Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
4173 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

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 4173 people are saying
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Maggie
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Retro feel with the coolest outdoor dining set up. Every course was fresh, delicious and well-plated. Love that they have non alcoholic fancy cocktails! Will reminded to friends and come back again 🙂

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Everyone else’s food looked fine, my own was not good

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vipEileen
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very loud.
Food OK. (egges were wrong, waffle cold). Coffee never refilled. Had to flag down and ask for more water, spoons, butter.

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vipjtownmom
Philadelphia
83 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We stopped for lunch before a matinee, and enjoyed it. It was busy at brunch. The menu was heavy on fried chicken options, and our chicken sandwiches were good. They had plexiglass between tables that were set pretty close, which was good for safety, and also conversation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch is always a hit!

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vipDinahH
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I'd like to start by saying how accommodating the front of the house was. I was stuck in crazy traffic, I tried to change my reservation online but couldn't so I called and left a message. They actually called me back and moved my reservation and held a table for me which I really appreciated. We were seeing a show and most likely wouldn't be able to get any reservation anywhere else. Also our server was very attentive and the food came out quickly and was delicious. Thank you!

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JanaH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Live this place.

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DonMarie
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed the food. Was worried it would be too different but our server steered us in the right direction. Felt very safe since they had partitions between the tables. Great place to hit before or after the theater!

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Jendel
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had the brioche French toast, my companion had chicken and waffles. Both dishes were tasty, but both were served lukewarm. I know waitstaff can be super busy these days. It was just unfortunate. Looks like a very popular place for Sunday brunch. Very convenient if you're heading to the theater.

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vipnjfubar
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I had the chicken and waffles, the chicken was dried out and spicy, the egg was under cooked and greasy, while the waffle was cold. My wife had rhe shasuka which was extremely spicy as well. They charged for refills of ice tea without mentioning on the menu or by the server. Needless to say we will not be back

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shortie
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Had the stuffed meatloaf and the lamb stroganoff and both were delish! Had outdoor seating which was nicer than I thought it would be! Def a place we always like to visit when we are in Philly!

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AaronS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent! Immediately afterwards I wanted to go back and get a second order of the hot chicken bao buns, they were delicious.
Our server was super friendly and attentive, and the whole experience was great.
I also liked the barriers between tables which I thought helped keep conversation noise down.

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Orville
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

⭐️ 🐓 ⭐️🐓 ⭐️ 🐓 ⭐️ 🐓 ⭐️
Best fried chicken in Philly!!

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TechSalesGuy
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

At the end of our meal we saw a little field mouse roaming around and it kinda spoiled our experience

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vipKaren
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good and the food was good. I recommend this restaurant.

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vipgr8mood
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor dining pods. Love that happy hour is served in them!

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BruceM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I had dinner here before a show at the Merriam Theatre. We greatly enjoyed our meals. The service was very good. We will likely return in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Food came out very quick surprisingly, but they were not hot. They were probably cooked a while ago and served to us. Edges of french toast were so hard that I had to spit out. The best thing was the coffee. Will not return.

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aaaaaa
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. Highly recommend. Shortribs were unbelievable

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Debby
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the vibe of Bud and Marilyn's. There was a nice variety of menu options and the food was very tasty. As the cold weather creeps in, Bud and Marilyn's is a comfortable setting in which to enjoy a Bud's Best beer and a hearty meal.

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vipbiteme
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We started with drinks and cheese curds - beer for him, a Manhattan for me - and I must say that your bartender makes a really good Manhattan! The cheese curds were okay - not exactly the way I remember them, but okay. We then both had the fried chicken dinner, which was as good as I remember - crispy on the outside and tender on the inside - a Southern grandma would’ve been proud. The biscuits were fine too. Also, I think we had one of the best servers - he was pleasant, attentive, always available when we needed something, but never overbearing. We had a very nice time and will definitely be back.

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Localfoodie
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Our tuna tartare appetizer was great. Everything else, Korean short ribs and Kombuta squash mains were BAD. Shortribs had very little meat. The tofu in the squash dish and practically everything else in it was too spicy to eat--- I went through two bottles of water and basically stopped eating. Both husband and I went away hungry and will not be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good was good just didn’t expect some of the spice that came on some of the dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing. The food was fantastic. Bud and Marilyn's is now on my top 5 of places in Philly. So worth the trip.

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Mare
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Very good, but not as good as usual! I blame Covid for lack of adequate staff and abbreviated menu choices. But, being out with good friends made up for it! Outside booth seating was a great option. Cozy and comfortable and no where near as noisy as being indoors. Def will be back when and if things ever get back to normal!

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vipJoeD
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was pleasantly surprised by Bud & Marilyn's. Nice ambience, quiet atmosphere, and great, tasty food that was well prepared. The service was excellent and attentive. And a great value for the money.

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Stut
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really good happy hour! Food and drinks were amazing

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PaulH
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great casual dining experience. I would recommend to my friends.

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ValerieM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Staff was friendly, food and drinks came out in good time and tasted wonderful.

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MaritM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, would 10/10 go again when in Philly! Food was great, awesome ambience and vibe, brunch cocktails fab as well. Recommend the short rib chiliquilles

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Good good, but very limited menu selections and no substitutions.

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Lore669
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service, and wonderful food as always!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Great atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was 10/10 wish they portions were bigger but I would for sure go back

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reginaj
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Had heard good things so was looking forward to a pre-Hamilton dinner but was so disappointed. Ordered a wedge salad which was just a mess of cut up lettuce with far too much dressing. The sliders were decent and the chicken was good but the meatloaf was absolutely awful. Not one of the best restaurants in this group - love Lolita and Barbuzzo so should have stuck with the tried and true

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LiPo
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and the young woman helping were excellent, appropriately helpful and not intrusive. Very competent and efficient. I LOVE the plexiglass between table.

Food and value were very good.

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MVCV
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, and right near the theaters!

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vipMichaelL
Philadelphia
58 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I'm disappointed! I got the Lamb Stroganoff which was good, but the potion was small. It is supposed to be a main dish at $25.00- not an appetizer. Otherwise the food and service was good. Bud and Marilyn's use to be one of my most favorite restaurants in the City of Philadelphia.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken was amazing

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Katie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cocktails and brunch were amazingggggg! Delicious cinnamon bun, huevos rancheros… and the chicken and waffles!!!

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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 4173 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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