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Bud & Marilyn's, Philadelphia, PA

Bud & Marilyn's

4.5
4.5
4410 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.

Center City Sips is only available at our bar and outdoor seating.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 546-2220

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Marcie Turney

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact us for private dining options.

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Cross street

    S. 13th Street

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot located across the street at the corner of 13th & Locust.

  • Public transit

    Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut Locust Station Take the PATCO high-speed line to the 13th & Locust stop

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 4,410 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. GP

    GoldenPeacock

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing server and, as always, amazing meal!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server was SO kind!!!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Typical American food! Really tasty
  4. B

    Buzz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and enjoyable time with tasty food, great cocktails and excellent service!
  5. EJ

    ElizabethJ

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a fun and delicious spot! I had the Frose' and biscuits and gravy dish, both were REALLY special. I loved all the flavors. I will be back!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was good. Food not worth the price in my opinion. $22 for half a fried chicken — was very over cooked and dry.
  7. DK

    DianeKaz

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and Happy Hour specials. Our server Mac was friendly and personable. We will be back soon!
  8. NL

    NikLit

    West Palm Beach

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Good was good. No AC on the restaurant or wasn’t working well and during a heat wave..they placed us in a corner full of windows and wouldn’t move us. Meatloaf was really good. The short rib stroganoff was really disappointing as it had very little meat.
  9. CB

    CarolB

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere and great comfort food. Our waiter Josh was excellent. Very friendly and was very attentive.
  10. L

    Lunchwithwork

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were seated immediately based on our reservation and the waiter arrived timely with table water. The water could have been cooler. Our food arrived timely. Described with photographs below. Since it is an open dining area, the noise level was high as you would expect.
  11. j

    jillc

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The atmosphere, food and service are excellent. I love the decor, so fun! The Kimchi fried rice and tomato and pea salad were so tasty and perfectly done. My only complaint was the portion size of the steak. Seemed a bit small for $25. Otherwise, it was very flavorful and delicious. Our server was very attentive and apologized for our meal coming so long after the appetizers, but I honestly did not mind the time at all. I appreciate having time to savor the appetizers and to digest. I would definitely go again.
  12. KM

    KimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for a brunch on Saturday morning. The atmosphere was amazing. Staff was super friendly and food was delicious.
  13. RF

    RosieF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved the fried chicken sandwich, very spicy and my mate had braised ribs which she loved, in what looked like a nacho plate. It was noisy and the seats were close together. Wish there were plants or carpets to cut the volume but Jess was great and food delish!
  14. J

    Jeff

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and so were the cocktails. Amazing atmosphere.
  15. m

    mnate

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re hungry Bud And Marilyn’s the place to go. Large portion comfort food!!! Yum!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    No draft beer. Canned beer was unacceptable (only two kinds yo choose from). Food was just okay. Nothing special.
  17. LM

    LisaM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was our first time at Bud and Marilyn's. We didn't have a lot of time (theater tickets at 7:30). The food was very good. I had the short ribs stroganoff and my husband had the Bud and Marilyn's fried chicken. My husband enjoyed his meal. The plate was cute - looked like a split log, but there really wasn't room to put your chicken bones, etc. cute over function-hmm..not sure it's a great idea. Our table was right next to the hostess stand like it was touching it. That became annoying at times. At one point, there were four servers hovering around this stand and kept bumping into my husband as he was trying to eat. Or they reach over him to get their cleaning bottle and a smelly rag. I would ask to move to another table. It worked for us that night. Would I rush right back? not sure
  18. TM

    TomM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was overwrought, too many flavors per mouthful. Not bad, just too many flavors mixed together Staff was nice, courses came promptly.
  19. AR

    AngelaR

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Chicken hot buns were sent back after one had a good proportion of meat and the servings did not. The c manager was very accommodating
  20. EP

    ElenaP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was tasty but pretty spicy. They didn't have any beer left and it was way too noisy. We were kindly seated outside, but there was not much space, the table was tiny...
  21. a

    apples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic food and a really chill, interesting atmosphere. great for a date night!
  22. GU

    GUADJOSA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate at the bar ... did not need to waste a table! Great service! Great food!
  23. BC

    BonnieC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, outstanding service. A great place for brunch before the theater.
  24. IF

    ItalianFoodLovah

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Food was delicious!
  25. l

    lisae

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, waiter was perfect
  26. PH

    PeterH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josh was fantastic, the food was great, had one of the best lettuce wedges I’ve ever had believe or not, we also had fried chicken and hot chicken sliders, both delicious, fries came out hot and crispy. We will definitely be back
  27. K

    Katie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here our last night in Philly. Had the biscuits, Nashville hot chicken and rigatoni. All were fantastic as were our cocktails. The space was very loud and crowded, but overall we liked the ambience.
  28. RP

    RachelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lively, lovely, great food and solid drinks. Surprisingly affordable, great bang for your buck! Will definitely be coming back
  29. AM

    AMCtheaterdiner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect location for pre-theatre dinner! Service was prompt, kind and attentive; food was delicious.
  30. DD

    DrexelDude14

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I've been here before, and I love the food and appreciate the good service, so I brought a friend, who'd never been here before, for brunch. Food once again was great. I got the Andouille Sausage n' Biscuits off the brunch menu along with the Frose off the drink menu. Both were yummy, and our server was very prompt and nice. We chose to sit outside since it was a nicer day, and thus it was quieter since we weren't seated inside close to other tables. We had our own space, which was nice. I love going to this place!
  31. LR

    LaRagazzaGialla

    Philadelphia

    197 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and excellent food. Food came out pretty quick. Always a pleasure dining here.
  32. CR

    CallieR

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious meal, however partners was incorrect although corrected quickly.
  33. VM

    VinsMom

    Philadelphia

    177 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    177 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food not up to their usual level.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The food just was not as good as the first visit and was certainly not worth the cost. A meal for 2 with tip was 100.00 and mediocre at best.
  35. HA

    HollyA

    Cincinnati

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour bar bites and desserts. Great vibe
  36. PG

    PatG

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was exceptionally nice and accommodating! Great place to have Sunday brunch. Double-burger is good, but it ain't small😋
  37. M

    Mark

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and a variety of food options that make it tough to decide. Looking forward to going back for more!
  38. MP

    Marin71aP

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my second time coming here and it was just as good as the first! It is now on our list of places we must go to when we’re in Philly! We booked a reservation this time and it was nice to have the assurance that there won’t be a wait. I highly recommend getting the cinnamon roll to share, the shakshuka, and braised short rib chilaquiles!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful! Delicious food and cocktails. Huge portions, reasonably priced for the size and quality of dishes. Cute retro vibes and decor.
  40. CM

    CaseMom

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    You go for the fried chicken - it’s a specialty. My partner loves it, and it did not disappoint! But as a vegetarian, I found it difficult to put together a meal that wasn’t either not enough food or way too much. Offering a few small plates (such as those available at the bar-only Happy Hour) would be helpful.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

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 4.5 stars by 4410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bud & Marilyn's

1234 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    S. 13th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Center City

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot located across the street at the corner of 13th & Locust.

  • Public transit

    Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut Locust Station Take the PATCO high-speed line to the 13th & Locust stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Marcie Turney

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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