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Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
3685 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. 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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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3685 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.5
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time I went for brunch. Loved everything we ordered and our server Harry was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience1

It was really cold outside and we had to get multiple people involved to get the heating lamp working. Once that worked at least half of our table felt warm. I would definitely prioritize the heat so customers are comfortable.

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vipWendellS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Brunch was average. Cinnamon buns were the best part. Both entrees were mostly filler with bread and potatoes and not hot.

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MonicaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch! Fun, themed drinks and the food was delicious. Great atmosphere.

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WendyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was delicious. We were there for brunch and started with the cinnamon buns (yum). We also ordered the chicken and waffles and the Brisket Hash. All very tasty, served hot and fresh. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience, loved the atmosphere!! Only cons are that it was a little rushed, though service was delayed at times. It was also more on the expensive side (at $10 a mimosa- the bill quickly adds up). Overall, would recommend and most likely return.

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CMM8
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I enjoyed a Sunday brunch with friends at one of their outside tables. The food was absolutely AMAZING, and the service was friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend their Sunday brunch!

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vipOrlando
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The guest I sent over had a wonderful experience and really loved the environment and food

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Incredible service. It was very chilly, but food was amazing as expected.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, and the food was just as great! Definitely would go again!

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ChelseaC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We really enjoyed this restaurant! The food and drinks were very good and the ambiance was great! Our only complaint was we wished they had a large food selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whole experience was AMAZING! Food was great, drinks were made perfectly and ambiance was superb. Definitely coming back!

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lweb
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the drinks were excellent!

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TiffN
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and very friendly, competent staff. Our server was very friendly and service was prompt.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed everything the 3 course meal for $29 was great value. Perfect portion size on all 3 courses and the old fashion and radio days cocktails were tasty. Server was attentive and friendly.

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RobertaW
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I only docked to a 4 because it took a while to get a refill on water and a mimosa and I asked two separate people. But the food, drinks, and ambience was great! I’ll definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, great ambiance, fantastic service!! Highly recommend

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MeganW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cheese curds are the best we ever had and my husband is from Wisconsin so he is super picky. All of the food is phenomenal, we have never had a bad meal here!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Terrible service, but amazing food!!!

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vipLauram
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was phenomenal. This was the best meal we had in Philly. The drinks were great and the short rib pasta was to die for. We got the funfetti cake and it was enormous and delicious. Would recommend!

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AlexG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for brunch last week. The service was fast and professional, as always. The food was delicious. Everything tasted fresh and the portions were just the right size. The restaurant is doing a good job keeping customers apart, even inside, and we felt very safe eating inside.

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RodneyE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was really good. They did a good job with outdoor seating but it is on a busy street so be prepare for a good level of vehicular noise. 1 "plastic cup" of mimosa was $10. That was a bit disappointing. But I would definitely be going back.

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Huggs
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. I will be going back. ❤❤❤❤

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RMal
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Wait staff should be able to accurately answer allergy questions. We were served a gluten containing dish even though we specifically asked if it was gluten free. It was not. The food was fairly good. Very small selection of gluten free items.

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Karolina
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great as well as the food! Would definitely go back in a heartbeat

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vipArep
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Fun. Great service. Love the outdoor seating and heaters.

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JuliaT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service! Def reccomend the drink pouches!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The service was terrible for brunch. They forgot a drink for the table as well as an entire entree and the unapologetic waitress said it was because she “forgot”. We had to ask for the check three different times and when we finally received the bill we were overcharged. There are much better brunch places in the city for this price.

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vipHopeP
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We dined outside on the Locust Street side of the restaurant (which is located in a corner). Food was great, menu is very interesting, server was good and we had a lovely brunch with friends. This is always a repeat for us- fun, different and always delicious.

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MelissaM
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, decor and service were great! I would absolutely dine at Bud & Marilyn's again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A little bit let down after hearing so many amazing things about Bud & Marilyn’s! The food was just okay. For the prices I would of expected something with more of a wow factor. My cocktail was really strong, I ended up switching to wine before finishing my first drink. The cocktail cups were also very small for $10+ each.

Positives: our waitress was lovely! She did a great job. Our table was nice and the street was fairly quiet, which was great for being in center city. Our appetizers and entrees arrived quickly after placing the order. They also had large outdoor heaters between each table, we were really glad that staff members came out to turn them on because the outdoor tables were all in the shade and it was getting chilly!

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vipTameke
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tasty Blood Orange Margarita, good Bud's Double Patty Burger, Brioche French Toast, and Sofia's Peach Pouch. Good service. We'll be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife and I went here for brunch. My first time here. I had the Truckstop special and she had chicken and waffles. Both were delicious. I particularly enjoyed the jalapeno cornbread. We ate outdoors and felt comfortable with the distancing and other precautions taken.

We will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as always! Upset they got rid of their NY strip on the menu, but glad they still have all the hot buns. Service was a bit slow, but it was the first time this has happened. Will always continue to be going back!

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vipJohnD
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always get the meatloaf so decided this time to try something new. The shrimp Po boy buns and the buds double burger. Both excellent. The fries that came with the burger were nice and crisp. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved it !! Food and service was amazing. Would like to eat inside next time.

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Maya
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drinks! I would return to eat here again.

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Jimbo
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Finally made it to Bud & Marilyn's. The brunch food was fantastic. Sat out side which explains my score for noise level. Great wine list, but my wife was disappointed with the Bloody Mary. No garnish whatsoever. Service was great.

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Shawn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Easy to check in. Great food at good prices. Plenty of spacing.

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AliciaK
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was great! Love the atmosphere. Our server was absolutely fantastic. The shakshuka and bronzino toast did not disappoint. We will be back again for sure. Thank you.

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You can order delivery directly from Bud & Marilyn's using the Order Online button. Bud & Marilyn's also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Bud & Marilyn's is rated 4.7 stars by 3685 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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