Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
2188 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Comfort Food
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Brunch:
Sat & Sun 10am-3pm
Lunch:
Mon-Fri 12pm-3pm
Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(215) 546-2220
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marcie Turney
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Private party facilities
Please contact us for private dining options. We offer our full menu in our 2nd floor private dining space.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S. 13th Street
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Parking details
Parking Lot located across the street at the corner of 13th & Locust.
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Public transit
Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut Locust Station
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 2188 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

I had the stroganoff, she had the lamb. From the moment we got in everything was stellar. Appetizers, drinks were out of this world. My stroganoff was a hit at every level, her lamb was a tough sell even for me and I’m pretty easy to please. Looking forward to going and spending more in the future!

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JJ
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was fine. It is the noisiest restaurant we have ever been too; made worse by the loud and shrill customers in the table next to us.

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TM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

To me food was ok but nothing special. I had the fried chicken sandwich and I thought the fried chicken was a bit dry. Our waiter was friendly but forgot to bring some items until reminded. I wouldn't go back.

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j
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was excellent. The noise level was unfortunately deafening. Also, the lighting was poor- people had trouble seeing menu.

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JP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food
Very noisy (conversation) even on a Tuesday evening

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CB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Outstanding food, drinks and atmosphere! Unique dinning choices - meatloaf was delicious!

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KP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice little trendy place for good eats and beverages

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GG
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stellar experience overall -

Great classic Bloody Marys and a perfect (and surprisingly interesting) Cobb Salad -

Thanks!

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FW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was awesome. The service was very good. My one negative criticism was that the lighting was too low for us, and it was a little loud. Other that that I would highly recommend this place.

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g
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

I was taken here for my birthday dinner by a good friend. We had great conversation (though the place is VERY noisy), and the food was absolutely delicious! I would highly recommend the hot chicken sliders, the falafel-crusted cauliflower, and the fried cheese curds to anyone! Absolutely delicious!

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S
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiancé and I had a delicious, filling meal as well as a great overall brunch experience at Bud & Marilyns. Servers and management were friendly, fast, and professional. We highly recommend the hashbrowns - not your typical diner fare. We also loved the lox platter and the biscuits and gravy. Everything is fresh and tastes homemade. Save room for (or take home) dessert! (We had the banana cream pie.)

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BY
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The Chicken Biscuit sandwich was good..... the Grapefruit Mimosa, also.... but the continued F/u with staff was a screaming... HURRY UP

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SS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love the place, menu and vibe. Think I am just getting old - and realize how loud a place can be for dinner. Very enjoyable and would totally recommend!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A+ server, food was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I went for the fried chicken and was pleasantly surprised; it was delicious!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 3

There was a mouse running around and the service didn’t seem to act too well when someone jumped. They seemed annoyed at the customer for being scared and reacting

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food and great service

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BB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Service was great, food was good! Would go back, lots of great things to try.

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and truly fantastic waiters!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is delicious, I’ve been for brunch and dinner. I will be back!

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MF
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food service and ambiance

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The lamb steak was AMAZING!! Flavors were INCREDIBLE! Cooked perfectly! Can’t wait to go back!

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RB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, interesting menu, savored every bite. Cocktails were well-made. This restaurant wasn’t on my radar so I was delightfully surprised and would recommend it - - I plan to go back again.

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DR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cheese curds and Nashville chicken was awesome.

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CL
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had a fantastic meal at Bud & Marilyn’s. The place was full on a Wednesday night and the food was excellent.

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LG
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go quite often the food and drinks are always good . Love the atmosphere servers very friendly my favorite appetizer is the cheese curds . Wish they had a little more dinner options but the meat loaf was very flavorful.

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L
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was here on Sunday with my nephew. We had the best brunch. The cinnamon roll was absolutely to die for. It was light and airy while being rich and delicious. I had the biscuits and gravy with the maple bacon, it was so good my mouth is watering right now. I will definitely be back.

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KG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Enjoyed my meal very much. Drinks were amazing. I would go again and plan to.

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AA
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food is great especially the fried chicken. Service was quick. Tables a little small. Had a great window seat that was really cool.

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

One of the best meals I have ever had! The cheese curds were amazing, as was the steak tartare and pu-pu platter. The cherry pie and almond ice cream dessert didn’t compare to the rest of the meal, but I’m not a big cherry fan. This place will definitely be a stop the next time I am in Philly. The only real drawback was the less than attentive wait staff.

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j
Cleveland
46 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Simple dinner out while walking the city. Wife and I each had a specialty cocktail at the bar while waiting for our table. We were 20 minuets early for reservation. Gin Gatsby was ok as well as the Friose. Nothing to write home about.
How lucky for us that we got seated in the front of the dining room in the window- seats usually reserved for the “pretty people” lol. We split a foie gras appetizer. Sourdough bread that accompanied it was divine. Actually thought the Foie mousse may have been a bit old as it was slightly separated and a tad sour. We did finish it.
The Nashville hot chicken buns that came next are not to be missed. Entree share- corn agnolotti. Omg- one of the best dishes I have eaten this year.
Finished with sharing the caramelized banana cream pie. Another dis not to be missed. Service was spot on and thorough. Really good experience.

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GE
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Great place to get together with friends and have some fried chicken or fish and chips.

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CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

great service and yummy cocktails - but quite loud

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c
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulously fun and delicious(the kind of food that with every bite you sit quietly with the others you are dining with and simply say..mmm!) set in what feels to be someone's 70's motif home.
Can't wait to go back.

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AE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I was there with some friends for my birthday. I've been to B&Ms before and have always had a good experience when seated at the bar. The food is fine... honestly the service left a little to be desired. I definitely felt like we were rushed.

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BZ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch. The french toast is to die for, perfect comfort food. Loved it!!

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BH
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and cocktails! Will definitely be a stop each time I’m in Philly.

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V
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is good but over priced for what it is. It is a very noisy place where you can barely hear your self thinking let alone the person across the table from you. Service is so-so and not very attentive. Drinks are OK but I have had better. Would not necessarily recommend.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great mix of atmosphere and good home cooked vibe food - cheese plate, curds, buns, cauliflower, pierogis...awesome

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JO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 1

My initial reaction was "Why did we come here, it is so loud?" I could barely hear our conversation. Next I found the menu to be interesting, but very limited -- maybe a dozen entrees. I got the "leg of lamb steak." It was a little tasty, but chewy and not very good. To be fair, my dining mates got the salmon and scallops, which they reported that they liked. They offered two chicken choices, but since I like only white meat, the "1/2 chicken" didn't work for me. Other people apparently like the restaurant better than I did, so don't go exclusively by my review.

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