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About Marathon - 16th & Sansom

Marathon has served the neighborhoods of Philadelphia for over 25 years as a family-run restaurant group. We serve well-made American classics, and strive to source the freshest food locally available to us, including from our own Marathon Farm in Brewerytown, Philadelphia. Our favorite farm to table items include our grass-fed Cheesesteak, free-range Turkey Plate, and fluffy Omelets made with cage-free eggs.

121 S 16th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am;

Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm;

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm,

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
16th and Sansom

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 569-3278

Website:
http://www.eatmarathon.com/

Catering:
Please contact catering@eatmarathon.com for catering options.

Parking Details:
Located near several public parking lots on Sansom St and 15th St. Street parking is permitted throughout the day and dependent on availability.

Public Transit:
Conveniently located only 3 blocks from the Broad Street Line and several major bus routes including: 2, 9, 21, and 42.

Executive Chef:
Marlon Rambaran

Private Party Contact:
Amy Renner: (215) 561-0500

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact events@eatmarathon.com to plan your party.

Marathon - 16th & Sansom Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (12)
Casual (11)
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Great for Lunch (8)
Good for Groups (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Fun (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Cozy (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Seasonal (3)
Authentic (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Marathon is a nicely decorated neighborhood restaurant. The décor reminded me a bit of a steakhouse and the atmosphere is lively but not loud. We seated at the window which was great for people watching. Our server Holly was excellent and I knew we would get great service from her the moment she greeted us. We started with the Marathon Sampler app. Lightly breaded calamari and chicken fingers, sweet potato fries, and cheesesteak wontons which comes with a few dipping sauces, one of which was jalapeno with a nice kick! I had the Marathon burger with Vermont cheddar and caramelized onions. The burger was quite large, around 8-9 ounces. Very juicy and cooked medium rare as ordered. The county bun was light but hearty and did not fall apart. As usual, I had a side of sweet potato fries. I could not get enough of these! My husband had the grilled salmon with mustard sauce, mashed potatoes and asparagus. Salmon was firm and tender and the sauce paired nicely with the fish and vegetable. Even though they were relatively busy, our food came out quickly. Overall, it was an excellent experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Nothing special. I ordered the Chicken Pot Pie special. It was tasty, but it wasn’t a pot pie. It was all the ingredients of a pot pie poured in a bowl with a square puff pastry floating on top. No crust. A little weird, but again, pretty tasty.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

The Wait staff, managers and servers are always friendly and fun to talk to. Makes the meals enjoyable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2018

My hubby and I both had delicious meals. He had jambalaya and it was the turkey platter for me. The cranberry sauce was the best. The turkey is roasted in house and the mashed and broccoli were well prepared. The broccoli had no seasonings or butter which I prefer- more healthful. The service was great. It’s a terrific value. We will definitely return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food and service was very good. The Marathon burger was awesome. All there burgers are great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was good however it was very chilly in there could have used my coat. And when we wanted to wait or we couldn't find him.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Attentive service, good, reasonable food, just what we wanted

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It would have been useful to know beforehand that the restaurant does not accept Discover as a form of payment. It was inconvenient; otherwise, everything else was fine.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Prompt, friendly service and great comfort food on a cold winter day!

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Love coming to Marathon for a casual girls night out!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Dinner with four friends after holiday shopping. Relaxing booth, not crowded and varied menu to please everyone. Good portions and flavors. Everything was fresh and presented well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Good food, good service. Kids and adults were happy with options and with our final selections.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We had reservations and were seated immediately on a busy Saturday night. My crab cake platter was delicious as was the potato leek soup. My husband ordered chicken parm and said
the chicken was tough. He requested more marinara sauce for his pasta. Our waitress was very nice and attentive. We like eating at Marathon Grill after a concert and visiting the holiday events in the city.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Everything was great! Very pleased with the food and the service. Only wish that Michelob Ultra was an option:-)

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

It’s a casual spot that I went to catch up with a friend so it was a good choice for that, but the waitress forgot about us and we didn’t have service for a pretty long time. The food was decent, but nothing special. Any tables near the doors or windows were really cold.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Had a large group of 9, and we had great service. Fun spot.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Our reserved table for eight was ready when we arrived. We were seated quickly and given menus. There are a wide variety of beverage options as well as food for all different tastes.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I walk by everyday on my daily lunch walks and the place is always packed! My family was looking for a place to have dinner after enjoying some of the holiday festivities in town. So I thought it would be a great time to try it out. It was a Wednesday night so it wasn’t packed which was perfect for conversation. It was warm and welcoming. The food was awesome and reasonably priced. My family loved it! We are definitely going back!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Always a nice night at Marathon. Menu has someting for whatever mood I'm in. Staff is friendly & helpful. They're all good but we prefer the 16th & Sansom location.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My meatloaf was very good. My wife and I often choose the Contol Freak Salad. She ordered one last night. She mentioned that as of late, the salads seem to have less of the several add-on ingredients than they used to.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food and service. One of our go-to's whenever we're in town

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The burgers were very good and my daughter said it was the best chicken parmesan she has ever had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Always a good meal can be expected with fine service. Menu options for all tastes!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

A night out with the girls was nice bottle of wine three course meal and excellent service who could ask for anything more,oh and it was restaurant week 😋😋😋😋😋

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My husband enjoyed the scallops but my chicken wasn't that great. Came out room temperature and didn't really taste that well. The potatoes weren't good either.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Ate with my younger brother who was visiting me this weekend. Marathon is one of my go to places. The apps sampler was perfect and the wontons were delicious. The brisket was good but could have had more flavors. The chicken tacos were really good and the breaking was perfect. Great meal overall

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We were in town for parent's weekend at my daughters college, so I made reservations for my husband and I and our two daughters for dinner. 6pm on a Saturday night. We were 20 minutes late, and thankfully they held our table for us. The food was excellent - very creative appetizers, and the specials were outrageous. The Spicy chicken tacos, & philly cheesesteak won-tons were favorites. Jordan was our waitress and she was attentive and made sure we had everything we needed. We will definitely return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We were sat quickly, and the server was very quick and kind. The food was tasty, good portions too. I would definitely go back soon

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good food, salmon burger excellent... Sweet potato fries are a must have.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 27, 2017

What a gem! Excellent service, unbelievable food, and very kid friendly while maintaining ambiance. Homerun!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Everything is always quite good. However, mixed drinks are very weak.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Food was good quality, and nice location. Would like to eat there again but for brunch.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great service and food

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 11, 2017

My wife and I eat at this Marathon most Friday evenings. The entire staff is always pleasant and helpful. The food is consistently good and at a reasonable price. The combination makes for an enjoyable experience!

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Busy, fun spot in vibrant R. Square neighborhood. Food was delicious and a good value. They had great salads & sandwiches and lots of other options. Whole family was happy!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food and service. Reasonable prices. A lot of variety on the menu. Able to accomodate large party (9-10) without difficulty.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Food and menu are good. Service was fine . . . just Ok but I'd go back if in the area . . .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Great food that is locally sourced but pretty noisy. They did some substitutions without any problems. Very nice staff. In and out in about an hour

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Excellent restaurant! Great service and the food is outstanding. I love it and would recommend it. Great for dates!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Healthy, Paleo Friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Marathon Grill is our "go to" restaurant before every concert or arts event we attend in Philadelphia. The service and food are excellent and if we are ever in a rush, the staff always gets us out in time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly
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