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Bud & Marilyn's, Philadelphia, PA

Bud & Marilyn's

4.6
4.6
4530 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 237 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

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What 4,530 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. RC

    RoseC

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Outdoor seating was comfortable and warm on a cool evening. Service outdoors was terrific
  2. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    catching up with a friend. b&M is my go to restaurant
  3. EP

    EmilyP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always come to Bud and Marilyn’s when we’re in Philly. Menu changes and the food is always delicious.
  4. JC

    JerryCinPhilly

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good, service was fast and excellent.
  5. AB

    AmandaB

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a little chilly sitting right near the entrance but the food and service were wonderful.
  6. MB

    MonsterBear10

    Baltimore

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    THE SHORT RIB STROGANOFF IS AMAZING!! Service was great! All our food was delicious! Can’t wait to go back!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was flavorful and cooked well. Portions were great too. Definitely returning for brunch again.
  8. KB

    KathyB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Limited menu for brunch but our choices were delicious! I had the French toast and my husband had the shrimp eggs Benedict! If you decide to go, make reservations!
  9. m

    miscalane

    Philadelphia

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food was great, all the staff members were kind and efficient, & the location is perfect for the theatre.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. We will definitely be back!
  11. LC

    LynC

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food in a fun retro ambiance. Wonderful, attentive staff.
  12. BC

    BonnieC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, cocktails, service and atmosphere! Excellent brunch stop before the theater.
  13. LC

    LindaC

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was good; nothing special but very tasty. We didn't get the chicken but that looked amazing! Definitely will try that next time.
  14. s

    stephaniej

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped by for brunch before seeing a play. Food was DELICIOUS and service was great. We were extremely happy with everything.
  15. A

    Andy

    New England

    106 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server. Interesting and delicious food. The Moroccan carrots and patates were delicious firsts and the salmon and fried chicken, yum.
  16. H

    Hannah

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant atmosphere, excellent service and food, but a little chilly near the windows despite them being closed.
  17. CB

    CaliBoi13

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great ambience ! Amazing service and yummy comfort food!
  18. TC

    TCFoodie

    Atlantic City

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cozy and vibrant. Great service. Food was very good. A must try is the cheese curds.
  19. CM

    ChristineM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service. We needed to be in and out in under an hour and they made it happen. Meals were delicious and portions were a decent size.
  20. PL

    PeterL

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time there. Food, drinks and service were great.
  21. LU

    LUCYM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great spot for comfort food! Chicken sandwich is fabulous and biscuits are just like mom made!
  22. MF

    ManuelF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Your meatloaf was pretty good
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outdoors, heaters Everything was great!
  24. A

    Amkaga

    South Dakota

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was delicious. Service was mediocre. Limited menu
  25. MP

    MartyP

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Reservation process was easy, service was great and food & drinks were excellent!
  26. RF

    RedFish

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Ok Saturday brunch. Food was just sort of average, particularly for the price. Outdoor seating area was very noisy (had to use earplugs).
  27. S

    Straightshooter

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Great location near the Kimmel Cultural Campus for a pre-show dinner. The fried chicken and biscuits were excellent. Would also recommend the roasted carrots. The ambient noise level was very loud making conversation difficult at times. Service was prompt but not rushed or intrusive. We plan to go back again prior to more concerts.
  28. MD

    MarkD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time was definitly not our last time. We found this gem of a restaurant and are so glad we did. The decor, the staff and of course, the food and drinks were amazing. The vintage decor touches took me back to a time when life was much more simple. The food is great comfort food that tastes great and just the right portions. When we are back in The City of Brotherly Love, we will be sure to look up Bud & Marilyn again to see if we can visit with them.
  29. m

    marr

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Some food was outstanding, some normal, service was good and then slowed to a trickle . However I would come back . Meatloaf was delicious! Autumn salad was outstanding!
  30. VM

    ValerieM

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to get dinner before show at Academy of Music. Only a block away and the food was great. Good quick service.
  31. o

    outandabout

    Philadelphia

    290 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    290 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    It's great for comfort food love the chicken basket It can get rather noisy so you have to be willing to tolerate that.
  32. G

    Grandma

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service.
  33. JA

    JudyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch was delicious and the presentation was attractive. I highly recommend the shakshuka!
  34. J

    Joey

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    The wait service was average, each time we asked a question they were very hesitant to answer. The noodles for the stroganoff were pasta as opposed to egg noodles and they were very undercooked. No even al dente. Not a very good beer selection. Very limited. I did like the Nashville chicken sliders. One of my fellow diners had the wedge salad (quite good) and was probably the highlight of the items we had. Both of the desserts were good.
  35. MS

    MelissaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A fun night with unique food and drink offerings. Everyone was pleased. The cheese curds were a crowd-pleaser!
  36. TV

    TeacherVoice

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fried chicken and biscuits were DELICIOUS. And I really enjoyed the frozen Rose cocktail.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Reserved a table for 2 at 5:30 on a Tuesday for myself and a co-worker (the latest time available on Open Table). Bud and Marilyn’s came highly recommended by a local colleague. We were sat at a tiny corner table while the rest of the restaurant sat mostly empty. Although our seats could have been better, the meal was fantastic. We both got the Nashville Hot Buns (minus the hot sauce) and they did not disappointed. Prices were also fairly reasonable. I would go again but ask for a better table.
  38. d

    dish

    Philadelphia

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, nice portions. Very good service, our group enjoyed their brunch.
  39. K

    Kacee

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Bud & Marilyn's needs a makeover, ripped upholstery, menus have stains all over them, chipped plates, definitely not as nice as it used to be. Food was decent and service was good, however had 4 women next to us who thought they were the only ones in the place, loud and obnoxious, couldn't wait for them to leave.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Marrissa R was terrific

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 4530 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 237 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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