, which was extremely dried out to the point of crumbling apart. My husbands cocktail had some type of mysterious floaters in it so we had to order a fresh drink. Our waitress was lovely, and service and seating was fast and great, but dessert was a huge let down.

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LoriA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beautiful presentation. Great date night. All staff very friendly.

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vipSpruceFan
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable food and good service. An excellent place to go after a performance.

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JoanneC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always so fun at Bud and Marilyn’s. The Korean short ribs were to die for and the lamb stroganoff was worthy of plate licking. Can’t wait til I return!!

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ScottB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Delicious food and our server was extremely knowledgeable.

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NatashaH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is awesome and cocktails are just as awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our train was late and we had event tickets, so we were in a huge hurry. Our friendly waitress helped us choose foods that would come out quickly, got us out of there in record time, the food was delicious, the service was great, and I love Bud & Marilyns!

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vipElaineE
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I always love a brunch at B&M. Their food is delicious, I have my favorite servers--it just feels good. I always ask to sit outside... inside gets really noisy. Shakshuka and the friend cheese curds are my favs!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meatloaf & wedge salad !

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JonH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with an emphasis on fresh, healthful items that are also exotic and not your bar-that-happens-to-have-a-kitchen kind of place, very affordable, full bar selection, and exceptional service.

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Carmen
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I went with my boyfriend to celebrate his birthday and was so disappointed. The food came quickly but was room temperature/cold, as if it had been sitting around for a while. I ordered the spicy chicken sandwich, and the bread was not warmed or toasted and was basically just soggy hamburger bun from the supermarket bag. The food is incredibly overpriced for the quality in general. I would probably only go back for drinks, not food.

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KimT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were very pleased with our experience at Bud and Marilyn's from start to finish!

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DerekR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Made a reservation for dinner before a show at the Kimmel Center. Not too fancy, not too casual. SUPER food and drinks!

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Jfederico1
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good time! Good night out!

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JamZR
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very good meal - first time there since the shutdown. It was GREAT !

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FoodieSnob
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

DELICIOUS fried chicken and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Philly and had heard good things about Bud & Marilyn’s. It lived up to the hype. Very retro and warm ambiance. Great date spot. One thing, the temperature inside the restaurant was fairly warm - not hot but with that many people inside one place, it does get toasty.

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Christina
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance! Was pleasantly surprised with the overall service

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TrinaV
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and unique. Even the chicken and waffles were on the healthy side but included eggs and bacon which is so different from other places! The burger included hollandaise sauce which was lovely as well. The place was very cute and it is a little overpriced but reasonable given the great experience!

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NancyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got there early and they were able to get us in, which was great because we were trying to get to a concert.
The menu was diverse enough that all tastes were accommodated!

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MARGOT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch before Sunday orchestra was just perfect! Our server was on the ball...
so pleasant, helpful and quick with our order. She returned to make sure any need was met, filled our tea, and then had our checks ready in record time to make the concert. We felt very comfortable within our "glass walls" and all the pleasant staff.

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vipRubyw
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The waitress was very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Bacon and home fries were a bit undercooked. The waitresses had was aloof. You guys don’t have any kinds of jelly for your toast except for one special kind. Every brunch place should have some basic jelly’s because not everyone wants an exotic jelly or only have one flavor. I enjoy this place so I hope this is a one-off situation.

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for a unique experience with an interesting twist on food

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YolandaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for restaurant week and was surprised by the wonderful selection of appetizers and entrees. Service was great and food was delicious.

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RayA
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We went for Restaurant Week. Our server Rayne was phenomenal. The food was very good. The Nashville Hot Buns were a great starter, as were the cheese curds which were just lightly battered and not greasy at all. The entrees were huge! Overall a great meal and great service.

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BridgetH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for date night! Outdoor seating was a little backed up with other reservation parties leaving but was the perfect amount of time to grab a drink at the bar while waiting. Hostess was so sweet and kept giving us little updates to make sure we knew she didn’t forget about us!

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PHoo
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great fried chicken!! Vibe is great! Good place for a date or a small group of people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Froseé is ridiculous.

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PretzelLovers
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It was great portions and a good menu. The salmon was a little underdone for my tasting and the apple crisp dessert was really cinnamon-y. I love the outdoor dining option. It was a fun night with friends to catch up.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the hangar steak, pirogies, and wedge salad. I highly recommend all of them. The seating is comfortable and the ambiance is relaxing and pleasant. The servers did a great job. I ordered the whisky cocktail with the sage in it, and it was probably one the best cocktails that I ever had.

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CookieJones
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never disappoints & is my go-to spot when I want great food & service. The menu is ever-changing, which is always a plus for me.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great. So good to have some things back to normal. We love this place ❤

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as always. Very covid safe and our waiter was great!

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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 4130 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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