Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
3704 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 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 3704 people are saying
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EMHNM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside due to Covid but we are trying to support our favorite restaurants at this time so we were prepared. There were ample heat lamps and it felt well distanced.
I got the Smoked Beet Reuben and hot damn, it was delicious. My bf had the shaved ham and biscuits and they were also really good. I have been less than pleased with some of the other dining experiences we’ve had at other establishments during Covid but Bud &Marilyns have remained top notch with food and service.
We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I liked it!

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vipGary
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Bud & Marilyn’s. Great down-home cuisine with great staff. Outdoor dining only but safe and plentiful.

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MichelleG
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

It was alright, not great but not bad. The drinks were served in small PLASTIC cups,the brisket was tender which was good but needed seasoning. My son had the Nashville chicken sandwich which he said was good, and the banana pudding which he enjoyed.

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AlishaC
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Has the absolute best time here! The drinks were nice and strong and the food was delicious!

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I've been to Bud & Marilyn's many times over the years and was always very happy with it until this visit. The Staff was rude and nasty. They seemed annoyed that they had to deal with customers! Not just myself, but other customers as well. Our waiter was so completely annoyed he stormed off from our table carrying our drinks because we questioned the TINY size portion? We did not ask him to take it away, he just grabbed them and stormed off. So we got up and left.
In a time when restaurants are struggling to stay alive, having employees like this is a complete disaster. I understand people are stressed and working for a lot less money. If I choose to eat out I make sure I tip VERY well, 30% typically, and in cash. Horrible experience.
It wasn't just my waiter. The Hostess was also annoyed and nasty. All I did was ask if I could be seated inside, which was a no, as we were a party of 3. Explaining that to me does not require a sh*t tone and B*tch Face that can be seen through your mask, (rolling her eyes and visibly huffing and puffing)
In the past the food and drinks were always excellent, and the staff was very pleasant.
I'll try again in the future, if they survive.

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Stephen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and quick service too!

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CindyS
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and intimate restaurant. Husband and I ordered the crispy cheese curds which were so tasty! It came with scallion ranch dressing which I thought was good but my husband wished it came with marinara sauce. We also ordered the shrimp po boy hot bun to try it was so good we decided to order 5 more! The po boy is small think tapa style but delicious! Happy hour is from 4 pm- 6 pm and included drinks and dinner menu items for a very reasonable price.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dinner was great and our server was. Phenomenal

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ChampIAN
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Biscuits. The Chicken. The Crabfries. The Funetti Cake. You can't lose.

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vipDorothyM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch - menu choices were excellent and so were the drink options. Sitting outside and served by someone in a mask who was helpful and brought us everything we needed. A great experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside in the morning DELICIOUS food and great service!

CG
ChrisannG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, drinks & service!! Loved it! We will 1000% return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We miss dining with you all and we were so happy to get a spot outside. The scallops were to die for and everything else was delish!!!

LM
LindaM
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always wonderful. Service is top notch. In this COVID era, they follow every possible safety practice and it’s very safe to dine here. Impressive and always excellent. Highly recommended, one of our consistent favorites for years.

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Scott
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nashville Hot Buns FTW! Went here for a date and we sat outside looking out on Locust street and had a great time. Good food, good service. Would do again.

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xxLia
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The crab fries was delicious as usual its a must have when you visit i get it every single time & it goes with with the drink frose but now that covid is over its somewhat of a rip off $10 for a wine glass that isnt even half way filled with is weird i prefered getting fooled with the plastic cups they used during covid haha looked way better but i would say the Marilyns Fried Chicken menu item is way over priced & it doesnt even come with side s and the pieces of chicken are very tiny the breast and wing were still connect and the leg was another piece but it wasnt dry very crispy skin but not worth $22 for 3 pieces of fried chicken and a choking hazard biscuit with some thyme on top

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

There was no one in the restaurant when we came and most of the duration we were there. But for the oddest reason, our food (2 fried chx sandwich) took FOREVER to come. Im talking like at least 45-50 mins. i was underwhelmed with the food to be honest, it just tasted dry and there was no ranch on it as it was stated on the menu. Then after we ate, our server (forget his name) just kept badgering us with the check. We clearly weren't ready because we were still ordering drinks and again our food took forever so don't try to rush us out now! idk it was just weird and rude. This was my first time there too so I was excited to try it out but I can't say I'd go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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WendyS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
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 on October 25, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ChelseaC
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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 on October 24, 2020
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

MW
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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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 3704 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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