Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
3879 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 and outdoor seating for parties up to 4 guests.

Support Bud & Marilyn's during COVID-19

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 3879 people are saying
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Samantha
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Avoid this restaurant at all costs. I went for a relatively Sunday brunch and although the restaurant was not overly crowded, service was a bit slow. The food was average at best but my group and I were more focused on enjoying our time together. This was soon ruined when we asked to switch out one drink on the menu for another. The waitress (Cassidy C.) became irate, stated that she would have to ask the manager because removing an item from the bill in exchange for another was "above her," and stormed away. Cassidy then slammed the check book on our table when she returned with an updated receipt. When she came back with our credit card, she legitimately threw the check book across our table while her manager stood by with a horrified expression on her face and apologized profusely. This was easily the most horrific dining experience I have ever had.

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ACMarino
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Been here twice for brunch with wife. We both enjoy the vibe, food, service, and the warm cinnamon roll.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious! Loved the short rib stroganoff.

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Miche
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday in style with my favorite restaurant in Philly! Superb service and food as always!

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Chanell
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joshua was our server; he was super friendly and attentive. He also helped us decide on drinks and entrees, which displayed an impressive, accurate knowledge of the menu. We enjoyed the entire experience and can’t wait to go back!

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AliyahK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

amazing restaurant, came here on a saturday morning so was quite crowded, service was slow but food was worth it.

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Chrissy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for happy hour. Good food and service. Love the specials, I had the spring mule and it was sooo good! The cheese curds were also amazing. They have a ton of covered outside seating but it filled up fast on a Friday. So I’m glad we used open table!

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Mick
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and friendly staff. Food came out hot and quick. Love the cute outdoor booths! Felt safe and it was fun!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I’m not sure what the current rules are for Philly, but they made us order food which is fine. But they should also say that either when you place the reservation or when they seat you

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markidaj
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

a cute restaurant to grab brunch with your boo or your friends.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Food and drinks were incredible. Waitress was nice and all covid safe. Would definitely recommend their pouch drinks!

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AlwaysHungry
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating in a pod! Everything was timed perfectly well, the food was spectacular and the whole night out was great.

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vipDonielleW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We switched from brunch to dinner because my husband was looking forward to the fried chicken. The formula/recipe seems to have changed but not for the better. The chicken was dry and didn’t have much flavor. Two out of the 3 of us ordered the chicken so it was disappointing. We also ordered the funfetti cake for dessert and it too seemed dry. On a good note the crab fries and cheese curds were delicious.

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vipDDiniz
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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LibbyA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour. Friendly staff. Delicious drinks.

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SierraG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

Drove in 2 hours to have brunch, got seated around 2:30. Server looked like he was busy and got us drinks but was slow to come back and take our food order. He finally returned at 3:15 and then informed us we could no longer order brunch as the menu had changed. There was no warning or notice and we had been ready to order. He then transferred us to another server and It was just a crappy experience since I had such high expectations and drove in with this stop being the first on our trip.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful brunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The cheese curds and drink punches are to die for!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always fantastic. One of my favorites in Philly.

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gregd
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual the food, service and drinks were amazing!!!

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Dagg
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience per usual. Truly one of my favorite places here in Philly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, drinks, + experience

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Xeno
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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Ndsic44
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. Covid protocols being followed . Can’t beat fried chicken!

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TeeS
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Awesome place!

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!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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
Pierogis- 7/10
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

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Westphillyguy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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Samantha
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Melo
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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vipJennyS
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool vibe and delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sat us right when we got there, quick with drinks and meals

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Minah
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

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!

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CalvinR
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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aggie
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner!

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vipPhillyPhilip
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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,

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipFRANKD
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hard-working staff doing a fine job. Dig that chicken. 😀

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GabrielleL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum! I got the tofu buns and the “feel the brrr” pouch and did not disappoint

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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 4.7 stars by 3879 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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