Marathon - 16th & Sansom
My experience at Marathon was very good, the reservation was ready on time and the service was great. There were minor issues with the food ordered, but our server was very helpful about getting it fixed as quickly as possible. It's a great place for a reasonably priced meal with and cocktail with plenty of options on the menu. I would definitely recommend anyone who wants a casual experience with quality food to stop in!
Great experience! Great food and service!!
They took a last minute booking for 10 people. The food and service were excellent and the cost low for a restaurant in a convention/tourist area. Best meal for value we have had all week!!
We went and were immediately seated. Service was quick and food came out in a timely manner. Marathon serves confort food, and the portion sizes were not too big or small. Had a great time, would definitely recommend!
My wife and I always enjoy our dinners there.
Sat down right away with reservation. Waitress was prompt and knowledgeable. Good food for lunch. Will return.
Perfect for what we wanted! Menu offered something for everyone! Moroccan Salmon salad was huge with a large piece of salmon! Turkey dinner was great... though the two who ordered it would have liked some stuffing to make it perfect! Chocolate lava cake and pumpkin pie .... yum! Our server was attentive and helpful!
Liked the menu a lot. Will return.
Our server was wonderful
Great place close by. Easy to just drop by for a quick bite.
Food and service were great. Quick lunch spot.
I have a lot of dietary restrictions and Marathon is always very patient and accommodating.
This Friday our grandson came down from Brooklyn to take a college test being given at Temple University. He even remembered where we sat the last time we brought him to Marathon about two years ago!
We all enjoyed our meals and as always, the staff from Izzy, the hostess; Meetra the expeditor; Julia the server and Raul the manager always make us feel welcome, which adds to a more positive dining experience! It’s obvious their attitude is fostered by their employer!
Was awesome. 2 of our party were late and they sat us no problem
This spot is in a great location with a really cool sign. But the food is terrible.
I had a very good meal yesterday and I believe my guests enjoyed their meals as well. However, it was EXTREMELY loud. I could barely hear the guest sitting next to me. The dish washer was right over the wall from us and we kept hear plates slammed into the wash bins throughout our meal.
Also, it took a fairly long time for our food to come out. One guest was late for his next meeting because of this.
On a positive note, the server was very friendly and attentive!
Overall my meal was good, but I will not likely suggest this restaurant for business purposes again due to the noise level.
Overall ok but for the prices not a great experience. We quickly received drinks and ordered food but after that the service was very slow. It was so noisy we could barely hear each other. After a pretty long wait, a food runner dropped off 3 of 4 meals and no one came to check in ever. I had to walk up to someone to ask for extra plates and syrup for the pancakes. The 4th meal came out pretty late. Not awful but not great.
Always a satisfying experience
Very good food, kind and attentive service even with a group of 8. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed their meal. I visit Philly for work at least once a year, and Marathon is my go-to place when I just want a good meal and a friendly environment without having to think too hard.
The food, service, prices and cleanliness are always great. We know many of the staff by name and they always seem genuinely happy to see us. We eat there most every Friday evening.
We frequently recommend this Marathon to friends.
Always a good time at Marathon. Gazpacho soup on a hot summer day; petfect!
We enjoyed ourselves and loved everything. Would definitely be back again.
my all time favorite go to spot
We had a great view of the city, our server was very knowledgeable and sweet. She was also honest and gave her recommendations - spot on! The peach martini and veggie capellini pasta entree are delicious!
Great service from start to finish. We shared the Macaroni and Cheese for an appetizer. One of the best ones we had. Burgers were amazing as well as the sweet potato fries and regular fries. You won’t be disappointed.
Our always anticipated excellent!
Marathon will always be a go to!! Delicious dinner as always, and such a kind staff that goes out of their way to help with any concerns.
Wonderful place. We go often because it’s always great. The staff are amazing always as well.
Waiter was extremely friendly & pleasant. It was a very busy Thursday. We ordered crabcake specials. Waiter came back & apologized that they were out of crabcake. We all chose something else. Waiter remained calm & helpful in all of the chaos.
Noisy at lunch time but quickly crowd thinned and noise level improved. Wait staff was courteous and attentive. Service was quick, and food very good.
Must have been an off night as we needed to eat early to get to a show and was not up to our expectations and other reviews fir the food.
Both my wife and I had a crab salad last night. There were significant amounts of crab chunks. Sadly, the crab was not highly flavorful and the Caesar dressing was not enough and thus the salad though fresh and crunchy, it was a bit bland.
Great experience and we would definitely return! So great to find a place with every type of food imaginable so that everyone in the party can find something they will enjoy- including all day breakfast.
Food was overpriced and service was generally poor, though where our waiter was lacking, others picked up the slack. Wife’s drink came with a bug in it, and then my dinner came with the incorrect side. Waiter clearly didn’t want to be there and it showed from the start. When the check came, I luckily noticed the INCLUDED 20% gratuity. When I questioned the waiter he replied that it wasn’t normal and he wasn’t sure how it got there. Uh huh...sure he didn’t. He was looking for a double tip. Again, overpriced and definitely not a place to take a date or a family for dinner.
Marathon offers a variety of delicious food served by an attentive and kind staff. A great place to catch up with friends, get a drink and snacks before a night out, or have an outing with the family.
A solid family friendly restaurant. Lots of options to please just about everyone and the food is dependable and well executed. SImple food done well.
6 of us dined here after attend a conference. Food was delicious, drinks well made and service was fast and our server was very attentive!! Prices were so reasonable. Will return!!
The vegetable capellini was delicious. The server was attentive and kind. The restaurant had a cool vibe. It was lively and enjoyable. I will definitely return.
Always a great dinner and the staff is consistently attentive and quick to accommodate.