Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
2479 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

The comfortable dining room seats up to 100. The Mid-century modern design evokes the feeling of an updated rec room from the 1970's and features vintage American flea market finds from all over the country. Table seating, bar seating and chef's counter seating are available.

Bud & Marilyn's is located in the heart of center city at the corner of 13th & Locust Street in the bustling Midtown Village neighborhood.
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Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my trout dish for lunch. Well prepared food with options for vegetarians and vegans. Convenient location. Service and ambiance good.

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CD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Jeanie was amazing. The presentation was also amazing. I enjoyed my salmon and my date had the stuffed meatloaf GREAT!!! The ambiance was also wonderful. I would definitely return.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was AmaZing!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything top to bottom was great ! Service is excellent from everyone we encountered. The food was spot on for everyone at the table ! Absolutely wonderful !!

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K
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was so good, the conversation stopped. My dinner date said the fried chicken was the best he every had - no small feat. My salmon was perfect. Highly recommend this place. Come hungry.

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TT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience. The service and food were at the top of my Philadelphia dining experiences.

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LF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for restaurant week. We tried each of the first course choices and all were very good. Second course three of us had the short ribs and one the pork chop! Both were amazing! Service was great, drinks were great and the food was even better!

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CE
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!

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OT
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice venue for brunch before a Sunday matinee at the Academy of Music. They make a very tasty Bloody Mary. Their grapefruit and cinnamon "mock-tail" was delicious. My vegetarian tofu and vegetable skillet was quite good and something I usually would never consider ordering! My wife's lemon ricotta pancakes (a huge serving) would have been perfect if not overcooked on one side. Every table was full but it was not overly noisy in the dining room.

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RC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for Sunday brunch. We had reservations and our table was ready on time. Coffee, Bloody Mary and food were all very good.

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M
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Big fans of Barbuzzo and have been wanting to try this restaurant for a while. Finally decided to try it for brunch and were not let down.

Wife got the lemon ricotta pancakes which were great. I got the vegetarian version of the biscuits and gravy which was amazing.

Interesting aesthetic inside and just overall a great spot.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

With our “Open-Table” reservation they seated us immediately as we arrived on time for our 9pm. The restaurant was packed with an open seat plan. The type of place where you sit along other guests, however the tables weren’t so close that it was uncomfortable like some restaurants. Fancy and delicious cheeses as well as an innovative take at vegetarian dinning options. My boyfriend got the fried chicken which was classed up with scrumptious sides as well as an out of this world hot sauce. We absolutely will be going back. Delicious food, fast service and fair prices for an upscale date night experience. Thumbs up!

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LB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I truly enjoyed this place.
We started with the cheese curds - they were light and the sauces were excellent.
I had the Nashville Hot Buns which were incredible and she had the meatloaf (it was also delish!)
We got a side of biscuits because the honey butter is to die for.

Will definitely keep this on my list of restaurants for when family in friends come in town!

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A
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want great food, great cocktails, and a great atmosphere... Bud & Marilyn’s is your place! Highly recommend the scallops or the fried chicken. Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Food was delicious/reasonably priced and the service was quick/attentive. Will definitely be coming back again.

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BB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Try the fried chicken.

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EL
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We loved the look of the space and the food exceeded our expectations! Definitely worth the drive into the city. Delicious and creative.

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L
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy eating place with GREAT cocktails. Friendly staff who work hard to make sure that all guests are having an enjoyable evening. It is a bit cramped with tables very close but hey, you can make new friends that way. A real enjoyable pre-theatre dinner. I had their famous fried chicken which deserves the fame and my partner had the sea scallops which were impressive in that there were more than 4. IT was a delightful evening!

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MT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. It was our second time here for brunch, it gets a little loud but the food is worth it.

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MW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come here all the time. If you don't have a reservation, you can usually find a seat at the bar. Food is yummy and a good value!

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r
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great vibe and great food. Beet and carrot salad was a work of art and tasty! Scallops, short ribs and the famous fried chicken were excellent. Delicious cocktails and great looking bar. Diverse menu with something for everyone.

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a
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect: Service, drinks, food, All I might suggest would be free parking and complementary foot massages :-)

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MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will be dreaming of the Short Rib Stroganoff until I go there and have it again.....

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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! Great service! Great food! We were nervous because we had theater tickets , but they were quick bur we never felt rushed!!

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M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Atmosphere was great and the food wasn't bad either. It's ashame they only let you get happy hour deals if you sit at the bar, though. Drinks took a little while, but otherwise, service was great! Fried chicken was delicious!

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PW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is only outmatched by the fantastic service!

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MW
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, slightly kitchy vibe. Excellent service, bar, and food.

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P
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went on a Sunday afternoon. so noise was not an issue and had a fantastic meal and experience. The steak tartare, cocktails, biscuits, wedge salad, chicken with wild rice- all delicious!

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m
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a beautiful celebratory meal with my husband. Such a great dining experience! Food was delicious, drinks were great, and our server David was fantastic.

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JD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great spot for good food and cocktails. Food is consistently tasty and service is friendly.

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DG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our dinner which was really excellent, the service was fast and our server was very polite and helpful. My only complaint was the noise level which made it hard to comfortably converse.

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j
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

First: The service was exceptional. I was impressed with that. Also: Great bar. Did my cocktail perfectly (Basil Heyden Manhattan). Food? Not so much. My guest did enjoy her Salmon. I ordered the short rib stroganoff which overall had great flavor/seasoning but the beef was extremely over-cooked making it pretty much impossible to enjoy. I thought short-rib meat would be tender but no. I abounded it less than half way through. Note: I did not send it back as we had a show just after dinner. Dessert was the confetti cake which was a bit dry with icing that seemed to be made of vegetable shortening instead of buttercream (perhaps it was too cool and the butter therefore too solid?). I won’t be going back.

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DP
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another awesome visit to Bud and Marilyn’s
Great start to a great night at the Kimmel!
Great drink!! Great Curds!! Awesome fried chicken with biscuits!!! A Super Saturday night!!’

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t
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious: stroganoff and bratwurst hot buns. Get a side order of the wonderful biscuits.

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S
Philadelphia
165 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The place was hopping when we walked in at 9:25 for our 9:30 reservation. We were seated (as requested) in a corner table that was a quiet as it was going to get, immediately! Our server, her roving assistant and busboy were amazingly attentive, considering how busy the place was! Empty glasses were filled and empty plates removed without hesitation and with a smile. The food was good also. The fried chicken was particularly good and flavorful. The Pretzel Rolls got very high marks from my better half! The Short Rib Beef Stroganoff was good also.

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HB
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Wonderful experience all the way around. The food was excellent and the service first rate.

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j
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Great value.

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JC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dining experience of excellent from every aspect. Great comfort food. Nice size portions and increadable decor. Would highly reccomend.

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RU
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Love it here!! Best brunch! The chicken bucket is sooooo good, the cinnamon bun is mouth watering and the bloody Mary’s are nice and spicy! I love the ambiance too.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their fried chicken is really good! Service was okay. Server didn't really check on us but it was new year's day so we understand.

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