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Bud & Marilyn's, Philadelphia, PA

Bud & Marilyn's

4.5
4.5
4420 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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

What 4,420 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Macaroon

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Moderate prices.
  2. J

    Jhand4th

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was exceptional and the food was so flavorful! Everyone in the party loved absolutely everything they ordered! The frose was my personal favorite.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was phenomenal and the server was exceptionally attentive. We had a great experience!!
  4. JA

    JoAnnSF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this sibling restaurant to our beloved Little Nonna’s! Aliza made our experience complete, helping us choose some of the very best menu options! SuperYum!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! Service and food was excellent. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Not much to say other than what many have stated. The Nashville hot buns were absolutely delicious. Warning: they're not a first date food. It gets messy. Also got the kimchi fried rice w tofu, which was really good, even later that night as leftovers. My husband got the flank steak, which really isn't his cut of meat, and he said it was fine, if a little too salty. The only drink we ordered was the Frosè (rosè, vodka, citrus, strawberry, frozen). It was tasty, but I had to rush through it to get to a concert. I would definitely go back if I came back into town.
  7. JW

    JudyW

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We came for my wife’s birthday. We had wanted to come for a long time, but moved out of state. Had the opportunity to come and we had a very nice meal and a good time. My only complaint is that the restaurant was really loud. I wear hearing aids and the background noise was really loud. I had trouble hearing the waitstaff and conversation at the table.
  8. AC

    AdamC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Solid spot for food and drinks during the week or in a pinch.Great wedge salad and decent drinks.Service was really good.
  9. JK

    JenniferK

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pre Phillies game brunch! What an awesome find by my brother— he stayed at a nearby hotel & found this gem on Google. There are 2 parking lots right across the street, btw. They easily, happily accommodated our loud party of 6 lol! We had a res at opening & the place did fill up. All staff are super friendly, great menu, delish coffee & all of our meals were outstanding (portions, presentation as well as taste)! Very clean- even the cool bathrooms! We all loved the retro vibe… I will be back to try the grapefruit mimosa!! Easy 15 min ride to CBP, too! Can’t wait to return!
  10. GP

    GoldenPeacock

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such an amazing server and, as always, amazing meal!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My server was SO kind!!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Typical American food! Really tasty
  13. B

    Buzz

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly and enjoyable time with tasty food, great cocktails and excellent service!
  14. EJ

    ElizabethJ

    Atlanta

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a fun and delicious spot! I had the Frose' and biscuits and gravy dish, both were REALLY special. I loved all the flavors. I will be back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was good. Food not worth the price in my opinion. $22 for half a fried chicken — was very over cooked and dry.
  16. DK

    DianeKaz

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and Happy Hour specials. Our server Mac was friendly and personable. We will be back soon!
  17. NL

    NikLit

    West Palm Beach

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Good was good. No AC on the restaurant or wasn’t working well and during a heat wave..they placed us in a corner full of windows and wouldn’t move us. Meatloaf was really good. The short rib stroganoff was really disappointing as it had very little meat.
  18. CB

    CarolB

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun atmosphere and great comfort food. Our waiter Josh was excellent. Very friendly and was very attentive.
  19. L

    Lunchwithwork

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were seated immediately based on our reservation and the waiter arrived timely with table water. The water could have been cooler. Our food arrived timely. Described with photographs below. Since it is an open dining area, the noise level was high as you would expect.
  20. j

    jillc

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The atmosphere, food and service are excellent. I love the decor, so fun! The Kimchi fried rice and tomato and pea salad were so tasty and perfectly done. My only complaint was the portion size of the steak. Seemed a bit small for $25. Otherwise, it was very flavorful and delicious. Our server was very attentive and apologized for our meal coming so long after the appetizers, but I honestly did not mind the time at all. I appreciate having time to savor the appetizers and to digest. I would definitely go again.
  21. KM

    KimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited for a brunch on Saturday morning. The atmosphere was amazing. Staff was super friendly and food was delicious.
  22. RF

    RosieF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Loved the fried chicken sandwich, very spicy and my mate had braised ribs which she loved, in what looked like a nacho plate. It was noisy and the seats were close together. Wish there were plants or carpets to cut the volume but Jess was great and food delish!
  23. J

    Jeff

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent and so were the cocktails. Amazing atmosphere.
  24. m

    mnate

    Philadelphia

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you’re hungry Bud And Marilyn’s the place to go. Large portion comfort food!!! Yum!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    No draft beer. Canned beer was unacceptable (only two kinds yo choose from). Food was just okay. Nothing special.
  26. LM

    LisaM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was our first time at Bud and Marilyn's. We didn't have a lot of time (theater tickets at 7:30). The food was very good. I had the short ribs stroganoff and my husband had the Bud and Marilyn's fried chicken. My husband enjoyed his meal. The plate was cute - looked like a split log, but there really wasn't room to put your chicken bones, etc. cute over function-hmm..not sure it's a great idea. Our table was right next to the hostess stand like it was touching it. That became annoying at times. At one point, there were four servers hovering around this stand and kept bumping into my husband as he was trying to eat. Or they reach over him to get their cleaning bottle and a smelly rag. I would ask to move to another table. It worked for us that night. Would I rush right back? not sure
  27. TM

    TomM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food was overwrought, too many flavors per mouthful. Not bad, just too many flavors mixed together Staff was nice, courses came promptly.
  28. AR

    AngelaR

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Chicken hot buns were sent back after one had a good proportion of meat and the servings did not. The c manager was very accommodating
  29. EP

    ElenaP

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was tasty but pretty spicy. They didn't have any beer left and it was way too noisy. We were kindly seated outside, but there was not much space, the table was tiny...
  30. a

    apples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    fantastic food and a really chill, interesting atmosphere. great for a date night!
  31. GU

    GUADJOSA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate at the bar ... did not need to waste a table! Great service! Great food!
  32. BC

    BonnieC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, outstanding service. A great place for brunch before the theater.
  33. IF

    ItalianFoodLovah

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! Food was delicious!
  34. l

    lisae

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, waiter was perfect
  35. PH

    PeterH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josh was fantastic, the food was great, had one of the best lettuce wedges I’ve ever had believe or not, we also had fried chicken and hot chicken sliders, both delicious, fries came out hot and crispy. We will definitely be back
  36. K

    Katie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate here our last night in Philly. Had the biscuits, Nashville hot chicken and rigatoni. All were fantastic as were our cocktails. The space was very loud and crowded, but overall we liked the ambience.
  37. RP

    RachelP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lively, lovely, great food and solid drinks. Surprisingly affordable, great bang for your buck! Will definitely be coming back
  38. AM

    AMCtheaterdiner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect location for pre-theatre dinner! Service was prompt, kind and attentive; food was delicious.
  39. DD

    DrexelDude14

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I've been here before, and I love the food and appreciate the good service, so I brought a friend, who'd never been here before, for brunch. Food once again was great. I got the Andouille Sausage n' Biscuits off the brunch menu along with the Frose off the drink menu. Both were yummy, and our server was very prompt and nice. We chose to sit outside since it was a nicer day, and thus it was quieter since we weren't seated inside close to other tables. We had our own space, which was nice. I love going to this place!
  40. LR

    LaRagazzaGialla

    Philadelphia

    197 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service and excellent food. Food came out pretty quick. Always a pleasure dining here.

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 4.5 stars by 4420 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 4 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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