Bud & Marilyn's
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 and outdoor seating for parties up to 4 guests.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
B&M Fried Chicken Sandwich with Fries
cheddar, scallion ranch, pickles, carrot-cabbage slaw, seeded brioche bun
Crispy Cheese Curds
beer battered Ellsworth Co-op cheddar, charred scallion ranch
Nashville Hot Chicken Buns
crispy Nashville spiced fried chicken, pickles, scallion ranch, pickle brine slaw, buttered Martin's potato rolls
Great service and ambiance. My burger was great but my bfs chicken sandwich was quite underwhelming. Nothing to really complain but we wouldn't order it again.
This was a wonderful brunch spot!
The food and service is always fantastic. One of my favorites in Philly.
As usual the food, service and drinks were amazing!!!
Perfect experience per usual. Truly one of my favorite places here in Philly.
Good food, drinks, + experience
Been here a few times for HH pre-pandemic. Had a nice time, everyone made us feel safe. This was one of our first experiences not doing takeout in almost a year. My only criticism from the experience, I don't know if they were just understaffed or our waiter forgot about us but we sat at our table for about 10-15 min after being seated before anyone came over. Once we put in our order everything came out super fast. The food and drinks were awesome, and the service after that was great.
Great food and drinks. Covid protocols being followed . Can’t beat fried chicken!
My first time visiting this place. I had a 1:30pm appoint this past Sunday (Easter Sunday) that I mistakenly entered as 2:00pm.
Upon my arrival at 2:00pm, though I was 30mins late, I was still accommodated.
The food was fabulous! I will definitely return.
The one thing I was change is the fact that the chicken and waffles was served with a half of a waffle and not a whole waffle.
But overall, great place!
We sat outside which was nice, but the service was very slow, however we did go on a Saturday night, I suggest hitting this place on a Sunday-Thursday when your looking for more of a higher end; bar bite scene. I do not suggest ordering any cocktails/pouches as they were not good.
We order the following:
Cheese Curds- 8/10 could use a better sauce
Hot fried chicken meal- 8.5/10
Beef Stroganoff- 8/10
NY old fashion- 6/10
Margarita pouch- 2/10
Red Sangria pouch- 5/10
This is one of my favorite restaurants.
Yummy food! Super cute restaurant, love the decor and the whole vibe. Service was quick and the stuff was really sweet and personable! Really enjoyed our meal.
I've been here several times and it never fails!!! The food is amazing! My absolute favorite is the Nashville hot chicken entree.. At this moment Bud & Marilyn's can do no wrong!!
Cool vibe and delicious food!
Sat us right when we got there, quick with drinks and meals
The happy hour was kind of a waste of money compared to their summer happy hour menu which was still during COVID. It was 48 degrees outside and they didn’t have their heaters on and prepared for happy hour (which is only outside) and their excuse was “because it was nicer.” Anyway, the drink and food menu for happy hour was ok but again, their summer happy hour menu was more extensive. We left after 2 drinks and a appetizer. Probably won’t make this a go-to again. Friendly service though, be sure to leave a great tip regardless of the menu!
Had dinner on March 30th. I forget our server's name but he was amazing! This was the second time he was our server but he goes above and beyond every time! The doublestack burger was amazing!
This was our second visit to Bud and Marilyn's as we live out of town and enjoyed the first visit so much. We enjoyed everything we ate: a wild mushroom toast was a delightful taste treat, a strawberry and arugala salad with pecorino and avocado was sprightly dressed. We also enjoyed the falafel cauliflower and the hearty stuffed meatloaf. Food here is always tasty and fun and the atmosphere is lively and whimsical. The hostess , waitresses and staff in general were welcoming and solicitous, and we felt secure with the covid procedures in place. One quibble was the use of the flimsy plastic "silverware" which made it difficult to eat something like meatloaf and carrot slabs. All in all, was a great time! Definitely recommend.
Please bring back the Po Boy grill shrimp, the current small/fried shrimp is too salty, prefer the before pandemic grilled shrimp.
The sticky bond is wonderful,
I’m sure Bud & Marilyns would have been 5 Stars across the board had it not been for the pandemic and safety protocols. I can’t wait to return once the all clear is confirmed and we can wine & dine in a larger party atmosphere.
Hard-working staff doing a fine job. Dig that chicken. 😀
Yum! I got the tofu buns and the “feel the brrr” pouch and did not disappoint
My chicken was a little dry and the price was more than I’d expect for the food.
Everything was great! I just wish they wouldn’t use plastic indoors but that’s a personal issue hahaha everything was great our server was amazing I can’t remember his name but he had glasses
Food and service were great!! Shrimp po boy😀
Delicious food for anytime of day and any palate!
The food and service was excellent. There is some noise just due to being next to the street outside because of Covid...not a problem at all. The outdoor seating was great...enclosed just to our table. Our cocktails were spot on. I always enjoy the food here.
We have LOVED Bud & Marilyn's in the past but were really disappointed with our most recent experience there. We ordered our full meal (appetizer, salad and entree) in one go but then were brought every plate all at once within 5 minutes of placing the order. We would have expected to have been brought the appetizer, then have it cleared upon completed, then the salad, then the entrees. There wasn't any room on our table to even fit the plates and we had to ask the server to hold onto our entree and bring it back when we were ready. When going out to dinner, you want the experience of enjoying each others company, engaging in conversation and savoring the food. Unfortunately, this was not the case. It felt rushed and the food wasn't as high quality as we had remembered it being in the past. The fried chicken was overbreaded, overcooked and difficult to eat. We love Bud&Marilyn's and will want to try to come back again in hopes of the experience improving.
Absolutely incredible food and service. Definitely one of the best mac and cheese dishes I have ever had! I was salivating the whole time. We even came back the next morning for breakfast because the menu was so great! I absolutely loved the funfetti cake and scallops too. Their chicken and waffles was amazing.
TL;DR: This was my first time trying this place. The customer experience wasn't the best, and the food was mediocre (stick to the appetizers and drinks).
Experience: My waiter was extremely inattentive. I had to encourage him to tell me about specials and the dishes that they're known for. The most shocking action is that he served me fried chicken that was visibly burnt 🤔. However, only after I requested to speak to the manager things were made right.
Food: I wasn't impressed. I tried the fried chicken, crab fries, shrimp po boy, and funfetti cake. All were mediocre. .
Drinks: I ordered the NY Old Fashioned and Marilyn's Old Fashioned. Both were great!
great service and food, love their outdoor tables, feels covid safe
Food came out ridiculously fast. Great service, very affordable and good for small tables up to medium parties.
Thank you for setting up outdoor space
Outside seating set up is great. Our server was fantastic. Don't remember her name but she had short brown hair, glasses. She was very helpful, personable.
Would prefer real plates to eat on though instead of to go containers since we didn't do take out.
Food was great. Thank you.
The alcohol pouches were so cool! Like an adult capri sun and delicious. The mac and cheese and crab fires were our favorite!
Food/drinks were very average
Amazing meal! You must try the Short Rib Stroganoff
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Bud & Marilyn's is rated 4.7 stars by 3843 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.