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Bud & Marilyn's, Philadelphia, PA

Bud & Marilyn's

4.6
4.6
4336 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.

Masks are required for all guests dining inside

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Booked 34 times today

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

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 4,336 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia

    American

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  1. PW

    PattyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, accommodating and friendly. Great outdoor seating and fantastic food!

  2. A

    Andrea

    Philadelphia

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome brunch, as usual… love the energy, foods consistently delicious and staff is fantastic! Definitely a neighborhood gem

  3. DM

    DairyMaid

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Bud & Marilyn’s has very generous portions. The food is prepared well and is high quality. The chef really knew how to poach an egg, which is not always the case! Our main dishes weren’t as hot in temperature as l wish they had been. The cinnamon roll is amazing and is served warm. The coffee is excellent, even the decaf. The server explained it was La Columbe, which is a higher end coffee than you normally see in restaurants. The restaurant is very loud when it is full of happy diners, and the sound ricochets around the room. So not for romantic dining. We thought the prices were very reasonable and the service was efficient.

  4. JH

    JacquieH

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had the fried chicken and short rib stroganoff. Both were delicious and the service was great. Very attentive.

  5. MM

    MaryamM

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Down home style cooking. Food was very good and service was excellent.

  6. TW

    TomW

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    3 of us snd we all talked about how great it was.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience4

    The food was good as usual. The server just lacked luster.

  8. LS

    LauraS

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    First time here- recommended by a friend. Service and food was Great! Especially loved the spicy Bloody Mary! I will be coming back for some fried chicken!

  9. TR

    TerriR

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2

    The presentation and taste of the food was great. I was looking for a cozier atmosphere and we were seated next to a loud table of screaming girls. The acoustics of the room made the screams unbearable. I also wish the menu was a little more extensive but all in all a good time.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Went for birthday brunch. We had a reservation for outside at noon and we were seated promptly though it did take the server at least five min to come bring us water and take our drink order. The food was good but not outstanding. The Bloody Mary was delicious. Most of our bill was due to each of us having 2 $10 drinks.

  11. j

    joey

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    BRST DAMN FRIEND CHICKEN I HAD IN A LONG TIME😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋😋

  12. ER

    EtienneR

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Fantastic place - great food, energy, drinks; just anticipate noise, it’s very hard to hold a conversation over the noise.

  13. AC

    AlexC

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3

    Really good food, but staff seemed overwhelmed with sold out crowd on a Friday night.

  14. d

    dianea

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Happy hour was great. Yummy dishes. Then we had dinner. Comfort food done well. Prices are good.

  15. p

    philmumzee

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Excellent food and upbeat atmosphere. Service only marginal, probably understaffed

  16. MG

    MariaG

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every thing we ate tasted was better than the last. My husband and young adult sons were just thrilled! And cost was substantially less than a lot of our dinners out - including drinks and dessert!

  17. WD

    WasDrBob

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience4

    The menu is more limited than before the pandemic. I wish the brick chicken were back on it. The past and beef tartar were excellent, but the fried cheese curds, though tasty, were small and greasy.

  18. R

    Rydrguy

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good from top to bottom. All the food had some great twist with interesting spices. It’s comfort food with something for everyone and definitely a cut above. The fried chicken is fantastic as was the house made pasta. Service was equally good …. Personable and attentive. Nice casual vibe in the room completed the experience.

  19. CH

    ChereeseH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The atmosphere and service is great. I went there for a specific item and was heart broken to learn it was no longer on the menu. I tried something different but I wasn’t impressed.

  20. k

    kathyf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nashville sliders were good chicken moist and Nashville sauce perfectly spicy Sunnyside up eggs good for dipping the brioche toast delicious sliced bacon , double patty hamburger juicy, great mother's day brunch at outside table with clear walls for some cdc protection will go back again

  21. JM

    JosephM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrate Mother's Day with my wife and son outdoor venue. Thanks for the good time!

  22. HK

    HollyK

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place! Comfortable, lovely restaurant. Started with the Nashville sliders -best I’ve had DELICIOUS! Great drinks and menu selections. Desert to die for. Loved it.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    I had the Nashville hot chicken bun, deviled eggs and the Estrella chicken sausage pasta. the deviled eggs were too salty and the mustard it sat in was a bit funky I had to send it back. the chicken bun was good definitely tasty but no real spicy. my waiter was nice but she gave me water and left me sitting for almost ten minutes, check on our table twice, I had originally order the beer and burger happy hour special but she never put in the burger so I ended up ordering the chicken pasta because I was so hungry. she took silverware and didn't supply us with new ones so I had to ask the bar for forks. the drinks were good but overall the experience was slightly disappointing.

  24. CC

    ChrisC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5

    My wife and I came in for our anniversary as mentioned when making the reservation. A no point was that acknowledged. Good was GREAT!!! Our waitress was good but wasn’t the least bit friendly or attentive.

  25. RP

    RoxanneP

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service and food were fantastic. We sat outside and it was very nice. Would definitely go again and recommend

  26. LD

    LindaDes

    Philadelphia

    73 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    All around fabulous, from the grapefruit mimosa to the pecan roll to the chicken and waffles to the sausage biscuits and gravy to the fried chicken—with plenty of leftovers for an afternoon snack.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Mac n Cheese with short rib was awesome!!!! Meatloaf was on point as well!!! The entire time was incredible!! Oh

  28. W

    William

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and great service

  29. t

    thomb

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great staff and super cute seating.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place!!

  31. D

    Donna

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    We enjoyed Sunday brunch at Bud and Marilyn's. Cocktails are creative and expertly made. Their fried chicken is a must-have! Short rib nachos were large enough to share and presented in a way to make sharing easy. Service is efficient but not rushed. We'll be back.

  32. HR

    HeatherR

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service at our brunch on 4/23/22.

  33. JT

    JennyT

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was great! Service was good, but not outstanding. That said I would definitely go back again.

  34. AW

    ArickW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and great food! 10/10 would recommend

  35. M

    Maczina1

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my niece to dinner just so we could discuss what colleges she has been accepted to. We had a table by the window so we were able to people watch. The food was good, we both had fried chicken. I had the spicy chicken and I was allowed substitute the potato bread for biscuits. The waitress was attentive. We topped off the meal with the bourbon pecan bread pudding. I definitely recommend Bud & Marilyn’s.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Restaurant was accommodating when we were stuck in traffic and moved our reservation 15 minutes. Staff was attentive and helpful. Food was delicious! We will be dining here again.

  37. A

    Ashley

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Looking for a place to have dinner and drinks near our hotel, Bud & Marilyn's menu appeared to have the menu and atmosphere to make it worth a visit. My friend and I left absolutely satisfied with everything that we ordered from the Nashville Hot Chicken Buns to all the cocktails that we tried off the menu. Great service and a lively atmosphere made it a place that I would return to when I'm back in Philly again.

  38. CA

    ChelseaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was amazing, seating was great (outdoor but heated). We loved it!

  39. k

    kenblu

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Pleasant atmosphere, tasty food and drinks, friendly people.

  40. PM

    PattyM

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great cocktails and Butter chicken slider! Great happy hour deals.

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 4.6 stars by 4336 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

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Booked 34 times today
Google Map for Bud & Marilyn's

1234 Locust Street Philadelphia, PA 19107

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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