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Bud & Marilyn's

4.7
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3627 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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  • Restaurant Week

    Sep 13 - Sep 25, 2020
    Join us during Center City District's Restaurant Week and enjoy a 3-course tasting menu.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3627 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Katieee
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place for restaurant week by far. Go every year in the fall. A must!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was delicious. Will definitely be back

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Yafo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice staff, food was delicious! Would definitely recommend this place!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with my boyfriend for restaurant week! The food was delicious and the service was great. Portion size for restaurant week was very generous. We already decided we want to go back so we can try more things on the menu!

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LexieAlva
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience4

My friend and I felt rushed. We were seated at 10:30 am, our food was delivered by 10:45 am and our plates were cleared by 11:00 am even though we had another hour of our seating time left.

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Will
New England
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always good at Bud and Marylin's. The nashville hot chicken is really excellent - as are any of their fried chicken dishes. Always save room for dessert, the funfetti cake is well worth it.

The outdoor set up for covid-times is OK - you are far enough from the sidewalk that you don't feel too close to pedestrians, which is a plus in center city. Locust street does tend to be busy, so keep that in mind.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service as always. Wish I still lived in Philly...so I could eat there more often!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. This was the first time we have come here but it won’t be the last. The food and drinks were great. Our server David was the best!!!!!

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Devon
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch. Incredible menu! Plates were smaller than usual, so feel free to order a few extra dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dropping my daughter off at Temple. We decided to grab a bite at your establishment. Loved everything. Our server was fantastic. He was training a new waitress. We all Loved our choices.

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vipAprilD
Tampa
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Food was just ok, not nearly as good as the first time we went. Drinks were great. Service was atrocious (from the waiter, the hostess was great).

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JeromeZ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service, outdoors with plenty of shade.

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vipalanm
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get job providing safe outdoor dining

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was terrible, didn’t check on us ever, and they weren’t happy to split the check between 3. Also the food portions are very small so be prepared!! We sat outside which was nice but it’s a very loud street with lots of cars.. overall, I won’t be returning. Prices were good but the food was too small to justify it. And, they automatically add gratuity.

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vipBasic
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant was very nice, the staff was pleasant, and the food/ drinks were 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

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PaulaN
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent weather, food and service by David. A real treat during this Pandemic. This Safran.Turney group is beyond wonderful and we are grateful that they have stayed open at this time.

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MagaliL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A great brunch place ! Will go back for lunchtime.

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CelesteM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was great as always but sitting outside took a bit getting used to. With this being the new way to do business, I was still excited to enjoy one of my favorite restaurants. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience, and they’ve acclimated to COVID better than most.

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vipebatista
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining out since the pandemic started, and what a great decision it was to chose this place. I appreciate the care they took to protect customers while still providing an attractive experience. We went for brunch and each ordered one of the specials, plus shared the hush puppies, which were incredible. The portions are generous and the preparation is impeccable. The food itself is delicious and the service was friendly and efficient and helpful. I can't imagine a better start to my return to Philly dining out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my boyfriend here for brunch on a sunny Saturday and everything about the experience was enjoyable! The food is amazing and the drinks were so fun. Highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

amazing food. Good selection.

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JoAnn
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DIning Al Fresco in Center City Philadelphia - great atmosphere, amazing food and exceptional service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great drinks!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the brunch.. even in Covid times it was a great experience.. the food and drinks were divine. Thanks

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AriesMan68
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bud & Marilyn's is excellent. I've eaten there five times now and each experience was a memorable one. The food is delicious, the service is superb, and I love dining al fresco at their sidewalk tables. All in all a FIVE STAR experience!

Jolie Garrett
Philadelphia, PA

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vipphilips
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Ordered the jambalaya. It was almost inedible. Came as a plate of mushy red rice with tiny bits of chicken and a few small shrimp. Presented with the entire plate dusted with chili powder. Never had jambalaya like that. Extremely disappointed.

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vipladyl
Philadelphia
109 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

have not been downtown since pandemic so one of the only reasons that would do it is Bud and Marilyn's fried chicken promo and as always it was superb. Eating in the street was a little strange but good food there trumps all else. I sure had missed the whole coming into the city. I do have one complaint or observation. I had read repeatedly that calling in your reservation helps the restaurant. I did try and do that but no one had the courtesy to call me back so I went to Open Table. Got my ressie and all was good but in these trying times for restaurants they should make the effort.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service for a last minute reservation . It started raining but the staff was very proactive and communicative about what was going to happened and got everything else boxed up!
Thank you for thinking ahead!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It rained hard so brunch was a little/lot wet

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vacation brunch. The food was amazing!! We loved our meal and still had food envy for everything else. We will be coming back soon.

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erick
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing grub. Definitely one of Phillys best kept secrets. Food was spot on. Best beef and broccoli ever!!!

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vipKatz
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fantastic. I never knew there was a little garden area and it was the best seat in the “house.” They were a little disorganized trying to check in reservations, check in walk ups and take care of food pickups but their food is always worth waiting.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed this place, super chill great drinks and reasonable prices!

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Myonac
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved those drink pouches! And the fried chicken was yummy

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor happy hour was delicious! Nashville hot chicken buns and shrimp buns were so good. I wish I could have had 25 servings of cheese curds but then I would have a heart attack.

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Hadiyah
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Casual dinning at a good price point.

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vipJames
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really dig the new additions to the menu. Got the Brick Chicken and a glass of Tempranillo and it was magnificent! Everything was fantastic as always, but that Sticky Bun Sundae - holy balls.

My only complaint is that the pretzel buns are gone. RIP, you will be missed.

10/10 as usual.

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DanaC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! I love this place so much.

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